Lisa studied CELTA with us, taught at our school as a full time teacher and is now teaching English in beautiful Prague! What was she before CELTA?  She was in fashion. You can tell by the bling, right?

CA International College is a registered teacher training centre with the University of Cambridge. One of only 2 such centres in Singapore. You can use your Skills Future Credit $500 to offset the fees AND an additional WDA funding of $250 funding.

What makes our CELTA course different?

1. Grammar and Phonology sessions before the course (up to 10hrs). $650. Full course fee is waived for CELTA trainees.

2. Mentoring programme with our experienced English teachers (after the course).

3. Free resume writing and job hunt workshop (after the course).

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If you want a qualification, check to see if the TESOL qualification meets the standards in the COUNTRIES ABOVE. CELTA meets them and is the international industry benchmark for TESOL/TEFL courses.  This is an initial qualification for people with a lot, little or no previous teaching experience and opens up a whole world of exciting teaching opportunities. Because it is awarded by Cambridge ESOL, part of the world famous University of Cambridge, you can rely on its quality and recognition. CELTA is Cambridge’s very own TESOL product. And it’s the only TESOL course with this level of recognition. Please download the above PDF image.

Over 10,000 people successfully complete a CELTA course each year.


You should:

  • be aged 18 or over
  • have a standard of English which will enable you to teach at a range of levels.
    IELTS 7.0, PTE 80. YOU DON’T NEED TO DO IELTS or PTE. A final interview is mandatory for acceptance.

We may still accept you if you do not have formal qualifications at this level but can demonstrate that you would be likely to complete the course successfully. We may, at our discretion, accept applicants aged between 18 and 20.

Registration Procedure:

  1. Submit the Online Registration Form and resume (online) and pay a $100 Registration Fee (look under Course Fee below).
  2. Based on your application and resume, you will be sent the pre interview written tasks. Please allocate about 2 to 3 hours for this and submit within 14 days of your Online Registration.
  3. Based on the results of your pre interview written task and application form, we will invite you for an interview.
  4. Following your interview you will be notified whether you have been accepted onto the course. If accepted, a Letter of Offer will be sent to you to be signed and returned to us along with a payment of $1,300 to secure your place. If you are not accepted, then the Registration Fee (less $50 administrative charges)  would be refunded to you within 5 working days


You are assessed throughout the course on your:

  • 6 hours of teaching practice/ 8 sessions (lesson planning, class teaching and self-evaluation)
  • 4 written assignments (totaling 1500 words)
    Your performance is measured against criteria which you are given at the start of the course. There is no final examination. Generally you need to pass at least 6 of 8 Teaching Practice sessions and not resubmit any assignment more than twice.

Worldwide CELTA grades in 2011:

4% Pass A
23% Pass B
68% Pass
1% withdrawn
4% fail


  1. The principles of effective teaching;
  2. provides a range of practical skills for teaching English to adult learners;
  3. gives you Hands-on teaching practice

There are five main units of learning:

  1. Learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning context
  2. Language analysis and awareness
  3. Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
  4. Planning and resources for different contexts
  5. Developing teaching skills and professionalism.How to teach speaking, writing, reading, listening, grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, function and form

You will be learning:

  1. to teach adults in a variety of contexts including general English, business English, exam preparation classes, and how to adapt these methodologies to the young learners classroom
  2. lesson planning
  3. how to use or adapt course books and design your own classroom materials
  4. language analysis and awareness
  5. factors affecting motivation, cultural backgrounds and learner styles
  6. teaching practice preparation
  7. detailed feedback of your teaching practice

CELTA Syllabus. Click Here.


MODE OF DELIVERY: Part Time or 4 week.  Student Ratio is 6:1

CERTIFICATION: University of Cambridge

SKILLS FUTURE CREDIT: You can use your credit to pay for or offset the course fees of approved courses by applying through http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit.

Please note that with effect from 19 May 2017, the default payment mode for all courses, is to pay the SkillsFuture Credit directly to Training Providers. Under this payment mode, individuals are allowed to make claims up to 60 days before their start of the course till the day of course commencement with effect from 21 Apr 2017. This window period is sufficient for individuals to make their claims to facilitate earlier course registration.

When making claims, you should inform your Training Provider on the intention to utilise your SkillsFuture Credit and request for the relevant amount to be offset against the qualifying course fees. You must then submit the claim via the SkillsFuture Credit Portal to pay the relevant credit amount to the Training Provider for your registered course.




  1. Skills Future Credit of $500 and WDA Funding of $250.
  2. The Cambridge University CELTA is a sought after teaching qualification worldwide.
  3. Employers are likely to ask is you have the Cambridge University CELTA. It is accepted throughout the world by organisations which employ English language teachers.
  4. The courses are validated, and syllabus and assessment criteria are fixed by, the University of Cambridge.
  5. Every CELTA course is moderated by an external assessor which means you are assured you are receiving appropriate level of training and that the trainers are doing their job to an approved standard.
  6. Each CELTA trainer has to be approved by the University of Cambridge.
  7. You are guaranteed a maximum of 6 trainees to 1 tutor.

Celta Brochure 2015


Course Intake: C1/2018 Part time course
DATES: 29 January to 21 March (note change in course dates)

Grammar and Phonology Workshop (10hrs) –  13 January to 20 January.
Course Fee $650
**Fee is fully waived for CELTA trainees.

  • January 16th Tuesday (night)                      19:00 to 21:30
  • January 13th and 20th Saturday                   9:15 to 13:00

CELTA,  29 January to 21 March.
Course Fee $5300 (SkillsFuture Credit  claimable)

  • Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays (weekly) – 9:00 – 16:55.

(9 weeks. 1 week of Grammar and Phonology and 8 weeks of Methodology and TP. Times may be subject to change).


Course Intake: C2/2018 Part time course
DATES: 23 January to 25 March

Grammar and Phonology Workshop (10hrs) –  13 January to 20 January,
Course Fee $650
**Fee is fully waived for CELTA  trainees.

  • January 16th Tuesday (night)                      19:00 to 21:30
  • January 13th and 20th Saturday                   9:15 to 13:00

CELTA,  23 January to 25 March,
Course Fee $5300 (SkillsFuture Credit claimable)

  • Tuesday nights 19:00 – 21:40,
  • Saturdays and Sundays (weekly) –  9:30 to 17:15.

(10 weeks. 1 week of Grammar and Phonology and  9 weeks of Methodology and TP. Times may be subject to change.)

No classes during Feb  13 – 18 2018

Course Intake: O1/2018 Online 8 weeks
DATES: 2 July to 25 August

More details coming soon.

Course Intake: C4/2018
DATES: 3 April to 27 May

Grammar and Phonology Workshop (10hrs) –  6 March to 27 March,
Course Fee $650
**Fee is fully waived for CELTA  trainees.

  • March 06, 13, 20 & 27 Tuesday (night)                      19:00 to 21:30

CELTA,  3 April to 27 May,
Course Fee $5300 (SkillsFuture Credit claimable)

  • Tuesday nights 19:00 – 21:40,
  • Saturdays and Sundays (weekly) –  9:30 to 17:15.

(8 weeks. Times may be subject to change).

No classes on 1 May 2018.

Course Intake: C5/2018 4 week course
DATES: 4 June to 29 June

Grammar and Phonology  Workshop (10hrs) – 24 April to 22 May.
Course Fee $650
**Fee is fully waived for CELTA trainees.

  • Tuesday nights 19:00 to 21:30 . (Apr – 24, May – 8, 15 & 22)

CELTA, 4 June to 29 June,
Course Fee $5300 (SkillsFuture Credit claimable)

  • Mondays to Fridays – 9:15 – 17:00 (weekly).

(8 weeks in total. 4 weeks of Grammar and Phonology and 4 weeks of Methodology and TP. Times may be subject to change)

No classes during May  1 and June 15

Course Intake: C8/2018 Part time course
DATES: 10 September to 31 October

Grammar and Phonology Workshop (10hrs) –  14 August to 4 September.
Course Fee $650
**Fee is fully waived for CELTA trainees. (SkillsFuture Credit claimable)

  • Tuesday Nights 19:00 – 21:30 (Aug – 14, 21, 28 & Sep – 4)

CELTA, 10 September to 31 October.
Course Fee $5300

  • Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays (weekly) – 9:00 – 16:55.

(12 weeks. 4 weeks of Grammar and Phonology and 8 weeks of Methodology and TP. Times may be subject to change).


Course Intake: C9/2018 Part time course
DATES: 11 September to 4 November

Grammar and Phonology Workshop (10hrs)  –  14 August to 4 September.
Course Fee $650
**Fee is fully waived for CELTA trainees.

  • Tuesday Nights 19:00 – 21:30 (Aug – 14, 21, 28 & Sep – 4)

CELTA, 11 September to 4 November,
Course Fee $5300 (SkillsFuture Credit claimable)

  • Tuesday nights 19:00 – 21:40,
  • Saturdays and Sundays (weekly) –  9:30 to 17:15

(12 weeks. 4 week of Grammar and Phonology and 8 weeks of Methodology and TP. Times may be subject to change.)

Course Intake: C10/2018 4 week course
DATES: 19 November to 14 December

Grammar and Phonology  Workshop (10hrs)  – 16 October to 13 November.
Course Fee $650
**Fee is fully waived for CELTA trainees.

  • Tuesday nights 19:00 to 21:30 . ( Oct – 16, 23, 30 & Nov – 13)
  • No classes on Nov 6

CELTA,  19 November to 14 December,
Course Fee $5300 (SkillsFuture Credit  claimable)

  • Mondays to Fridays – 9:00 – 16:55 (weekly).

(8 weeks in total. 4 weeks of Grammar and Phonology and 4 weeks of Methodology and TP. Times may be subject to change)

Course Fee

Course Fee Duration Other Information
$5300 4 or 8 weeks ALL CELTA courses cost $5200 + $100 Registration Fee
$5100 Online $100 Registration Fee. Refundable if you are not accepted on ANY CELTA course minus an Administrative Fee of $50. Applicants must submit the pre interview task within 14 days of initial registration. Failure to do so will forfeit the Registration Fee.
$1300 Securing Fee. Payable at time of acceptance. Receipt will be issued.
$1,700 - 14 days after being accepted
$2,200 - 20 days before commencement of course
$650 Grammar and Phonology Fee waived for CELTA trainees
WDA subsidy + Skills Future Credit less $250 (for employer sponsored) and $500 (SFC)
PIC Claim through Employer less $2120
Enquire Credit Card Instalment Plans for 6 or 12 months (OCBC & UOB credit cards only)
  1. Is the CELTA online as good as the face to face course?

    Both online and face to face are equally recognised. CA International College advises that if you have the time, then do an in-class face-to-face course. If you do not have the time, then the online course is best.

  2. Can CAIC guarantee I will find work?

    We can never make such a guarantee. Our Graduate Services are second to none. We have the most extensive network of private schools who come to us looking for ESL teachers.

  3. Can I get academic credit for previous teaching experience or other courses?

    These are all entry-level courses. No academic credit is given.

  4. Do I need to do a CELTA to teach overseas?

    Generally, the international industry benchmark is you need to have a 100hr programme AND hrs of assessed Teacching Practice with REAL students. CELTA meets that requirement. How recognised is CELTA?

  5. Do I need to purchase any extra resources?

    Whatever is mandatory for the course you are enrolled in, will be provided free of charge. There are textbooks we use during class and some of these can be bought at cost.

  6. How can I prepare for CELTA?

    These are practical courses so no prior studying or revision is necessary.

  7. How can CAIC find me a job?

    CA International College will help you. We have been in the business and know who is who in Singapore. And if we dont we will find out and advise you. We will never tell you DON’T work at a particular school. We can only tell you what we heard and what we know and you need to be extra careful when signing the contract.

    We do so in many ways. Schools come to us for graduate trainees. We have worked with many schools and have built a reputation of trust. Some schools employ based solely on our recommendation, even without interviews.

  8. How much are your courses?

    They range from $360SGD for workshops to $5300SGD. Please check the course details to confirm the prices.

    You can also pay online (Paypal) or by cheque. You can also come by and pay in person with credit card, cheque and cash. You can use the 12 month instament plan with OCBC and UOB credit cards.

  9. How much can an ESL teacher earn in Singapore?

    Between $25/hr to $55/hr for contract work at private language and business schools. If you do tutoring, it will be around $40-$75/hr. For permanent work at private and language schools, the range is $2500/month to $3800/month. These rates are entry level rates, assuming you have little or no ESL teaching experience.

  10. I am already a teacher. Will I benefit from your programmes?

    Yes. The methodology taught is specifically for teaching English as a Second Language. This is very different to how English is taught to Native Speakers. Many teachers do the CELTA  for this reason.

  11. I have never taught English or any other subject before, Will I be able to complete this programme?

    All of our programmes do not assume you have taught English before, or that you have been a teacher or have teaching experience.

  12. Is the CELTA online as good as the face to face course?

    Both online and face to face are equally recognised. CA International College advises that if you have the time, then do an in-class face-to-face course. If you do not have the time, then the online course is best.

  13. Is there an international TESOL governing body to give me assurance?

    Simply, no. There is no one governing body that certifies TESOL qualifications.

  14. What do all these acronyms mean?

    ESL – English as a Second Language
    ESOL – English for Speakers of Other Languages
    (these days English is not a second language for many people – it’s a third or fourth!)
    TESL – Teaching English as a Second Language
    TEFL – Teaching English as a Foreign Language
    TESOL – Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages

    TESOL, TESL and TEFL are often used interchangeably.

  15. What do employers want?

    MOST employers prefer a CELTA trained ESL teacher. CA International College has built relationships with schools and we continually invite schools to advise us what they are looking for in ESL teachers. On an average an ESL Head of Department gets about 5 resumes via email per week.

    Are you an engaging student-centred teacher? Can you achieve the 80:20 rule? Can you adapt textbooks to make each lesson come alive? Can you elicit rather than explain? Can you motivate your students? CELTA incorporates specific training  that produce skills the schools want. How recognised is CELTA?

  16. When will I receive the certificate?

    Within 3 months of successful completion of your course.

  17. Where are the jobs?

    The ESL industry is strong and the last decade has seen phenomenal growth in the market worldwide. In areas like Western Europe, Hong Kong and the Middle East, English is widely spoken, and yet the ESL market continues to grow. Places like Japan, Korea and Taiwan boast a stable infrastructure in the ESL market, and no sign of slowing down. The most exciting areas of the industry, however, lie in locations such as China, South-East Asia, Latin America and Central/Eastern Europe. It is here that the need is the greatest and the market is the most vibrant.

  18. Where in the world can I work?

    ANYWHERE! English has attained a unique position that no other language has done to date. As long as you can prove that you are a capable, engaging and a passionate teacher, the world is your oyster.

  19. Which study options do you offer?

    We have the 4 week course. Mon-Fri. And we have two 8 week courses.

  20. Who organises the teaching practice?

    CA International College organises Teaching Practice (TP). It is best you do your TP through us and not organised by yourself at a school. You may not be supervised adequately and our trainers and mentors are trained to observe objectively and to give feedback in the most constructive way.


  21. Why doesn't CA International College offer the LTTC TESOL qualification?

    Our Academic Board examined the programme in detail, looking at the following criteria: industry needs, teaching practice requirements, assessment modes, standardisation between providers and academic rigour, minimum qualification for trainers and training paths, recommended trainee:trainer ratio, international recognition of the qualification and we even interviewed over a dozen graduates of the LTTC TESOL programme and previous trainers. It was then determined that the LTTC TESOL programme does not fit into CA International College’s academic model.

  22. Why is there such a need for English in Singapore?

    Singapore has successfully positioned itself to be an education hub. There are up to 150,000 foreign students in Singapore. This does not include children of expatriates.

    Furthermore, a 2006 MOE review showed that English may not be the language of choice for many Singaporeans at home. As a result of this, MOE revised their pedagogy and incorporated TESOL techniques and principles within the training of new teachers. Many MOE teachers are also doing their CELTA.

    Increasingly, more private tutors tutoring local students are doing our courses as well.

    In addition, there are many foreign workers in Singapore, whose employers recognise these workers need ESL lessons.

  23. Why is there such a need for English worldwide?

    English has achieved a unique status that no other language has achieved. It is no longer associated solely with a particular country, in this case England. In any corner of the world, they will always be looking for an English teacher.

    Business – English is the leading language of commerce, politics and technology in the new millennium. Business people all over the world are under pressure to learn to communicate in English.
    Internet – Both casual and professional pursuits through the Internet are strengthening desires to learn English.
    Travel – Global Travel no longer needs to be accompanied by so many communication barriers.
    Media – English clearly dominates global film, television and radio. Native speakers of English are best prepared to teach ESL students the humour, slang, colloquialisms, and all the other connections between language and culture.
    Academics – Many ESL students are motivated by a desire to exceed academically either at home or in English-speaking countries.

    Fluency in English opens doors professionally and personally!

  24. Will I obtain a certificate upon successful completion of my course?

    Yes. You will receive your Certificate within 8 weeks from the successful completion of the course. The term “successful” means you have met the assessment criteria. The Certificates are  printed and couriered from University of Cambridge

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Application Fee

Application Fee. $50 refundable if not accepted.


Securing Fee

Securing Fee. Payable immediately after being accepted. This will ensure we keep a place for you, provided the payment schedule is met.

Subsequent Payments can be made by cheque, bank transfer or onsite at our premises.