• Vietnam
    • Ho Chi Minh City
    • Hanoi
120 hours
Training Type

Program Details

Teaching Practicum
Job Placement
Weekly Classroom Hours
Apartment Hotel
Age Min.


Starting Price
What's Not Included
Accommodation Activities Airfare Airport Transfers Meals Transportation Travel Insurance
Jan 30, 2023
Jun 11, 2018
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About Program

Vietnam is a great place for new English teachers to start their careers, with a high demand for English teachers and relatively high pay rates compared to neighboring countries. To ensure your success in teaching English, our in-class TEFL course in Ho Chi Minh City provides comprehensive training from experienced and dedicated instructors. The course covers the fundamental theories and techniques of English language teaching and places a strong emphasis on practical experience, allowing you to put your knowledge into practice with real language students. Upon completion of the course, you can be confident that you are well-prepared to take on your first teaching job, whether you choose to stay in Vietnam or venture out to teach in another part of the world. Additionally, we also have a TEFL center in Hanoi, offering the same quality training program and giving you the option to take the course in a different location in Vietnam.

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Program Highlights

  • Internationally Accredited TEFL/TESOL Certificate
  • Life-long Job Assistance For Teaching Positions around the World
  • Teaching Practice with local English Students under Supervision of Professional Teacher Trainers
  • University-based Curriculum

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Program Reviews

4.78 Rating
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  • Benefits 4.65
  • Support 4.9
  • Fun 4.4
  • Facilities 4.5
  • Safety 4.5
  • Instruction 5
  • Support 5
  • Value 4
  • Academic Rigor 5
  • Job Assistance 3
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Yes, I recommend this program

ITTT teaching english course

My name is Umar and i was born in Pakistan.now a days living in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam.if i talk about my opinion Vietnam is one of the best country for living for such reasons like low living standard and its weather fresh vegetables in food.Entire Country are full of natural beauty and like beaches mountains with rich culture.one of the best thins is the peoples are very friendly and respectful with foreigners.

What would you improve about this program?
No comments about that
130 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great course

We have recently completed our TESOL course at ITTT, now Compass Education in Ho Chi Minh / Saigon, Vietnam. The course was very good, not as intense as I expected, but enough that if you did not put in the work you would not pass. The course and staff there were excellent, and also everything was given to you that you would need on the first day at no extra cost, which was nice. Overall a very good course with great staff, and brilliant communication by Amy at Compass. The only real downside was that the job help was not brilliant, though we were offered the chance to work for Compass's own agency once the school year started. Though since I currently have three jobs and have just turned down a fourth then it wasn't really needed in the end anyway.

What would you improve about this program?
Job guidance could be more helpful, possibly as other reviews have said if all of the handouts could be bound into a book and given to you at the beginning of the course.
106 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

A Great Experience

The course was mostly as I'd expected, intensive and having to put in the hours to get through. But thoroughly enjoyable. I learned so much, and I am now reaping the benefits with a full time job in a local school. Arranged, by the way through Compass.
The classroom is small and compact, but adequate enough and actually I think it helps give a more intimate environment, bonding with your classmates and instructors. The instructors are friendly, know how to make you feel relaxed, informative and very helpful. I always felt comfortable approaching them. The support staff are excellent and always there to help even with things that may at the time seem trivial. The course is managed and run very professionally.

In terms of the content I think it was about right, yes there are some things I personally would have liked to have more time on and some things that I could have done without, e.g.the foreign language lesson - in Thai. But I have noticed that some of the other people who have posted enjoyed that lesson. I would have liked to cover more grammar, and also more on teaching techniques. So, its just personal choice really.

I also think it would have been a good idea to have been given a portfolio with some lesson plans and games etc, practical stuff to leave with.

But small issues. Overall it was a great experience, I learned a lot, felt confident at the end, and had fun during my time there, the staff were great (and continue to be so), and I would recommend this course very highly.

What would you improve about this program?
More stuff on teaching techniques.

I also think a little bit at the very beginning re: orientation to the course and the local environment. Arriving in a foreign country isn't easy and some basic tips on local life would be useful. Some contact details and useful addresses, e.g. how to go about getting a work permit. I've noticed on other (larger) TEFL providers they have a list of what you have to do to get a work permit, the steps you have to go through, how long it is likely to take, the cost involved and where to get it.

I also think that, pre-course, it would have been a good idea to inform me to get police background check whilst still in my home country. Its been a bit of a pain trying to get while in Vietnam.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great Experience

I've had longstanding fears of standing in front of others and talking to large groups of people. This course not only cured me of my phobias, it provided me with a great foundation from which to begin my teaching career. The curriculum is extensive, very well organized, and the course staff are very professional and extremely supportive.

You will be put in challenging situations and hard work is required, but at the end of the course you will be equipped with the skills necessary to be an effective teacher.

I'd highly recommend this course to anyone looking to complete a 120 hour TESOL course with a 6 hour observed teaching component.

What would you improve about this program?
As a previous reviewer mentioned, I would combine all the class handouts into a notebook that the student receives on the first day of class. Nothing more to add than that!
109 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

You asked, I shall give.

As a young, bright eyed, and adventurous man, I entered into the TEFL program by Compass Education. I was ready to start a new chapter of my life. Was I excited? Yes...yes I was. One of the first things I liked about Compass upon entering the training location is that they had a working air conditioning unit. If you didn't know already, Vietnam is hot as H E double hockey sticks. I came here with a friend, and in our first days we thought we were going die from the heat. The heat... and cheap drinks.

After meeting our instructors, and experiencing the first few days of classes, I felt like I had made a great decision. I will say that a lot of information given to our group proved to be quite useful for me when I began teaching. They answered almost any questions I had about teaching and Vietnam in general. Some questions I asked they would not answer, which is probably for the best. If you are concerned they are uptight and not friendly, I will give you proof that they are not such things. During one of the Vietnamese lessons that they gave us (FOH FREE!) they were kind enough to tell me how to say almost anything I wanted to know. I must admit they hesitated at first to tell me some things, but I was able to get them to tell me by using my undeniable charm upon them. They still to this day help me with all sorts of things.

As mentioned in another review, they did not teach a lot of games, but every now and then they hold seminars that you can learn a ton of games. They still show you a couple games that are useful during the course. While games are fun, they still make sure you are capable of being able to teach a class without games to take up time (yes, I know games can be used as an effective learning tool also).

When it came time for me to do the practice teaching, I felt very capable based off what I learned during the course. Any trouble you have, they take the time necessary to make sure you overcome your troubles. You get plenty of chances to work on your teaching methods.

What would you improve about this program?
One thing that comes to mind is that they showed us a couple different ways to express an idea. I can't remember exactly how many they showed at the time, but I remember that they spent almost twice as long on the first style compared to the other styles. I felt like there was not enough time to really grasp some of the other methods.

As for Vietnam in general, while for the most part people seem nice, or like they don't really care if you are living or breathing in general, if you go to the main tourist street (Pham Ngu Lao/Bui Vien) you will most likely come in contact with pick pockets or bike thieves. I have been fortunate enough to have an encounter with those lovely thieves and pick pockets multiple times.
118 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program


The course taught me a great deal. It was fun and interesting. All the staff are very hardworking, friendly and helpful, providing a lot of support. The building is in a safe location with easy access. All the materials are provided and I made many friends. I had a nice time and I am glad I took this course, I am a much better teacher because of it :)

What would you improve about this program?
Free lunch heheheheh ;)
115 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Best course in HCMC

This course is a must for anyone without a TEFL certificate who's looking to teach English in Vietnam.

Unlike the similar CELTA program, which only requires trainees to teach adult learners, this course provides invaluable real-world experience by placing its trainees inside real Vietnamese classrooms with younger learners. And while it places a major emphasis on teaching practice, its theoretical components are very applicable to the classroom environment as well.

The head trainer, Diem, and the rest of the staff are highly professional individuals who want to see trainees succeed. They will push you to step outside of your comfort zone and dig down deep for the best teacher within. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone considering teaching English in Vietnam or anywhere else in Asia.

What would you improve about this program?
If I could change one thing, it would be how the student portfolios are bound. A spiral binding would make it much easier to complete the written assignments, but that's about it!
107 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Quality education and experience

Participating in the ITTT TEFL course in HCM is a great way to meet people and experience the Vietnamese culture. During my time in the course, training to become a teacher, I made life long friends and had a blast. The course load is what you'd expect (a bit much), but the head trainer is fantastic and makes the class very easy to understand. The course also offers vital experience in the classroom. They have a great way to ease you in and feel comfortable in front of ESL students. I would have not had the success that I have had if it weren't for that. The staff was also great. HCM is full of hustling and bustling and is a completely different culture. They are very helpful getting you used to this new and different culture and in many cases, saving you money. Overall I had a great experience and would recommend not only the class, but HCM as a place to come teach English.

What would you improve about this program?
Vietnam is hot as hell and the air conditioning is what you'd expect from an underdeveloped country... so get ready to sweat in the class room. Also, I would highly recommend learning ESL games before you come, especially if you plan on teaching in Vietnam. Vietnam is a completely different culture to foreigners. The learning culture is also different. If you plan on teaching here you will be expected to play ESL games in class and make class "fun". During your course you will learn a few games but they do not go into detail how to make a class entertaining. So be prepared.
107 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

Some countries do have upper age limits but these are usually for people aged 60+. For Vietnam, you shouldn't have any problems securing a teaching position at your age.