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CELTA Application Form

Course date 1st Choice:

Course date 2nd Choice (if applicable):

Personal Details
Surname:

Passport Number:
Place of issue:
Date of issue:
First name(s):

Date of birth:

Nationality:

Age at the start of the course:

Mother Tongue:

Address:
Phone:

Email address:

How did you hear about CELTA at Language Link Hanoi? Please state which website if
applicable.

Education
Please give name of qualification, name of institution, grades attained and year of completion:
Institution

Qualificati
on

Date/Ye
ar

Subject
and
grades

Secondary/H
igh
School

Further/High
er
Education

Which languages do you speak/read/write? Please include details of examinations and


levels if your first language is not English:
NOTE: The required level of English is IELTS band 7.5 or above
.

Work experience General work experience.


Employer

Dates

Responsibilities

Teaching experience (if any)


Indicate your experience in teaching English as a Foreign Language, if any. Please give details
of schools, dates, and type of teaching. (e.g. adults, informal, young learners, 1:1 etc)
Name of Institution
Dates
Type of Teaching

Please give reasons for doing the course, your future plans & why you feel you are suited to
teaching English (max 80 words):

Language awareness
a) Briefly explain the differences between the following words or phrases
b) Say how you would clarify these differences to students
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Slim and thin.

to clarify

Ive lived in Hanoi for 10 years / I lived in Hanoi for 10 years.

to clarify

Can you lend us a tenner? / Could you lend me ten pounds?

to clarify

Classroom awareness
With reference to your own learning experiences, what do you consider to be the most
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important factors which aid learning in a classroom?

PRE INTERVIEW TASK


Complete this task carefully. It is one of the factors we consider when making a
decision about your application. You will be asked to comment on the contents of this
task in greater depth at interview. Please make a copy of this task so that you may
refer to it during the interview

THE TEACHER:
Which two metaphors, from the list below, would you choose to use for a
language teacher. Briefly explain why.
a) A chef

b) A sergeant major c) A sports coach

e) A lecturer f) A mountain guide g) A driving instructor

d) An actor
h) A choir master

1)

2)

GRAMMAR.
Look at the verbs underlined in the following sentences (see over).
In each:
a) Correct the sentence
b) Name the correct tense
c) Say what the meaning of the correct tense is.
The first one has been done for you.
1. I read a book at the moment.
a. I'm reading a book at the moment
b. Present Continuous
c. Used here to describe an action happening now.

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2. He's getting up at eight every morning.


a.
b.
c.
3. Can you come for a drink tonight?
Sorry, I'll go to see Hamlet at the National Theatre.
a.
b.
c.
4. At the station I realised I left the tickets at home.
a.
b.
c.

DEMONSTRATING LANGUAGE:
Consider these pairs of sentences. What are the differences in meaning
between them? Provide a context and say how you would demonstrate these
differences to students.
Ill buy one when I have the money.

I wish to see you

Id buy one if I had the money.

I wish I could see you

PRONUNCIATION FEATURES

Underline the stressed syllable in the following words


Comment on any other features of pronunciation in each word that may
cause problems for learners.
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Examples:
Comfortable
Comment:
The silent o may cause learners to pronounce this as a four-syllable word, rather
than three.

Thorough
The phoneme (th) is problematic for many learners of English. In addition, ough
has several different possible pronunciations
Photographer
Comment:

Record (verb)
Comment:

Eighteen
Comment:

Vegetable
Comment:

Stomach
Comment:

PRACTISING LANGUAGE:
How would you set up and run a discussion on one of the following topics?
a) Education

b) Food

or

c) The environment

LEARNING:
Describe either a positive or negative learning experience you have had:
(approx 80 words)

Special Needs
If there are any medical conditions or
personal circumstances that would
affect your ability to complete the
course, please give details below:

Do you have a criminal record?


Yes
No
If yes, please give details:
Do you know of any reason why you
should not work with minors
Yes
No
If yes, please give details:

In line with Cambridge ESOL Teaching Awards Equal


Opportunities Policy, Language Link Hanoi will make
every effort to accommodate applicants with special
requirements. Applicants with special requirements
should be able to confirm that they have the
necessary strategies and/or the personal and technical
support to enable them to complete the course
successfully. Language Link Hanoi will make
reasonable adjustments to the course programme and
course delivery where necessary, and accepts their
responsibilities in relation to legal requirements.
The centre is required to confirm with Cambridge ESOL
any special arrangements before accepting the
candidate onto the course.
If you have special requirements you are encouraged
to familiarise themselves with the role of the teacher
and the demands of the classroom in the field of ELT
before accepting a place on the course. This can be
through discussions with course tutors and visiting the
centre beforehand. It may be possible to observe parts
of a course taking place.
If you think you will need extra time to complete
assignments (e.g. for dyslexia) please speak to a
member of the team.

Referees
Please write the names and contact information of a referee, either professional or academic.
Name:

Position:

Tel:

E-mail:

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Conditions of Application
1.

Acceptance onto the CELTA @ Language Link Vietnam is not automatic or guaranteed. Candidates must satisfactorily pass
the Pre-Interview Tasks and Screening Interview to be accepted. Non-native speakers of English must be able to demonstrate
that their level of English, both spoken and written, is suitable for the demands of the course. The decision of the centre is
final.

2.

Upon acceptance, a non-refundable deposit of US$300 must be paid to confirm a place on the course. A place will not be
reserved until this deposit has been paid.

3.

The balance of the course fees (US$1300) must be paid no later than four weeks prior to commencement of the course.

4.

Any cancellation must be made in writing at least four weeks prior to commencement of the course. If this condition is not met,
the applicant is not entitled to a refund.

5.

After a course has commenced, fees or any part thereof are non-refundable and non-transferable. Language Link Vietnam
recommends you take out insurance in case of illness. Classes missed cannot be credited.

6.

All candidates applying for the CELTA course must be in a good physical and mental state of health in order to undertake an
intensive training programme. Any condition requiring regular medication or treatment must be declared at the time of
application.

7.

All applicants agree to conform to the professional dress code required by language Link Vietnam of its teaching staff when in
the classroom teaching context.

I have read and understood the conditions of application, and agree to abide by them. I also confirm the following:1. this completed application form is entirely my own work.
2. all the personal and professional information given in the form is true.
3.
Signed:
Date:
personally will be undertaking the face-to-face or telephone interview.

Please send the completed application form to

celta@languagelink.vn

24 Dai Co Viet,
Quan Hai Ba Trung,
Ha Noi,
Viet Nam.

tel.: +84 4 3974 4999 / fax: +84 4 3794 3280


e-mail: celta@languagelink.vn
www.llv.edu.vn

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