What is CELTA?
The Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), accredited by Cambridge English Language Assessment, is an introductory course in teaching English to adult learners 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 thoroughly enjoyed completing the CELTA course at Apollo. CELTA has been an enriching and inspiring experience and I would recommend Apollo IH to future trainees. Thank you for a fun experience!” CELTA trainee – Nov/Dec 2014
“The course was extremely good. Very organised, great tutors, manageable timetable. I've never learnt so much in one month!” CELTA trainee – July/August 2015
“I really enjoyed the course. It was very challenging, but I found it interesting and I learnt so much. The tutors were fantastic. They were helpful and always there to discuss any CELTA issues. They offered constructive criticism that helped me to improve my teaching.” CELTA trainee – Nov/Dec 2013
As CELTA is an introductory course to English teaching, you don’t need any other EFL/ESL qualifications to be accepted. You usually need to have a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into higher education as well as a high advanced/proficiency level of English. If you decide to stay in Vietnam to teach, you will need to have a Bachelors degree in addition to the CELTA.
CELTA is an intensive course. Course hours are approximately 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday, but evenings and weekends should also be kept free for lesson planning and assignments.