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/type
Job guarantee
23 days
Not Included
9 days


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

  • Option 1: 4-week (23 days) long, 150-hour TEFL course
  • Option 2: If you’re already TEFL certified; 9 days cultural immersion with job placement
  • Expect to be in class the majority of the day during the week (Monday-Friday).
  • Classes will be run with local students to ensure that you get the hang of teaching English to non-native speakers.
  • You’ll get to participate in 14 hours of observed teaching practice.
  • You’ll learn from excellent TEFL trainers who are ready to help you reach your full potential in the classroom.

Finding a TEFL job

  • Graduates receive job placement assistance.
  • Our TEFL graduates usually end up making somewhere between $1,350 – $1,800 USD per month.
  • With the low cost of living in Vietnam, teachers can save a decent amount of money (close to half of their net salaries).
  • 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.
  • We work with schools throughout Vietnam and will have many job placement options for you.

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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

April 2022

April 16 - May 11

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May 2022

May 14 - June 8

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June 2022

June 11 - July 16

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July 2022

July 9 - August 3

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August 2022

August 6 - August 31

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September 2022

September 3 - September 28

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October 2022

October 1 - October 26

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October/November 2022

October 29 - November 23

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November 2022

November 26 - December 21

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Lake’s GuesthouseCheap
91/12 Pham Van Chieu Street, Go Vap District (Ward 14), Ho Chi Minh City
Average price: US $14.00 per night
Hotel: Huynh Anh – Medium-priced
Number 10, 51 Street, Go Vap District (Ward 14), Ho Chi Minh City
Average price: US $16.00 per night
Hotel: Tulip – More expensive
511 Nguyen Van Khoi, Go Vap District (Ward 8), Ho Chi Minh City
Average price: US $18.00 per night

Job placement assistance in Ho Chi Minh City

*B.A. is 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. 

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.

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

Learn more about this TEFL course

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To secure your spot, pay the deposit today. Still have questions? Speak with a course advisor to discuss any questions or concerns that you have!

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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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