Australia-Vietnam Skills & Education (AVSE-TESOL)
Happy TESOL Student
Submitted by Anna M | September 27, 2016
After searching far and wide I enrolled in the February 2016 TESOL course at AVSE-TESOL in Ho Chi Minh City. I settled on the AVSE-TESOL course chiefly because of the Australian Government accreditation & the employment guarantee that comes with the 4 week program. The accommodation that is included in the fee was an added bonus.
On day one of the AVSE-TESOL course I distinctly remember thinking: 1. this is going to be a lot of work; and 2. I made the right choice.
If you want to learn about teaching English as a second language and obtain internationally recognized certification - and you’re prepared to do the work - then you may well find that AVSE-TESOL in Ho Chi Minh will meet your needs. Personally, I couldn’t be happier.
Submitted by Katlin - London United States | August 20, 2016
The teachers and management are extremely professional and well organised (it’s actually quite rare in Vietnam) yet very friendly - they helped me with whatever problem I had!
The course itself challenges you so you should prepare to study! But that’s why it’s special - you really do get your money’s worth. The course has the perfect balance between hard work and fun! They helped me to get a job just few days after the course ended even though it was right before a national holiday and I’m not native speaker - I was afraid it might be more difficult. Later, whenever I compared my teacher’s training with my coworkers it was clear that my training was a lot better - especially when it comes to creative parts like activities, lesson plans etc. I feel AVSE really prepared me to be an excellent teacher with all tricks and tips I received.
When I first arrived to Vietnam I couldn’t even cross the road - the person from school showed me where to eat, where and how to go somewhere, where to buy school supplies, which busses to take etc - you name it, they helped me with everything, complete 100% support. I made many friends for life from my class (mostly my housemates - house is amazing too btw!) and we often reminisce about how great the school was and wish we could start all over again!
Top marks for AVSE's TESOL course in Ho Chi Minh City
Submitted by Dan Perrin - Portsmouth England | August 19, 2016
Have just recently completed my AVSE TESOL course which was based in Ho Chi Minh City and, despite the somewhat challenging location, loved everything about the course. From the start, you're made to feel very welcome - Managing Director Peter Goudge holds a welcoming party at his house where you get a chance to meet him, your classmates, past students and other staff members from AVSE.
This was a top night, which ended rather a bit too late after a few late-night pool sessions up the road!
The intensive month-long course was well structured and thought out - taking you through everything clearly and at just the right pace. The teaching practices - while nerve wracking at first - ended up being extremely fun and helped boost my confidence no end, plus the Vietnamese teachers and administrative staff were all very helpful. My course tutor, David Chalker proved to be a first-class trainer; very knowledgeable, engaging, helpful, and just an all-round top guy, plus MD Peter was also extremely helpful and always on hand to offer some friendly advice (and the odd joke!).
All in all, a great experience. If anyone is thinking of doing this but still not sure, then do yourself a favour and just sign up now! Believe me, you won't regret it.
I fully recommend this course
Submitted by American | August 18, 2016
I came a long way to attend this course. It is a 12 hour difference between here and my hometown. I had many concerns. I have never taught English as a second language before. I had never been to Vietnam before. I knew zero Vietnamese. Etc.
This course was not easy. This experience was difficult. But I have grown through it.
This course gave me confidence.
Now I know.
I know I can walk into any classroom and present a good effective English lesson.
I quickly found a job that I am happy with.
I fully recommend this course.
Submitted by Sdj10 - Glasgow Scotland | August 16, 2016
Very well taught and landed a well paid job at one of vietnam's largest english school within 1 day of graduating. Organisation at the school is first rate and the staff are extremely helpful. The school is very personal and the staff always put the tesol students first.
Couldn't recommended more.