Apply Now for the Cambridge CELTA

Before applying, please ensure that you have read the official (and unofficial) Entry Requirements and that you fully understand the selection procedure set out below. On reading the latter, you may be surprised at the need for the rather lengthy selection process, especially given the relatively few official entry requirements.


One aim of the process is to assess each candidate’s ‘language awareness’ and ‘potential’ (see entry requirements); we wish to point out that although neither teaching experience nor previous advanced study of the English language is required, we will attempt to assess your ability to consult a grammar book / teaching resource in order to analyse a piece of language.


A second reason is that the process should afford you enough time to really consider whether the Cambridge CELTA is the course for you, and to allow time for you to ask questions of us.


There are 3 easy steps to a place on the IH CELTA in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Zhuhai or Phuket.


Step 1 – Download the Application

Download and complete the CELTA Application Form


CELTA Application Form (PDF Format)
CELTA Application Form (Word Format)


*CELTA Application Instructions*


1. Download the PDF File at the link above. It is important that you DO NOT open it in Google Chrome and fill it out. Chrome does not allow you to save the file and you will lose all of your work.

2. If you don’t have “Adobe Reader” (free software), you can download it here:

Adobe Reader for Mac Operating System:

3. Open the file with Adobe Reader and complete the application.

If you have any issues with the PDF File above, please email us as and we will send you the application in a Microsoft Word file format (.docx).


Step 2 – Send us your Application

Send your completed CELTA Application Form back to us at Once we receive your application and check to make sure it is complete, we will send you a list of times for you to choose from in order to set up an interview with one of our trainers.


Step 3 – Set Up an Interview

Choose an interview time that works for you and successfully complete the interview process with one of our CELTA trainers.

Remember the interview is for you to:

  • Make sure you understand the content and workload of the course.
  • Highlight your strengths and weaknesses and how best to prepare.
  • Clear up any queries about the course, centre or any practical issues.

If you have any questions or difficulties, please email us at