DELTA (Diploma in teaching English to speakers of other languages)

DELTA is one of the best-known and most popular advanced TEFL/TESOL qualifications in the world. It is a flexible way for experienced English language teachers to progress further in their careers.

Teacher writing on interactive whiteboard in classroom
On

Course Information

We offer fully online, part-time DELTA Module 1 and Module 3 preparation courses at the English Language Teaching Centre, and also offer a Local Tutor service in partnership with NILE for Module 2.

For further information about our upcoming courses, please click on the relevant links below.

DELTA Module 1 - Understanding language, methodology and resources for teaching (20 credits)

DELTA Module 2 - Developing professional practice (20 credits)

DELTA Module 3 - Extending practice and English language teaching specialism (20 credits)

By following these links, you can access some sample materials and tasks from our Module 1 and 3 courses.


Excellent - very focused and energetic. The sessions focusing on preparing for the exam were particularly helpful. I found this really helped me to visualise the requirements of the question.

Sarah Walsh

ESOL tutor, Ireland


Course Tutors

Beth and Nick are the authors of ETpedia Teacher Training.


I thought Nick and Beth did a great job handling the course between them and have been very helpful throughout the course.

Georgina Blewett

General English Teacher, UK


How to apply

To apply for a DELTA preparation course please complete the appropriate application form for your chosen module below:

Application form - DELTA Module 1

Application form - DELTA Module 2

Application form - DELTA Module 3

Any initial queries and completed Module 2 application forms can be sent to our TEFL Admin Team at tefl@sheffield.ac.uk


I think I have learnt a lot and I can definitely see a difference in my teaching compared to last year.

Luz Gonzalez

General English Teacher, Mexico


Further Information

For more information about the Delta Modules, please visit Cambridge Assessment English’s website.  

The full syllabus can be downloaded below:

DELTA Qualification Syllabus (pdf, 234kb)


The tasks were wholly relevant and interesting. They also made us aware that we would need to devote a good few hours each week to self-study in order to be ready for the exam, as well as to develop professionally, of course.

Robert Jackson

EAP Teacher, Spain


A world-class university – a unique student experience

Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.