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Cambridge English CELTA

Are you a recent graduate? Are you looking for a career change?
Are you already teaching English and want a formal qualification or better training?

Then the Cambridge English CELTA is for you.

CELTA Fees for all 2023 courses

International House Buenos Aires is one of the most popular and well-established CELTA course providers in South America. We have been providing both full and part-time CELTA courses throughout the year for over a decade and are the first and only centre to run CELTA courses in Argentina.

What most sets us apart from other CELTA course providers in both South America and beyond is our vastly experienced team of in-house tutors, who ensure that every course is tailored to the needs of the individual candidates on each course, whether it is Face2Face or Online, full-time or part-time.

We also provide candidates on all of our courses, whether full-time or part-time, face2face or online, with a unique self-study / reference learning platform, focusing on lesson planning and language awareness, to support you before, during and after your CELTA course, at no additional cost.

The CELTA course provides speakers of English with initial training in teaching English as a foreign or second language (TEFL, EFL,TESOL and ELT) and leads to the internationally recognized qualification Cambridge English Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA). It is an introductory course for candidates who have little or no previous English language teaching experience or for candidates with some experience (or often plenty!) who are looking for a further professional development and an international qualification. The courses are validated and the syllabus and assessment criteria set by Cambridge English.

The full-time Face2Face CELTA courses take place over 5 weeks, Monday to Friday, 9.00-15.30 at our school in Belgrano, Ciudad de Buenos Aires. The full time Online CELTA courses also take place over 5 weeks, Monday to Friday, 9.00 – 15.30 but through Zoom. The part-time course lasts 22 weeks and the live classes are on Friday evenings from 17.00 – 21.00 on Zoom. All times are Buenos Aires times (UTC-3).

The minimum number of contact hours is 120, but you should calculate at least another 120 hours outside of the core timetable for background reading, lesson planning and assignment writing. On the Face2Face full-time courses, there are 120 live classroom hours and on the Online full-time courses 125 live hours. On the part-time online course there are 77 live hours on 22 Friday evenings, and the rest of the input is through online tasks and forums across the 22 weeks of the course.

During the course, candidates develop familiarity with the principles of effective teaching and acquire a range of practical skills for teaching English to adult learners.

The course is designed around a preparation, teaching and feedback cycle, and includes:

  • 6 hours of teaching practice across 8 lessons
  • 6 hours of observation of experienced teachers in the classroom
  • completion of 4 practically-focused written assignments
  • input sessions dealing with current methodology, language analysis and their application in the classroom

Please be aware that the full-time CELTA course is highly intensive. Candidates should not have any outside work or study commitments during the course.

The CELTA course programme is designed to enable candidates to:

  • Develop an awareness of language and a knowledge of the description of English and apply these in their professional practice
  • Develop an initial understanding of the contexts within which adults learn English, their motivations and the roles of the teacher and the learner
  • Develop familiarity with the principles and practice of effective teaching to adult learners of English
  • Develop basic skills for teaching adults in the language classroom
  • Develop familiarity with appropriate resources and materials for use with adult learners of English for teaching, testing and reference purposes
  • Identify opportunities for their own future development as professionals in the field

The course features are:

  • Extensive teaching practice every day (or every Friday part-time) (six hours in total)
  • Practical experience teaching students at different language levels
  • Detailed feedback and discussion sessions with a course tutor
  • Guided observation of qualified teachers (six hours in total)
  • Seminars and demonstrations to improve language awareness
  • Classroom management and lesson planning

Syllabus Overview

The syllabus consists of five units of learning that deal with specific topic areas in the teaching of ESOL.

  • Unit 1 Learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning context
  • Unit 2 Language analysis and awareness
  • Unit 3 Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
  • Unit 4 Planning and resources
  • Unit 5 Developing teaching skills and professionalism

Units 1, 4 and 5 focus on the preparation and delivery of ESOL teaching programmes. Units 2 and 3 focus on the content of ESOL teaching programmes as well as the pedagogic knowledge required for teaching language and language skills.

Assessment & Grading

You will be assessed throughout the course, with no final examination. Rest assured, trainees are always kept informed of their progress during the course and an external assessor, appointed by Cambridge English, moderates each course.

There are two components of assessment:

1. Teaching practice
You will teach for a total of 6 hours, working with classes at two levels of ability. Assessment is based on your overall performance at the end of the 6 hours.

2. Written assignments
You will teach for a total of 6 hours, working with classes at two levels of ability. Assessment is based on your overall performance at the end of the 6 hours.

  • Assess learner needs, and plan and teach lessons which take account of learner backgrounds, learning preferences and current needs
  • Demonstrate language knowledge and awareness and appropriate teaching strategies
  • Demonstrate knowledge about language skills and how they may be acquired
  • Plan and prepare lessons designed to develop learners’ overall language competence
  • Demonstrate an appropriate range of teaching skills at two levels and show professional awareness and responsibility

There are three grades — Pass, Pass ‘B’ and Pass ‘A’.

A Pass is awarded to candidates whose performance overall in the teaching practice and in the written assignments meets the specified criteria. They will continue to need guidance to help them to develop and broaden their range of skills as teachers in post.

A Pass (Grade B) is awarded to candidates whose performance in the written assignments meets the specified criteria and who have demonstrated in their teaching practice a level of achievement significantly higher than that required to meet pass-level criteria in relation to:

  • classroom teaching skills

They will continue to need some guidance to help them to develop and broaden their range of skills as teachers in post.

A Pass (Grade A) is awarded to candidates whose performance in the written assignments meets the specified criteria and who have demonstrated in their teaching practice a level of ability and achievement and a level of awareness significantly higher than that required to meet pass-level criteria in relation to:

  • planning for effective teaching
  • classroom teaching skills

They will benefit from further guidance in post but will be able to work independently.

Candidates who fail to meet criteria in any or all assessed components will receive a Fail.

Candidates are ineligible for the award in cases where dishonesty or plagiarism is brought to the attention of the Cambridge English Teaching Awards.

Further Information

Candidates are strongly recommended to read the CELTA syllabus and assessment criteria, available as a PDF download from the Cambridge ESOL website:

www.cambridgeenglish.org/teaching-english/teaching-qualifications/celta/about-the-celta-course/

Full-Time Face2Face

Face2Face courses run for five weeks on Mondays to Fridays, 09.00 – 13.00 (teaching practice) and 14.00 – 15.30 (input) with 3/4 hours also spent lesson planning each evening.  When both face2face and online courses are running concurrently, the afternoon input sessions will be held online.

2023 Full-time Face2Face dates

  • Monday 2nd January to Friday 3rd February  (Course full)
  • Monday 13th February to Friday 17th  March (Course full)
  • Monday 8th May to Friday 9th June (Course full)
  • Monday 23rd October to Friday 24th November  (Application deadline 12/10/23)

2024 Full-time Face2Face dates

  • Monday 8th January to Friday 9th February (Application deadline 15/12/23)

More to follow

Full-Time Online CELTA

Fully online courses run for five weeks on Mondays to Fridays, 09.00 – 13.00 (teaching practice) and 14.00 – 15.30 (Input), with 3/4 hours also spent on lesson planning each day. You will usually be in front of a computer screen doing CELTA related tasks for around 12 hours a day.

2023 Full-time Online dates

  • Monday 2nd January to Friday 3rd February
  • Monday March 27th – Friday April 28th
  • Monday 7th August to Friday 8th September
  • Monday 18th September to Friday 20th October  (Application deadline 8/9/23)

2024 Full-time Online dates

      • Monday 8th January to Friday 9th February (Application deadline 15/12/23)

More to follow…

Part-Time Online CELTA

The part-time online CELTA lasts 22 weeks. Candidates complete the methodological input asynchronously online and the teaching practice and some input sessions synchronously in a Zoom classroom on Friday evenings.

Online teaching practice Friday evenings 17:00 – 21:00

Input online (approximately 3 hours a week for 22 weeks)

2023 Part-Time Online dates

  • Monday January 30th – Friday July 14th (This course is now full)
  • Monday July 17th – Friday December 15th (This course is now full)

2024 Part-Time Online dates

  • Monday January 29th – Friday July 12th (Application deadline 8/01/24)
  • Monday July 15th – Friday December 13th  (Application deadline 24/06/24)

CELTA Fees for all 2023 courses

Remaining courses for 2023 USD 1490All courses both full-time and part-time: 2024 course fees are US$1620, payable in US Dollars or Argentine Pesos (This includes the Cambridge Registration Fee), whether the course is online or face2face.
Payments in Argentine Pesos can be made by local bank deposit or transfer, at the official rate of exchange (https://www.bna.com.ar) You will receive full payment information once you have completed the application procedure and been accepted onto a course.
*Any increase levied by Cambridge English on their CELTA enrolment fee during the year will be added

Firstly, in order to be considered for Cambridge English CELTA you need to meet the following requirements:

      • Applicants should be aged 20 or over
      • Applicants must have an awareness of language and a competence in English, both written and spoken, that enables them to undertake the course and prepare for teaching a range of classes – ideally at C2 level on the Common European Framework.
      • Applicants must have a standard of education that would allow entrance to higher education in their own country.
      • Applicants must have the potential to develop the necessary skills to become effective teachers and to complete the written assignments and the assessment of teaching practice successfully

Secondly, you need to complete the application form and email it to us at belgrano@ih-buenosaires.com.

We will process your application within 24-48 hours and if your initial application is successful then you will be invited for interview. In some cases we may request additional information before your application can be considered further. All interviews for all courses are held through Zoom.

Successful candidates will receive a formal acceptance letter together with details for payment.

Once you have paid the deposit we will send you the Pre-Course Task, the aim of which is to introduce you to some of the areas covered on the CELTA and to provide you with the opportunity to prepare for the course. The pre-course task should be completed before the course begins but it is not part of the formal assessment. Answers are provided for you to self-correct.

Click here to download the application form.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Full details of how to pay will be provided once you have been accepted on to a course. However, you should be aware of the following information:

      • To reserve your place on the course you will need to make a deposit.
      • Full fees must be paid four weeks before the course starts.
      • Payments within Argentina may be made in local currency by transfer or cheque from an Argentine bank account or through a bank deposit.
      • International payments are made by wire transfer.

There is a wealth of accommodation available in Buenos Aires and we provide prospective candidates with detailed information about various options, including bed & breakfast/hostels; home stays; shared apartments; and flats, many of which have been recommended to us by previous candidates, through our specially designated accommodation blog. We will happily provide access information once your application has been received and can arrange home stay accommodation upon request, subject/according to availability.

Because of the intensive nature of the course, we recommend that candidates find accommodation as close to the institute as possible.

If you wish to look for accommodation further away then you should ensure that it has good transport links. In addition, a quiet place to study and work in the evenings and weekends is essential and internet connection is invaluable.

The Cambridge policy on lost certificates is:

CERTIFICATES LOST BY THE CANDIDATE

Any certificate lost by a candidate will not be replaced. In these circumstances candidates must apply for a Certifying Statement [see below].

Candidates can apply for a certifying statement themselves. This is only worth doing if needed for a job application etc.

CERTIFYING STATEMENTS

Applying for a certifying statement

A certifying statement is a document which is accepted by universities and other institutions as proof of the examination result. Certifying statements can be requested by the candidate or by the candidate’s centre of entry. Certifying statements requested by third parties must have written permission from the candidate. These can be sent, either directly to the candidate or to any public institution.

Cambridge English accept payment by invoice (centres only) or credit card (Visa or Mastercard). They do not accept American Express or Diners Club. Their online forms will ask for all mandatory fields to be completed and will automatically calculate the appropriate fee required. When the form has been submitted, the applicant will receive a confirmation that their application form has been received including a unique reference number.

Payments by credit cards

To apply for a certifying statement and pay by credit card, please complete this online application form.

Useful guidelines for applying for a certifying statement – payment by credit card

Saleem did the Online CELTA with us in April 2023

Daniel did the Face2Face CELTA with us in February 2023

Priscila did the online CELTA with us in January 2023

Julieta did the Face2Face CELTA with us in January 2023

Federico Castagnet did his CELTA with us Part-Time in 2022. Congratulations Federico!!

María Alejandra did her CELTA with us in March 2022. Congratulations !!

Lucía Nosiglia Celta review:

Lucia did her CELTA with us in September 2021. In this video she tells you everything you need to know about the IH Buenos Aires CELTA course. Congratulations Lucia!!

Magalí Zeitune , ONLINE CELTA August 2021!

Leonardo Ebel from Córdoba, Argentina , ONLINE CELTA April 2021:

In this video Leonardo gives an in-depth look at the CELTA from the candidate’s point of view! Bravo !!

Mario Aveni:

“A game-changer for your whole teaching career!” Mario Aveni CELTA June 2020. In this video Mario gives an in-depth look at the CELTA from the candidate’s point of view!”

July 2017 Celta!

Your CELTA Interview – Part One

The introduction to a series of short videos where Neil, our Head of Teacher Training, reveals the secrets to a successful CELTA application interview.

Your CELTA interview – Part Three Online or Face2Face?

What are the similarities and differences between the two course types? Which is best for me?

Your CELTA interview – Part Four Tutors & Candidates

Who will your tutors be? Are they in-house or freelance? Who will your fellow candidates be?

Your CELTA interview – Part Five USPs

What unique selling points can the CELTA centre offer you? What separates them from the crowd?

Your CELTA interview – Part Six Course Support

What support does the CELTA centre offer you during the course?

Your CELTA interview – Part Seven Post-Course Support

What post-course support does the CELTA centre offer you? Do they offer job opportunities and jobs search help? Other training courses?


For further information please contact us: belgrano@ih-buenosaires.com

The Delta Modules

Teacher Training

If you already have at least two years full-time English teaching experience and want to take your teaching to another level, why not deepen your knowledge and understanding by doing the Cambridge English Delta Modules?

The best-known and most popular advanced TEFL/TESOL qualifications in the world, the Delta Modules are a flexible way for experienced En- glish language teachers to progress further in their careers. Delta Mod- ules can be taken at any stage in a teacher’s career. They are suitable for people already teaching English in a variety of contexts, e.g. adult, primary or secondary teaching, and are intended for an international audience of non-first language or first-language teachers of English. The Delta Modules are internationally recognised qualifications de- signed for teachers who wish to build on their experience of teaching English to speakers of other languages. They aim to increase under- standing of the principles and practice of English language teaching and thereby help improve overall performance in the classroom, as well as preparing candidates for more senior teaching or educational manage- ment roles. The courses are validated and the syllabus and assessment criteria set by Cambridge English.

There are three Delta Modules which are separately assessed and certified:

      • Module One focuses on the background to teaching and learning English in a range of contexts and is assessed through a written examination.
      • Module Two focuses on planning and teaching lessons and selecting and using resources and materials and is assessed through a portfolio of coursework and an externally assessed classroom observation.
      • Module Three focuses on designing courses to meet learners’ needs in specific contexts and is assessed through an extended written assign- ment.

Candidates are awarded a Diploma from Cambridge English for each module successfully achieved. Achievement of a Pass in all three mod- ules confers the status of a full Delta qualification.


For further information please contact us: delta@ih-buenosaires.com

The Combined Delta Modules Full Time Intensive Course covers Module 2 of the Delta in its entirety, including all of the course work and the external assessment, as well as preparing candidates for the Module 1 exam (which can be taken at any centre in June and December of each year) and the Module 3 individual research project (which can also be entered for at any exam centre in June or December each year).

So by the end of the course, candidates will have completed Delta Module Two, be ready to take the Delta Module One exam and be ready to write their Delta Module Three extended assignment.

We also offer further post course support for both Modules One and Three by way of self-study wikis available from the end of the intensive course until you take the exam / submit the assignment.

We also offer additional Delta Module Three Tutorial packages to assist with the writing process. Click here for more details.

January and February 2024 course

Monday 8th January to Friday 23rd February 2024

Input sessions 14:00 – 17:00

Teaching practice and feedback 19:00 – 21:00

Combined Delta Modules Full Time Intensive Course fees

USD2650 plus Cambridge Delta 2 enrolment fee USD550 = USD 3200

There is a 10% discount for candidates who have already passed Delta Module One and a 5% discount for candidates who have passed DELTA Module Three. To qualify for the discount you need to send scanned copies of your certificates together with your application form. Discounts do not apply to Cambridge English enrolment fees.

Fee if already done Delta One
Course fee – 10% discount USD 2385 + Module 2 enrolment fee USD 550 = USD2935

Fee if already done Delta Three
USD2520 + USD550 = USD3070

Fee if already done Delta One and Three
USD2255 + USD550 = USD2805

How to apply for Delta Modules at IH Buenos Aires

Firstly, to be considered you need to meet the following requirements:

      • Applicants should be aged 20 or over.
      • Applicants must have an awareness of language and a competence in English, both written and spoken, that enables them to undertake the course and prepare for teaching a range of levels. This would ideally be at Cambridge Assessment English CPE (Proficiency) level (CEF C2).
      • Applicants must have a standard of education which would allow entrance to higher education in their country.
      • Applicants will normally hold an initial ELT qualification.
      • Applicants should have a minimum of two year’s full-time teaching experience at a range of levels in a range of contexts, including both adults and children.

Secondly, you need to complete the application form and the application tasks and email them to us at delta@ih-buenosaires.com. If your initial application is successful then you will be invited for interview. In some cases we may request additional information before your application can be considered further. Overseas applicants will be interviewed by Skype/Facetime.

Successful candidates will receive a formal acceptance email, together with details for payment. We can only reserve places on courses for applicants who have made an initial deposit. Full payment must be made four weeks before the course starts.

Click here to download the Combined DELTA Modules Delta_Modules_Application_Form_and_Tasks

For further information please contact us: delta@ih-buenosaires.com​

How to pay

Full details of how to pay will be provided once you have been accepted onto a course.

However, you should be aware of the following information:

      • To reserve your place on the course you will need to make a deposit.
      • Full fees must be paid (four weeks) before the course starts.
      • Payment may be made locally by cheque from an Argentine account, bank deposit or transfer; or by international wire transfer.

Cambridge English enrolment fees are subject to change before the course start date.

Accommodation during your course

There is a wealth of accommodation available in Buenos Aires and we provide prospective candidates with detailed information about various options, including bed & breakfast/hostels; home stays; shared apartments; and flats, many of which have been recommended to us by previous candidates through our specially designated accommodation blog. We will happily provide access information once your application has been received and can arrange home stay accommodation upon request, subject/according to availability.

Because of the intensive nature of the course, we recommend that candidates find accommodation as close to the institute as possible.

If you wish to look for accommodation further away then you should ensure that it has good transport links. In addition, a quiet place to study and work in the evenings and weekends is essential and internet connection is invaluable.

Frequently asked questions

If you have further questions about the Delta Modules or our preparation courses, please also read our FAQs page. If your question still remains unanswered, please don’t hesitate in emailing us at delta@ih-buenosaires.com.

The Combined Delta Modules Full Time Intensive Course covers Module 2 of the Delta in its entirety, including all of the course work and the external assessment, as well as preparing candidates for the Module 1 exam (which can be taken at any centre in June and December of each year) and the Module 3 individual research project (which can also be entered for at any exam centre in June or December each year).

So by the end of the course, candidates will have completed Delta Module Two, be ready to take the Delta Module One exam and be ready to write their Delta Module Three extended assignment.

We also offer further post course support for both Modules One and Three by way of self-study wikis available from the end of the intensive course until you take the exam / submit the assignment.

We also offer additional Delta Module Three Tutorial packages to assist with the writing process. Click here for more details.

The Delta Module 1 Online Preparation Course is a fully synchronous online course that provides all of the methodological input and exam technique necessary to fully prepare yourself to take the Delta Module One exam.

Please be aware that while other centres offer exam practice courses, which focus solely on exam technique, our courses also include coverage of the complete methodology syllabus tested in the exam. And as it’s fully online, you can do the course from anywhere in the world.

Each Friday morning or afternoon Buenos Aires time candidates meet in a live Zoom session for two hours with the other candidates and our experienced Delta tutors to study one of the course subject areas and focus on one of the exam questions.

These modules are followed by a full mock exam and comprehensive written feedback from our Cambridge Delta Tutors, ahead of the Delta Module One exam itself, which is held on the first Wednesday of June and December.

The live input is complemented by a Google Classroom where self-study tasks, past papers, handouts and discussions preparing for and following up on the live sessions will be available.

To download a course summary, click here: Delta Module One Online Spring 2022.

For a look at the structure and contents of each of the two papers of the DELTA Module 1 exam, click here

Delta Module 1 Online Preparation Course schedule

The dates for our next courses are as follows:

2023

Friday 24th February – Friday 26th May 2023 10.00 – 12.00 UTC – 3

Friday 24th February – Friday 26th May 2023 14.30 – 16.30 UTC – 3

Friday 1st September – Friday 24th November 2023 10.00 – 12.00 UTC – 3

Friday 1st September – Friday 24th November 2023 14.30 – 16.30 UTC – 3

The DELTA 1 Online Preparation course takes place completely online. Live Zoom sessions are every Friday, except for bank holidays, and asynchronous tasks will be set every Friday to be completed ahead of the following live class.

The mock exam is done individually at home and marked by the Delta Module 1 tutors in the fortnight preceding the exam. The DELTA Module 1 exam itself is held twice a year on the first Wednesday of June and December in the morning.

Delta Module 1 Online exam enrollment

As an approved Delta Modules exam centre, IH Buenos Aires hosts the Delta Module One exam each June and December. We do not recommend taking the exam without doing a preparation course first. However, if you decide against taking a preparation course, or have already done one at another centre, you are welcome to join us at IH Buenos Aires to take your exam.

The enrolment deadline for the exam is four weeks before exam day, which is always the first Wednesday in June and December. We must receive your enrolment fee before this date in order to be able to enrol you for the exam.

Please contact delta@ih-buenosaires.com, at least six weeks before the Delta Module One exam, stating your full name as you wish it to appear on your certificate, your sex and date of birth, whether or not you have taken a preparation course or the exam itself before, and we will send you payment details.

We must receive your exam enrolment fee at least 24 hours before the enrolment deadline in order to enrol you.

Course and exam enrollment fees

Delta Module One Online Preparation course fee: USD550

Delta Module One Cambridge English enrolment fee: USD440

The enrolment fee is subject to change at the discretion of Cambridge English.

There is a 10% discount on the enrolment fee for candidates who took the preparation course with IH Buenos Aires.

Candidates who take the Delta Module One Online Preparation course with IH Buenos Aires will be offered a 10% discount on the Combined Delta Modules courses.

For further information please contact us: delta@ih-buenosaires.com​

How to apply

Firstly, to be considered you need to meet the following requirements:

      • Applicants should be aged 20 or over.
      • Applicants must have an awareness of language and a competence in English, both written and spoken, that enables them to undertake the course and prepare for teaching a range of levels. This would ideally be at Cambridge Assessment English CPE (Proficiency) level (CEF C2).
      • Applicants must have a standard of education which would allow entrance to higher education in their country.
      • Applicants will normally hold an initial ELT qualification.
      • Applicants should have a minimum of two year’s full-time teaching experience at a range of levels in a range of contexts, including both adults and children.
      • Applicants must have a good grasp of basic computer skills – creating word and powerpoint docs, sending emails, forum posting etc.

Secondly, you need to complete the application form and the application tasks and email them to us at delta@ih-buenosaires.com. If your initial application is successful then you will be invited for interview. In some cases we may request additional information before your application can be considered further. Overseas applicants will be interviewed by Skype/Facetime.

Successful candidates will receive a formal acceptance email, together with details for payment. We can only reserve places on courses for applicants who have made an initial deposit. Full payment must be made four weeks before the course starts.

When applying, please state whether you are applying for the Friday morning course (9.30 – 12.30) or Friday afternoon course (13.30 – 16.30).

Click here to download the Delta_Module_One_Application_Form_and_Tasks.

The deadline for applications is Monday 11th July 2022.

For further information please contact us: delta@ih-buenosaires.com​

How to pay

Full details of how to pay will be provided once you have been accepted on to a course. However, you should be aware of the following information:

To reserve your place on the course you will need to make a deposit

Full fees must be paid (four weeks) before the course starts.

Candidates who pay in full ten weeks before the start of the course receive an ‘early bird’ discount of 10%

Payment may be made locally by cheque from an Argentine account, bank deposit or transfer; or by international wire transfer.

Cambridge English Enrolment fees are subject to change before the course start date.

Frequently asked questions

If you have further questions about the Delta Modules or our preparation courses, please also read our FAQs page. If your question still remains unanswered, please don’t hesitate in emailing us at delta@ih-buenosaires.com.

The Delta Module 2 Fully Online Part Time Extensive Course covers Module 2 of the Delta in its entirety, including all of the course work and the external assessment.

The course includes the following components:

Twenty three-hour live online input sessions covering all of the methodolgy and knowledge needed to be successful in Delta Module Two.

An observed diagnostic lesson with full feedback on what areas need to be focused on to be able to pass Delta Module Two assessed lessons.

Four assessed observations, two of language lessons and two of skills lessons. Three are internally assessed by the course tutors and one is externally assessed by a Cambrdige English Delta assesor. Each assessed lesson includes a background essay, a lesson plan, the lesson and a reflection.

Individual online support tutorials for each assessed lesson.

An unassessed experimental practice lesson and reflective essay.

A continuous reflective assignment, discussing your progress throughout the course.

2023 course

Friday 3rd March to Friday 24th November 2023

Input sessions on Friday mornings 9:30 – 12:30 Live through Zoom (except first Friday of the month from April to June and only every second Friday from August to November).

Teaching practice and feedback
Seven mornings during the year between 9.30 – 13.00 Mon-Fri or online with your own classes TBC with course tutors at interview.

All times UTC -3

Course Fee

USD 2255

Cambridge Delta 2 enrolment fee

USD 550

How to apply for Delta Modules at IH Buenos Aires

Firstly, to be considered you need to meet the following requirements:

      • Applicants should be aged 20 or over.
      • Applicants must have an awareness of language and a competence in English, both written and spoken, that enables them to undertake the course and prepare for teaching a range of levels. This would ideally be at Cambridge Assessment English CPE (Proficiency) level (CEF C2).
      • Applicants must have a standard of education which would allow entrance to higher education in their country.
      • Applicants will normally hold an initial ELT qualification.
      • Applicants should have a minimum of two year’s full-time teaching experience at a range of levels in a range of contexts, including both adults and children.

Secondly, you need to complete the application form and the application tasks and email them to us at delta@ih-buenosaires.com. If your initial application is successful then you will be invited for interview. In some cases we may request additional information before your application can be considered further. Overseas applicants will be interviewed by Skype/Facetime.

Successful candidates will receive a formal acceptance email, together with details for payment. We can only reserve places on courses for applicants who have made an initial deposit. Full payment must be made four weeks before the course starts.

Click here to download the Delta_Modules_Application_Form_and_Tasks

Full details of how to pay will be provided once you have been accepted onto a course. However, you should be aware of the following information:

      • To reserve your place on the course you will need to make a deposit
      • Full fees must be paid (four weeks) before the course starts.
      • Payment may be made locally by cheque from an Argentine account, bank deposit or transfer; or by international wire transfer.
      • Cambridge English enrolment fees are subject to change before the course start date.

Frequently asked questions

If you have further questions about the Delta Modules or our preparation courses, please also read our FAQs page. If your question still remains unanswered, please don’t hesitate in emailing us at delta@ih-buenosaires.com.

Delta Module 3 Online Preparation Course

The Delta Module Three preparation course covers all of the general methodology needed to prepare yourself to write your Delta Module Three extended assignment.  It covers the areas of needs analysis, diagnostic testing, syllabus and course design and assessment and testing.  It does not cover the methodology of individual specialisms.  The introductory session also covers the rubric of the assignment so you know what it entails.  Once you have completed the preparation course, you will be ready to research your specialism and start writing your assignment.  And we recommend you take advantage of our Delta Module Three Tutorial Support packages while you do!

Dates and times

The DELTA 3 Online Preparation course takes place completely online and synchronously on three consecutive Mondays or Fridays.
The assignment is submitted in the first week of June or December each year.

Friday 11th, 18th and 25th August 2023
14.00 – 16.00 UTC -3

Monday 11th, 18th and 25th September 2023
14.00 – 16.00 UTC -3

Monday 30th October, 6th and 13th November 2023
14.00 – 16.00 UTC -3

For further information please contact us: delta@ih-buenosaires.com​

Course fees

Delta Module Three Online Preparation course fee:
USD120

Delta Module Three Cambridge English enrolment fee:
USD320

The enrolment fee is subject to change at the discretion of Cambridge English.

There is a 10% discount on the enrolment fee for candidates who took the preparation course with IH Buenos Aires.

For further information please contact us: delta@ih-buenosaires.com​

How to apply

Firstly, to be considered you need to meet the following requirements:

      • Applicants should be aged 20 or over.
      • Applicants must have an awareness of language and a competence in English, both written and spoken, that enables them to undertake the course and prepare for teaching a range of levels. This would ideally be at Cambridge Assessment English CPE (Proficiency) level (CEF C2).
      • Applicants must have a standard of education which would allow entrance to higher education in their country.
      • Applicants will normally hold an initial ELT qualification.
      • Applicants should have a minimum of two year’s full-time teaching experience at a range of levels in a range of contexts, including both adults and children.
      • Applicants must have a good grasp of basic computer skills – creating word and powerpoint docs, sending emails, forum posting etc.

Secondly, you need to complete the application form and the application tasks and email them to us at delta@ih-buenosaires.com. If your initial application is successful then you will be invited for interview. In some cases we may request additional information before your application can be considered further. Overseas applicants will be interviewed by Skype/Facetime.

Successful candidates will receive a formal acceptance email, together with details for payment. We can only reserve places on courses for applicants who have made an initial deposit. Full payment must be made four weeks before the course starts.

Click here to download the delta-module-three-application-form-and-task

For further information please contact us: delta@ih-buenosaires.com​

Full details of how to pay will be provided once you have been accepted on to a course.

However, you should be aware of the following information:

To reserve your place on the course you will need to make a deposit

Full fees must be paid (four weeks) before the course starts.

Candidates who pay in full ten weeks before the start of the course receive an ‘early bird’ discount of 10%.

Payment may be made locally by cheque from an Argentine account, bank deposit or transfer; or by international wire transfer.

Cambridge English Enrolment fees are subject to change before the course start date.

For further information please contact us: delta@ih-buenosaires.com​

Frequently asked questions

If you have further questions about the Delta Modules or our preparation courses, please also read our FAQs page. If your question still remains unanswered, please don’t hesitate in emailing us at delta@ih-buenosaires.com.

Delta Module Three Tutorial Support Packages

Delta Module Three is aimed at developing teachers’ awareness of the main types of syllabus and the methods for conducting needs analysis within different English language teaching specialisms. Candidates are introduced to research skills and the theory and techniques behind assignment planning and syllabus design. Candidates also look at assessment and its impact on syllabus content and teaching methodology. Delta Module Three is assessed via an extended written assignment.

International House Buenos Aires offers full preparation for writing your Delta Module Three assignment through our individual online tutorial support packages. Working through email and Skype or Facetime, course candidates and tutors meet online for each tutorial to discuss comprehensive written feedback provided for draft assignments and give advice about future planning of assignments at various stages of the writing process.

Tutorials are arranged according to the number needed and the times available to both tutors and candidates. Tutorials can be bought in packs from one to five tutorials, although five tutorials are recommended to ensure you keep on track throughout the assignment. The first tutorial takes place at the beginning of the writing process and focuses on the key issues behind your choice of specialism and helps you plan your needs analysis and diagnostic test. The second tutorial provides feedback on stage one of the writing process and helps you to plan stage two. The third tutorial provides feedback on stage two and helps you to plan stage three. The fourth tutorial looks back at stage three and ahead towards stage four. The final tutorial takes place once you have completed a first draft of the entire assignment, in order to provide you with comprehensive feedback and advice on what further work is necessary, ahead of submitting the assignment to Cambridge English by the deadline.

Delta Module Three enrollment

As an approved Delta Modules exam centre, IH Buenos Aires submits Delta Module Three assignments each June and December.

The enrolment deadline for Delta Module Three assignment submission is four weeks before Delta Module One exam day, which is always the first Wednesday in June and December. We must receive your enrolment fee before this date in order to be able to enrol you for Delta Module Three assignment submission.

Please contact delta@ih-buenosaires.com, at least six weeks before the Delta Module One exam, stating your full name as you wish it to appear on your certificate, your sex and date of birth, whether or not you have taken a preparation course or submitted an assignment before, and we will send you payment details and information about submitting your assignment and plagiarism and statements of originality information.

We must receive your enrolment fee at least 24 hours before the enrolment deadline in order to enrol you.

Tutorial Support Package Fees:

      • Five tutorials USD 395
      • Four tutorials USD 320
      • Three tutorials USD 245
      • Two tutorials USD 170
      • One tutorial USD 95

Delta Module 3 Cambridge English enrolment fee: USD 320

For further information please contact us at delta@ih-buenosaires.com

How to apply

To apply for a tutorials package, please email delta@ih-buenosaires.com, stating your wish for tutorials and outlining the context in which you are writing the assignment. Please provide details of:

      • Your chosen specialism and details of the class the assignment is focusing on
      • Your preparation for Module Three to date
      • The session for which you are intending to submit
      • Your other qualifications at Delta level

Acceptance onto a Delta Module Three Tutorial Support Package assumes you have already attended a preparation course and so have the necessary knowledge and expertise in order to carry out the assignment successfully. You also need to be teaching in a context relevant to your assignment, with access to real students.

Delta Module Three Tutorial Support Package Fees:

      • DELTA Module 3 Five tutorials USD 395
      • DELTA Module 3 Four tutorials USD 320
      • DELTA Module 3 Three tutorials USD 245
      • DELTA Module 3 Two tutorials USD 170
      • DELTA Module 3 One tutorial USD 95

Delta Module 3 Cambridge English enrolment fee: USD 320

For further information please contact us: delta@ih-buenosaires.com

Full details of how to pay will be provided once you have been accepted for tutorials.

However, you should be aware of the following information:

To begin your tutorials you will need to pay first.

Payment may be made locally by cheque from an Argentine account, bank deposit or transfer; or by international wire transfer.

Cambridge English Enrolment fees are subject to change.

Frequently asked questions

If you have further questions about the Delta Modules or our preparation courses, please also read our FAQs page. If your question still remains unanswered, please don’t hesitate in emailing us at delta@ih-buenosaires.com.

Online Training

Are you a recent graduate? Are you looking for a career change? Are you already teaching English and want a formal qualification or better training? Then the Cambridge English CELTA is for you.

IH Certificate in Teaching Very Young Learners

IH Certificate in Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers

IH Certificate in Online Tutoring

IH Certificate in Teaching Business English

IH Director of Studies Course

IH Certificate in Teaching 1-2-1

IH Action Research Course

IH Certificate in Advanced Methology

Please contact us for further information: belgrano@ih-buenosaires.com

Supporting schools

If you are a school looking for a fresh perspective on English language teaching, find out what we can do for you.

International House boasts a vastly experienced team of teacher trainers and academic coordinators who can provide your school with a fresh per- spective on English language teaching and the services you provide, through tailor-made training and assessment programmes designed so that your school can work to its maximum potential using the most effective teaching and learning methodologies.

International House will help you to achieve this by offering the following services:

      • A teaching and learning audit of your school
      • Tailor-made teacher development programmes
      • A wide range of context-appropriate teacher training courses A teacher observation programme
      • A teacher tutorial programme
      • Teacher development workshops package
      • Language for teachers courses

An International House assessor with many years of varied international experience in both teacher training and academic management will audit every aspect of your school’s English department, meeting with the academic managers, teachers and students and observing them at work in order to assess the strengths and weaknesses of your programme and suggest ways to improve performance over the short, medium and long terms, as well as ensuring that you are benefitting from the most up to date and effective teaching methodologies.

The audit includes:

      • Meetings with all staff in posts of responsibility within the English department
      • Meetings with teaching staff focus groups
      • Meetings with student focus groups
      • Observation of all members of the teaching staff
      • A survey of the resources and facilities
      • Written and oral feedback with recommendations for improving practice
      • Post-audit support in implementing recommendations

International House trains the trainers, teaches the teachers and assesses the assessors!

Our internationally acclaimed in-house teacher training team can offer you a tailor-made teacher development programme designed specifically to nurture your teachers and bring the best out of them in their personal teaching context.

A tailor-made teacher development programme may include some or all of the following depending on your teachers’ needs:

      • A structured teacher observation programme
      • A supported peer observation programme
      • A methodology workshop programme
      • A language for teachers programme
      • A teacher tutorial programme
      • A teaching and learning audit of your school
      • Tailor-made teacher development programmes
      • A wide range of context-appropriate teacher training courses A teacher observation programme
      • A teacher tutorial programme
      • Teacher development workshops package
      • Language for teachers courses

The tailor-made teacher development programme is designed either in response to a teaching and learning audit or a diagnostic needs analysis of the teaching staff. It can be carried out Face2Face, online or as a blended programme depending on the needs and availability of your teaching staff.

Please click on each of the above links to see more details of each aspect of the teacher development programme.

As part of the International House World affiliate network, IH Buenos Aires offers a wide-range of teacher training courses both Face2Face at IH Buenos Aires and online at the IH online teacher training institute.

Our Face2Face courses include:

      • CELTA
      • Combined Delta Modules Intensive course
      • Delta Module One Preparation course
      • Delta Module Three Preparation course
      • Delta Module Three Tutorial packages
      • IH Certificate in Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers
      • IH Language Awareness course

Our Online courses include:

      • IH Delta Module One Exam preparation
      • IH Certificate in Teaching Very Young Learners
      • IH Certificate in Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers
      • IH Certificate in Teaching English
      • IH Certificate in Teaching 1-2-1
      • IH Certificate in Advanced Methodology
      • IH Certificate in Online Tutoring
      • IH Certificate in Business English
      • IH Teacher Trainer Course
      • IH Action Research Course
      • IH Language Awareness course
      • IH Directors of Studies course

Please click on the name of each course to find out more information.

An International House teacher trainer and academic manager will observe each of your teachers teaching a planned class and give them feedback on the lesson.

The programme may also include the setting up of a peer observation programme within the school if requested.

The programme includes:

      • Optional introductory workshop to discuss development needs of teaching staff
      • Optional individual tutorials at the planning stage
      • Observation of each teacher’s lesson
      • Individual oral feedback meeting with each teacher
      • Individual written feedback on each observation
      • Optional summary workshop to discuss overall strengths and weaknesses of the teaching and suggestions for improvement

Teacher tutorial programmes are designed to give your teachers personalised feedback on their professional development and help them to structure their continued future development. Each member of the teaching staff meets individually with an International House Teacher Trainer and Academic Manager to discuss any of the following:

      • Perceived strengths as a teacher
      • Attitudes to language learning and teaching
      • Ways of lesson planning
      • Ways of classroom management
      • Past and future reading and research
      • Dealing with difficult classes, parents and students
      • Areas for development
      • Action plan for future development

International House can provide your teachers with a wide-range of teacher development workshops tailored to their interests and needs. Packages can range from a one off event to a year-long programme and everything in between.

Schools can suggest any topics for workshops, although some possible subjects might include:

      • analysing and clarifying language
      • teaching language (either in general or a specific language area)
      • developing receptive sub-skills
      • developing productive sub-skills
      • teaching discourse
      • teaching functional language
      • critical thinking
      • life skills
      • classroom management
      • using songs
      • using games
      • using video
      • language acquisition
      • methods and approaches
      • teaching with technology
      • teaching without materials
      • etc. etc. !

or leave it up to us to choose your programme!:

If your teachers would like to improve their English at the same time as they improve their teaching, then language for teachers courses are the answer. Courses can be provided at any level for any type of teachers. The teacher of the course will be an experienced teacher trainer and academic coordinator, fully-qualified to development your teachers’ language ability within the context of teacher development.

Classes can be provided Face2Face or online, either synchronously in an online classroom or asynchronously through a wiki – the choice is yours!

Capacitación ELE

Viajá por el mundo enseñando español

Certificado International House para la Enseñanza de Español como Lengua Segunda o Extranjera (IHC)

Único centro avalado por International House World Organisation en Argentina

Con la aprobación de IH World Organisation, nuestros cursos IHC (Certificado IH para la Enseñanza de Español como Segunda Lengua ELE) se realizarán completamente en línea, a través de las aulas Zoom.

Cursos

Todos los aspectos del curso serán online en tiempo real: esto incluye clases de metodología, práctica docente, evaluación, planificación de clases grupales, observación, tareas y tutorías.


Los criterios utilizados para la evaluación de la enseñanza serán exacta- mente los mismos que los utilizados en los cursos presenciales: durante el curso, el candidato será evaluado por sus habilidades de enseñanza, no por sus habilidades técnicas.

Los certificados finales, avalados por International House World Organisation, se mantienen iguales a los del curso presencial: no se hará diferencia entre los diferentes modos de dictado del curso.

Información general

Si recién terminaste tus estudios, querés dar un giro en tu carrera profesional, estás enseñando español a extranjeros y querés obtener una certificación formal, entonces el Certificado para la enseñanza de español como lengua extranjera (IHC en ELE) es para vos.


Avalado por International House World Organisation Assessment Unit, el certificado IHC es dictado en varios idiomas en muchas de las más de 150 sedes de International House en el mundo. La validez internacional del IHC está respaldada por el prestigio y la trayectoria de International House en el mundo de la enseñanza de idiomas, y su impecable reputación en la formación de profesores. International House World Organisation es una red de más de 150 escuelas en más de 50 países en los 5 continentes, que permite que los poseedores del certificado puedan desempeñarse en el área de la enseñanza del español, tanto en Argentina como en el exterior.

El IHC se dicta en nuestra institución desde 1999, y muchos de nuestros egresados se desempeñan como profesores de español o coordinadores de departamento en instituciones privadas y estatales, en centros de lenguas y universidades en todo el mundo.

International House Buenos Aires Teacher Training es el único centro cuyo certificado es avalado por International House World Organisation Assessment Unit en Argentina.

El certificado es redactado en inglés e incluye en el reverso un certificado analítico en español.

A quién está dirigido

El curso IHC está dirigido a aquellas personas que con diferentes formaciones, estudios o experiencias profesionales, deseen enseñar castellano a extranjeros, ya sea en Argentina o en el exterior. La experiencia en el campo de la enseñanza o el conocimiento de lenguas extranjeras no son indispensables, como tampoco la formación en el campo de la lingüística o la lengua, si bien este tipo de conocimiento podría resultarle útil al alumno durante el progreso del curso.

Dedicación

El curso se dicta en dos modalidades: intensiva y extensiva.

En la modalidad intensiva el curso para obtener el Certificado IHC demanda una dedicación a tiempo completo durante un mes ya que la carga horaria supera las 9 horas diarias, 7-8 horas de cursada, más 3 horas de trabajo independiente.

En la modalidad extensiva dicha carga horaria se distribuye semanalmente: 7-8 horas de cursada, más 3 horas de trabajo independiente.

Durante la modalidad intensiva no es posible ni se aceptarán candidatos que deban trabajar, realizar algún otro curso o rendir exámenes durante el mes del IHC aunque estos se realicen fuera del horario de cursada.

Contenido del curso:

El curso aborda tres áreas

Metodología
Una visión concreta, práctica y participativa del uso del método comunicativo en el aula. La utilización de materiales, el uso de ayudas audiovisuales, presentación de temas, recursos para el manejo del aula y una amplia cobertura de los últimos enfoques que complementan una enseñanza comunicativa.

Análisis gramatical
Un modo de analizar la lengua y sus componentes que es significativo para el estudiante, y profundo y completo para el educador.

Prácticas
Práctica regular frente a dos grupos multiculturales de estudiantes extranjeros de dos niveles diferentes, donde se aplican los conocimientos que se van adquiriendo a lo largo del curso en las clases teóricas. A estas clases prácticas le siguen una devolución realizada por el tutor, y un informe escrito sobre lo que aconteció en clase con el profesor y los alumnos, la planificación previa, las actividades realizadas y los materiales utilizados.

Modo de evaluación

Para obtener el Certificado IH para la Enseñanza de Español a Extranjeros se debe aprobar el curso. La evaluación se hace a lo largo del mismo y se tienen en cuenta factores como: la puntualidad y asistencia (se requiere de 100% de asistencia al curso), la dedicación, el trabajo en equipo, los trabajos prácticos escritos, los recursos en las clases de prácticas, la interacción con los alumnos y compañeros, la planificación de las clases, y la producción de materiales.

Próximo curso: Febrero 2024

El curso consta de 120 horas con un número máximo de integrantes de 6 o 12 personas, dependiendo del mes.

Aranceles 2023

US$800 (o su equivalente en pesos al cambio oficial el día de pago) , más el certificado de USD70 (setenta dólares), que se abonan antes de finalizar la primera semana de cursada.

Para registrarse en el curso, en primer lugar se debe completar en su totalidad el formulario pre-inscripción y enviarlo por correo electrónico a belgrano@ih-buenosaires.com con la leyenda “Formulario Pre-entrevista Certificado IH” en el asunto. En la primera hoja del formulario es necesario indicar la fecha y turno del curso solicitado.

A continuación, nos pondremos en contacto para concertar una entrevista por skype.

Luego de la entrevista, el alumno recibirá una carta de aceptación por correo electrónico, y a continuación el detalle de las formas de pago. Entonces se estará en condiciones de reservar la vacante abonando el 50% del valor del curso, y el saldo deberá cancelarse antes del comienzo de clases.

Se recomienda iniciar el proceso con un mínimo de cuatro semanas de anterioridad a la fecha de inicio del curso solicitado. Las vacantes son limitadas y se otorgan por orden estricto de inscripción mediante el pago del 50% en concepto de reserva (no de fecha de envío del formulario, entrevista o pedido de informes); no se reservan vacantes por correo electrónico ni por teléfono.

El curso se dicta únicamente en la sede de Belgrano.

¿Es válido en todo el mundo?
El IHC es un certificado emitido por IHWO, una entidad de gran trayectoria y reconocimiento internacional. Esto le da el carácter de internacional al Certificado IHC.

¿En qué tipos de instituciones me permite trabajar el IHC?
El IHC te habilita a trabajar en escuelas de idiomas. Depende de cada país podrán admitirte en algún otro nivel educativo, pero tené en cuenta que este es un certificado y no un curso de posgrado.

¿Para quiénes está pensado el curso IHC?
El curso IHC está dirigido a aquellas personas que con diferentes formaciones, estudios o experiencias profesionales, deseen enseñar español a extranjeros, ya sea en Argentina o en el exterior.

¿Qué formación previa debo tener para ser admitido en el curso?
Para comenzar con el proceso de inscripción debés tener como mínimo el nivel secundario completo y, preferentemente, alguna carrera de grado o terciaria en proceso o completa. Tener formación en docencia o en lengua española no es un requisito para los participantes aunque es una gran herramienta.

No tengo nada de experiencia docente ¿Puedo hacer este curso?
La experiencia en el campo de la enseñanza NO es un requisito si bien este tipo de conocimiento podría resultarle útil al alumno durante el progreso del curso.

El IHC es un curso con un gran componente práctico (60 horas). El objetivo es que los candidatos experimenten en el aula todos los contenidos teóricos a medida que avanza el curso.

¿Qué diferencias hay entre los cursos intensivos y los extensivos?
El IHC es un único curso que se dicta en dos modalidades pero cuyos requisitos, objetivos, contenidos, duración y exigencia no se ven alterados. La gran diferencia entre la modalidad extensiva y la intensiva radica en que el primero se dicta a lo largo de 4 meses y permite, por ello, mayor tiempo de procesamiento de los contenidos nuevos y de preparación de las clases prácticas. Mientras que el intensivo se dicta a lo largo de un solo mes.

Es por esto que, para participar de un curso intensivo, recomendamos tener experiencia o formación docente y/o en lingüística o lengua española.

¿Cómo se aprueba el curso?
No hay un examen o una práctica final que determina la aprobación del curso. La evaluación es formativa y en proceso. Sin embargo, existen requisitos mínimos de aprobación. Estos son:

      • Dictar 6 horas de clase práctica y aprobarlas
      • Asistir al 100% del curso
      • Cumplir con todas las tareas propuestas durante el curso

¿Cuántas horas por fuera de la cursada debo dedicarle al curso?
Además de las horas de cursada deberás contar con unas 4 o 5 horas de dedicación extra entre clase y clase, tanto en los cursos intensivos como en los extensivos. Estas horas contemplan no solamente tiempo de trabajo individual sino también trabajo en equipo para la preparación de clases prácticas.

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