Blended Programme

This programme combines a face-to-face Cambridge Module 2 course with Cambridge Modules 1 and 3 at distance.

  • Module 1 is delivered by the Distance Delta online over three months. See Module 1 for details.
  • Module 2 is delivered at International House London, full time over 6 weeks. The Winter Module 2 is mid-January to end of February and the Summer Module 2 is mid-July to end of August. Classes are from Monday to Friday with three hours of workshops, seminars, lectures and guided written work and 2.5 hours of teaching practice daily.
  • Module 3 is delivered by the Distance Delta online over three months. See Module 3 for details.
  • Why choose the Blended Programme?

    • you prefer to focus on one Module at a time but still wish to complete your Delta within 9-12 months [Intensive Option only]
    • you prefer to focus on one Module at a time and continue working throughout but still wish to complete your Delta within 15 months [Extensive Option]
    • you do not have access to a Local Tutor
    • you do not have reliable access to suitable classes for Delta Module 2 assessment e.g. you are only teaching one-to-one classes or are currently taking an ELT career break
    • you are unable to attend an Orientation Course
  • How much work will I have to do?

    • Module 1: a minimum of 9-10 hours per week is required over the course. This work will include background reading, exam training, completing exam practice tasks and forum discussions.
    • Module 2: in addition to the contact hours (27.5 a week Intensive Option, 6 a week Extensive Option) there is a considerable amount of work to do.  A minimum additional 14 – 21 hours per week (Intensive Option) or 8 hours a week (Extensive Option) is required over the course. This work will include background reading, writing essays and lesson plans as well as preparing for teaching practice.
    • Module 3: A minimum of 9-10 hours per week is required over the course. This work will include background reading, guided extended assignment tasks, research and data collection, completing assignment drafts and forum discussions.
  • What support will I receive?

    Modules 1 and 3: a team of experienced Delta Tutors will be working with you to ensure you gain maximum benefit from the programme. In addition to the course materials, there are several other key elements to support your learning.

    • you will be part of a study group with a maximum of 12 Course Participants who will take part in online discussions, monitored by an experienced Delta Tutor
    • the Course Tutor team will provide guidance on your progress during the course and outline ways in which you might develop your ideas further
    • a support team of a Course Co-ordinator and the Course Administrator, and a dedicated IT helpdesk are available should you need extra assistance.

    Module 2: a team of experienced Delta Tutors from International House London will be working with you to ensure you gain maximum benefit from the programme. They will conduct tutorials, consultation and post-lesson discussions one-to-one and with your teaching practice group. They will provide guidance on your progress during the course and outline ways in which you might develop your ideas further.

  • How is my work assessed?

    The Cambridge Delta award is assessed in three Modules, each of which is separately certificated with an overall diploma for all three.

    Module 1: assessment via a written examination. The exam consists of two papers, Understanding Language and Methodology and Resources for Teaching,each 1 hour 30 minutes. It is held in early December and early June and is externally marked. You may take the exam either at International House London or you can transfer to a British Council local centre or another approved Cambridge centre. Please note that transfer centres may charge an administration fee.

    Module 2: Developing Professional Practice is assessed via 5 assignments completed during the face-to-face course at IH London. Four of these are internally assessed and the fifth is externally assessed by an approved Cambridge Delta Assessor. These are experienced Delta tutors nominated by Cambridge and their visit is organised by IH London. The assignments incorporate both background essays and observed teaching.

    Module 3: Extending Practice and ELT Specialism is assessed via an Extended Assignment (4000 – 4500 words). It is completed during the Distance Delta course and is externally assessed. Throughout the course, you will be given guidance on researching and writing this assignment.

  • Where can I take the exam?

    You may take the exam either at International House London or you can transfer to a British Council local centre or another approved Cambridge centre. Please note that transfer centres may charge an administration fee.

  • What are the Cambridge Module 3 specialisms?

    • Business English
    • Teaching young learners/young adults (specified age group required with 5-year range e.g. 8–13, 14–19)
    • English for Special Purposes
    • English for Academic Purposes
    • ESOL learners with clear specialist needs e.g. literacy needs CLIL/Embedded ESOL (teaching English through subject/work-based learning)
    • Teaching examination classes
    • Teaching one-to-one
    • Teaching monolingual classes
    • Teaching multilingual classes
    • Teaching in an English-speaking environment
    • Teaching in a non-English-speaking environment
    • Teaching learners online, through distance/blended learning (DL)
    • Teaching English to learners with special requirements e.g. visual/hearing impairment, dyslexia, ASD (SR)
    • Language development for teachers (LDT)
    • Language Support e.g. EAL on mainstream teaching programmes; specialist skills support such as supporting writing needs (LS)
    • New: Educational Management (EM)

    Distance Delta Course Tutors support candidates on all of the Cambridge Module 3 specialisms. We provide additional course materials on 6 specialisms: Business English, Teaching Younger Learners, Teaching examination classes, English for Academic Purposes, ESOL with literacy needs and (new) Educational Management. We also provide guided reading for 3 further specialisms: Teaching one-to-one, Teaching monolingual classes and Teaching multilingual classes.