TEFL Heaven Ho Chi Minh City & Paid Job Vietnam

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We offer a fantastic opportunity to earn your TEFL certification in the exciting city of Ho Chi Minh. Our TEFL team deliver exciting and fun training with a hands on, face-to-face style giving you the experience and confidence to put you qualification to good use and teach!

On completion of the 4 week course you will be guaranteed a job throughout Vietnam, taking away the worry of finding work!

Key Program Benefits:
Fully Accredited TEFL/ TESOL Certificate qualifying you to teach English anywhere in the world
Job placement services from our team in Vietnam
Private accommodation is provided and complimentary during the 4-week TEFL training period
Pre-departure guidance on visas, accommodation choices, types of work available, costs of living and salary guides, connections with previous teachers
Private Facebook group for your course and session
Cultural Program connecting you with your peers and alumni
Lifetime worldwide job assistance from our team

Questions & Answers


based on 19 reviews
  • Benefits 10
  • Support 10
  • Fun 9
  • Facilities 10
  • Safety 9
  • Instruction 8.8
  • Support 9.1
  • Value 8.5
  • Academic Rigor 6.3
  • Job Assistance 8.3
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Come to Vietnam for the course, stay for the people, food and scenery.

I completed my TESOL course at the end of May and 9 days later I was teaching in one of the most beautiful areas of Vietnam, google Ha Long Bay people because if you are already tempted by Vietnam then those pictures will make up your mind, they did for me.
This course is in HMCM and the city is great, it is loud and busy and everything you would expect from a big city in a country that is constantly evolving.
The course was great, I think the best part for me was the people I met and the fun we had together, I was worried at 33 that the group would all be younger than me but my class ranged from 20 to mid 50's and all wonderful people who I am still in contact with and looking forward to seeing again when I travel back down the country.
I felt that during the course I was given all of the essential information I needed in my teaching and as I had no experience previously I was very grateful to the teachers who were informative and fun, the hands on teaching experience was nerve wracking but so useful to build my confidence.
I really enjoyed this course and Vietnam is a great place to live and teach. The Vietnamese people are also extremely helpful and friendly to foreigners.

How can this program be improved?
The staff could be a little better at providing information about the course before you arrive in the city, I had so many questions. They were happy to answer them but providing information up front would have been more helpful. The course itself was great.
Yes, I recommend this program

Great course

This course is a really good way to gain your TEFL certification while adjusting to life in HCMC. I did my course in March. The accommodation is great - people were either in shared houses or really high standard hotels. The course instructors are great and everyone involved is super helpful. I got a job within two weeks, which I love. The course is a great way to meet people in a new country.
Would definitely recommend.

Yes, I recommend this program
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TEFL Vietnam Program

I joined the program with no previous teaching experience, and it gave me very valuable knowledge and skills through a very well structured curriculum, lessons delivered in a very friendly and supportive environment and most importantly hands-on practical experience of teaching during the course itself.
Both the trainers and support staff were awesome, and I had a job offer before the course was even over! And I have been using the knowledge and skills gained during the training every single day in my work.
Living in Ho Chi Minh for the 4 weeks of the course was a great introduction into the Vietnamese life and culture.
The course is great if you are starting your teach abroad journey - highly recommend it!

How can this program be improved?
The only thing I can think of is to add a little bit more in-depth information about the visas and work permits in Vietnam - the process and paperwork involved is very complicated. The course did have a high level session, I think a more in-dept session would benefit the participants. Other than this everything was great!
Response from TEFL Heaven

Hi Gayane,
Thanks so much for leaving a review of the program :) I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed yourself, and we've loved seeing your journey! I'll definitely pass on the message about visas, so thanks for bringing that to our attention.
Kind regards,
Charlie - The TEFL Heaven Team

Yes, I recommend this program
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My life is so different and I love it!

I started my TEFL course in Vietnam in November 2016 and I loved it. It was intense but the course is progressive so you build upon your teaching skills over the course of the weeks - from observing a real life class to finally teaching one alone! By the end of the course, I was confident enough to teach in local schools - even though I came from an office job and had never taught before! The programme is very supportive and will provide assistance for anything - from finding a doctor to getting your laundry done! Now I've moved out of that district, I do miss the life I had when I was doing my course which included a morning smoothie from the local vendor which cost 70p as well as the best beer bar which sold a glass of beer for around 15p!

I am now living in Ho Chi Minh city and got a job within 2 weeks of finishing the course in one of the largest language schools in the city (it would have been sooner but I went travelling for a week!) and I am now settled in the way of life here. I have my own apartment for around £270 per month with a salary of around £1600 per month with the potential to work more hours if I choose! Ho Chi Minh has many districts which can cater for whatever experience you want from Vietnam and that doesn't include all the nearby rural areas that are desperate for teachers if you don't like the city life!

It has been an incredible experience and the people I met on the course has meant that I have made life long friends with a similiar mindset, which I love. I was also given the opportunity to meet the students on the course after mine and so I now have a large network of people who have become like my family!

It still doesn't feel real to me that I'm actually a teacher now and I don't regret moving to Vietnam from my previous life at all. It has been the best decision I ever made.

Response from TEFL Heaven

Hey Natalie,
Thanks for taking the time to review the program in Ho Chi Minh. The course is intense for sure, but it really prepares you to become a brilliant teacher! Which, from the photos of your classes you teach we've seen, you are :)
Kind regards,
Charlie - The TEFL Heaven Team

Yes, I recommend this program

About TEFL Heaven

Since 2007 TEFL Heaven (formerly Experience Teaching Abroad) has assisted university graduates and non-graduates to secure quality teaching placements abroad. We pride ourselves on being a fun and personable company who like to actively engage with...