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Before you apply, please make sure that you’ve read the official (and unofficial) Entry Requirements and that you understand the selection process described below.

You may be surprised by what seems like a long and demanding selection procedure. One aim of the process is to assess the ‘language awareness’ of each candidate, as well as their potential as teachers of English. We should point out that although you don’t need teaching experience or to have completed in-depth study of the English language, we will evaluate your ability to research answers in order to analyse a piece of language using the internet, a grammar book or some other teaching resource.

A second reason is to make sure that you’ve really thought about your decision to take a CELTA with International House – is it the right course for you, and are you prepared? It also allows you time to ask us any questions you may have.

There are only 3 simple steps to a place on the IH CELTA in Chiang Mai:


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


Complete and send your CELTA Application Form back to us at


Step 3 – Interview Stage


Successfully complete the interview process.

Remember the interview is for you:

  • To ensure you know what you’re getting yourself into
  • To highlight your strengths and weaknesses and give you ideas about how you should prepare
  • To clear up any questions about the course, centre or any practical issues you may have



If you have any questions, we are always here to assist. Please send an email to with any questions you may have.

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