ILA Vietnam

ILA Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

School and Location Overview

Contact ILA Vietnam

In order to provide you with the best service possible, ILA Vietnam needs to know a little about your specific situation. If you have questions, please first select a course from the list on the this page. You can always change course dates later.

Welcome to ILA Vietnam. We offer a variety of Cambridge Teaching qualifications – CELTA certificate courses, YL Extension and DELTA certificate courses as well as the chance to experience a fantastic country. Vietnam offers teachers amazing students, a fascinating culture, world renowned natural beauty and a very good cost of living.


Towards the end of the course, ILA provides a session called Professional Development. This session is run in order to help candidates get a clearer view of what to expect when looking for employment post-course and is an opportunity for them to ask questions about employment in Vietnam and around the world.

This session also includes a visit from our HR department who will talk about working in Vietnam and will provide thorough information for anyone interested in working with ILA specifically.

We offer a unique package for those taking the CELTA course. Join us one week earlier than your course starts and enjoy a survival Vietnamese language course (20 hours total), a refresher course for grammatical rules and terminology, we'll sort out your visa for you (3 month single entry) and arrange your accommodation for the whole 5 week period. Why not some time to enjoy the wonders that the city has to offer? All this for only $2795 USD!

The accommodation includes a daily breakfast and you will be met at the airport upon arrival.

Once paid, deposits are non-refundable. However, the full course fee [minus the deposit] can be refunded if you inform us at least 30 days before the course start date. Refunds after this point are only possible provided that we can find a replacement for you on the course.

Deposits and fees can be deferred to another course if you inform us 30 days before the course start date. Deferrals after this point are only possible provided that we can find a replacement for you on your original course.

Please note that deferment depends on whether the next course is available and starts within 12 months of your original payment.

Candidates who fail to meet the requirements of the CELTA resulting in a 'pass' grade not being awarded, along with candidates who decide to withdraw from the course after the initial start date, would not be entitled to a refund or a deferral of course fees.

Previously known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam's largest city and is a vibrant and bustling place teeming with opportunities. It is full of life and excitement, from colourful street markets to world-class restaurants; from renovated colonial buildings to ancient pagodas hidden amongst the tangled alleyways. While every corner provides opportunities for new experiences, the comforts of home can be easily found.

Upcoming Courses

CELTA (What is CELTA?)

Dates & FeeFormat
20 Nov - 15 Dec 2017 Full Time Details
08 Jan - 02 Feb 2018 Full Time Details
05 Feb - 16 Mar 2018 Full Time Details
26 Mar - 20 Apr 2018 Full Time Details
30 Apr - 25 May 2018 Full Time Details
04 Jun - 29 Jun 2018 Full Time Details

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there any cost to apply?
No. Applications are completely free. You will only be asked to pay for your course after you have been accepted.
How long does it take to apply?
The first part of the application should take around 5-15 minutes to complete.
What happens after I apply?
The school will review your application and contact you directly.
When should I apply?
As early as possible. Remember that the application is free, so the earlier you complete it, the earlier you will receive the result from the school and make your plans.

Student Reviews

Overall Ratings

9.0 / 10 (198 students)


Course Feedback

"A very intensive but great course that provided me with lots of insight and support to kickstart my English teaching career. Had a great time with students, tutors and fellow trainees on the course. "
, CELTA student,
"This course was tough but also was a really valuable experience for me. The intensiveness of the course really pushed me to face my shortcomings and improved a lot in such a short time. It laid a strong foundation for my teaching practice and helped me gain insights into my strengths and weaknesses as a teacher. I am much more confident now in pursuing my teaching career. So to my wonderful tutors and fellow trainees, thank you for making this experience possible."
, CELTA student,
"My experience on the course was very rewarding with so much to learn yet stressful and at times inundated with fears that I might not make it through to the end. Nevertheless, I held fast to the fact that 'I have what it takes to succeed' and I used that as my mantra to keep pressing on. The staff members for the most part have been wonderful and would go out of their way to ensure that whatever problems I have are addressed or offer some sort of advise to help me overcome the situation. The tutors for the most part have been very supportive and showed much interest in our overall development. I must also praise their professionalism and the high level of competence and expertise they possess in training us to become competent ESL teachers."
, CELTA student,


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