Australia-Vietnam Skills & Education (AVSE-TESOL)
Australia-Vietnam Skills & Education (AVSE-TESOL) Programs
Australia-Vietnam Skills & Education (AVSE-TESOL) Reviews
You'll be ready to teach in 4 weeks
Submitted by Joe Spencer - AVSE quang trung street HCMC | May 10, 2017
From the minute I arrived at AVSE-TESOL in Ho Chi Minh City, I was made to feel right at home. The day before my course started, AVSE put on food & drinks for all participants. This was a terrific opportunity to meet classmates, tutors, trainers and the school Director, Peter Goudge.
The course itself is both practical and theoretical with a program that takes you from zero to hero in a matter of weeks. The Help from the whole team at AVSE behind the scenes was very good and you have access to their offices and materials for your lesson plans.
After all the knowledge learned in class the thing I valued most about this course is how well organised your rosters are, and in particular the practical hours inside a classroom both supervised and eventually unsupervised was a huge confidence builder for me. You are required to step outside of your comfort zone and AVSE do a great job of building you up. This is something you will not get from an online only course.
This experience included talking daily in the classroom to increase your confidence with public speaking in a classroom environment, Class management, lesson planning, TESOL guidelines and fundamentals of TESOL practice Teaching classes around HCM in both public schools and language centers and exposure to the real thing.
Overall I was impressed with this course and I feel I came out of the other end a competent and confident teacher ready to hit the ground running in any classroom.
I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to gain a globally recognized Qualification of ESL teaching, and at the end have some solid experience in a classroom environment and the real deal.
Ticket to freedom!!
Submitted by Elisabeth Wightman - Christchurch New Zealand | April 21, 2017
I attended the course in April 2013 and wanted to add that I am now this year supporting my son to attend the same course that I credit towards creating a foundation to secure me a job in Saudi Arabia.
I loved the course, fellow students, tutors and who we taught. I had already taught for 21/2 years when I attended the course and despite my teaching experience, I lacked confidence.
I had a total of 5 jobs after the course and a major one in another province before I left Vietnam altogether. The abundance of work and gratitude was positively over whelming.
I was then offered a choice of jobs in Saudi Arabia in 2014 which turned my life around. It was the attendance at this course and the proficiency I gained in myself and teaching that short listed me for what I consider the top job in this industry with no English degree, a Bachelor of Health Science believe it or not!!
I went into syllabus design and assisted the manager of our team in my last contract. I credit this course as it brought out my strengths and ways to express these in a really practical and beneficial way to the curriculum and my students.
I taught for 14 months in Saudi Arabia teaching women, English and in a kindergarten in Bahrain.
I am heading back to teach English in 2018 and due to the foundation this course set, I know I can secure quality and highly paid work wherever I choose to go.
This course I consider a wise investment in yourself and a way to support you in gaining insight into what will give you skills, recognition and fulfillment in the English Teaching world from a phenomenal group of educators.
Submitted by Charles Vaught Jr. - Saigon Vietnam | April 13, 2017
I have to say that my time with AVSE was money well spent. Not only did I get the teaching experience and knowledge I wanted, I also got taught by Paul Fitzgerald - one of the best TESOL instructors on Earth. The location of AVSE was another plus as it gave the students a crash course on Vietnamese culture (and traffic). Another aspect I've been highly impressed with is their ability to find jobs for their students. Within a week after the course I had either been applied to or applied to myself to over 13 schools in Saigon, and eight days of finishing the TESOL course I was working at a great school for excellent wages!
I will say this - If you come to AVSE get ready for two things: 1) be prepared to give it your all and work hard. 2) be prepared to party hard and have a ton of laughs. If you can both work hard and play hard then this is the place to be. It's a fun environment that is made even more fun by the students and the instructors.
I cannot say enough good things about both AVSE and Vietnam, both are places that I'm thankful I found. So, if you're looking for a fun and educational experience in a foreign land than this is the place for you.
Submitted by Chloe - Paris France | February 23, 2017
I would strongly recommend the AVSE-TESOL program to anybody wanting to teach English as a second language in Vietnam. Peter Goudge, the managing director, and his team did everything they could to welcome us and prepare us to teach in the best schools in Vietnam.
Thanks to the AVSE-TESOL Team, I learnt how to teach English properly and in a funny way to Asian students, and I have also been able to adapt rapidly a new and very different way of life. I will remember this experience all my life long.
I definitely think that the course was money well spent, since I got hired in one of the best schools of Ho Chi Minh City after having my certification
Submitted by Chase Lord Sponseller - California United States | December 06, 2016
With so many options out there for a TESOL certificate, I really did not know which one to choose. Would I do one online or an in-class program? Would I do one in my home country or a program that was abroad? After much research and contemplation, I finally decided on AVSE. I paid my tuition, bought a flight, and found myself in the middle of Vietnam. I must say, that it has been the best decision that I have ever made.
Throughout the TESOL program at AVSE I learned numerous pieces of information that I can now implement in my ESL teaching career. The way that AVSE presented the curriculum that they were teaching us made it fun, exciting, and very engaging. It seemed as if all the students in my class were eager to learn each and every day. Having confidence in front of a class is typically one of the most challenging parts of becoming a teacher. One of the best components that AVSE has is that they put their students in real world teaching environments so that their self-confidence sky rockets by the end of the course. This is something that an online TESOL program could never give you.
Being in a foreign country all alone can seem like a very frightening thing. AVSE helped easy this terror. From the time that they picked me up at the airport and still to this day, I feel like I have a new family! The staff at AVSE are super friendly people and always willing to help in any situation. The teachers are very knowledgeable on ESL teaching and were always pleased to stay after class if we had any further questions relating to the lesson.
Even if you are the most inexperienced and shy person, I would highly recommend the AVSE course to anyone that is looking to do a TESOL program. AVSE will ensure that you gain the confidence and have the knowledge and resources to begin a very successful career in ESL teaching.