Delta (Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
The Delta is an advanced qualification for teachers of english as a foreign language provided by Cambridge English Language Assessment (a branch of the University of Cambridge). It is placed at level 7 of the UK government's Qualification and Credit Framework (the equivalent of a Master's degree). It is comprised of three modules:
Module One: Understanding language, methodology and resources for teaching (assessed by a three-hour written exam).
Module Two: Developing professional practice (assessed through coursework including observed lessons)
Module Three: Extending practice and ELT specialism (assessed by a 5,000-word assignment in which candidates design a course)
I currently work as an examiner for Module One, an external assessor for Module Two, and a team leader of examiners for Module Three.
I have been working as a main course tutor in the UK, Brazil and online since 2003.
CELTA (Certificate in Language Teaching to Adults)
The CELTA is an initial teaching qualification for teachers of English as a Foreign Language, also provided by Cambridge English Language Assessment. It involves practical input sessions and six hours' observed teaching practice.
I have been a main course tutor (MCT) since 2002.