Australia-Vietnam Skills & Education (AVSE-TESOL)
Australia-Vietnam Skills & Education (AVSE-TESOL) Programs
Australia-Vietnam Skills & Education (AVSE-TESOL) Reviews
AVSE: The leading standard for TESOL certification in Vietnam.
Submitted by John DOE - Fort Worth | July 16, 2018
I felt compelled to write a review after seeing some negative reviews that are completely biased and untrue. Let me make something very clear, AVSE is the top center for TESOL certification in Vietnam (they operate in Cambodia as well but I speak from experience when I say Vietnam, I was not certified in Cambodia), and the job guarantee they offer is not some kind of shady sales tactic, they will 100% find you a job teaching English.
Just to go a little deeper into why I believe AVSE is so great, I want to walk you through my experience with them. Believe it or not, before moving to Vietnam to teach long-term, I had never left my home country (not even briefly as a child or something like that). So, due to that simple fact, I had a lot of justified anxieties about moving to another continent as well as making a career change in the process. To ease these anxieties I relied on AVSE and one of their recruitment partners to provide me with the information and assistance I felt I needed to make such an enormous transition; In this regard AVSE was instrumental to me.
After I arrived, I rented a motorbike from the school and one the staff also took time out of his day to train me in the art of driving in Vietnam. This simple act of kindness is indicative of the general behavior and character of all AVSE staff. During the month you spend studying at the center, you are constantly benefited by the positive and warm environment created by the staff. As a student, I felt comfortable at AVSE almost instantly. This allowed me to take the information and training you pay for and hit the ground running.
One thing that had me questioning AVSE was the job guarantee that they give to all students. I remember thinking to myself "how could you possibly guarantee something like a job to every person", but this guarantee is nothing short of fact. EVERY single student from my class is now employed as a teacher (unless of course they chose not to be). This topic seems to be the controversy behind almost all of the negative reviews. Please understand that when you move to a new country and transition into a new career, things will not necessarily be easy. And honestly, why should they be? What I mean to say is that the staff at AVSE will absolutely find you a job, but that job might not meet all of your expectations. In my case, I had a job right after my coursee ended, but it took a couple of months before all of my prior expectations were met. AVSE will get your foot in the door of the teaching industry, it is up to you to be diligent and climb the ladder, AVSE cannot and will not do that for you.
AVSE gets a 10/10 from me. I have absolutely no qualms with my experience at this training center, the BEST in its field of expertise.
AVSE is the best of the best!!
Submitted by Marcus - Dalat Vietnam | June 29, 2018
Can I give more than 5 stars??
I think AVSE is the best of the best. I am part of the graduating class of October 2017. I couldn't have been happier with every aspect of their program, from my comfortable lodging to the best teacher ever: DAVID. I've studied in some of the finest institutions from Europe, to South American and the United States. I know quality teachers and methods. AVSE nailed it I thought I was capable of teaching English without the formal teaching, as I've done before. I was wrong. AVSE taught me every skill necessary to become a great teacher. I also made many lifelong friends because the experience is intense, and there are always a lot of awesome people from around the world. While there are many TESOL schools in Vietnam and around the world, AVSE stands and is head and shoulders above most of the rest. And after your graduate they will also find you a job. THANKS AVSE!!
Submitted by Jim | June 27, 2018
I can't talk highly enough of AVSE. Great training all round. Intensive course structure and provided a promised job at the end.
Even the follow up after I started teaching. If I had any questions about class performance with children, AVSE were willing to give advise. Thankyou
Submitted by Jake Sharp - Ben Tre Vietnam | June 02, 2018
I did this course because rather than study online for a TESOL certificate, I thought it would be useful to have some hands-on training before I began teaching English in Vietnam.
I was happy with the accommodation provided and enjoyed most of the classes. I learned some teaching methods that I've continued to implement during my 3 years teaching in Vietnam. I look back on the time spent doing this course fondly. It was a great classroom environment. And I made some friends that I'm still in touch with today. Most of which have also continued teaching in Vietnam. The staff were friendly and helpful. I've taught in many centers in Vietnam now and witnessed some very dodgy practices taking place. AVSE does infact provide what they claim to provide. In my opinion anyone who wants to begin teaching in Vietnam with a good basic understanding of how things work here should take this course. And enjoy the experience!
Submitted by Steve Ellis - Chicago | April 02, 2018
I am a US parent whose 20 year old daughter decided to go half way across the globe to attend this school. Needless to say my wife and I were very nervous. Well we were blown away by the staff. We lost communication with our daughter (her phone was lost) and we were freaking out. A quick email to Peter the Director and within minutes he was on it and in short time we received word that she was fine. There were many other instances where they bent over backwards to help her. They took such great care of her it was like she was staying with family. I also know she felt the same and had an amazing learning experience. Do not hesitate to attend this fine school that really cares.