University of Cambridge DELTA Course Galway

Distance DELTA Orientation Course, IH Galway
Dates for 2016:

  • August 22 – September 2

Adult studentsThe University of Cambridge Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (DELTA), is a world-renowned teaching qualification for experienced teachers. This course is designed to help you:

  • Improve your understanding of the principles and practices of teaching
  • Deepen your understanding of the English language and how it is described
  • Reflect on your current teaching practices and beliefs
  • Put into practice what you have learned as a teacher
  • Prepare you to move to a more senior role, perhaps in academic management or teacher training

International House London DISTANCE DELTA Course
This DELTA course gives you the option of taking the course wherever you are in the world.

Why Distance DELTA?

  • 30+ years’ experience of Cambridge Distance DELTA
  • Expert training team, including Cambridge DELTA Examiners and Assessors
  • Specifically designed and constantly updated course materials
  • Discussion Forum monitored by our DELTA Tutors
  • Guidance for writing Module 2 assignments
  • Draft assignment facility with individual advice
  • Can be taken anywhere in the world

Requirements for applicants
You should:

  • Have a first degree
  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Have at least 2 years’ full-time experience of teaching English to adults within the past 5 years
  • Have taught in a variety of different teaching/learning contexts and at variety of different levels
  • Have a recognised initial teaching qualification, such as the CELTA or equivalent
  • Have a CEFR C2 level of English

The DELTA consists of three modules, which may be taken together or separately:

Module One: Understanding language, methodology and resources for teaching
Assessment: a written examination with 2 papers, each of which is 1.5 hours’ long
Fees: £650 (+£102 Cambridge assessment fee)

Module Two: Developing Professional Practice as a Teacher
As part of Module Two, you will attend the two-week face to face component of the course, the Orientation Course.
• 4 language assignments, consisting of an essay plus teaching practice. Three are assessed internally and one is assessed externally by a Cambridge Assessor.
• Professional Development Assignment, which focuses on you as a developing teacher. (During the Orientation Course, you complete the first part of this assignment).
Fees: £2,100, including the £650 Orientation Course fee (+ £127 Cambridge assessment fee)

Module Three: English Language Teaching Specialisation
Assessment: extended assignment focusing on a specific area of English Language Teaching
Fees: £400 (+£72 Cambridge assessment fee)



For further details and to apply for the Distance DELTA, please go to:

Mary O’Connell

Distance DELTA Orientation Course Participant

"The DELTA is the only NFQ Level 9 qualification I considered. The course gave me the chance to re-examine my approach to teaching in a challenging and structured way.  The tutors were excellent and the sense of a learning community in our small group was wonderful."

Louise Griffin

Distance DELTA Orientation Course Participant

"The DELTA makes you examine yourself as a teacher and gives you the skills needed to bridge the gap between what you already do well and what you could be doing better"