Module 1

Cambridge DELTA Module 1 focuses on Understanding Language, Methodology & Resources for Teaching.

The Distance DELTA Module 1 Course comprises:

  • a 3 month Distance Course delivered via the Distance DELTA website
  • 8 Units to be completed to a set schedule
  • core course materials covering all aspects of the Cambridge DELTA Module 1 syllabus
  • exam Training for all tasks in Papers 1 and 2
  • exam Practice Tasks and Mock Exam with regular feedback from your Distance DELTA Course Tutor
  • dedicated Module 1 discussion forum monitored by our experienced Distance DELTA Course Tutor Team
  • dedicated administrative and IT support to help you with all aspects of the course and Cambridge assessment
  • Why choose Module 1?

    • to extend your knowledge of language, background theory and resources to inform your classroom practice
    • you are working towards gaining a full modular DELTA
    • you are not currently teaching e.g. taking career break or working in educational administration
    • to retake Module 1 using Distance DELTA materials and expertise
    • to accredit prior learning and knowledge gained through teaching and work experience
  • How much work will I have to do?

    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.

  • What support will I receive?

    Throughout the programme, there will be an experienced DELTA tutor working with you to ensure you gain as much benefit as possible from the programme. In addition to the course materials described above, there are several key elements in place to ensure that your learning is supported:

    • you will be part of a small study group who will participate in online discussions, monitored by an experienced Delta tutor.
    • a member of 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 help.
  • How is my work assessed?

    Module 1 is assessed via a written examination. The exam consists of two papers, each 1 hour 30 minutes. It is held in early December and early June and is externally marked.

  • Where can I take the exam?

    The exam is onsite and takes place twice year, in June and December.  We have a unique arrangement with Cambridge where our candidates can sit their Module 1 exam in any approved local Cambridge centre in the world. You’ll have to find a Cambridge exam centre near you closer to the date. There’s a list of centres on the Cambridge English website:

    You will also have to pay the exam centre a hosting/invigilation fee. This fee varies depending on the centre – you’ll need to contact them directly.

    The Distance DELTA team will support you in arranging your exam centre.