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Innovative Teacher Training course shortlisted for British Council award

04 December 2009

Bell Online Delta has been shortlisted in the UK Innovation category for the British Council’s prestigious 2010 ELTons Awards. The ELTons, the only awards ceremony of its type, is designed to recognise and ‘reward the wealth of innovative new English language teaching (ELT) resources that help English language learners and teachers achieve their goals.’

Launched in September 2008, the Bell Online Delta implements the new Delta Modules syllabus, responding to a growing demand from teachers for more flexible ways of obtaining the Delta qualification from anywhere in the world.

The suite of courses allows students to take one, two or three modules – in any order and at a date convenient to them – and offers a distinctive model of intensive, personal tutoring. Crucially, it is a genuinely active online course, not just a set of documents to download and assignments to submit.

‘I’m delighted that Bell’s commitment to innovation has been recognised in this way,’ said Will Kinsman, Bell’s Group Director of Sales and Marketing. ‘Innovation is at the heart of what Bell does and the Online Delta offers trainees real flexibility by combining smart technology with educational expertise to create a truly interactive – yet highly flexible - learning experience’.

Student feedback has been consistently positive, with 100% of participants surveyed rating the course as ‘very good’ or ‘outstanding’. One participant said, ‘I really enjoyed studying this way as I could fit it round my schedule. It is perfect for teachers in full-time employment.’ Another pointed out that, ‘Anyone across the globe can join the course and it has two exceptional advantages: firstly, you do not need to leave your own work-place or family; secondly there is an incredible variety of input from professionals from all around the world.’

Bell has a strong history in the awards, with Bell Krakow’s ‘Lippy & Messy ABC’ multi-media course reaching the short-list in 2007, followed by Bell Poznan’s ‘Learn English by Cooking’ programme in 2009.   

The ELTon awards ceremony takes place in London in March 2010.

Further details of the Bell Online Delta can be found at: www.bell-centres.com/delta

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Notes to Editors

About Bell

Bell is a leading educational charity and one of the largest British-owned providers of English language education services. Each year, Bell helps over 100,000 students, from more than 120 countries through one of its 37 worldwide teaching centres and e-channels, primarily to learn English and other languages. Bell operates 9 centres in the UK, including a boarding school for international students.

The organisation also provides teacher training, educational management, consultancy and project services to international organisations, universities and governments.

About the ELTons

The ELTons is the only international awards ceremony that rewards the wealth of innovative new English language teaching (ELT) resources that help English language learners and teachers achieve their goals.

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