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cambridge delta module 1

Delta Module 1 focuses on the background to teaching, the theory that underpins it, practical applications and how these are informed by applied linguistics and language learning theories. It is assessed through a two-paper written examination. This 12-week course will focus on the key areas you need to develop in order to pass the Delta Module 1 examination.

The course consists of 12 weeks of online tuition, followed by a further week of online revision. In addition to the required background reading, you will need to complete various online tasks, several longer assignments, and some exam practice tasks.You should expect to be doing around 15-20 hours’ study per week.

This module begins by examining ELT terminology, from definitions of technical terms to the analysis of published teaching materials for sub-skills and discourse features. You will consider how these things would be taught to a specific group of learners.

You will then look at the use of authentic texts, analysing them for features of genre, and the meaning, form, use and phonological aspects of language items present in them.

Later in the course, you will examine strengths and weaknesses of student-generated spoken or written texts in relation to areas such as task achievement, cohesion, use of collocation and so on.

Following on from this, you will evaluate a range of ELT examinations and tests, looking at their effectiveness relative to their stated purpose. In a similar way, extracts from published course book materials (including resource books, teachers’ books and lesson plans) will then be studied in order to identify and discuss the underlying key language learning assumptions. You will also look at how other teachers have adapted or interpreted these materials and discuss what implications this has for classroom practice (in terms of methodological analysis, language acquisition theories, resources, and learner and teacher roles.)

For more detailed information about the examination please refer to the Cambridge English website.

To prepare you for Delta Module 1, see our suggested reading list.

Who should Apply :

It is recommended that a DELTA Module 1 candidate should EITHER be a graduate OR have a previous teaching qualification (e.g. CELTA), plus at least TWO years’ full-time teaching experience (i.e. 1,200 hours) within the past five years. Ideally, this teaching experience should include a range of levels and contexts.

Non-native speaker candidates should have a minimum language level within a range of between C2 and C1 on the Council of Europe scale.

NB: Candidates may still be accepted who do not strictly meet the entry criteria but who demonstrate they would be capable of completing the course successfully. Decisions on entry are at NILE’s discretion.

The course is intensive and requires full commitment. Assignments and tasks are designed to support your course work, aid your understanding of course content, and help you perform better in the examination. It is important that you complete the tasks and assignments on time.

Please note that all the Delta Modules are subject to Cambridge Assessment's guidelines on plagiarism for Module 3.
In addition, you will be asked to confirm that you have read and understood NILE’s Statement of Originality.

Details of tasks and assignments will be provided at the start of the course.

How to Apply:

Please contact Lanka TEFL , they will guided you through the registration process with NILE.

Your application will be acknowledged and you will be contacted in order to arrange an interview.
If your interview is successful, you will be contacted by NILE shortly before the course begins with information about how to access the online course platform, and by your course tutor with details of course procedure.

You will also receive an invoice through Lanka TEFL and information on how to make an online payment of either a deposit or the full fees.

Fees must be paid in full 4 weeks before the course start date.

Course Details:

Location: Online


Experience: Degree or CELTA or equivalent + 2 years teaching experience


Language Level: C1/C2


Course dates:
4 March - 24 May 2024
2 September - 22 November 2024
Application deadline: 1 week before course start date


Certification: Cambridge DELTA awarded upon completion of all three modules


Course Length: 12 weeks


Course fees:
Course fee: £699 
VAT (20%): £139.80
Courier and Cambridge assessment fee*: £169
Total: £1007.80
Book all three modules and save £168
(Total for all three modules: £3856.40,
all three modules pre-booked: £3688.40)


Minimum age: 18


Max class size: N/A


Tutor-led and highly interactive


Live and asynchronous eLearning platforms


Specialist ELT eLibrary


Accredited by AQUEDUTO

*Please note: The Courier and Cambridge assessment fee covers NILE’s administration costs for making the exam entry, but not any local administration/invigilation fees charged by host centres if the exam is not sat at NILE. 

A deposit of 20% of the course fee is payable upon acceptance on the course. The remainder of the course fees and the exam/assessment fee should be paid 4 weeks before the start of your course

All interested students may contact NILE-ELT Official Agent Lanka TEFL Training Institute (pvt) Ltd, in Sri Lanka for your inquiries.And get your promotional code.

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