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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. What does CELTA stand for?
Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults.

2. Who acknowledges the CELTA certificate?

The CELTA Certificate is administered by the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations. The qualification is globally renowned and is accepted by public and private organisations worldwide.

3.  Where can I work with the CELTA certificate?
Institutions around the world recognise the CELTA as one of the most respected qualifications in English language teaching. In many cases, it is a compulsory qualification for job applicants, as employers are aware of the course content and know what to expect when hiring a CELTA graduate.

4. What is the difference between the certificate course (CELTA) and the diploma course (DELTA)?

The CELTA is ideal for those who wish to gain a faster qualification that will provide them with initial skills to build on in the classroom. It covers the basic syllabus of the DELTA, but in much less depth, and can be completed in a shorter time.

5. If English is not my first language, am I qualified to do the course?
Yes, you are. The course requires you to have a strong enough command of English to be able to successfully submit written coursework and teaching method essentials according to the standards of the University of Cambridge. Non-native speakers need to have an English level that is equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.5 or C1 (Advanced Level).

6. Is teaching experience a requirement to sign up for the CELTA?
No prior teaching experience is required to sign up for the CELTA course.

7. What measures are taken to ensure the quality of the course?
CELTA is uniformly designed, with the content and examination strategy standards set by Cambridge ESOL. The importance of high quality training and education is guaranteed, and is ensured through various methods:

     • Every year, CELTA Assessment Centres are subject to approval by the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.
     • Cambridge ESOL appoints an external assessor for every course.
     • A Joint Chief Assessor is chosen to ensure quality standard maintenance at each centre.
     • Annual meetings between assessment centres, trainers and Joint Chief Assessors, where course quality and student feedback are shared and discussed.

8. Does ACE Siem Reap's CELTA provide support for employment after the completion of the course?
We can't guarantee you a job, but we can put you in direct contact with our HR department and the application process at our ACE campuses in Cambodia. You can also use your course trainers as referees, and we will provide written reference letters for any job applications.

9. Do I need a computer?
Although it is not mandatory to use a computer, the course contains a lot of note-taking and written assignments: accordingly, if you’d prefer to use your laptop, feel free to bring it.

10. Who teaches the CELTA?
The CELTA tutors are professional qualified teachers, accredited and appointed by the University of Cambridge. All instructors have the CELTA Trainer qualification, as well as many years of teaching and training experience.

11. Will there be a final assessment?
No, there is no final assessment. The continuous assessment and examination during the course will determine the student’s eligibility to pass.

12. Does ACE Siem Reap's CELTA provide accommodation for students?

No, we do not provide any accommodation for students. However, we can provide you with information regarding accommodation in Siem Reap, and we will provide assistance if needed.

13. What should I do if I have questions that have not been answered so far?
If you have any further questions, please contact Paul Nicholson at