About the teacher training centre
International House Bangkok was founded in 1999 and has since grown into a major centre of English language teaching and teacher training in Thailand. We normally train over 500 CELTA students every year and run courses year round with full-time trainers.
We primarily help students to:
- Become TEFL teachers with the Cambridge CELTA, DELTA, and other teacher training courses
- Learn English intensively or part-time
- Prepare for English exams and other exams
- Study English online with IH Bangkok
Having only full-time CELTA trainers means that our trainers are constantly improving the course, thinking about how best to conduct training, and have more experience than the average CELTA trainer.
What is the CELTA?
The CELTA is a TEFL qualification which prepares you to teach English as a foreign language. You don’t need any existing English language teaching experience or training. It’s usually a 4 or 5 week full time course (but you can also take it part time).
Standing up in front of a class for the first time is a daunting prospect, so you need to make sure you have the skills you need to teach effectively. The CELTA prepares you for the classroom in these ways:
- Taught sessions on methodology, lesson planning, language analysis and language skills. (In total, you’ll have 120 hours of input.)
- The opportunity to observe experienced teachers in a real-life language classroom situations – so you can see the different skills and techniques they use.
- Teaching yourself – with helpful and detailed feedback from your tutors. This practical experience is invaluable when you start your first job.
You’ll have to complete some written assignments as well, but when it’s all successfully completed you’ll be ready for your first job and first students!
CELTA Online with IH Bangkok
100% CELTA online is a great option with the experienced team at IH Bangkok.
What's special about this is
- Full Time Option - you'll complete in 4 weeks
- Part Time Option - this will take 10 weeks and the training happens at weekends
- Live online classes with tutors ( not based on self study)
This is a flexible way to take CELTA. It leads to the same CELTA qualification and is assessed and moderated according to the same criteria.
Like the face-to-face CELTA course, CELTA Online has a significant practical component. You will complete 6 hours of assessed teaching practice in groups in an online classroom, from the comfort of your home! Just like our students in the picture below.
100% Online Student Testimonials
The CELTA course I took over the summer was run online and it was very well administered and being online did not take away from the excellence of the course. The trainers are professional, giving you excellent guidance and feedback. They also encourage trainees to share their views about each other’s teaching, which helps to build the trainees skills and methodology. The course encourages teachers to teach real students in a student centred way, thus making the experience very authentic. There is also a treasure of information shared about good teaching practices on the moodle site. All in all, it is very intense but well worth the money spent. Preeti, Summer 2020
The CELTA is an enjoyable course in which your own hard-work and dedication are matched by that of the trainers to ensure a valuable qualification is achieved in such a relatively short period of time. Ben, Summer 2020
Face to Face CELTA at IH Bangkok
While many centres run just 1-3 courses per year, we run 10 every year so have a lot of experience on how best to run the CELTA. We have only full-time trainers, and at Bangkok and our sister centre in the north of Thailand, we have over 500 graduates every year!
As Bangkok is a very international city, your classmates will be from all around the world. We have over 35 nationalities on the CELTA course in a typical year. The age range is also varied with most below 35, but we also regularly have candidates over 50.
We moved to a new, purpose built training centre in 2018 so the facilities are set up for everything teacher trainees need – 14 classrooms, a break room, a resource room with photocopiers, a resource library, computers, and more.
We accept payment in USD, Thai Baht, and GBP.
CELTA Student Testimonials
I have just finished the CELTA course in there (IH Bangkok). The trainers and staff were all magnificent. I couldn’t be happier with my decision of coming here to take this course. Manu
My fiancé and I both completed the CELTA program through IH Bangkok and it was a great experience and worth every penny. The trainers really have your best interest at heart and want to see you succeed. Priscilla