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Our in-class TEFL course in Vietnam is based in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), in the far south of the country. Widely known by its former name of Saigon, the city has endured a troubled history but is now at the very forefront of Vietnam's rapid development. Optimism for the future can be felt wherever you go, with more and more multinational companies moving into the country creating jobs and improving infrastructure. This booming economic situation is great news for the local people and equally good news for our TEFL course graduates as the number of teaching jobs are also booming. Our center in Ho Chi Minh City offers trainees the chance to experience an exotic location, a fascinating culture and a thriving jobs market. So what are you waiting for?
Within the city there is no shortage of things to see and do. Vietnam's colonial story can be explored at street level via the many historical buildings that remain, as well as in the city's museums which chart the region's eventful past. There is also a thriving nightlife to enjoy, with no shortage of bars, clubs and restaurants to relax in after a long day in the classroom. Outside of the city you will find many great places to visit during your stay including tropical beach resorts, beautiful national parks and peaceful mountaintop villages. Vietnam has a wide variety of experiences to offer every visitor, and our TEFL training center is perfectly placed for you to enjoy them.
The city is located just north of the equator so it experiences a warm, tropical climate with distinct dry and rainy seasons. The dry season (winter) lasts from late November through to April with temperatures averaging 26ºC (83 ºF). The rainy season (summer) lasts from May through to November when heavy showers usually occur for short periods in the late afternoon. The hottest months are from February through to May.
With a great location close to the center of this fascinating city, our TEFL training center in Ho Chi Minh offers a perfect opportunity to experience one of the most extraordinary cultures in the region. During your stay you can explore a rich history spanning thousands of years, whilst also receiving expert instruction from our experienced and dedicated teacher trainers. Our trainers will guide you through every aspect of the course and ensure you leave us feeling confident and ready to begin your own career as an EFL teacher.
The training center consists of spacious classrooms that are air-conditioned and well equipped with a wide range of resources and materials. There is also internet access available, complimentary refreshments and easy access to a wide choice of local shops, markets and food vendors. For a mix of exotic location, expert tuition and extensive post-course employment opportunities, our TEFL center in Ho Chi Minh City is certainly a great choice.Apply Now!
If you choose to complete your TEFL certification course in Ho Chi Minh City you will not be short of options for your accommodation. There is a wide range of hotels, guest houses and apartments throughout the city and we are happy to recommend several good choices that are conveniently located within a short distance of the training center. All the accommodation that we recommend has been thoroughly inspected to ensure it provides a satisfactory level of cleanliness, comfort and service. Whichever choice you make you will be guaranteed a private bedroom with bathroom and air-conditioning.
Your accommodation for the TEFL course will be situated close to the center of the city, within a short walk or bus ride of the many historical buildings and museums that you will not want to miss. The city's main entertainment area is also easily reached where you will find a fantastic mix of local and international restaurants representing countless different cuisines. Here you will find an equally wide range of lively bars where you can relax away from the confines of the classroom.Apply Now!
What are the course fees?Expand
Deposit: US$ 600 Balance: US$ 890
(For the most up-to-date currency exchange rates, please visit: www.xe.com.)
Course deposits must be paid to our administrative center. Credit/debit card payments are the fastest and cheapest way to pay, but we also accept payments via Western Union, Pay Pal and bank transfer. While there are no deadlines for a deposit, courses can fill up quickly and your seat will only be reserved after the deposit has been paid.
Once you make your deposit, you will receive an email with an informational packet that provides detailed information about the course and Ho Chi Minh City itself.
The balance of the course fees can be settled on the first day of the course but only by credit/debit card, bank transfer or cash.
Course fees are all-inclusive so you won’t be asked to pay additional costs for course related materials or services. This also includes course moderation, accreditation fees and lifetime job assistance.
What are my accommodation options?Expand
We have a network of great hotels and guest houses near the training center and once you reserve your seat on the course, we will provide you with a detailed list of accommodation providers. Prices for accommodation vary from US$ 270 to US$ 450 per month.
Ho Chi Minh City is a 20-minute taxi ride from the airport. A metered taxi charges approximately US$ 5 from Tan Son Nhat to the city center where our center is located.
What travel documents will I need for vietnam?Expand
All visitors to Vietnam are required to carry a passport valid for at least six months after their arrival date.
Only nationals of Thailand, The Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Japan can stay in Vietnam for a maximum of 30 days without a visa. Citizens from all other countries must obtain a valid visa upon arriving in Vietnam.*
* As this information is subject to change at any time, we advise you to contact your local consulate for current travel regulations prior to planning your trip. For more information on obtaining visas please check with your local Vietnamese consulate or embassy.
What is the course schedule?Expand
The course orientation session and first class take place at 9:00 a.m. on Monday morning. Sessions generally run between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. with breaks included. The full course schedule will also be made available on Monday morning.
Trainees are expected to attend all input and other sessions included on the schedule unless they are sick and require medical treatment. This is particularly important for teaching practice. It is very difficult to arrange alternate times and there will be an additional fee for rescheduled teaching practice.
What can I expect during teaching practice?Expand
Lessons are delivered to students aged 16 years and older. The vast majority of students are Vietnamese but other nationalities do attend some classes. Class sizes vary from one-to-one lessons up to 16 students. Lessons are based upon real teaching resources found all over the world and you will have the chance to create your own materials as well. You will receive the aid of your course trainer throughout lesson planning and receive immediate feedback on your lesson after it’s been delivered. Practicum is assessed and a satisfactory assessment is required to earn your TEFL/TESOL certificate.
Who usually attends the course?Expand
We average 24 trainees on each course. The majority of trainees are British or American, while many others come from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, South Africa and the Philippines. Occasionally, we do get fluent non-native English speakers from Western Europe, Scandinavia, India, China, Thailand, etc. Trainees must be 18 years of age or older and the age range varies greatly depending on the course.
Is there a dress code?Expand
For all input and tutorial sessions at the training location, there is only one specific dress requirement: Both men and women should have a shirt covering their shoulders. The course operates from within a school so we ask you to be mindful of this, as well as being mindful of your peers and to respect the fact that you are a visitor in another country.
During teaching practice there are specific requirements that adhere to the local dress code. All trainees are expected to dress professionally according to the following guidelines:
Women: Shoulders should be covered, blouses with sleeves are suggested. No low-cut necklines, very short skirts or bare midriffs. Open-toed shoes are acceptable, but not hiking or flip-flop sandals.
Men: Long pants, slacks or trousers are required, jeans are not acceptable. Short or long-sleeved shirts with a collar are necessary, although a tie is not required. Loafers or dress shoes are both fine, sandals are not acceptable. Long hair should always be tied back.
What should I bring for course studies?Expand
Please bring a pen and a notebook for taking notes during class. You may also want to bring a Dictaphone. It is not required equipment, but many trainees have commented that the possession of their recording device made the course easier for them. A laptop would also be particularly useful.
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