Earn your TEFL certificate in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam!

About the classroom TEFL course in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam:

Earn your TEFL certificate in Ho Chi Minh City, and start teaching ESL in Vietnam right after the course ends!

Program length
Job assistance
26 days
Included in price


About the location

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • The TEFL course takes place in Ho Chi Minh City, which is in the Go Vap District.
  • Most of Vietnam’s teaching jobs will be in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Ho Chi Minh is popular with tourists, and there are plenty of nearby expat-friendly activities to keep you entertained on the weekends.
  • The TESOL training center is located in the Ba Dinh District, which is close to the city’s famous Old Quarter.
  • The weather is often very mild, and there are many outdoor activities that you can partake in year-round.
  • You’ll get a free welcome party and a city tour the weekend before the course begins.
Ho Chi Minh City view
Students in Hanoi

About the program

  • It’s a 4 week-long, 150-hour TEFL course.
  • You’ll get 20 hours of teaching practice with local students.
  • The first two days of the course will focus on helping you get to know the area as well as the other students that are taking the TEFL course.
  • For the first 3 weeks of the course, expect to be in class from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm with adequate breaks Monday-Friday.
  • The 20 hours of teaching practice will take place throughout the 4-week-long course in the evenings and on the weekends.
  • The final week of the course will be centered around assessments and the job search process.

Finding a TEFL job

  • Graduates receive guaranteed job placement.
  • TEFL graduates usually end up making somewhere between $1000-$2000 USD per month.
  • With the low cost of living in Vietnam, teachers can save a decent amount of money.
  • You will have free time on the weekends while taking the TEFL course, so you can get an idea of the area that you’d like to teach in after you complete the course.
  • The demand for English teachers in Vietnam is high, so it won’t be difficult to find a teaching job.

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Classroom in Vietnam

If you’re unsure about which date to choose, speak with a course advisor to learn more about the program and figure out when the best time to enroll is.

Ho Chi Minh City TEFL course dates

December 2020

Dec. 12th - Jan. 6th

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$0 – Housing included in course fee

The TEFL course offers accommodation in residential properties and local hotels within easy walking distance of the training center. Each trainee will have their own bedroom and bathroom. Each room includes air conditioning, WiFi, a bed (including bedding), a dresser, a desk, and a chair.

Cooking facilities are available in our residential properties in HCMC but not in the local hotels.

Laundry facilities are readily available.

If you have a preference to be placed in one of our residential properties or in a hotel, you should advise the Course Coordinator well-before your arrival.

Guaranteed job placement in Ho Chi Minh City

*B.A. is not required for job placement support*

There’s no doubt about it, teaching English in Vietnam is a wise career move. The demand for dynamic, qualified English language teachers is extremely high. So high, that there is guaranteed employment to graduates of this TESOL/TEFL course held in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.


All of the TESOL/TEFL trainers have been where you are now and understand where you want to go. Moreover, there are specialized staff members based at each training location that will work with you to find your perfect teaching job in Vietnam. Over the past 10 years there has been great success placing graduates of the TESOL/TEFL course in paid employment, mostly within 14 days of completing the study program.

1. Every application for the TESOL/TEFL program is thoroughly vetted.
2. The TEFL course is accredited by the Australian Government and internationally recognized.
3. The TESOL/TEFL trainers and tutors are qualified, professional educators who know how to equip people with the skills they need to embark on a career path of teaching English.
4. There’s an established network of partner schools and language centers that you’ll have access to.
5. Trainees are made aware before they join the program that they have obligations that must be fulfilled – successfully completing the necessary assessment tasks and conducting themselves in a professional manner are just two of these obligations.

So, what is the bottom line?
Typically, English teaching jobs in Vietnam allow TESOL/TEFL graduates to take home somewhere between $1,000.00 and US $2,000.00 USD per month, depending on where the teacher works, how many hours they work, and the availability of non-income benefits such as accommodation, transport and free utilities. Most employers quote and pay a net salary and then deal with the local Taxation Department on the teacher’s behalf.

With the cost of living in Vietnam being a fraction of what it is in most developed countries, English language teachers in this part of the world can realistically expect to save at least half of their income without cutting corners. Teaching English as a second language certainly provides stable, ongoing employment, pays a decent income and allows for an excellent lifestyle.

About Ho Chi Minh City – things to do and see

Ho Chi Minh City, commonly referred to as Saigon, is Vietnam’s largest metropolis. Ho Chi Minh City is a bustling and vibrant city with thousands of people and motorbikes filling the streets each day. The TEFL Course is located north of the Tan Son Nhat International Airport, in a quiet suburban area known as the Gò Vấp District. Candidates will be immersed in a relaxed residential area filled with delicious restaurants and comfortable bars. Gò Vấp has a large market where you can shop at prices much lower than the Bến Thành Market downtown. While the TEFL course will take a large amount of your time during the 4-week course, there will be opportunities to go out and socialize while exploring the city with your classmates. Taxis are cheap and can get you downtown in 25 minutes.

Ho Chi Minh City attractions:
  • Ben Thanh Market
  • Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Reunification Palace
  • War Remnants Museum
  • Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon

Cathedral in Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City on map

Price inclusions:

$1,798 Includes everything!

  • the 4-week TESOL/TEFL course (Australian Government accredited, internationally recognised)
  • complimentary accommodation (a/c, own bedroom & bathroom) within a 10 minute walk of the training centre (26 nights)
  • a guaranteed English teaching job, paid at market rates, immediately after the course
  • a welcome dinner & drinks on the Saturday evening immediately before the course
  • a city tour on the Sunday immediately before the course
  • a Welcome Pack including a range of ‘ESL teaching & learning goodies
  • all materials and equipment

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      What course alumni have to say

      Thank you for your wonderful guidelines on how to teach children English. I learned a great deal about all of the important fundamentals. I feel very prepared to teach English to a variety of types of learners. I feel confident in being able to help others to progress in learning English as I have progressed in learning to teach English. I would recommend this program to anyone interested in being a good TEFL teacher in another country or in your own respective country for that matter. Thank you!


      The experience was unique because it was something I’d never done before and I wasn’t too sure what I was getting myself into! Therefore this was a good opportunity to learn something new and see if it was for me. 


      The course was very informative, inspiring and insightful. It stimulated my intellect and shaped my role as an educator. I now have knowledge about classroom management. I gained vast knowledge about learning theories and how to incorporate the elements from different theories into my lesson plan.


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