Norwich Institute for Language Education (NILE)
Online: DELTA Module 3
Price Range £42.00 per week
Price Includes Course fees, VAT 20% & Exam / Assessment Fee
Beginners Not for beginners
Course Length 12 weeks
Town / City & Region , Central England
Tuition Style Combination of Group and One to One Tuition
Tuition Hours Per Week 0.0
Ages 18 - 65
Course Type Online
Module Three aims to develop candidates’ knowledge of and competence in:
- a chosen specialism
- approaches to needs analysis
- curriculum and syllabus design principles
- different types of syllabus
- course design and evaluation
- assessment of learners
Candidates must select one of the following specialisms:
- Business English (BE)
- Teaching young learners/young adults (specified age group required with 5-year range e.g. 8–13, 14–19) (YL)
- English for Special Purposes (ESP)
- English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
- Teaching examination classes (EX)
- Teaching one-to-one (1to1)
- ESOL learners with literacy needs (ESOL)
- CLIL/Embedded ESOL (teaching English through subject/ work-based learning) (CLIL)
- Teaching monolingual classes (MON)
- Teaching multilingual classes (MUL)
- Teaching in an English-speaking environment (ESE)
- Teaching in a non-English-speaking environment. (NESE)
- Teaching learners online/through distance/blended learning (DL)
- Teaching English to learners with special requirements e.g. visual/ hearing impairment, dyslexia, ASD (SR)
The module is assessed by means of a 4,000-4,500 word Extended Assignment in which candidates carry out an independent investigation leading to the design of a course programme related to their chosen specialist area.
It is recommended that a DELTA Module 3 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. It is also recommended that the candidate has sucessfully completed Delta Modules 1 and 2 .
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.
Details of tasks and assignments will be provided at the start of the course.
Delta Module 3 covers the five assessment areas and comprises the following seven units of work:
- Principles and procedures: Needs analysis; Goals and objectives
- Principles and procedures 2: Diagnostic testing
- Principles and procedures 3: Conceptualisation of content; Grading (staging and sequencing); Materials
- Principles and procedures 4: Evaluation; Student assessment
- Problems and pitfalls
Running through these seven units there are 35 tasks of varying lengths, designed for individual reflection on course reading and practical experience. Answers / comments on the tasks are provided within the online materials, but tasks can be submitted to a course tutor via email for more personalised feedback and discussion. Drafts of each of the five sections of the Extended Assignment should be submitted via email as they are completed for feedback from a course tutor, who will also give feedback on a final draft of the entire assignment. You should expect to be doing around 15-20 hours’ study per week.