ILA Vietnam

ILA Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Course Details


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Start Date

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Mon 22 Oct 2018

End Date

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Fri 16 Nov 2018


Full Time


Ho Chi Minh City




Monday - Friday, 8.45am - 5.30pm. Weekends and evenings will also be used for independent study and preparation.

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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?
You will be sent the second stage of the application, specific to the school to which you have applied.
When should I apply?
As early as possible, as Cambridge English courses are limited in size and often fill up.


CELTA - Cambridge English Language Assessment's Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults is one of the world's foremost initial qualifications for people who wish to become professional teachers of English language. It is accepted throughout the world by organisations which employ English language teachers.

Cambridge English Language Assessment works with international ELT organisations to ensure the acceptance of Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) globally. According to Cambridge English Language Assessment more than 10,000 candidates complete a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) course each year.

The Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) course will be your passport into TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

ELT (English Language Teaching) was once commonly referred to as TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) but there was never a qualification known as TEFL.

The Cambridge CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) is the most widely accepted initial teaching qualification.

CELTA candidates come from all walks of life. Many are recent university graduates, but others are already qualified as teachers of other subjects or are professionals in other fields looking for a change of career or a career break.

Most candidates see CELTA as the starting point of a long-term career in English Language Teaching (ELT). CELTA is suitable for those who wish to work in the field of ELT either within or outside their own country. Some candidates may have a short-term motive for teaching English and enrol on a CELTA course to gain the confidence and skills to teach English professionally.

CELTA is also suitable for students working on gap year programmes which include teaching English to adults.

Applicants do not need to have English as their first language, but must have a standard of English which will enable them to teach at a range of levels.

There is now quite a well-established career structure within the field in the UK. As a newly qualified teacher, you might consider looking for a job which will provide you with support for two to three years then consider taking the next-level qualification DELTA (Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults). After this, you might think about moving into teacher support in the role of senior teacher. After gaining some more experience, many teachers go on to do an MA in ELT before moving into teacher training or ELT management.

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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 complete an initial course application (this takes about 5 minutes). Click the red Apply button on this page, and ILA Vietnam will get back to you as soon as possible.

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.


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.

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