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The University of Durham is one of the oldest and most prestigious in the UK. Students who come to the Language Centre benefit from the very high standards of the University of Durham.  The very modern facilities include a language-dedicated multimedia network and a fully equipped self-access centre.  All the teachers are highly qualified and are involved in research.  Language Centre students can also take advantage of the University's wide range of sporting and social facilities.

Teacher Training and Development Courses

Teacher Training and Development Courses are specifically designed for non-native speaker English teachers who already posess a good knowledge of English and who:

- wish to keep abreast of the most recent developments in language
- wish to reflect upon their practice and see how current trends apply to
- are enthusiastic about creating new ideas and trying them in the
- wish to develop their own level of English as well as theaching techniques.

dot4.gif (191 bytes)RSA/UCLES Certificate in English Language Teaching to
   Adults (CELTA)

RSA/UCLES is the longest established certificate course in the field of teaching English as a foreign language. The course is designed for those who:

  • are interested in entering a career teaching English as a foreign language.
  • are English teachers wishing to obtain an internationally recognised qualification.
  • are language teachers wishing to extend and develop their existing skills.

Course Structure

The course is a minimum of 100 hours in duration and is offered both on a part-time and full-time basis. During the course you develop a practical awareness of the needs of adult learners, the English language and language learning materials. During your course you are required to demonstrate this awareness through a practical ability to plan and carry out lessons; to focus on language appropriate to students' needs and help them to develop their skills in reading, listening, speaking and writing. You also undertake a detailed case study of one of your students, assessing their strengths and weaknesses and making for their future language development. Your tutors check your work and progress.


The price of a full-time course is £875 which is exclusive of accommodation but inclusive of all RSA registration fees.

Required Qualifications

Most entrants are University graduates or qualified teachers. You may also be a candidate if you can demonstrate to the University that you have the aptitude to cope with the rigorous nature of the course. The minimum age limit is 20 years. There is no upper age limit.

dot4.gif (191 bytes)RSA/UCLES Diploma in English Language Teaching to
   Adults (DELTA)

The DELTA course is an intensive and very rewarding course which is designed for those who:

  • are experienced EFL teachers.
  • are interested in extending their skills in EFL teaching.
  • are interested in developing their career at home or abroad.

Course Structure

The course consists of 120 hours made up of 30 x 4 hour sessions. Intensive input from experts in teacher training helps you to extend the skills you have developed through EFL teaching. You receive training in the most recent methodologies, are shown how to develop your classroom creativity and develop your understanding of teaching reading and writing skills. You also have the opportunity to demostrate your progress in the classroom.

In addition we help you to achieve a critical sense of the appropriateness of varied methods and techniques. You examine and discuss such issues as language awareness, pronunciation, course book evaluation, principles of class design and course planning. Candidates are assessed by assignments, observed teaching and final exam.


The course at Durham is £1,400. If you are accepted on the course after interview, a payment of £400 is required to ensure your place. The remaining amount may be paid in two instalments, one instalment of £500 to be paid at the start of the course and the second instalment of £500 at the beginning of week four by all candidates.

There is an additional CILTS fee of £110 (at time of printing) payable to Cambridge through the Language Centre on the first day of the course

arrow.gif (199 bytes) For more information please contact: 

The Language Centre
University of Durham
Elvet Riverside
New Elvet
Durham DH1 3JT
Tel: 0191 374 3716
Fax: 0191 374 7790 

Christopher Anderson, Head of Marketing and Teacher Training
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