Ho Chi Minh City - TEFL Course
Vietnam offers an opportunity to see a country of traditional charm and rare beauty rapidly opening up to the outside world. This thriving nation possesses one of the world's fastest-growing economies, yet it is home to some of Asia's most beautiful scenery. Divine beaches dot the coast, while inland the soaring mountains are often cloaked by dense, misty forests. Mirroring the country as a whole, the Vietnamese people are hard working and industrious, and at the same time strikingly friendly and optimistic.
Ho Chi Minh City is the heart and soul of Vietnam. It's a bustling, dynamic and industrious centre, the largest city in the country, the economic capital, and the cultural trendsetter. Yet within the teeming metropolis are the timeless traditions and beauty of an ancient culture.
This is a city that churns, ferments, bubbles and fumes. The streets, where much of the city's life takes place, are a jumble of markets, shops, pavement cafes, stands-on-wheels and vendors selling wares spread out on sidewalks. It's impossible not to be infected by its exhilarating vibe: its vibrant, wildly energetic combination of native heritage, French cultural influence, and Western capitalism. Still referred to as "Saigon" today, HCM City is the hub of financial activity and is the largest and most developed city in Vietnam. There you will witness a mix of the old and new where modern skyscrapers are juxtaposed with fading colonial buildings, Chinese-style pagodas, and historical landmarks such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Post Office and the Reunification Hall.
As globalization and financial growth expand opportunities and education within the country, English language instruction is becoming a valuable and demanded asset. Certified TEFL teachers in Vietnam receive a very good salary, and thanks to an extremely low cost of living, you can live very comfortably and perhaps even save money. Teaching jobs are readily available in Vietnam's largest metropolis Ho Chi Minh City, the eastern sea port city of Da Nang, and the cultural capital, Hanoi. In addition, TEFL positions can often be found in smaller cities and towns throughout the country. A unique feature of this TEFL program is the opportunity to spend the first 3 weeks of training in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in a joint session with trainees from Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam. A tour of Phnom Penh is included, and you will also have the option to participate in an excursion to the Angkor Wat temple in northern Cambodia, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. After the joint training session, trainees will return to Ho Chi Minh for the remainder of their program. Transportation is included for trainees traveling between Vietnam and Cambodia.
Start in Cambodia, finish in Vietnam! The initial 3 weeks of training take place at the partner center in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (together with trainees from Cambodia and Thailand courses). Then transportation is provided to the center Ho Chi Minh City, where you will complete your final week of training with a focus on Vietnamese language, culture and job acquisition.
The TEFL Certification Program includes
- Four-week TESOL Certification course
- Vietnamese Language and Cultural Awareness program
- 24/7 emergency support during the course
- Cell phone during the course
- Job placement assistance
- Excursion to Siem Reap and Angkor Wat
- Graduation dinner
- Transportation from Cambodia to Vietnam
TEFL Plus Certification Program includes
Everything in our TESOL Certification Program, as well as...
- Airport pickup
- Tour of Phnom Penh
- Housing during training
- Transport to school during training
- Accommodations are in a "guest house", which is comparable to a small hotel or bed and breakfast. Trainees will have their own bedroom (unless they request a shared bedroom), and usually a private bath. All accommodations have western style plumbing and air conditioning.