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dbmiller24



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:20 pm    Post subject: DELTA in North America Reply with quote

Just curious how well received a DELTA is over stateside. Any comments?
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johnslat



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear dbmiller24.

I think you'll find that the DELTA is far more recognized in Europe/the Middle East than in the USA (and, I believe, Asia.)

I suspect that some ESL administrators here stateside wouldn't even know what it is (they'd probably think it's an airline. Very Happy)

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John
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Sydney2002



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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 2:47 am    Post subject: DELTA Reply with quote

The DELTA is still not widely recognized here in the U.S., even though most professionals in ELP's or EAP programs recognize that it often strongly outranks an MA TESOL, which is what many Americans including myself have.

That said, I have worked in the U.S. teaching university level IEP students for nearly 3 years and my current program director has now decided to recognize the DELTA in place of the MA TESOL, assuming the teacher has other valid experience. PM for details if you're interested.

Another new development stateside as of just last month is that the DELTA Module 1 may very likely start up on the west coast. Up until recently, this credential could only be done in New York through Teaching House. Now there is talk of beginning the first module at St. Giles in San Francisco. I was recently contacted by British Council (after attending TESOL 2012) and invited to apply, as I live and work on the west coast.

But I intend to pursue my DELTA while teaching overseas. Let me know if you are interested in some more info. I'm a huge advocate of the DELTA (even though I personally haven't done it) as I believe it prepares teachers much more effectively than the majority of MA TESOL programs offered in the U.S.

In fact, it is not that unusual for MA TESOL holders to fail the early module of the DELTA!
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smedini



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:11 am    Post subject: Re: DELTA Reply with quote

Sydney2002 wrote:
The DELTA is still not widely recognized here in the U.S., even though most professionals in ELP's or EAP programs recognize that it often strongly outranks an MA TESOL, which is what many Americans including myself have.

That said, I have worked in the U.S. teaching university level IEP students for nearly 3 years and my current program director has now decided to recognize the DELTA in place of the MA TESOL, assuming the teacher has other valid experience. PM for details if you're interested.

Another new development stateside as of just last month is that the DELTA Module 1 may very likely start up on the west coast. Up until recently, this credential could only be done in New York through Teaching House. Now there is talk of beginning the first module at St. Giles in San Francisco. I was recently contacted by British Council (after attending TESOL 2012) and invited to apply, as I live and work on the west coast.

But I intend to pursue my DELTA while teaching overseas. Let me know if you are interested in some more info. I'm a huge advocate of the DELTA (even though I personally haven't done it) as I believe it prepares teachers much more effectively than the majority of MA TESOL programs offered in the U.S.

In fact, it is not that unusual for MA TESOL holders to fail the early module of the DELTA!


Hi there, Sydney2002...

I haven't posted in the GNA forum in a while (even though I am working in North America), but I just happened upon your post. I, too, honk for the DELTA as it were and have M3 under my belt already; I'm currently awaiting the results of my exam for M1 and will do M2 in the fall.

I just wanted to ask if you knew you can now do the DELTA by distance...it's very convenient - particularly on this side of the pond where it's hard to find anyone who offers any of the modules in house - and as it *is* the Cambridge DELTA, there are no worries that it is less valuable or valued by anyone...the award is still Cambridge DELTA. There are a number of schools that offer it this way; I did my existing two modules (hopefully I've passed the exam!), with IH London, and will do my last (M2) with a different school (because IH London requires a two-week face-to-face orientation but I've found other schools that don't).

Just a humble FYI...sorry if you already have the info Smile

Cheers,
~smedini
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