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TEFL TESOL Course Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City

Teach English in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Previously known as Saigon, the exotic city of Ho Chi Minh is the largest in Vietnam. Situated between the Mekong Delta and South Vietnam the city covers over an area of over 2,000 square km, has a population of around 5 million and is the economic centre of the country.

HCMC is a vibrant city full of character and life. Everywhere you turn you will see street vendors peddling their wares, businessmen rushing to the office, school children mingling with the crowds and thousands of bicycles weaving in and out of the traffic. High rise buildings blend with colourful street markets and traditional temples and pagodas adorn the streets of this dynamic and growing city.

The city offers you an exciting mix of cultures with a distinctly Vietnamese flavour that has not as yet been overshadowed by western influences. Our centre is centrally located in town close to public transport, bars, restaurants and shopping that enable you to fully benefit from all the city has to offer.

Your accommodation will be in a private hotel or flat near the school. All rooms are clean and furnished with air-conditioning and a private bathroom. If you have special requests we are happy to take them into consideration when you make your booking.


  • Capital city location with a distinctly Asian feel
  • Easy access from Europe and well situated for travels in South East Asia
  • Conveniently located centre for tourist activities, cultural life and local amenities


  • An internationally recognised qualification meeting or exceeding industry standards
  • Course administered by highly trained staff with extensive local knowledge
  • Organized classes and a curriculum that has been proven successful and effective
  • Low student to teacher ratio


  • Vibrant city combining cultural experience with the dynamics of a growing city
  • Affordable even on a tight budget
  • Growing demand for English teachers
  • The TEFL International certificate is well known in Vietnam, with many of our graduates currently working in some of the best-known schools


  • This course is ideal for Gapyear students and people wanting a change of life or moving abroad
  • Your fellow students come from different countries and various continents
  • Your teacher trainers are some of the most experienced and well-trained in the industry
  • Your support staff will assist you with whatever you need
  • The locals are peaceful, friendly people who generally like spending time with foreigners

Country Costs

Vietnam is an affordable country, even with a tight budget. The cost of living is extremely low and the teaching pay is surprisingly high for SE Asia ($8 to $15 US dollars per hour).

Visa Requirements

Visas are required for entry into Vietnam regardless of your nationality. Prior to visas being issued, applicants must obtain visa approval from the Vietnamese Immigration Department. Most visitors are issued with a one month tourist visa although it is possible to get a three-month or six-month multiple entry visas if you plan to make trips out of the country and then re-enter.

Entry to Vietnam may be refused if your passport is valid for less than six month at time of entry. In addition, all visitors must be in possession of a return/onward ticket as well as the required entry documents for the next destination. Visitors to Vietnam need a passport sized photo on arrival in order to complete the required immigration documents. Part of this document must be retained in order to exit the country.

Health & Safety

Violent crime is uncommon in Vietnam however visitors should be aware that pick pocketing and petty street crime does occur in major cities and tourist destinations. Due care and attention should be exercised.

Visitors to Vietnam should consult their doctor about vaccinations at least a month prior to departure and travellers to the southern Mekong Delta should actively protect themselves from mosquito bites.


Ho Chi Minh Course Schedule 2016/17


        • 28 November - 23 December
        • 6 February - 3 March
        • 6 March - 31 March
        • 17 April - 16 May
        • 22 May - 16 June
        • 19 June - 14 July
        • 24 July - 18 August
        • 3 August - 28 August
        • 4 September - 29 September
        • 2 October - 27 October
        • 30 October - 24 November
        • 27 November - 22 December


      • 1490 USD (excl. accommodation) comprising 600 USD Reservation fee (in advance) USD890 (on arrival)
    • Accommodation is not provided onsite at the TEFL Centre in HCMC, however rooms can be arranged in nearby guesthouses by the TEFL support staff. The accommodation is clean, air-conditioned, near local attractions and amenities, and is very reasonably priced - US$ 150 to US$ 350 a month.



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