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Re: CELTA vs DELTA

Posted By: Tim
Date: Tuesday, 10 June 2014, at 3:04 a.m.

In Response To: CELTA vs DELTA (Marie)

CELTA is equivalent to a Trinity CertTESOL and a few other things; these are initial certificates that take a beginner teacher and give them one or to teaching templates and methods and some initial skills so they they can be left in a classroom and have some positive effect on the students. They are typically done over the course of an intensive month, but can be done less-intensively. There are a handful of universities that recognise these Certificates as credit worth about one paper/module of a bachelors degree in TESOL or Linguistics.

A DELTA, or Trinity DipTESOL, or a few other similar Diplomas are...Diplomas (not certificates). They are typically for people with at least two years classroom experience and they are far more of a professional qualification. They are much harder, and equip teachers with a lot more skills and awareness of many other teaching approaches and more of an ability to chop and change their teaching style. They take anything from a few intensive months, to a couple of years part-time-whilst-working to do and are often accepted by universities as part-credit towards an MA TESOL.

Many schools like Diploma-qualified teachers, and many senior positions require at least that (excluding universities who generally want Masters degrees of higher). But some schools find Diploma-qualified people are too expensive, or are not so 'innocent and mouldable into the way we want things done'.

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CELTA vs DELTA
Marie -- Saturday, 7 June 2014, at 11:09 p.m.
Re: CELTA vs DELTA
Tim -- Tuesday, 10 June 2014, at 3:04 a.m.
Re: CELTA vs DELTA
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