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TESOL Teacher Training in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Australian International College of Language (AICOL) - TESOL in Ho Chi Minh City:
The Australian International College of Language (AICOL) is an accredited English language school in Queensland, Australia. We now offer a four-week TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificate course in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The AICOL TESOL course is offered 10 times throughout the year at an amazing cost of US$1,599, and is delivered at the Australia-Vietnam School of English (which is fully accredited by the Ministry of Education in Vietnam to operate as an English Language School).

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Who is eligible for the AICOL TESOL Certificate course?

This course is ideally suited to native English speakers with preference given to students who hold a University Degree. Other educational qualifications will be considered.

Non-native speakers will need to be University or College graduates (English major) with upper intermediate or above level of English language skills. There is a pathway price of $250 per week for English classes at AICOL Gold Coast campus for students who have not yet reached an Upper Intermediate level of English.

Certificate IV in TESOL (4 weeks / 150 hours):
The course is taught by qualified teachers and is 150 hours in duration: 80 hours of instruction; 10 hours of classroom observation; 10 hours of practical teaching as well as 50 hours of written work.


Accommodation is provided for the duration of the course in a quality, western standard hotel within 5 minutes’ walk of the school. We also provide return airfares from the Gold Coast (conditions apply). 

Employment Guarantee:
Australia-Vietnam School of English offers an employment guarantee to graduates of the AICOL TESOL course delivered in Ho Chi Minh City.

Student Testimonial:
"Everybody associated with AVSE and AICOL are so helpful and supportive, something a lot of companies today could learn from."
- Donna Barrington, TESOL graduate

“I studied my Certificate IV in TESOL with the Australian Vietnam School of English, a partner of AICOL, in Saigon in August 2013. It was one of the best decisions I have made. I am a career changer, in my middle 50’s, and the course gave me the confidence to strike out in a new direction. The course was very practical and concentrated on teaching me how to teach rather than what to teach. I discovered I really enjoyed teaching, and loved being in front of a class of attentive listeners.

Now I am back in Australia I have had lots of job offers and am currently working 20 hours a week, 8.20 am to 1.10 pm which gives me a great work-life balance, with the whole afternoon to myself. The work is challenging but fun and I don’t think I would have survived the first hectic weeks if I hadn’t had such a good grounding in how to prepare lessons and how to keep students motivated and engaged. I would highly recommend this course to anyone thinking of studying for their TESOL certificate overseas.”

- Sally Edwards, Gold Coast

"I completed the TESOL course with AVSE in January 2016. Arriving in a foreign country is daunting, but the staff at AVSE made me feel comfortable from the start with great accommodation, guidance and support. I completed the course with a newfound confidence in my ability to teach, thanks to the practical teaching component (the course is delivered within a general English school, directed by Peter, so there are plenty of opportunities to observe and practice in a real ESL classroom).

On countless occasions, I truly felt that Peter and his staff were going above and beyond what a TESOL course would normally offer. Anything from advice on job placement and teaching to good places to eat and socialise in Go Vap were covered by AVSE.  I am now living in D1, Ho Chi Minh City, working in a position set up for me by AVSE and I am extremely satisfied, in fact, I’m even missing Go Vap!

Peter is sincere and always willing to help; it is clear that he truly cares about his school, the TESOL course and the well-being of its students. David injects an entertaining character into the intensive course, but doesn’t compromise on delivering quality guidance. He is a natural teacher. The support staff are second to none! I would recommend this course to anybody interested in completing a TESOL course in Vietnam."

- Lucy Gerstenberg, UK

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Address: 66 Marine Parade, Southport, Queensland, 4215, Australia
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2019-02-19 were from:

Vietnam;   Shaxrisabz, Uzbekistan;   Xiamen, China;   TURKEY, Turkey;   Changhua County, Taiwan;   São Paulo, Brazil;   Sofia, Bulgaria;   Foggia, Italy;   Hanoi;   Hong Kong, Hong Kong;   and more.