Preparación de DELTA - ONLINE
There are three modules the candidates must pass to become Delta qualified, but they can pay for them separately and there is no time limit on completing all three. This means candidates could take them all in the same year or study one module a year if they prefer. After successful completion of each module they will receive a certificate from Cambridge Assessment English.
Moodle platform is used, where the candidates will be supported by a dedicated tutor throughout the duration of the course. Please note that our courses are very intense and time-consuming. Therefore, we advise the candidates to ensure that they do not have other commitments that may prevent them from committing to the course and that they are in a good physical and mental health.
It is possible to take the modules in any order, but we strongly recommend to start with Module One, as it is the natural starting point which provides the theoretical underpinning of Modules Two and Three: it would be very hard to pass Modules Two and Three without that knowledge. The candidates should only consider starting with Modules Two or Three if they are absolutely sure they have a very sound understanding of the theoretical and practical issues addressed in Module One, particularly of the main principles and practices of English Language Teaching.
Module 1: Understanding language, methodology and resources
There are have two options:
Online study only, with the exam sat locally. There will be weekly deadlines to meet (Exam Practice) and 2 mock exams. Course length: 14 weeks, dates: 24 August 2020 – 27 November 2020 or February – May 2021
- Face-to-Face at Bell Cambridge with some online preparation. Course length: 2 weeks,
dates: 15 June 2020 – 26 June 2020 –2020 course cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak.
Module 2: Improve your practical teaching skills
There are two options:
- Online (blended) study with teaching practice observed by an approved local tutor (RDT). Bell will train local tutors and pay them for their time, however it is the candidate who finds and nominates the RDT. It is essential that they have access to a class of at least 5 students. Course length: 13 weeks, dates: 1 September 2020 – 27 November 2020 or February – May 2021
- Full time face-to-face teaching at Bell Cambridge (we provide Delta tutors and students for the lessons). Course length: 6 weeks,
29 June 2020 – 7 August 2020– 2020 course cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak.
Please note that some parts of the world have limited access to Cambridge assessors, therefore extra costs might be incurred (such as flight ticket/accommodation costs for the assessor). The assessor will be arranged by the Regional Delta Tutor (RDT), nominated by a candidate, and any extra costs will be agreed before the assessment.
Module 3: Specialist subject study
Delta Module 3 is completed entirely online. Course length: 11 weeks.
Dates: 14 September 2020 – 27 November 2020 or February – May 2021. Alternatively, we offer an on-demand option (candidates can start any Monday of any month, subject to tutor's availability)
Although the candidates will have to manage their own workload, the course is fully tutored and does not rely on self-study, nor lack guidance. However, it is important to bear in mind that, unlike the other two modules, Module 3 assignment is candidate-led by its very nature and tutor's main role on this course is to respond to the content produced by a candidate.
For any specialism it is paramount that candidates have some experience in the area and access to a suitable cohort of students/teachers during the course. It is not a requirement of the scheme that they actually teach the group but in some cases it is highly desirable. Conducting needs analysis generally requires repeated meetings and observations, so regular access is a prerequisite. It will also be required to refer to candidate's own experience.
MODULE 1: paper exam at an accredited exam centre of candidate's choice (there are over 2,800 centres in 130 countries around the world). Exam dates: June and December.
We will help organise the exam booking, make the entry and liaise with the exam centre on candidates' behalf whether they take the exam immediately at the end of the course or if they choose to delay it. However, they should check that there is an exam centre which offers the exam in their vicinity. To find out more please check the Cambridge English website: http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/find-a-centre/find-an-exam-centre
MODULE 2: external assessment: conducted by Cambridge English Assessor in the candidates' country of residence, requires access to a class of minimum 5 students (unless they do Module 2 Face-to-Face with us). Submission dates: June, October and December.
MODULE 3: submission of final assignment based on chosen specialism. Dates: June and December
On the last week of the course the candidates will receive a final feedback on their assignment from their tutor. And before the submission date (December or June each year) we will enrol then on the Moodle submission zone, where they upload their ready assignment.
In order to apply please send us the following documents from a candidate:
- The completed application form
- A copy of most up-to-date CV
- Any copy of qualifications and certificates (Degree, Celta, etc.)
- The module tasks
For Module 2 online only in addition:
RDT nomination form
- RDT's CV
- RDT's outline in detail of any teacher training they have been involved in (courses, input sessions, lesson observations, etc.)
We will then forward the application to the Main Course Tutor who will make the final decision.
For Module 2 Face-to-Face only: The application process for this Module also involves a Skype interview between MCT and candidate to assess whether this 6-week course is a viable option for the applicant.
If applying for Module 2 (online option), the candidates will need to find a local tutor (RDT). Nominated RDTs, if accepted by Bell, will participate in a full online orientation, training and standardisation process before the Module Two course starts. The full induction for RDTs new to the role takes about 40 hours to complete, so we encourage the candidates to plan ahead and apply early to give their RDT sufficient time to complete the induction. Although it is fully online and they can work it in their own time, it has to be completed before the M2 course starts.