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Re: DELTA - Is it worth it?

Posted By: GambateBingBangBOOM
Date: Thursday, 17 July 2014, at 5:37 p.m.

In Response To: DELTA - Is it worth it? (Graham)

Without knowing where you are, it's hard to really say whether your salary will get a big bump (or even a little one). {It's worth nothing more or less than a CELTA in Japan, which in turn is worth nothing more or less than a weekend at the Y certificate from some fly-by-night moonshine dealer. OTOH, a one-year 'certificate' [AKA / Formally Known As a consecutive B.Ed in TESL] isn't worth anything more either. It's all just a checkmark on a box. Employers obviously try to get people with the best training they can- but they aren't going to pay more money and unfortunately the way you look will very likely outrank the training you have here}. Even saying whether the cost is justified is very difficult because the cost varies based on where you do it.

There are some schools that will give you exemptions off credits to do their masters degree in language teaching for having a DELTA. But if you get, for example, 1 credit out of 8 worth (like a single-term unit [Australia / NZ] / module [UK] / course [North America]), then you should investigate whether or not it's worth the cost (a single trimester unit may cost less than a DELTA). The reason universities have been giving these exemptions (and I think nearly all of the universities doing this are in the UK) is because of the number of people who do a DELTA and then never go on to doing a graduate degree in the area, not the other way around (it is NOT to try to get people to do the DELTA first).

Without home UK status (basically anybody of any nationality other than the UK, plus anybody from the UK who has been out of the country for more than three years- incidentally, ALSO the number of years often suggested experience in teaching English before doing a masters degree in teaching English) the cost of doing a masters degree in the UK (or by distance with a UK university) is much, much higher than the cost of doing a masters degree through a university as an international student in Australia. So much so that you might want to investigate how much it would cost you to do a masters degree from a university in Australia (it varies on the length of your undergrad).

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Messages In This Thread

DELTA - Is it worth it?
Graham -- Thursday, 17 July 2014, at 3:27 a.m.
Re: DELTA - Is it worth it?
nomad soul -- Thursday, 17 July 2014, at 9:01 p.m.
Re: DELTA - Is it worth it?
Tim -- Thursday, 17 July 2014, at 6:10 p.m.
Re: DELTA - Is it worth it?
GambateBingBangBOOM -- Thursday, 17 July 2014, at 5:37 p.m.

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