Teacher Training



Each module of the DELTA focuses on different content areas.


Module 1: Understanding Language, Methodology and Resources for Teaching

This module focuses on the background to teaching and learning English in a range of contexts.

Content areas

      • Theoretical perspectives on language acquisition and language teaching
      • Different approaches and methodologies, including current developments
      • Language systems and learners’ linguistic problems
      • Language skills and learners’ problems
      • Knowledge of resources, materials and reference sources for language learning
      • Key concepts and terminology related to assessment.


Module 2: Developing Professional Practice

This module focuses on the principles and practice of planning and teaching.

Content areas:

      • The language learner and the language learning context
      • Preparation for teaching English to language learners
      • Evaluating, selecting and using resources and materials for teaching purposes
      • Managing and supporting learning
      • Evaluation of lesson preparation and teaching
      • Observation/evaluation of other teachers’ lessons
      • Professionalism and opportunities for professional development.


Module 3:  Extending Practice and ELT Specialism

This module focuses on needs analysis, syllabus design, course planning and assessment in the context of a selected specialism.

Content areas

      • Research into specialist areas
      • Principles of syllabus design and implications for specific learning contexts
      • Designing syllabus and teaching programmes to meet the needs of learners in the specific context of the selected specialism
      • Course design and development in the specific context of the selected specialism
      • The principles and practice of testing and assessment and their application to the candidate’s specialist area
      • Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness and quality of courses and programmes of study.