About the teacher training centre
IH London opened in 1959. We are the no.1 language school in Central London, judged by the latest British Council inspections and reported in the EL Gazette (2019). Every year we train over 500 new teachers and enable them to embark on exciting new journeys across the globe to inspire and teach others.
IH London was started by John and Brita Haycraft, the founders of IHWO, and its classrooms saw the very first CELTA courses back in the 1960s. The premises is very centrally located in Covent Garden. The centre is now a charitable trust, and is most well-known for English language courses and teacher training. We have, from our beginnings, been a leading contributor in the ELT field and we strive to continue to make a significant contribution to the international language education community.
What is DELTA
DELTA (Diploma in teaching English to speakers of other languages) covers advanced theory and practice to help you develop in your teaching career. You need at least one year’s experience to make the most of it.
There are three modules, which you can take in any order.
Module 1 is “Understanding Language, Methodology and Resources for Teaching”. This is the examined module, and is primarily theoretical.
Module 2 is “Developing Professional Practice”. It is assessed with a portfolio of coursework and assessed lesson observations.
Module 3 is independent research on either an ELT specialism or management. It is assessed by a written dissertation.
DELTA at IH London
If you take the DELTA Module 2 at IH London there is an additional £357 Cambridge Exam fee.
We have a large teacher training department, with 25 teacher trainers on our staff. Each has a wide range of specialisms to bring a wealth of experience and different teaching backgrounds to our training courses.
We have a mix of British and International students with a wide range of ages.
Once you have completed a DELTA with us you will be able to join our member’s only ‘Trained by IH London’ online group and be part of our global community. We stay in touch with our students to share industry news and career opportunities in different schools and countries. We welcome you to share your stories, tips and support with each other. You can stay in touch with the people on your course and be part of our international network of teachers.
Tutors at this training centre
My advice is to always try and continue to learn and refresh / update your skills, be it technology, ideas or techniques. If you are lucky enough to be in a school that has teacher development sessions, opportunities to observe others and to try different contexts, take them. It makes for a more interesting career.
Learn from your students, involve them as much as you can and don’t be afraid to try different things.
DELTA student testimonials
I feel I now have the confidence / knowledge to support ideas and beliefs I had about teaching before the course, to really understand why I do things in the way that I do. The course was incredibly well delivered, and I felt incredibly well supported through the process. Angharad
Well I have learnt so much. It’s like standing under Niagra Falls with a cup, trying to catch as much water as you can! Fantastic support and facilities. Steven