Part time F2F DELTA Module 2 course at IH Rome Accademia Britannica

Rome, Italy
16 Oct 2020 - 21 May 2021

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Attendance Fri 1-7
Rome, Italy
IH Rome Accademia Britannica
Part time F2F €2,000

About the teacher training centre

In early March 2020, we found ourselves in lockdown here in Italy, with two CELTA courses in progress and many candidates enrolled on future courses. We didn’t want our candidates’ future plans to be delayed indefinitely by waiting for life to go back to “normal”. We discussed our options, and, once we received agreement from Cambridge Assessment English, moved all courses online.

Experience

IH Rome has been successfully training teachers for over 40 years and our team of six resident trainers have worked in a variety of contexts throughout the world.

Since March 2020, we have completed two CELTA courses online that were in progress when lockdown started, five fully-online courses, and at the time of writing (September 2020), have two fully-online courses in progress. We also have three more fully-online courses scheduled before the end of 2020. It’s been, and continues to be, a busy year!

We are confident that we deliver a great product with an online class - see our student testimonials below! But if you'd prefer to apply for a face to face course, we look forward to welcoming you back to Rome soon!

IH Rome Accademia Britannica is right in the heart of Rome, close to the Colosseum, San Giovanni in Laterano and the main railway station (Stazione Termini). If you are interested in exploring Rome, this is a great base. 

We started teaching English to local adults and children more than 50 years ago. Our teacher training centre was founded more than 30 years ago mainly to cater to the needs of the local schools. It expanded to become the largest in Italy, in response to the growing demand for training courses in both State schools and private institutions.

Some members of staff have been with the team nearly all that time! Norman, Giovanni, Ian and the whole team, still enjoy welcoming all their english and teacher training students into the school. 

Over the years we have helped more than three thousand candidates from all over the world to start their careers in English teaching both in Italy and abroad. And we are looking forward to the next three thousand!

 

What is DELTA Module 2?

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.

DELTA Module 2 is “Developing Professional Practice”.  It is assessed with a portfolio of coursework and assessed lesson observations. Topics covered are:

  • The learner and learning context
  • Preparing to teach
  • Using resources and materials in the classroom
  • Managing and supporting learning
  • Evaluating lesson planning
  • Observing lessons
  • Professional development

For more detail about DELTA and DELTA module 2, read our full guide here.

DELTA Module 2 at IH Rome Accademia Britannica

We are professional, welcoming and caring at the same time. Our students’ needs and wellbeing are of paramount importance to us.

Course participants have access to our fully equipped Study Centre and its extensive library of materials for lesson planning and reference. Trainees are also provided with their own room that includes photocopying and IT facilities, and Wi-Fi is available in the whole premises.

We have been a CELTA centre since 1975 and were one of the first centre in the world to run the CELTYL course back in 1997. We have a team of 6 resident trainers and we have trained about 4,500 teachers of EFL so far. 

Tutors at this training centre

Giovanni Licata

I’ve been an EFL teacher since 2006 and became a teacher trainer on CELTA courses in 2012. But teaching is always a part of my life and training takes many forms in my context, as in-house training is a big part of our school. I had another career before I started my life in TEFL – and I still do it! I’m a theater actor and director and have been since 1998. There are lots of similarities between teaching/training and theater direction so I’ve never thought of the two careers as mutually exclusive.

What do I hope for my trainees? This is a big question! My main hope is that they develop the ability to reflect on their classes and identify strengths and weaknesses of their lesson plans. To me, this is the most important skill to develop on the course as the trainees are with the tutors and their peers only for a limited amount of time. It’s like planting a seed, really.

Ian Nuttall

I’ve been an EFL teacher for about 30 years and a teacher trainer for 10 years. I’ve always worked in the EFL industry, but I did have a break from EFL for about 6 years when I worked in the international relations office of an Italian NGO. But I came back!

I hope my CELTA trainees learn how to engage with their students, listen to them and react to their needs. I also hope they develop good self-awareness in teaching practice and learn how to plan effective lessons and provide everyone in the classroom with a quality language learning experience.

Norman Cain

I have been an English teacher since 1979, and a teacher trainer since 1989. Before that I was a graphic designer.

My advice for an interesting and rewarding career in TEFL is to never stop learning, keep a balance between career and life, work for an organisation where you can develop your skills and learn from your relationships with others.

James Egerton

I started my TEFL journey as a graduate straight from University. I’m a teacher trainer now, but I'm still teaching alongside; this will be my ninth academic year in the classroom. I've been doing in-house teacher training since 2015 and qualified as a CELTA Tutor in March 2019. So, I can still see things from both sides of the coin.

What I (still) like the most about teaching is the amount that I learn from my students thanks to their life experiences and expertise, so I try to treat teaching as a two-way interaction. During a CELTA course, this translates into encouraging genuine interaction between trainee and students. It can be necessary to remind trainees not to leave their humanness at the classroom door, despite any nerves or stress they may be experiencing.

Flo Feast

I began working in EFL in 2010 and moved into teacher training in 2015. I dabbled in a few industries before taking my CELTA. I worked as cabin crew, an estate agent, and in facilities management.

My hopes and aspirations for people who embark on a TEFL career is that they’ll have the fantastic opportunities to travel as I have, and that they’ll meet many wonderful students and colleagues around the globe.

Chris Jones

I’ve been an EFL teacher since 2005 and a teacher trainer since 2010. Teaching English has been my whole career, apart from occasionally being a pianist.

My job as a CELTA tutor is to give every trainee teacher on the course the tools, knowledge and skills they need to start their teaching career with confidence and competence. My hope is that they do as I’ve done (and continue to do) – go out into the world to work hard, experience new cultures and meet new people.

DELTA Module 2 student testimonials

The Module 1 course was blended, and this was a great way to prepare for the exam. We had online study groups with weekly tasks which were moderated by trainers, and then met once a week to further explore the material. The IH Manzoni Rome trainers prepared us very well to have success with the exam. Module 2 was also blended, with online tasks which helped us with lesson preparation and reflection. I found Module 2 to be the most challenging of the three, but luckily had a great teaching team, and experienced tutors. The Module 3 extended assignment was a real challenge for me. However, it taught me a great deal. I had an excellent tutor who was able to really get to the heart of what I was trying to present, and without his support, I doubt I would have completed the Module. Completing the Delta has opened professional doors for me. It also led to lasting friendships and professional relationships, for which I will be forever grateful.  Jo Gillespie

 

An intensive but extremely positive learning experience with some of the best experts I have ever met in ELT and who have remained professional points of reference for me ever since. Sophie Bennett