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Advanced practitioners: Delta

Stand out from the crowd with one of the the highest qualifications for English language teachers. This flexible course can be completed in your own time, either online or face-to-face at your place of work or in the UK.

Course type
Teachers
Age of student
18+
Language level
Expert (C2)
Entry requirements
Two or more years’ teaching experience and a CELTA qualification or equivalent
Course dates
Various, contact us for more information
Location
At your premises , Online

Who is this course for?

Teachers who want to progress their career in English language teaching and become advanced practitioners. Teachers must have passed their CELTA qualification at least one year previously and have two or more years teaching experience.

A Delta will advance your career, allowing you to move into senior roles such as Director of Studies or Teacher Trainer.

Course outcomes

With a Delta you will be able to:

  • Understand the background to teaching and learning in a range of contexts
  • Focus on your awareness and expertise in professional practice in a range of contexts
  • Focus on a chosen specialism and on syllabus design, testing and assessment
  • Develop your career and apply for senior teaching roles

Course description

The Delta (Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other languages) is a globally-recognised, advanced qualification for experienced English language teachers. It combines practical teaching elements with a strong theoretical background.

Full flexibility

The Delta is a flexible course that you can study around your commitments in your own time, with full support available when you need it.

There are three modules you must pass to become Delta qualified, but you can take them in any order, pay for them separately and there is no time limit on completing all three. This means you could take them all in the same year or study one module a year if you prefer.

We do recommend you start with Module One and work through them in order, but if you feel that starting with Module Two or Three would benefit you please contact us for advice. Even if you have completed a module with another provider, you can still come to Bell to complete your remaining modules.

Study options

Module One: Understanding language, methodology and resources

Choose to study in the UK at Bell Cambridge (full-time, 2 weeks) or online (part-time, 14 weeks).

You will learn about:

  • Practical theory and methodology needed for teaching a range of lessons
  • Teaching approaches and learning in a range of contexts
  • Applied linguistic sources on the main principles and practices of English language teaching.

Module Two: Developing professional practice

Choose to study at Bell Teacher Campus at Homerton College Cambridge (full-time, 6 weeks) or part online/part at your place of work (part-time, 13 weeks).

You will develop your teaching skills by:

  • Focusing on awareness and expertise in professional practice in a range of contexts
  • Intensive guidance on your practical teaching
  • Assessed teaching practice (in Switzerland by a Regional Delta Tutor).

Module Three: Developing English language teaching specialism

Online (11 weeks)

Extend your teaching practice through:

  • Selecting a specialism
  • Focusing on syllabus design, testing and assessment
  • Focusing on needs analysis, diagnostic testing and planning a course.

You can also choose to study the Module Three ELT Management option will Bell.

All modules are accredited by Cambridge English Assessment, part of the University of Cambridge.

    How to apply

    All applications are processed by our Delta team in the UK. The application guides for all modules are listed below.

    If you have any questions please contact either delta@bellenglish.com or our team at Bell Switzerland:

    Module One

    For Module One, the application deadline is two weeks before the course start date. Where six or more people apply from one organisation, please apply three weeks before.

    Step 1: To apply, complete the Delta registration form. If you have already done a Delta module with Bell please use the application form for a further module.

    Step 2: Next, complete the application task (additional task on the registration form). The task involves writing 750 words outlining some of the general principles that lie behind your teaching (e.g. ‘language learning should be enjoyable’) and examples of how you apply them in the classroom. Please include examples from different levels and types of classes.

    Step 3: Please also provide your most up-to-date CV and scanned copies of any relevant TEFL qualifications.

    Step 4: After completing these documents, please submit them preferably by email todelta@bellenglish.com. Alternatively you can post them to the following address:

    Teacher Training Programmes
    Bell
    Red Cross Lane
    Cambridge
    CB2 0QU

    Step 5: After receipt of your application by Bell, you may also be asked to take part in an interview, either in person, by phone or Skype depending on the module before a place on the course can be reserved.

    Step 6: If your application is successful, you will need to pay a non-refundable deposit of £300 within seven days of being notified to reserve your place. The balance of the fees is due six weeks before the course start. Please note: We are unable to hold places open for applicants who do not pay their full fees when they are due. All courses are subject to demand. Please visitwww.bellenglish.com/termsconditions for full terms and conditions

    Certificates: Successful students will receive a Cambridge English certificate for every Delta module passed. An overall certificate for passing all modules can be produced upon request.

    Please note:

    Fees do not include: Accommodation costs and the Cambridge English exam fee (£111).

    These fees are due for the assessment of each module through Cambridge English and are raised in addition to the course fees. We will contact you before the exam to see if you feel ready to take it in December. We will make your entry and book the exam place on your behalf. You can choose to sit the exam at a local exam centre near you. Your chosen exam centre will invoice you for their invigilation fees directly. You can find a list of registered Delta Module One exam centres on the Cambridge English website.

    Module Two

    For Module Two, the application deadline is four weeks before the course start date.

    Step 1: To apply, complete the Delta registration form. If you have already done a Delta module with Bell please use the application form for a further module.

    Step 2: Next, complete the application task (the additional task on the registration form). The task involves writing 750 words outlining some of the general principles that lie behind your teaching (e.g. ‘language learning should be enjoyable’) and examples of how you apply them in the classroom. Please include examples from different levels and types of classes.

    Step 3: Please also provide your most up-to-date CV and scanned copies of any relevant TEFL qualifications.

    Step 4: please complete this lesson planning task. If you are applying for Module Two (Online) you have to nominate a regional delta trainer. Please complete the RDT nomination form and ask your nominated RDT to provide their most up-to-date CV and scanned copies of any relevant qualifications. For further information on how to select your RDT please see our RDT information sheet.

    Step 5: After completing these documents, please submit them preferably by email to delta@bellenglish.com. Alternatively you can post them to the following address:

    Teacher Training Programmes
    Bell
    Red Cross Lane
    Cambridge
    CB2 0QU

    Step 6: After receipt of your application by Bell, you may also be asked to take part in an interview, either in person, by phone or Skype depending on the module before a place on the course can be reserved.

    Step 7: If your application is successful, you will need to pay a non-refundable deposit of £300 within seven days of being notified to reserve your place. The balance of the fees is due six weeks before the course start. Please note: We are unable to hold places open for applicants who do not pay their full fees when they are due. All courses are subject to demand. Please visitwww.bellenglish.com/termsconditions for full terms and conditions

    Certificates: Successful students will receive a Cambridge English certificate for every Delta module passed.

    Please note:

    Fees do not include the Cambridge English exam fee (£139).

    These fees are due for the assessment of each module through Cambridge English and are raised in addition to the course fees. For Module Two we collect this fee along with your course fee as you will be assessed throughout the course. 

    Module Three

    For Module Three, the application deadline is two weeks before the course start date. Where six or more people apply from one organisation, please apply three weeks before.

    Step 1: To apply, complete the Delta registration form. If you have already done a Delta module with Bell please use the application form for a further module.

    Step 2: Next, complete the relevant application task for your chosen specialism (additional tasks on the application form) in a separate document. There is one task for all specialism apart from ELT Management, and another one for the ELT Management option only. Please complete both tasks if you are considering ELT Management as one of several options.

    Step 3: Please also provide your most up-to-date CV and scanned copies of any relevant TEFL qualifications.

    Step 4: After completing these documents, please submit them preferably by email todelta@bellenglish.com. Alternatively you can post them to the following address:

    Teacher Training Programmes
    Bell
    Red Cross Lane
    Cambridge
    CB2 0QU

    Step 5: After receipt of your application by Bell, you may also be asked to take part in an interview, either in person, by phone or Skype depending on the module before a place on the course can be reserved.

    Step 6: If your application is successful, you will need to pay a non-refundable deposit of £150 for within seven days of being notified to reserve your place. The balance of the fees is due six weeks before the course start. Please note: We are unable to hold places open for applicants who do not pay their full fees when they are due. All courses are subject to demand. Please visitwww.bellenglish.com/termsconditions for full terms and conditions

    Certificates: Successful students will receive a Cambridge English certificate for every Delta module passed. An overall certificate for passing all modules can be produced upon request.

    Please note:

    Courses fees do not include the Cambridge English assessment fee (£78).

    We will contact you during the course to see if you feel ready to submit your assignment, and will invoice you accordingly at a later stage.

    A Bell Delta includes:

    • Full access to our new Bell Delta learning platform
    • Exam guides, course documents, chat rooms and videos
    • Forums with peer support and encouragement from other teachers
    • Tutor support at every stage with detailed individual feedback on every task
    • We arrange and book your place for your exams
    • Special delivery of your certificate (you will need to sign for it)
    • Free travel insurance covering your trip if you are travelling to the UK from abroad
    The Delta online learning platform
    The new Delta online learning platform
    With a Delta you can apply for senior teaching roles

    With a Delta you can apply for senior teaching roles