About This Course

Cambridge ESOL Diploma in English Language Teaching (Delta)-Module 2

Module 2 of our Cambridge ESOL Diploma in English Language Teaching (Delta) focuses on developing professional practice.

The Cambridge Delta at British Council Egypt is accredited at level 7 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework.

Delta Module Two aims to develop candidates’ ability in the following areas:

  • working with language learners in a variety of learning contexts
  • preparation for teaching learners of English
  • evaluation, selection and use of resources and materials for teaching purposes managing and supporting learning
  • evaluation of lesson preparation and teaching
  • observation and evaluation of other teachers’ lessons
  • professionalism and professional development


Why should you choose this course from the British Council?

Teachers should take Delta Module 2 with the world’s English experts because; 

  • British Council Egypt is currently the only course provider in the Middle East
  •  It offers great value for money compared to international alternatives
  • You will be working in a well-equipped training room that is exclusively booked for Delta candidates. You will have access to a Delta library with the essential and recommended books for the course. The room is fitted with 5 computers, an interactive whiteboard and a printer which are available to access the internet and to prepare materials for lessons)
  • You will also have access to the extensive resources in the Teachers’ Room. 
  • The Agouza Teaching Centre is in a safe and easy location on the Nile’s west bank.

What does the course cover?

This module focuses on developing awareness and expertise in the principles and professional practice of teaching English in a range of contexts.

Please check a brief summary of the content below.Please check also Cambridge website.

Topics Content
1- The language learner and the language learning context.
  •  Adapting teaching for different abilities, motivations and learning styles
  • Applying knowledge and understanding of factors affecting teaching to your practice.
2- Preparation for teaching English language learners
  • Planning lessons that actively engage all learners
  • Choosing methodologies and materials, with reference to underpinning theories and principles.
3-  Evaluating, selecting and using resources and materials for teaching purposes
  • Developing selection criteria to choose materials
  • Creating resources for different learning contexts
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of materials used.
4-Managing and supporting learning
  • Creating a constructive learning atmosphere
  • Using a range of teaching and learning strategies which are appropriate to learners’ needs and context
  • Giving appropriate feedback to all learners on their progress.
5-Evaluation of lesson preparation and teaching


  • Developing evaluation criteria to judge the effectiveness of preparation and teaching
  • Using evaluation feedback to improve lesson planning and teaching
  • Developing critical reflection skills to identify areas for ongoing professional development.


6- Observe and evaluate other teachers’ lessons
  • Evaluating other teachers’ lessons using knowledge of teaching and learning strategies
  • Providing supportive and constructive feedback to other teachers.
7- Professionalism and opportunities for professional development
  • Reflecting on feedback to develop as a teacher
  • Reflecting on the standards of professional practice
  • Engaging in Continuing Professional Development
  • Identifying possible career paths and specialisms.


How will I be assessed?

There is no final written exam, but you’ll be assessed on: 

Portfolio of coursework (including background essays, observed lessons and a professional development assignment) 

More information

Please visit the Cambridge English website for more information about the course. 

The Delta is made up of three modules and can be taken together or alone.

Module 2 looks at developing candidates further through focusing on classroom practice, deepening the understanding of language, skill, principles underlying methodologies and approaches.

It is highly recommended that you complete module 1 before starting the module 2 intensive course. 

British Council Egypt doesn’t currently run preparation courses for modules 1 and 3. 

You can study for module 1 and module 3 at distance through Distance Delta and take the module 1 exam at British Council Egypt in June or December every year. Please contact our Exams department if you would like to take the exam at the British Council. 

Completing all three modules successfully will lead to the full Diploma award.

How to apply

Am I eligible to apply?

You must:

  • be at least 21 years old when the course begins
  • have a competence in written and spoken English – Cambridge University defines this as a good C2 level on the Common European Framework.  For more information on the CEF, please click here.
  • have an ELT certificate ( CELTA or Trinity CertTESOL)
  • have a minimum of 2 years ELT full time experience 
  • have a standard of education that allows entry to higher education in your country.

Acceptance is not automatic. You’ll need to submit an application form [Download the below application] and complete the pre-interview task [Download the below pre-interview task]. 

If these are up to the required standard, you’ll then be invited to an interview with us. 

If you’re living in Egypt, your interview will be held at our Agouza offices. If you don’t live in Egypt, we can arrange a phone interview. 

Places on the course are limited and demand is high so apply as soon as you can.

How to apply

1- Download and complete the application form and pre-interview task. You can also read the Delta Module 2 Candidate Handbook and Delta Module 2 recommended reading list

2- Forms and tasks should be returned by email to cairo.celta@britishcouncil.org.eg

3- We advise that you apply at least two months in advance. We aim to process applications within four weeks of receipt.

Dates and Fees

Our courses run on a Sunday to Thursday working week. Course times are from 09.30 to 18.00 on each day. You’ll need to work on assignments and prepare for classes during evenings and weekends. Some classroom observation is also timetabled outside of these hours.

Delta Module 2 dates for 2020: 4 July to 15 August 2020 


For the course running in 2019 : 2200 GBP

Cambridge entry fees are: 146 GBP

Total: 2346 GBP

Following acceptance, a non-refundable deposit of 500 GBP is required. 

Payment can be accepted in EGP.