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Please contact us on 0845 130 4775 (UK) or +44 1273 830 960 (International) or info@cactustefl.com to register your interest. Remember to quote the course reference code C0-2441.

Cambridge DELTA

Course ref: 2441
Course Type: Diploma in TESOL
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Min Age: 20
Maximum Class Size: 18
Class Times: Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 17:00

Important Information

The cost of the course itself is 2,800 EUR. As the exam fee for Module 2 must be paid at the same time, the price below includes the Module 2 exam fee of EUR 175.

The price does not include the exam fees for Module 1 (140 EUR) or Module 3 (100 EUR), which must be paid separately.

School Details - Barcelona Plaza Catalunya

The school is a five-minute walk from La Rambla, easily accessible by metro, and has good shopping and restaurants, bars and cafes nearby. The courses are held in beautiful old buildings where the atmosphere is extremely friendly.


Barcelona will go down in history as an essential all-time experience. Different people will be seduced by different things, so take your picks will it be the almost arrogant individuality of a city with its own language and history, the effortless juxtaposition of Gothic and Renaissance, Byzantine and Romanesque, the dangerously inviting boutiques, or quite simply that old Spanish knack of bringing out lazy, sangria-filled lunches under a hot Mediterranean sun? Quintessentially Spanish yet unique in so many ways, make of Barcelona what you will. But whatever your vice, don't fight it - because you can be sure nobody else is.

Course Description

The Cambridge DELTA Course
The Cambridge Diploma (DELTA) is the most prestigious and widely recognised British qualification in English Language Teaching. It is intended for candidates who have substantial experience of teaching English either in the UK or abroad.

A number of UK universities are now offering credits and/or exemptions on their MA and other courses for those who have obtained their DELTA.

Entry Candidates are expected to be graduates or to have qualified teacher status. Some basic ELT training, for example the CELTA or its equivalent, is considered essential.

As a rough guide, two years' broad and full-time experience of teaching adult classes is the minimum prerequisite in terms of teaching experience.

Syllabus The DELTA course aims to ensure a balance between the demands of practical application and understanding of the theoretical background. As well as a detailed consideration of key theoretical issues, it includes classroom observation and supervised, evaluated teaching practice.

Course components
Candidates may take one, two or all three of the assessed components: separate certification will be awarded for each.

The components are as follows:

Module One Understanding language, methodology and resources for teaching
This module is assessed by a written examination comprising two papers each of 1 hour 30 minutes in length.

Module Two Developing professional practice
This module is assessed through a portfolio of course-based practical teaching and written assignments including one lesson and assignment which is externally assessed.

Module Three Extending practice and ELT specialization
This module is assessed through an extended written research project. It is externally assessed.

Courses at this centre integrate Modules One and Two and prepare candidates for Module Three. Course participants are free to enter for assessment of whichever of the three components they choose whether this is to be all three or just one or two.

It is our view that professional practice is primarily developed (Module Two) through a growing understanding of language, methodology and resources (Module One). For this reason, Modules One and Two are integrated.

The syllabus for Module Three consists of areas which are essential to teaching in general and are therefore included throughout the course syllabus. However, specific guidance is given on the preparation of the Module Three extended assignment. Guidance and practice is also given in preparation for the written examination.

Course Design The full-time course lasts eight weeks with a daily schedule of three hours' input and two hours' teaching practice.

The work load is heavy and candidates are advised not to take on commitments that might prejudice their chances of participating fully in the course.

Course tutors The tutors at this centre are fully qualified and have years of experience.

Enrolment Candidates should complete and return an application form, preferably by 30 April, though later applications will be accepted provided there are places remaining on the course.

They will then be asked to attend an interview; in the case of long-distance candidates, the interview is by telephone.

Accepted candidates must then pay a non-refundable deposit to secure their place.

Accommodation Options

Shared Apartment
Staying in a shared apartment will offer you the same comforts as staying with a host family but enable you to live more independently. You can study in privacy in your own room. The shared facilities are equipped with all you will need in order to prepare your own food and relax after a hard day's work. Bed-linen and towels are provided. You share kitchen and bathroom with your hosts.

The price of 875 Euros for the full 8 weeks is inclusive of all costs except telephone and your booking fee. Extra nights cost 20 Euros, and can only be considered in consultation with the school. Please note that the money for any extra nights would be paid directly to your landlord/landlady upon arrival.


Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 17:00

Customer Feedback

The school and the quality of trainers were excellent, on all counts. The course was fantastic, great structure - as I'd expect from Cambridge. The destination was ideal, that's why I wanted to take the course abroad. What I enjoyed most about my course was observing other teachers and tutors in the classroom. Extremely helpful to a trainee's development.
-Alexis Potter-

What I enjoyed most in my was probably TP - Teaching Practice. Standing in front of a class for the first time can be quite intimidating but I sincerely enjoyed it from day one and in the end it's probably the best way to learn how to make it better next time or in the future.
-Susanne Degenkolb-

The School was great, the staff and admin were very helpful and the trainers were inspiring and very very very friendly and resourceful. The course was intense, but definitely provided enough practice and theory. Highly recommended!
-Joanna Kallis-

Barcelona is a great city to do the course in. The trainers were excellent. They were very helpful and provided us with a lot of information. What I liked most was the teaching practice. It was great to work with real students.
-Jaswant Mohr-

Help for Jobs

Taking a training course at our centre will automatically open doors for you all over the world. We have been training people here for over 30 years.

We have found that many of our trainees find work at our school which is right in the centre of Barcelona, or in our other schools in the Barcelona and Catalonia area.

Our school is part of a huge, dynamic World wide web of schools, which has centres in amongst other places i.e. Argentina, Mexico, Thailand, Vietnam and South Africa. If you apply to one of these schools in the world organisation, we can organise an interview right here in Barcelona. Once you have taken a training course with us, you will never be short of job opportunities!

How to Apply

1. Click on the circle next to the start date
2. Register your details with Cactus TEFL (1 minute) to help us track your application.
3. Download the application form and save it on your computer.
4. Complete it offline in your own time
5. Go back to www.cactustefl.com, sign in and submit your completed form.
6. We will keep you posted by email throughout the process.

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