What we do...

We train and certify people for ESL jobs in Vietnam, Cambodia and elsewhere.

AVSE-TESOL has been providing quality, ‘In-class’ TESOL/TEFL training programmes in Vietnam for more than a decade and in Cambodia for the past 3 years. We also offer ‘Virtual’ and ‘Self-paced’ TESOL programmes. While our core business functions are training and certifying people for ESL jobs in Vietnam and Cambodia, TESOL Certification from AVSE can equally be used in other countries. 

All TESOL/TEFL courses at AVSE – In-class, Virtual and Self-paced – are accredited by the Australian Government. This dictates that the TESOL programmes at AVSE carry legitimate academic status and international recognition. We leave no stone unturned to ensure our TESOL/TEFL trainees possess the skills, knowledge and internationally recognised certification they need to become brilliant English language educators. As an English teacher who has invested in quality training, you’ll be in the hunt for the best ESL jobs in Vietnam and Cambodia. You won’t just be passing through as a tourist, you’ll be making a positive difference in the lives of local people and earning a decent salary.

The practical dimension of our ‘Signature’, 4-week In-class TESOL programme in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh starts on day one. It’s a distinguishing factor in a competitive market and ideal preparation for ESL jobs in Vietnam, Cambodia or in another exotic location. The Virtual and Self-paced TESOL programmes at AVSE also include a hefty practical component in recognition that direct experience and constructive feedback are central to skill development. Our TESOL/TESOL trainees complete a minimum of 14 hours ‘hands-on’ teaching work in a real school environment with lots of support and guidance. We make a concerted effort to ensure our TESOL/TEFL trainees have ‘teaching practice exposure’ to a mix of ESL leaners, from kindergarten kids through to adults.

There is a direct connection between quality training and quality teaching. Moreover, there is a direct connection between quality teaching and achieving desired learning outcomes. The important job that teachers have in society and their revered status in Vietnam and Cambodia dictates that acquiring the skills, knowledge and certification you need to do the job is not an area where you can scrimp. At AVSE-TESOL we firmly believe that English language students, young and old alike, are entitled to think the person who is taking their class – their teacher – knows about teaching and learning and holds a legitimate teaching qualification. Equally, our own TESOL trainees are entitled to believe that their TESOL trainer holds the necessary qualifications, skills and knowledge to preside over a TESOL course. All TESOL Trainers at AVSE hold specialist Vocational Training Qualifications and Industry experience, mandated by the Australian Government. Moreover, all TESOL Trainers at AVSE – at one time or another – have held ESL jobs in Vietnam, Cambodia and in other countries.

To be eligible for ESL jobs in Vietnam and Cambodia your TESOL/TEFL certification must carry international recognition. Your certificate will only carry international recognition if it’s accredited by a government, like all the TESOL programmes at AVSE, or a tertiary level educational institution. This is one of those industries where age-old expressions like ‘Buyer Beware’ and ‘You Get What You Pay For’ are absolutely true. Any ‘TESOL course’ that is ‘accredited’ by a Limited Liability Company, which can be set up with loose change, carries zero academic weight and therefore is not a legitimate qualification for ESL jobs in Vietnam and Cambodia or anywhere else.

Regardless of your study mode at AVSE, we offer an array of benefits, unmatched by others in our Industry: complimentary accommodation with the In-class course, ‘hands-on’ job help with all courses, visa guidance, insurance advice and a whole collection of optional extras including airport collection, accommodation for extra nights, motorbike, bicycle and laptop hire, travel & tours and the list goes on. At AVSE, you can have all of your TESOL/TEFL and travel-related needs met under the one roof – a one-stop-shop. If being eligible for ESL jobs in Vietnam or Cambodia and the opportunity to live and work abroad is on your radar, starting your journey with AVSE-TESOL is the obvious choice.

You will see in the table below precisely how the three TESOL/TEFL training programmes at AVSE stack up to Standards articulated by the British Council for employment in any one of their schools throughout the world.

Standards: International recognitionWhat AVSE-TESOL deliversAbove standard
Must be moderated by a reputable, external authorityAustralian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)100%
The TESOL course must consist of at least 100 contact hours150 hours over 4 weeks50%
Must include at least 6 hours of critically assessed teaching practice / classroom experienceMinimum of 14 hours130%
Exotic Vietnam