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Delta Module Two

Delta Module two is designed to enable candidates to:

  • develop their awareness of the ways that different circumstances affect the learning and teaching of English, and factors affecting the individual’s ability to learn
  • develop understanding of the different roles of teachers and the principles underpinning them in the context of English language teaching
  • develop the skills to plan lessons for different learning abilities
  • develop the knowledge and skills to support learners in a range of contexts
  • develop their understanding of teaching
  • develop their beliefs about teaching and help them to evaluate their own performance and to improve as a teacher
  • broaden their understanding of teaching as a professional practice
  • develop expertise in spoken and written communication within their professional roles

The course features are:

  • Input sessions providing in-depth coverage of the seven units of the syllabus and guidance on completing the portfolio of assignments
  • A diagnostic lesson observation and course work lesson observations by experienced Delta tutors with individualised feedback
  • Ten hours of observation of experienced (Delta-qualified) teachers
  • Personalised study plans for background reading and research
  • A portfolio of course work including:
    • A two-part Professional Development assignment, including a reflective assignment and an experimental lesson
    • Two Language Skills Assignments*, each including a written assignment and an observed lesson
    • Two Language Systems Assignments*, each including a written assignment and an observed lesson
    • * One of the Language Systems/Skills Assignments is externally assessed by a Cambridge Delta Assessor
  • Individual progress tutorials with experienced Delta tutors throughout the course

Syllabus Overview

The syllabus consists of seven units of learning that deal with specific topic areas in the teaching of ESOL:

  • Unit 1 The language learner and the language learning context
  • Unit 2 Preparation for teaching adult learners of English
  • Unit 3 Evaluating, selecting and using resources and materials for teaching purposes
  • Unit 4 Managing and supporting learning
  • Unit 5 Evaluation of lesson preparation and teaching
  • Unit 6 Observation and evaluation of other teachers’ lessons
  • Unit 7 Professionalism and opportunities for professional development

Delta Module Two achieves this by developing candidate’s abilities to make appropriate choices regarding lesson content and teaching approach.  Candidates broaden their range of teaching and learning strategies and develop as classroom practitioners who are able to respond to learners’ needs.  Critical thinking and analysis are developed through a focus on problem solving, evaluation and reflection both before and after teaching.

Assessment & Grading

Delta Module Two is assessed through a portfolio of coursework, including observed lessons, background written assignments and an externally-assessed lesson observation.

Grades awarded are Pass with Distinction, Pass with Merit, Pass or Fail.

Further Information

Candidates are strongly recommended to read the Delta Modules syllabi and assessment criteria, available as PDF downloads from the Cambridge English website: