The Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA)
, accredited by Cambridge ESOL, is an introductory course for candidates with little or no previous English Language teaching
experience as well as those with experience but little previous training. The qualification is recognised at English teaching companies all around the world and is very often a pre-requisite to employment as an EFL teacher.
“I would highly recommend the course to anyone planning on teaching ESOL. It helps you to be an organised, exciting and professional teacher.” CELTA trainee – Mar/Apr 2010
"I can recommend Apollo without hesitation. Not only was the course, the administration and the quality of teaching exceptional, but right in the middle of the course I developed a serious medical problem - and they gave me outstanding support! I came to Apollo with high expectation and they even exceeded them. An amazing, professional company. Thanks Apollo!" CELTA trainee – Feb/Mar 2012
Each program takes place over a four week period, and these run many times a year at our CELTA training centres in Ha Noi
and Ho Chi Minh City
. The work is intensive so that, upon successful completion, teachers are fully qualified. But more importantly, they gain key skills/teaching qualities including:
→ Learning the principles of effective teaching
→ Gaining a range of practical skills for teaching English to adult learners
→ Hands-on teaching practice
→ Building confidence
Whilst the course requires dedication, it is a fantastic achievement and is suited to candidates who wish to pursue an EFL career, and opens them up to numerous exciting opportunities.
There are five main units of learning:
→ Learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning context
→ Language analysis and awareness
→ Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
→ Planning and resources for different contexts
→ Developing teaching skills and professionalism
“I thought the course was very well structured and practical. Our tutors were knowledgeable, approachable and down-right delightful. I think I learned more in one month of doing CELTA than I did during the 4 years of my university” CELTA trainee – Nov/Dec 2008
As CELTA is an introductory course to English teaching, you don’t need any other EFL/ESL qualifications to be accepted. You need to have a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into higher education. If you decide to stay in Vietnam to teach you will need to have a Bachelors degree in addition to the CELTA.