Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Delta)

Have you already earned your CELTA? Do you have at least one year of teaching experience? Are you ready for the next step in your professional development? If you answered yes to these questions, you should consider earning the Cambridge Delta.

The Delta is the most advanced qualification offered by Cambridge related specifically to teaching English to speakers of other languages and is key to creating opportunities for professional development. For example, after earning a Delta many professionals become Teacher Trainers (e.g. CELTA) or work as Directors of Studies.


The Delta consists of three modules, each of which is separately assessed. All three modules include a focus on both theory and practice, though practical teaching is only directly assessed in Module Two. The modules can be taken in any order, and you will be awarded a certificate for each module.


Module 1
Module 2
Module 3


Understanding Language, Methodology and Resources for Teaching


Developing Professional Practice

Extended Practice and ELT Specialism (e.g. Exam preparation, Young Leaners)



A written examination consisting of two parts, each 1 hour 30 minutes (externally marked)


Assessed assignments incorporating background essays and observed teaching

An extended assignment of 4,000-4,500 words (externally marked)


Delta Course at IH Montañita

IH Montañita offers the Delta Module Two as a seven-week intensive course. Our course is unique because it is delivered in a residential setting.   In 2013 we constructed a series bespoke ecolodges, tailor-making the design of the site to facilitate world-class teacher training in a idyllic setting. For more information about the facilities and services offered, please visit the Accommodation at Casa Cacique section of our website.

The cost is XXXXXX and includes accommodation and food for the entirety of the course. There are no additional charges.

We allow a maximum of 10 participants on each course.  This will ensure that each participant receives amble support from our tutors during the course.  As a part of the course you will also receive introductory preparation and guidance for Delta Module 3.

We offer variety of pre and post course services such as information about visas and job placement assistance.

Delta Module 1 and 3

As stated, you may do the modules in any order. Also, please note, as part of our Delta Module 2 course you will receive introductory preparation and guidance for Delta Module 3

If you have already earned the Module 2 or prefer to start with Module 1 or 3, IH Montañita can offer a number of part-time options, including distance and face-to-face courses. Face-to-face courses are currently held at our partner schools, IH Guayaquil or IH Quito.

For more information, please contact us.