About this course
The Distance Delta is a unique programme for experienced English Language Teaching (ELT) professionals. Developed by International House London and the British Council, the programme prepares experienced teachers for the Cambridge Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (Delta). The course is accredited and the qualification is awarded by Cambridge English, part of the University of Cambridge.
Who is the course for?
The Distance Delta is for practising teachers in the field of ELT who wish to upgrade their qualifications and are keen to develop their teaching skills. Designed for teachers who would like to continue working while they study, the Distance Delta provides an alternative to intensive and part-time face-to-face courses.
As with any distance learning programme, it is important that you consider carefully if your own learning style and environment make you an effective distance learner. To follow the Distance Delta programme, you need to be able to dedicate a minimum of 10–15 hours per week for a period of nine months to Delta-related work and you need to be able to work to set deadlines.
How does the course work?
The Distance Delta is an integrated programme which enables you to follow a Delta course while still working at your school or institution. The nine-month programme involves a two-week Orientation Course at our Kolonaki Teaching Centre.
You will also need to complete a distance learning component, which covers all aspects of the Cambridge Delta syllabus and assessment. The course consists of three modules, which can be completed independently:
- Module 1 extends your knowledge of language, background theory and resources, and is assessed by exam.
- Module 2 involves supervised teaching practice, observation of other teachers, and completion of a range of written assignments.
- Module 3 involves in-depth research and an extended written assignment.
Applicants must have:
- an entry-level EFL qualification (e.g. Cambridge CELTA)
- two or more years of teaching experience in a variety of contexts
- a tertiary level of education
- a good awareness of language and an advanced competence in both written and spoken English (CEFR Level C2)
- the ability to work independently and complete the teaching practice and written assignments.
How to apply
To apply, complete the online application form on the Distance Delta website.
When applying, please select Athens as your preferred location for the Orientation Course.
For further information about the course, contact Claire Steele by email at Claire.Steele@britishcouncil.gr or by phone on +30 210 369 2339.