DELTA is one of the best-known and most popular advanced TEFL/TESOL qualifications in the world. It is a flexible way for experienced teachers to progress further in their careers. DELTA can be taken at any stage in a teacher's career and is ideal for those wanting to update their teaching knowledge and improve their practice.

Module One (Understanding Language, Methodology and Resources for Teaching) is a written examination which includes two 90-minute written papers with a 30-minute break between. It focuses on the background to teaching and learning English in a range of contexts.

Context areas:

  • Theoretical perspectives on language acquisition and language teaching
  • Different approaches and methodologies, including current developments
  • Language systems and learners' problems
  • Knowledge of resources, materials and reference sources for language learning
  • Key concepts and terminology related to assessment

The examination is externally set and marked.

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Test dates and registration

British Council offers Module One written examination at our Kuala Lumpur centre. Places are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Please refer to the test dates below and their registration deadlines.

  • 02 June 2021 – Registration for this event is now open.

Registration procedure and payment

Please submit your completed application form and payment (see payment options below) via email (send to, courier or by hand to British Council Kuala Lumpur office at the address below so that they are received by the deadline stated in the application form.

British Council Exams Department (DELTA Exam)
Ground Floor, West Block,
Wisma Selangor Dredging,
142C Jalan Ampang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur,

An acknowledgement email will be sent to you within two (2) weeks upon receipt of your application form and payment. If you do not hear from us within this period, please contact us to check your exam registration status.

Payment options

You can pay for your examination in one of the following ways:

Exam Location Submit payment to Cash Credit Card Cheque / Bank Draft Bank Transfer 
Kuala Lumpur British Council Kuala Lumpur Yes Yes Yes Yes

Bank account details

Account Name: British Council
Bank Name: Citibank
Bank Swift Code: CITIMYKL
Account Number: 0-115889-028

Important notes

Cash Deposit must be made through the Citibank counter and not via Cash Deposit Machine. Payment description must be stated clearly.

For payment made by bank transfer and cash/cheque deposit, please attach a copy of the bank-in slip in your application form submission, or send it by email to

Application forms are available for download at the bottom of this page.

Questions on registration

If you have any questions related to registration, please contact us and we'll guide you along the way.

Special arrangements

If you need special arrangements during your examinations you must submit a recent medical report along with your application form. The medical report must specify what arrangements you will need for your examinations and must be submitted at least two months before the start of the examination session. Learn more about special arrangements.

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