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English Language Teaching & Professional Practice/Cambridge Delta
Postgraduate course
PG Cert

English Language Teaching & Professional Practice/Cambridge Delta

Overview

We provide academic and professional development for experienced English language teachers who are looking to advance their careers within the profession. Successful completion offers automatic entry on to semester two of our MA English Language Teaching (MA ELT).

You will refine your expertise through observed teaching practice with experienced tutors, and you will enhance your understanding of language and methodology by taking part in workshops, through reading and research, and by planning and teaching lessons and courses.

This Cambridge Delta course is taught by highly qualified and experienced teacher trainers. A prestigious qualification for English language teachers, it also confers TEFL-Qualified status as defined by the British Council accreditation scheme.

KEY FEATURES

1. Observed teaching practice with feedback from tutors.
2. High level input to advance your knowledge and understanding of aspects such as language, methodology, language acquisition.
3. An extended project focused on a specialist area such as ESOL, English for Academic Purposes, Teaching English to Young Learners or Content and Language Integrated Learning.
4. The opportunity to be entered for the Cambridge Delta qualification and gain TEFL-Qualified status.

TEACHING AND LEARNING

Learning will take place through seminars, small group and individual tutorials, as well as independent learning. The course will include an assessed teaching practice component.

ASSESSMENT

The assessments on the course are developmental tasks for English language teaching professionals and include a portfolio of tasks, an oral presentation, teaching practice and a reflective journal. Students who are entered for the Delta qualification will also take additional parallel assessments.



Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: twice as many of our staff - 220 - were entered into the research assessment for 2014 compared to the number entered in 2008.
Our highly qualified and expert team have many years' experience of successfully training teachers and developing innovative materials including a range of multimedia resources.

The course provides practical classroom experience, hands-on development of multi-media resources, materials development and the opportunity to pursue a specialism, such as ESOL, English for Academic Purposes, Teaching English to Young Learners or teacher training.

Entry Requirements

Requirements:Applicants should either have a second class honours degree and at least two years' full-time (1200 hours) English Language Teaching experience within the last five years or have substantial English Language Teaching work experience. Applicants who do not have English as their first language are required to have IELTS 7.5 with no skill below 7.0 or an equivalent award.

All applicants must pass a screening interview with the admissions tutor (who must be a Delta approved tutor for Cambridge purposes), involving a language awareness test and the submission and discussion of a lesson plan. In addition, an initial teacher training qualification such as the Cambridge CELTA or Trinity cert TESOL is desirable.

All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link

All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link

The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Requirements:Applicants should either have a second class honours degree and at least two years' full-time (1200 hours) English Language Teaching experience within the last five years or have substantial English Language Teaching work experience. Applicants who do not have English as their first language are required to have IELTS 7.5 with no skill below 7.0 or an equivalent award.

All applicants must pass a screening interview with the admissions tutor (who must be a Delta approved tutor for Cambridge purposes), involving a language awareness test and the submission and discussion of a lesson plan. In addition, an initial teacher training qualification such as the Cambridge CELTA or Trinity cert TESOL is desirable.

All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link

All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link

The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
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Careers

Michaela Seserman

Careers

Michaela Seserman
Senior Teacher Leeds English Language School

PG Cert English Language Teaching and Professional Practice/Cambridge Delta

“The Cambridge Delta is the ultimate qualification in my field. You reflect on your own practice - how to improve yourself, how to evolve and how to keep your teaching fresh.

Modules & learning

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First and second language acquisition; Approaches and methods; and Learner error and error analysis.

Teaching practice; Lesson observation; Evaluating, selecting and using resources and materials; and Professional development.

Researching a specialist area; Course/ syllabus design; Testing and assessment; and Monitoring and evaluating courses.

Heather Buchanan
Heather Buchanan
Senior Lecturer
Heather has taught English in France, Japan and the UK and has been a teacher trainer for over 20 years. She is a regular speaker at the IATEFL conference and is also an experienced ELT materials writer. She is currently researching teachers' attitudes towards global coursebooks and trainee teacher reflection.
Designed to develop your professional knowledge and skills, the Cambridge Delta/PG Cert is the most widely recognised and prestigious English language teacher qualification. Our course will make you a more effective teacher and improve your career prospects.
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Fees & funding

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Exam Fee - you will need to pay the following Delta module exam fees: Module 1 - £114.00; Module 2 - £142.00; Module 3 - £80.00
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Exam Fee - you will need to pay the following Delta module exam fees: Module 1 - £114.00; Module 2 - £142.00; Module 3 - £80.00

Facilities

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Headingley Campus
    Headingley Campus

    Our historic Headingley Campus is set in 100 acres of parkland with easy access to Leeds city centre.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

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Headingley Campus

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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