IH Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand

Take your CELTA online with the largest centre in the world (by student numbers)!

Due to COVID we switched our CELTA courses to be 100% online back in March. Since then, we have trained over 150 teachers with the online CELTA and have received very positive feedback from our graduates!

The online course is not self-study – you will be in a live classroom with your trainer and fellow classmates, and will even have live online teaching practice twice a week.

The CELTA certificate you receive is the exact same as if the course was in person so future employers will not know the difference. Without travel costs and accommodation fees, our students end up saving a lot of money when compared to the face to face course.

This means that you have the option of continuing with your career development in a safe environment – your own home!

You’ll also learn extra valuable skills of teaching live in an online classroom. This is a full time online course - you'll learn with tutors in a real (virtual) classroom and trainees have even more time with the trainer than on our regular face to face courses.

You can take our CELTA online course either full time (4 weeks) or part time (10 weeks).

Or, once borders into Thailand reopen, you could choose to study face to face with our team in our spacious and friendly school here in Bangkok. If you prefer face to face and want to apply for this course type, you can also switch free of charge to the online course if the face to face course doesn’t run.

Autumn Sale for 100% Online CELTA!!

Take advantage of our Autumn Sale for online courses starting in October and November. With a $100 discount, it is $1,650 USD for the 100% Online CELTA. You will also receive

  • Free Intro to YLs course,
  • An extra $50 USD off (for both of you) if two of you come as partners/friends.

Speak to us when you book to get these additional benefits. 

About IH Bangkok

International House Bangkok was founded in 1999 and has since grown into a major centre of English language teaching and teacher training in Thailand. We normally train over 500 CELTA students every year and run courses year round with full-time trainers.

We primarily help students to: 

  • Become TEFL teachers with the Cambridge CELTA, DELTA, and other teacher training courses
  • Learn English intensively or part-time
  • Prepare for English exams and other exams
  • Study English online with IH Bangkok

Having only full-time CELTA trainers means that our trainers are constantly improving the course, thinking about how best to conduct training, and have more experience than the average CELTA trainer.

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Find a course

Course Type Dates Sort descending Mode Fee
CELTA 24 Apr - 27 Jun 2021
Fully Online, 10 weeks, Weekends
100% Online PT 1,750 USD

Life in and around Bangkok

Bangkok has been the most visited city in the world for the last 3 years, and for good reason. Bangkok is unlike anywhere on earth!

Take a canal boat through the sleepy sprawl on the west bank of the river and you’ll still find poignant reminders of the vanished “Venice of the East”. Take a genuine interest in the people and you’ll find that most Thais are gentle, considerate, humorous and inexhaustibly patient. 

There can be few cities of its size where you can feel so safe: for a city of at least 10 million people, street crime is extraordinarily rare.

In Bangkok, eating well is an obsession and it’s no exaggeration to say there are restaurants on every corner and are cheap to eat at. Nightlife in Bangkok starts late and finishes later. There are bars and clubs to suit every taste from tango to techno, trampling over jazz, blues, dance and heavy metal. Bangkokians are also movie-crazy! There are 50 cinema screens within a 5 minute BTS ride of our office!

Studying at IH Bangkok


Bangkok is the most visited city in the world so getting here is super easy! Once you arrive, catching a taxi is very cheap, or getting the Airport Rail Link to the city centre is also a popular option.

IH Bangkok is located only 30 seconds’ walk from the main street of Bangkok and is very centrally located for students to enjoy the sights and sounds of the world’s favourite city (by visitor numbers). As soon as you leave our building, you’ll be in the very heart of this exciting, stimulating, and safe city. We are between the BTS Skytrain and the MRT Underground - so its easy to get to anywhere. 

There are places for lunch and coffee in the lobby of the building we are located in. There are convenience stores everywhere that have most necessities, but there are also supermarkets, department stores, and shopping malls within 5 minutes walk of the school.

The cost of living is extremely cheap in Bangkok for local products and rent. If you were to compare the price of a Big Mac that's not really representative - we hope you'll enjoy our local food and get a taste for the real Thailand. 

CELTA students at International House Bangkok


Accommodation in Bangkok in general is relatively cheap although it is harder to find rentals for less than a year at cheap rates. The quality of accommodation can also vary quite a lot. You may be able to find cheaper places that are farther away from the school and city centre, but even we have found this challenging to find quality accommodation for less than 500 USD per month. 

We have some accommodation packages that we offer to CELTA students, which we call "Bangkok and Board". For 500 USD we will organise 27 nights accommodation in modern studio apartments. Please speak to us at the school after you have confirmed your place on the CELTA for precise details.