ILA Vietnam

ILA Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

ILA Vietnam
ILA Vietnam
ILA Vietnam
ILA Vietnam
ILA Vietnam
ILA Vietnam

Graduate Ratings

9.0 / 10

(234 student reviews)
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School Overview

School Description

Welcome to ILA Vietnam. We run multiple Cambridge CELTA courses each year in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Vietnam offers teachers amazing students, a fascinating culture, world renowned natural beauty and a very good cost of living.

Help with Employment

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.

Accommodation

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.

Refund Policy

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.

Location Overview

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.

Details and Comparisons

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.

School Address

CTY TNHH ILA VIET NAM
146 NGUYEN ĐINH CHIEU, P 6, Q. 3, TP. HO CHI MINH

Upcoming Courses

CELTA (What is CELTA?)

Dates
09 Jul 2018 -
03 Aug 2018
FULL
13 Aug 2018 -
07 Sep 2018
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17 Sep 2018 -
12 Oct 2018
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22 Oct 2018 -
16 Nov 2018
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26 Nov 2018 -
21 Dec 2018
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Student Reviews

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The CELTA course was just what I expected. However, the tutors and the administrative exceeded my expectations. To a person, they were excellent. The administration was friendly and responsive. The tutors were very professional, had a lighter side and knew exactly what they were doing at all times. I have been a teacher for many years, but I feel the CELTA will have a big impact in how I prepare for and run classes in the future.

, CELTA student,

Great learning experience.

, CELTA student,

A great course that was very well delivered and administered. The workload is demanding and at times overwhelming. A compiled workbook would be of great assistance to students.

, CELTA student,

Really liked it, was worth it.

, CELTA student,

This was a positive experience.

, CELTA student,

It was a little strange to take a two-week break after just one week, but otherwise a smooth and worthwhile course.

, CELTA student,

An outstanding course delivered by friendly, knowledgeable tutors. I would highly recommend doing a Celta with ILA (if you think you can handle the workload!) Seriously worth every penny and an experience I’ll never forget.

, CELTA student,

Quality stuff all around. Very compressed though, and I feel it would be more beneficial to the trainees to give them just a little bit more breathing room, both to allow materials to sink in properly and to avoid shaving five years off of their expected lifespan :P

, CELTA student,

I loved everything about it (see below) the tutors were amazing.

, CELTA student,

The one month doing CELTA at ILA was a fun ride, thanks to the teachers and staff who have greatly helped relieve a lot of the stress and tension. They were very helpful with feedback & input, I was surprised at how much I can learn and improve within such a short period of time. Resources are available & useful to the course, students were motivated & very friendly. The people I was doing the course with were the best, very dedicated & willing to learn. There were a lot of teamwork throughout the course & having the best bunch of people made it so much better.

, CELTA student,

Worth taking

, CELTA student,

Can't say enough about the tutors. Was a little bit sad when it ended to be honest. It was such an incredible opportunity to be given input and feedback from people so mind bogglingly skilled at their craft. I'm glad I chose ILA for this aspect alone and can say with absolute confidence that I came out of this program a much much much better teacher.

, CELTA student,

Massively intense but well worth doing. Tutors are absolutely awesome and will help you through if you show you are willing to work hard and make progress. The key is your attitude... sure, have fun but you must do the work at the same time. Cam on em Thao for your floorless admin and support work!

, CELTA student,

extremely intense but worth it. learned so much and had so much support.

, CELTA student,

I had a great time on the course. Everyone was lovely from tutors and admin staff to peers. Great collective knowledge, I learned loads.

, CELTA student,

It was very enjoyable and provided plenty of insights into the English teaching profession.

, CELTA student,

Highly recommend the place!

, CELTA student,

Quite a grueling experience that pushed me to my limits of info intake. Learned more than I thought I could in one month and made great friends.

, CELTA student,

Excellent! As you can see from the rating, I'm very happy! The package deal was a gamechanger, kudos on that, it was a big reason as to why I choose ILA for the CELTA. LA course was very useful. Special mention for Co. Khanh, our Vietnamese 'survival skills' tutor. She made the first week very fun and had very valuable input. All 3 Tutors, Jon, Mike, and Chris, were absolutely incredible. Overall experience is very positive. Thank you to the whole ILA team.

, CELTA student,

Very professional, well organised course. I learnt a lot and would recommend ILA to others for CELTA. Prep room facilities could be improved however.

, CELTA student,

This is a very personally challenging course but doing a package including accommodation, some Vietnamese lessons and Language Awareness as well as the CELTA was really efficient and effective with ILA - it was so good to have a hotel around the corner from the teacher training centre. ILA know what they are doing and do it very well.

, CELTA student,

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,

I got to meet super cool people, fellow course takers, Vietnamese students, and the awesome tutors! It was an experience like nothing I've ever had. I cannot praise the course enough. Thank-you! 😊

, CELTA student,

One of the top excellent training courses I have attended.

, CELTA student,

I learned a lot from this course thanks to the tutors' hard work and great support. Content of the input sessions and feedback for TPs are practically helpful for me in my future teaching carreer. Thank you very much!

, CELTA student,

I enjoyed the course overall. I was able to gain experience teaching and learning from observing other teachers and the tutors.

, CELTA student,

Everything I read about the course turned out to be true. It was very intense, but the trainers were very supportive and encouraging.

, CELTA student,

I really enjoyed my experience and gained useful skills. The tutors are very professional and supportive. I would recommend this course without any hesitation.

, CELTA student,

Enriching and inspiring

, CELTA student,

Very interesting and enjoyable, with engaging and helpful tutors. More time for lesson planning would be appreciated as I think my lessons could have been better if I was less rushed and had more sleep!

, CELTA student,

All in all it was a good course. Although very challenging and a lot of work, I feel that I improved greatly.

, CELTA student,

Overall very positive; the facilities were conducive to the program.

, CELTA student,

I had such an amazing experience on the course. Expectations were always clear, which was so important on a course this difficult. I learned so much and have so much respect for the students we taught.

, CELTA student,

I've had a great experience taking my CELTA at ILA.

, CELTA student,

It was a good experience. Great people and quality training.

, CELTA student,

It was an intense and rewarding experience that I cannot recommend enough - the tutors were fantastic, the people on the course were incredibly interesting and supportive, and there was a lot of valuable information thrown at us every day, which helped us to develop as teachers very quickly.

, CELTA student,

great school and staffs. Please

, CELTA student,

Th course was great. Very professional, challenging and run to a very high standard.

, CELTA student,

Great experience, very supportive tutors. I now feel ready to teach in a student centred English language learning environment!

, CELTA student,

A good experience.

, CELTA student,

The course was a significant experience and one of the hardest and most rewarding things I've done in recent memory. The tutors at ILA Vietnam were very professional and provided a rigorous program. The staff were courteous and helpful.

, CELTA student,

The course is hard work from start to finish, but it's very well run and the tutors are brilliant. They are a wealth of information and all the feedback they provided about my teaching and assignments was constructive and helpful. They were also incredibly supportive throughout the course, which was a real bonus!

, CELTA student,

The tutors worked really hard to make it less stressful and more enjoyable to the candidates. Materials were well-prepared.

, CELTA student,

Great program overall. Very satisfied with the facilities, location, administration, tutors, and package deal.

, CELTA student,

It was very intense, but I learned a lot.

, CELTA student,

Very happy with the course. It was very challenging but I learned a lot that will make me a better teacher from the start.

, CELTA student,

The tutors were very friendly, keeping the course enjoyable in spite of the heavy load. They provided good resources and feedback, and I felt well supported by them and the facilities in regards to TP and assignments.

, CELTA student,

Overall, a very pleasant experience with great tutors and fellow trainees

, CELTA student,

Very positive. It prepared me for the real world.

, CELTA student,

An intense month, but they make the tutors make it bearable! They try to make it as fun as possible. So glad I chose to do it with ILA.

, CELTA student,

This course has been a life-changing experience. I have learnt so much and will never teach in the same way again. I cannot wait to put everything into practice in the classroom.

, CELTA student,

Course was great -- I learned immensely from Tara, Michael, and Natalia. Also, the fact that my tutors have stayed in touch with me is wonderful. My only criticisms of the course are: 1) at times it felt like the tutors were not on the same page - for example, one tutor said it was acceptable to use a publication's initials as a citation, but another said the full name was required and gave me an S- on citations for that lesson 2) if the people on the 5th floor could handle IT issues when the 6th floor has gone home, that would b great -- one time on a weekend, the printers ran out of toner and left people teaching Monday morning stuck waiting until less than hour before their lesson to do all their printing and cutting; the 5th floor people said they only handle teacher IT issues, not CELTA ones.

, CELTA student,

The course was professionally administered by a team of experienced, reasonable people. Having to actually try hard to meet the standards was a refreshing surprise, too. Finally, my classmates were a pleasure to work with. Admittedly, I was worried that a lot of the teach-abroad crowd would be an unpleasant mix of overachieving gap-year millenials treading water until their iphone app that puts bar codes on beaded bracelets for indigenous street merchants takes off and their humanities-major counterparts ready to Eat, Pray, Love until it's time to put that experience to work managing social media for some corporation back at home. As usual, I was wrong, and thank god for that.

, CELTA student,

Our tutors were very qualified and I learned so much! It was extremely intense and stressful, just as they told us it would be, but I gained several new skills and it was all worth it in the end.

, CELTA student,

I thought we had a great balance of tutor styles and some really great input sessions that featured a nice mix of theoretical as well as practical information. There was great support offered throughout and I feel that my teaching really improved after taking this course!

, YLE student,

Excellent course. Learnt so much in such a short space of time.

, CELTA student,

Difficult, occasionally frustrating, but enlightening and rewarding.

, CELTA student,

Good experience - would recommend.

, CELTA student,

Tutors were great, the course content could be condensed down imo lots of waffle. Computer system is a bit dated as are the photocopying procedures, but good enough to get the job done.

, CELTA student,

it was an intense yet enjoyable experience. I learned a lot.

, CELTA student,

The course was very well run and structured. It was all I was expecting and more.

, CELTA student,

An excellent, efficient and involving course very professionally organized and presented. As trainees, we were both challenged and supported with care by the tutors.

, CELTA student,

It was a great experience. I am happy that I did my CELTA at ILA Vietnam. The tutors and the administrative staff were great. They all did a great job. I learned a lot over the course.

, CELTA student,

A very constructive and supportive program that teaches you all you need to know to begin, or to further a career in TEFL.

, CELTA student,

A laborious yet rewarding summer boot camp for would-be teachers was what the course felt like. I would've gladly done it again for the nervous excitability and the human interactions. The tutors that I had were very nice.

, CELTA student,

I have learned a lot of useful things which can be applied in my future teaching. Moreover, I also became more confident about teaching English to learners thanks to the experience I had gained during the course.

, CELTA student,

I thought the course was well run and Im so glad I did it. I learned so much in such a short time! They say that the course is intense and they are not kidding! My one bit of advice is bring a laptop with word on it if you can as there was a lot of demand for the computers at the centre and they were not that reliable. The centre is only open from 8-8 and you would think that would be enough time to get all the work done but it isn't. Having my own laptop to work from at home was a life saver and meant I didn't have to work within those hours and always had a reliable computer. The course was so worth doing I would highly recommend it and ILA were very professional and helpful.

, CELTA student,

Brilliant, supportive and immersive learning experience

, CELTA student,

Very intense course, but extremely valuable. All what you needed to know about teaching EFL was taught. I had left the course with a very good foundation to start teaching English.

, CELTA student,

The course went vey smooth and I was happy with everything. I had plenty of support from great staff.

, CELTA student,

Great experience. Great tutors. Was let down by technology sometimes, but hopefully things have been rectified. I have zero hesitation in recommending this course.

, CELTA student,

A lot of stress but, overall, it's worth it

, CELTA student,

It was a useful course on many different levels. I thought that the marking by the tutors was at times inconsistent. ILA seriously needs to get decent computers, it's unbelievable how erratic the lab computers are, seen people go nuts over hours of lost work at least a couple times.

, CELTA student,

I think it was great and I learned so much. Thank you :) I gave facilities 4 star as there was an occasion where both photocopiers in the CELTA-trainee prep room were broken and weren't being fixed; additionally, I didn't know who to contact in order to get them fixed. I was unable to photocopy something which nearly jeopardized my lesson for a TP observation. I tried to use the upstairs photocopier but was told off by one of the admin staff. Eventually, I was able to photocopy my materials upstairs by having a word with a Centre 3 teacher, using his photocopying authorization. In total, the course cost me well over $1000 and I expect to be able to photocopy something if I need it for my observation. Besides this very small detail, the course was superb! :)

, YLE student,

The tutors were fantastic. I think too much time is spent observing our peers in our group. Perhaps it would be better to rotate the teachers so we could observe some of the other teachers doing their TPs.

, CELTA student,

I was really pleased with the quality and support of the tutors. They were very encouraging and I've learnt a lot.

, YLE student,

It was fantastic.

, YLE student,

Great people, learnt so much!

, YLE student,

Well worth doing. I took so much away with me and feel more professional in my job.

, YLE student,

I thought the course was well-paced and very thorough. Upon starting my first teaching job in Vietnam, I felt more prepared than I expected I would. The tutors were fantastic; I can't say enough good things about Jon, Mike, and Joe. Their teaching methods and styles were not only helpful but very enjoyable over a 4-week course. I feel lucky to have had them as mentors in my professional path.

, CELTA student,

I had a great experience training with ILA. Everything is exactly how I would have liked it. From the staff to the support every resource required was available and the training was top notch. I would highly recommend the CELTA training course at ILA to anyone thinking of improving or beginning their career as an English language teacher. The CELTA is a tough demanding course but at ILA things went very smoothly and the support was phenomenal. I will be returning to ILA to do my DELTA in the future.

, CELTA student,

Very professional with a good amount of guidance and feedback for development.

, CELTA student,

I learned a great deal from the course but I do think at times the intensity of the course prevents you from planning and teaching a lesson to the best of your ability. A fresh mind is needed to try a new teaching methodology or to implement a new idea in your classes. The students were a pleasure to teach and the feedback from the tutors was always constructive and pertinent. I am very happy with what I learned on the course and I will become a better teacher using the methodologies and ideas that I studied and learned about throughout the course.

, CELTA student,

Very happy about the course. Viable for those with some experience as well as those of us without.

, CELTA student,

The teaching and admin staff at ILA together make this course as good as it is.

, CELTA student,

I really enjoyed the CELTA at ILA Vietnam and already miss it. I felt that it did a very good job preparing me for my current teaching position.

, CELTA student,

Learned a lot and had a great time on the course. I had experience teaching so I didn't find it as hard as some others. The admin staff were super helpful and the tutors were really inspiring. Thanks a lot :)

, CELTA student,

Though intense, it was a great experience and a great source to develop as an ESL teacher.

, CELTA student,

I thought it was a professionally run course. The tutors did everything they could to help everyone succeed. It was a great experience overall.

, CELTA student,

Everything was just amazing. The course itself was really tough, but tutors were close to us and I could always ask them for help. There were many restaurants nearby since the school was on a pretty busy street. I didn't feel any danger walking back home alone at 8:00 pm after the school closed. I'm totally satisfied.

, CELTA student,

Everything was good except for the internet access which was poor.

, YLE student,

awesome

, YLE student,

Excellent tutors. Very helpful course. The computers for trainees are slow, outdated and a frustration to use.

, YLE student,

The course was great. The tutors were constructive, caring, and supportive. The admins helped whenever they can, and information reached us when needed. Jacuqes D. And Tara T.are well experienced and taught us to be better teachers. The only things that I'd complain about are the facilities. The internet was super slow when I took the course. It took me almost an how to copy and paste 8 Google images. They said it was because of sharks gnawing at the internet cable, but the internet was fine outside of ILA. The printer was down for the first week, and we had to run to another floor to print. There was a lot of construction going on during the course ( on the floor that we had to work on) so there was no quiet time to plan lesson or do assignments if you don't have your own computer outside of the office ( I was from out of town).

, YLE student,

A great learning experience. The trainers were excellent and the course professionally run. The price was the best going, with the city itself also being cheap. A worthy investment.

, YLE student,

The course was very effective. You could see clear improvements in everyone's teaching practice (and your own). There was lots of content and it was well-paced.

, CELTA student,

Very professional staff, excellent course material, I could tell that a lot of care and hard work had been put into Input Sessions. Staff always approachable and very knowledgeable.

, CELTA student,

Extremely helpful course. Very rigorous, but so worth the time, money and effort.

, CELTA student,

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