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Module 3 – Option 1: Extending Practice and ELT Specialism 

Teacher training and Development

Module 3 is part of the overall Delta Modular Diploma and allows candidates to do some independent research into areas of special interest to them, e.g. Business English, Young Learners, Exam Classes and more. This module focuses on needs analysis, syllabus design, course planning and assessment. You will carry out an independent investigation, leading to the design of a course programme related to one of the following specialisms:

List of specialisms for Option 1

Here is a list of the specialisms Cambridgeincludes in the Module 3 Handbook pages.

  1. Business English (BE)
  2. Teaching young learners/young adults (specified age group required with 5-year range e.g. 8–13, 14–9) (YL)
  3. English for Special Purposes (ESP)
  4. English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
  5. Teaching examination classes (EX)
  6. Teaching one-to-one (1to1)
  7. ESOL learners with literacy needs (ESOL)
  8. CLIL/Embedded ESOL (teaching English through subject/work-based learning) (CLIL)
  9. Teaching monolingual classes (MON)
  10. Teaching multilingual classes (MUL)
  11. Teaching in an English-speaking environment (ESE)
  12. Teaching in a non-English-speaking environment. (NESE)
  13. Teaching learners online, through distance/blended learning (DL)
  14. Teaching English to learners with special requirements e.g. visual/hearing impairment, dyslexia, ASD (SR)
  15. Language development for teachers (LDT)
  16. Language Support (e.g. EAL on mainstream teaching programmes; specialist skills support such as supporting writing needs) (LS)

What you can expect to learn on this course



1. Research into specialist areas
  • Present an informed discussion of the context and needs of learners in their selected specialism.
  • Summarise the principles and theories of teaching which are specific to the selected specialism.
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of the selected specialist area to plan for and assess learners in the chosen specialism.
2. Syllabus design: principles, influences on, methodological effects of, and major syllabus types as applied to the specific learning context
  • Critically evaluate approaches to syllabus design, including their theoretical base, in relation to the broader curriculum and to the specific learning/teaching context selected by the candidate.
  • Evaluate and critically assess the influence of major theories of second language acquisition on the design of major types of syllabus in ELT and their influence on course provision.
  • Select and develop criteria for judging the suitability of different types of syllabus for stated teaching and the specific learning context.
  • Describe the influence of syllabus design on English Language Teaching (ELT) methodology.
3. Designing syllabus and teaching programmes to meet the needs of learners in the specific context of their selected specialism
  • Design and plan the implementation of syllabuses and courses for a stated teaching context and group of learners.
  • Critically evaluate, adapt, design and conduct a variety of needs analyses to inform syllabus and teaching programmes.
4. Course design and development in the specific context of their selected specialism
  • Apply knowledge of needs analysis and syllabus design to designing a course for a selected group of learners.
  • Prepare a scheme of work based on the course outlined. • Select or outline appropriate materials for the course.
5. The principles and practice of testing and assessment and application to the candidate’s specialist area
  • Describe and explain major principles involved in testing, test design, and different types of assessment.
  • Apply these principles to the planning and/or design and use of assessment schemes, methods and instruments that are fair, valid, reliable, sufficient and appropriate for specific learners, using ICT where appropriate.
  • Select, adapt and create valid classroom tests and other forms of informal assessment appropriately.
  • Evaluate and interpret the results of classroom tests ppropriately.
6. Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness and quality of courses and programmes of study
  • Select, adapt and create appropriate assessment tools (including formal tests and exams) and methods in order to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness and quality of courses and programmes of study.


Module 3 Specialism Enquiry Form

CELT Athens tutors are able to support most of the Option 1  specialisms and deliver input related to them during online or face-to-face courses or support through individual or group tutorials. Please contact us with an expression of your area of interest and we will immediately let you know if we support the particular specialism

All options can be supported through course input and/or individual tutorials during the write up phase.

N.B. Our internal candidates who have been accepted on an integrated course are supported at no extra charge – for external candidates we offer distance courses (see links above). You can read more information on how we support by individual tutorial here.
Tuition for external candidates or by-Module candidates is 600 euros plus the Cambridge assessment fee.

Trainees who take this course option will receive input on their chosen specialism as well as

  • Needs Analysis
  • Syllabus Design
  • Course Planning
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Guidance on writing Module 3 assignment

They will also be given extra tutorial support and feedback on drafts of their Module 3 assignment.

Candidates for this specialism will be given access to the CELT Athens resources where they will be able to find some related reading  but they should also be prepared to purchase some books themselves, especially if they re studying for this course by distance and do not have access to the CELT Athens library.

Assessment & Certification

Candidates who pass Module 3 Assignment gain a Cambridge Delta Module 3 Certificate which is part of the overall Cambridge Delta Diploma. Assignments are supported by the centre but marked at Cambridge.

To Register  & Attend

Please complete and return the application form by clicking on this link

For the ELT Management Specialism please click here 

Tuition for the Delta Module 3 course 

600 euros  plus 110 euros in Cambridge assessment fees

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