Cambridge CELTA Course in Ho Chi Minh City

An amazing city, home to fascinating historical landmarks and world-renowned tourist attraction spots, Ho Chi Minh City is a great place for candidates to take the CELTA course.

TEFL Certification in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The core of the Ho Chi Minh City, also known as HCMC, is bursting with sophisticated historical monuments and colonial buildings. Some of the most noticeable structures are the Reunification Palace, City hall and the City people’s court. The outstanding museums and cultural parks are an avenue for CELTA trainees to explore and enjoy a relaxing atmosphere while taking the course.

At the Ho Chi Minh training institute, the CELTA course is taken over a 4 week intensive period which runs from 8:45 am to 5:30 pm, Mondays through Fridays. Training is segmented into two sections. First is the theoretical element which includes course inputs on language analysis and awareness, classroom planning, and teaching context. Then, there is the practical element which is made up of observed teaching sessions, practice teaching, and feedback sessions.

During the training, each trainee will be assessed based on a series of written assignments as well as teaching practice regulated by a Cambridge certified external evaluator. The course does not require a final examination to obtain CELTA qualification, so trainees are encouraged to spend enough time on their assignments and concentrate on building their teaching skills.

The entire training is structured to empower our teachers to optimize their teaching abilities and develop an awareness of the English language. Our CELTA graduates are well-grounded in the principles and practice of effective English language teaching, which can be applied anywhere in the world.

Ho Chi Minh City 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.

Ho Chi Minh City 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.

Ho Chi Minh City 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 Ho Chi Minh City

Our CELTA training institute is located in a thriving environment right in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This avenue provides the trainees with stress-free access to a wide array of stores, restaurants, and transport facilities.

The center offers well-furnished classrooms with advanced computer and projection technology, and complete access to free Wi-Fi across the building for all our trainees.

There is a preparation room well equipped with photocopiers and stationaries and a physical library with a wide array of resources for our CELTA trainees to utilize while on the course.

Job Support and Placement: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The Cambridge CELTA certificate provides our trainees a gateway of opportunities in Ho Chi Minh City, across the country and all over the world with its global reputation as the most sought after certificate by employees.

We assist our trainees through the journey of getting a job by offering career advice and counseling. In addition to these, we often receive job ads from employers seeking outstanding CELTA graduates, thereby putting our teachers at the forefront of opportunities within the country.

Our graduates also have the opportunity to apply to any of our centers in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City.

Why Choose CELTA in Ho Chi Minh City?

Ho Chi Minh is one of the largest cities in Vietnam, also called Saigon. The city is an effervescent area swarming with opportunities for our CELTA trainees one of which is teaching by the beach in Da Nang or Vung Tau.

Ho Chi Minh city is a great place to get the CELTA not only because there are a handful of job opportunities for teachers after training, but also for the monthly stipends for teachers which can be quite enticing.

As a qualified teacher with a CELTA in Vietnam, you can earn up to 1,500 USD per month accompanied by mouth-watering benefits such as accommodation allowance, relocation allowance, and end of contract bonus. With some experience, teachers can even earn up to 2,500 USD monthly. In addition to this, the cost of living in Vietnam is relatively low.

Teaching jobs can be found across the Ho Chi Minh City all year round, and the hiring process is relatively straightforward. We encourage our CELTA graduates to apply more between June and August as that is the peak hiring period. Also, the most effective way to find a job is by looking in-person as opposed to sending emails.

Vietnam is famous as one of the highest paying countries for ESL teachers in Asia. As a result, English teachers can live comfortably, have fun, travel the world, and save while building a fulfilling career.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam while taking a CELTA

Ho Chi Minh is one of the top-visited cities in Vietnam, well known for its gorgeous boulevards and traditional French colonial buildings. Some of the most noticeable structures in the city are the City halls, Municipal theater, and state bank office.

The city has numerous museums that our CELTA trainees can visit. There is the Ho Chi Minh City Museum, Museum of Vietnam history, and the Museum of fine arts. These museums possess eye-catching and unforgettable historical displays that can be enjoyed at any time of the year.

Another area to check out is the Nguyen Hue Boulevard. This street is famous for its wide, broad and long structure, with street artists performing, small musicians playing their music and attracting the crowd. Nguyen Hue is a street full of life and adventure. You cannot escape the colorful fountains, many shops, and restaurants all around.

The food in Vietnam is delicious and of a wide variety. You are sure to find food at every corner. There are restaurants, markets, banh mi stalls, caf├ęs, vegetarian restaurants, street food stalls where you can get mouth-watering cuisines. A popular dish is the noodle soup, and one of Vietnam’s signature noodle soup is the Pho, which can be topped with your choice of meat. Another flavorful dish is Op la, a delicious meal made of eggs cooked alongside portions of meat, onions and dished with crusty Vietnamese baguettes.

While you are in the city be sure to check out Ho Chi Minh City famous rooftop bars such as the Chill Sky Bar Saigon, Rex Rooftop Garden at rex Hotel, Glow Sky Saigon to mention a few, all with killer views and a fantastic relaxing time.

Take your CELTA in Ho Chi Minh City and enjoy a great time as you explore the city’s magnificent views, mouth-watering delicacies, historical landmarks, and museum display while acquiring the necessary skills for a fulfilling ESL career.

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