Cambridge CELTA Course in Hanoi

Hanoi offers you a stimulating experience of Vietnamese culture as you take your CELTA, in addition to the interesting mix of temples, cathedrals, and grand dynasties.

TEFL Certification in Hanoi, Vietnam

Take a CELTA course in Hanoi to experience a thrilling mix of its rich history and a glimpse of a vibrant future all incorporated into the present. The capital city is one of the major attractions of Vietnam. It is filled with artistic reminders of its rich past such as the Old Quarter and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum; with a phenomenal cuisine that CELTA trainees can enjoy while taking their course.

Our training institute in Hanoi offers complete training as defined by the University of Cambridge, ensuring that every candidate is fully qualified and globally employable at the end of their course.

During the four weeks intensive course, our CELTA candidates will gain essential teaching skills, including the principles of effective teaching, hands-on teaching experience, and confidence-building. Trainees will also learn about the teaching and learning context, gathering resources for different settings and skills for developing professionalism.

Our CELTA courses run from Monday to Friday between the hours of 9 am to 5 pm, although we encourage trainees to keep their weekends and evenings free for lesson planning exercises and assignments. By the end of the training, candidates become qualified English teachers with enough confidence to teach anywhere in the world.

Hanoi Course Highlights - A Quick Glance

  • A minimum of 120 contact hours at our center, with additional hours spent outside class for self-study: background reading, lesson planning and assignment writing.
  • Trainees are involved in lesson planning, language analysis, observation of peers and experienced teachers, reflection on their teaching practice and feedback from trainers.
  • 6 hours of assessed teaching practice along with peer observation.
  • 6 hours of observation of live lessons taught by experienced ELT professionals.
  • On-going job support, suitable assistance and continous professional development services.

Hanoi Course Dates

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the CELTA courses continue to be delivered Online. However, both Mixed-mode and Face-to-face courses are being conducted depending on the interest. Please contact us to inquire about the specific course formats available.

Note that, an Online CELTA holds the same value as the Face-to-face course, and is equally recognized by ESL employers worldwide.

Hanoi Course Details

Entry Requirements

  • You should be 20 years old by the commencement date of the course (trainees can be accepted over 18 at the center’s discretion).
  • While the course itself does not require you to have a degree, you should have a standard of education equivalent to that required for an entry into primary or higher education.
  • Have a strong command, awareness of English language with equal skills over verbal and written English so as to follow the course and complete the assignments.

Course Syllabus

Some of the main units of learning are:

  • 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
  • Classroom observation and management skills
  • Teaching practice and guidelines


You will be continually assessed throughout the course and there is no final examination. The two types of assessment are:

  • Teaching Practice
  • Written Assignments

CELTA course trainees will always be kept informed of their progress during the course and an external assessor, appointed by Cambridge English, moderates each course.

Teaching Practice, Observation

Teaching practice is an integral part of the course where trainees work in groups to plan, observe and give feedback to each other.

  • Six hours of assessed teaching practice with real students in real classes.
  • Detailed oral and written feedback of your teaching practice.
  • Observation of both peer and qualified ELT teachers for six hours.

CELTA Training Center in Hanoi

Our CELTA training center is situated at 181, Pho Hue in the famous historically vibrant urban district of Hai Ba Trung. Due to our location, our CELTA students enjoy easy access to famous attraction spots within the city, including the Hai Ba Trung temple and the Hoan Kiem Lake.

We are situated within a serene and spacious environment with facilities, including a library with photocopiers and material for trainees to prepare their lessons and practice teaching. Our classrooms are large and with adequate lighting. They are also fully equipped with IWBs, media projectors, audiobooks, and other study materials to facilitate learning.

Furthermore, our CELTA candidates are trained by experienced, enthusiastic, and committed tutors. Our trainers are highly qualified, hold the Cambridge CELTA teacher training qualification, and have a wealth of international teaching experience. We strive to become a globally recognized center for teacher training courses.

Job Support and Placement: Hanoi, Vietnam

We are dedicated to our CELTA candidates’ professional development and strive to give updates on exciting job opportunities and offers within Hanoi and beyond. In addition to these, we are readily available to stand in as referees for graduates and offer advice on job-related issues.

All of our CELTA graduates have access to continuous support from our expert trainers either they choose to stay and work in Hanoi or prefer to explore other parts of the world. Furthermore, we have openings at all our centers across the country with high priority given to applications from our own CELTA graduates.

Special Offer: We offer a 12, 800, 000 VND refund to our CELTA trainees who can sign a post-training contract with us. Usually, the contract has a 12-month duration and should be approved within one month of the candidates’ completion of their CELTA training. This offer is dependent on job availability, and candidates will be required to undergo an interview.

Why Choose CELTA in Hanoi?

Vietnam is famed as one of the highest paying ESL countries in Asia, and Hanoi is one of the most popular destinations in Vietnam for teaching English. With a CELTA certificate in Hanoi, you can find English teaching jobs that pay between 1,000 to 2,500 USD per month depending on the number of hours you are willing to work.

There are jobs in international schools, state schools, language institutes, and universities. Even more, there are government programs with positions for teachers with a CELTA as well as some administrative openings.

English teaching jobs are available all year round within the city but more common between June and August. Interviews are an easy hurdle to cross, and the recruitment process is easy. Although you will be required to possess a work visa to teach in Vietnam, you will find that most language schools are willing to help you obtain this, while some even take financial responsibility.

Hanoi is easy to settle in, the cost of living is very low, and the people are friendly. Besides relishing an interesting period taking CELTA in Hanoi, working there proves to be more fun and adventurous, as you explore several destinations and enjoy the relaxed Vietnamese lifestyle.

Things to do in Hanoi, Vietnam while taking a CELTA

Hanoi is the capital and the second-largest city in Vietnam with numerous charming characteristics and fantastic adventurous sites to visit. Either you want to relax, learn some history or have fun, you can never run short of places to visit and things to do while you take your CELTA in Hanoi.

There are historical buildings, temples, lakes, caves, and parks to spice up your stay within the city.

Visit the Temple of Literature, the Hoa Lo Prison, or the Ho Chi Minh Museum for a thrilling dose of history and touching experience that tells the tales of the city’s past. There is also the beautiful Bach Ma Temple and the Museum of Ethnology with insights into the city’s rich culture.

Possibly the most famous attraction spot in Hanoi is the Hoan Kiem Lake. CELTA students in Hanoi can come here to walk around the body of water, which is famed to be mystical for relaxation during a hot afternoon. The lake is also a great place to meditate and appreciate the beauty of nature.

Your stay in Hanoi will be incomplete if you do not enjoy one of the city’s most famous sandwiches called Banh Mi. Also spelled Banh My in Hanoi, the sandwich is a mix of delicious local ingredients such as coriander, carrots and pork sausage, cha lua. It is also famed by a lot of locals as the most popular sandwich in the world.

Hanoi is a bubbly city with easy access to several other locations, which means CELTA trainees can easily travel and explore neighboring cities.

Hanoi offers an international study environment and a fast growing economy to support career development. Apply now for your CELTA in Hanoi to become a qualified English teacher skilled to take opportunities anywhere in the world.

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