RE: Is a DELTA certificate considered the same level as a BA degree?
No, a DELTA (Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificate is not typically considered the same level as a Bachelor's degree. The DELTA is a specific qualification for English language teaching, often taken by those who already hold an initial teaching certification like CELTA and have some teaching experience. While both DELTA and Bachelor's degree may require similar time commitment, they serve different purposes. A BA degree usually provides comprehensive knowledge in a chosen field of study, whereas a DELTA focuses on practical skills and theoretical knowledge specifically for teaching English language learners. Therefore, they are not directly equivalent, and each would be valued differently depending on the specific job role or situation. A person may hold a BA degree in a unrelated field and yet choose to obtain a DELTA for a career pivot into English language teaching.