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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 C0-6959.


Course ref: 6959
Course Type: Diploma in TESOL
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Min Age: 20
Maximum Class Size: 12
Exam Board Fee Included:
Class Times: Monday to Friday: Input sessions 14:00 - 17:00; Tutorials: 18:00 - 19: 00; Teaching practice and feedback 19:00 - 21:00

School Details - Buenos Aires Belgrano

About Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is the cultural and commercial centre of Argentina, where South America and Europe meet to create a stylish and cosmopolitan city that takes the term 'fashionably late' to a whole new level. Don't be suprised if you find yourself eating dinner at midnight, or seated in a bar with other porteños (residents of Buenos Aires) at 4am.

Sometime referred to as the 'Paris of South America', Buenos Aires is the largest city in Argentina with around 13 million inhabitants. There is an efficient subte (metro) network and bus (colectivo) system which keeps this bustling city moving, as well as lots of bars, cafés, parks, museums and theatres in which to to seek refuge.

Despite the political and economic challenges that have faced Argentina's previous governments, it's a lively and fascinating country with vastly differing landscapes and climates - a great place to travel and teach and start or develop your career as an EFL teacher.

About the school
The school is a centre for high quality teacher training offering year-round intensive and part-time DELTA, CELTA and IHC Spanish courses. Their dedicated team of highly qualified staff who have many years of experience allows them more flexibility in the design and range of courses offered.

The school has been established in Argentina since the 1970s and has grown into one of the largest and most prestigious private language institutes in the city of Buenos Aires. The quality of their staff and their in-service teacher development programme is second to none and their reputation for high quality English language instruction is unrivalled.

One of the aims of their international network of schools has always been to promote the development of high-quality English language instruction throughout the world and Teacher Training Centre in Buenos Aires has been established specifically to meet this need in Argentina.

Course Description

What are the Delta Modules?
The best-known and most popular advanced TEFL/TESOL qualifications in the world, the Cambridge English Delta Modules are a flexible way for experienced English language teachers to progress further in their careers.

Delta Modules can be taken at any stage in a teacher's career. They are suitable for people already teaching English in a variety of contexts, e.g. adult, primary or secondary teaching, and are intended for an international audience of non-first language or first-language teachers of English.

The Delta Modules are internationally recognised qualifications designed for teachers who wish to build on their experience of teaching English to speakers of other languages. They aim to increase understanding of the principles and practice of English language teaching and thereby help improve overall performance in the classroom, as well as preparing candidates for more senior teaching or educational management roles. The courses are validated and the syllabus and assessment criteria set by Cambridge English.

There are three Delta Modules which are separately assessed and certified:
- Module One focuses on the background to teaching and learning English in a range of contexts and is assessed through a written examination.
- Module Two focuses on planning and teaching lessons and selecting and using resources and materials and is assessed through a portfolio of coursework and an externally assessed classroom observation.
- Module Three focuses on designing courses to meet learners' needs in specific contexts and is assessed through an extended written assignment.

Candidates are awarded a Diploma from Cambridge English for each module successfully achieved. Achievement of a Pass in all three modules confers the status of a full Delta qualification.

The Cambridge Delta Modules Combined Intensive Course at International House Buenos Aires includes preparation for the Delta Module One exam, including methodological input, exam technique sessions and a mock exam; Module Two in its entirety and preparation for writing your Module Three assignment.

Delta Modules aims
Delta Module one is designed to enable candidates to:
- develop their knowledge of historical and current theories of first and second language acquisition
- increase their critical awareness of approaches and methodologies and the way they are used in a range of English language teaching context
- extend their knowledge of language systems and skills and the ways in which they are used
- increase their knowledge of learners' problems in developing language and skills proficiency
- critically evaluate teaching and reference materials and resources in a range of English language teaching contexts
- increase their knowledge of the role and methods of assessment.

Delta Module two is designed to enable candidates to:
- develop their awareness of the ways that different circumstances affect the learning and teaching of English, and factors affecting the individual's ability to learn
- develop understanding of the different roles of teachers and the principles underpinning them in the context of English language teaching
- develop the skills to plan lessons for different learning abilities
- develop the knowledge and skills to support learners in a range of contexts
- develop their understanding of teaching
- develop their beliefs about teaching and help them to evaluate their own performance and to improve as a teacher
- broaden their understanding of teaching as a professional practice
- develop expertise in spoken and written communication within their professional roles

Delta Module three is designed to enable candidates to:
- develop their knowledge in relation to specialisms within English language teaching
- develop their knowledge of the principles of curriculum design and assessment in an English language teaching context, and to be able to apply it to a specific group of learners
- synthesise all of their learning into a project which can be coherently presented to a third party

Cambridge Delta Modules Combined Intensive Course features

Delta Module One:
- Input sessions providing in-depth coverage of the six units of the syllabus
- Personalised study plans for background reading and research
- Extensive exam training and practice
- Full mock exam with individual feedback

Delta Module Two:
- Input sessions providing in-depth coverage of the seven units of the syllabus and guidance on completing the portfolio of assignments
- A diagnostic lesson observation and course work lesson observations by experienced Delta tutors with individualised feedback
- Ten hours of observation of experienced (Delta-qualified) teachers
- Personalised study plans for background reading and research
- A portfolio of course work including:
- A two-part Professional Development assignment, including a reflective assignment and an experimental lesson
- Two Language Skills Assignments*, each including a written assignment and an observed lesson
- Two Language Systems Assignments*, each including a written assignment and an observed lesson
- * One of the Language Systems/Skills Assignments is externally assessed by a Cambridge Delta Assessor
- Individual progress tutorials with experienced Delta tutors throughout the course

Delta Module Three:
- Input sessions providing in-depth coverage of the five units of the syllabus
- Personalised study plans for background reading and research
- Individual tutorials providing feedback and recommendations on each stage of the assignment writing process

Assessment and certification
Delta Module One is assessed through a written examination.
Delta Module Two is assessed through a portfolio of coursework, including observed lessons, background written assignments and an externally-assessed lesson observation.
Delta Module Three is assessed via a 4 500-word extended written assignment.
Grades awarded are Pass with Distinction, Pass with Merit, Pass or Fail.

Your course tutors

Your course tutors are highly-experienced teacher-trainers approved by Cambridge English, who have been training teachers on CELTA and DELTA courses in Buenos Aires for around ten years. Each candidate's final lesson for Delta Module Two is observed by an external assessor from Cambridge ESOL.

Course entry requirements

- Applicants should be aged 20 or over.
- Applicants must have an awareness of language and a competence in English, both written and spoken, that enables them to undertake the course and prepare for teaching a range of levels. This would ideally be at Cambridge CPE (Proficiency) level (CEF C2).
- Applicants must have a standard of education, which would allow entrance to higher education in their country.
- Applicants will normally hold an initial ELT qualification.
- Applicants should have a minimum of two year's full-time teaching experience at a range of levels in a range of contexts, including both adults and children.


Monday to Friday: Input sessions 14:00 - 17:00; Tutorials: 18:00 - 19: 00; Teaching practice and feedback 19:00 - 21:00

Customer Feedback

The course is very intense and I got much out of it. I found it to be a very well structured and the support we got throughout was excellent.
- Francesca Avanzini -

Excellent - good resources, supportive, friendly and experienced trainers.
- Jennie Rhodes -

The school is fine.The trainers were extremely good. I would strongly recommend this course to other potential CELTA students. The course is very intensive and very informative. Buenos Aires is a great city.
- Russell Ormes -

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