Optional extras...

Regardless of whether you’re enrolled in AVSE’s In-class TESOL course in Vietnam or Cambodia or you’ve chosen to pursue a Virtual or Self-paced TESOL programme with us, you’re in the right place. When it’s ‘all said and done’, you will hold a TESOL Certificate that’s accredited by the Australian Government – and internationally recognised. Moreover, because you’ve invested in quality training you’ll be in the best possible position to teach English abroad and realise that lifelong dream.

Successfully completing the TESOL/TEFL course will certainly be your priority during the time you’re at AVSE regardless of the study mode. If you’re an In-class TESOL student at AVSE in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, or Phnom Penh, socialising with your classmates, meeting new people and taking in what your chosen destination has to offer, are all part of the teach English abroad adventure. All of these delights are just ‘around the corner’ for our Virtual and Self-paced TESOL students.

We have put together some targeted optional extras directed at adding value to your TESOL/TEFL and teach English abroad experience. Motorbike, bicycle and laptop hire, accommodation for extra nights and Vietnamese or Khmer language lessons are just a selection of optional extras that are readily available for our In-class students in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh. All of these optional extras are equally available to any student enrolled in a Virtual or Self-paced TESOL programme at AVSE in the event they travel to Vietnam or Cambodia.

Moreover, AVSE has put together a targeted ‘optional extra’ package (Bonza Package) specifically for our Virtual and Self-paced students directed at enhancing their TESOL training experience and honing the core skills to teach English abroad. Virtual and Self-paced TESOL students have the option of adding observation classes, teaching practice classes (observed by a qualified TESOL trainer, feedback provided) and accommodation for 10 nights in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City or Phnom Penh – the ultimate preparation to teach English abroad.

Below is a rundown of popular optional extras offered by AVSE-TESOL. You will find a list of all optional extras offered by AVSE in the table on this page.

Airport collection service: When you arrive at your destination airport after a long flight, would you prefer to fight your way across town to try and find your accommodation by yourself or take the civilised approach? We can offer you an airport collection service where you will be met in the ‘Arrivals Area’ by a member of the AVSE team. Don’t worry if your flight is delayed as the fee includes up to 3 hours waiting time. An AVSE staff member will escort you to your accommodation, check you in and make sure you are settled with Wi-Fi passwords and suchlike – a terrific way to start living your dream to teach English abroad!

Laptop hire: You will need a laptop computer to meet the requirements of the In-class TESOL programme in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh. If you don’t feel comfortable bringing your laptop with you, or you don’t own a laptop, we can hire you one for the duration of your TESOL/TEFL course at a very reasonable fee plus a refundable deposit.

Accommodation for extra nights: Heading off to teach English abroad is a once in a lifetime thing and it’s wise to make sure that you’re in ‘ship shape’ condition for the start of your TESOL/TEFL training. If the thought of leaping from your flight straight into a classroom fills you with horror, have you considered coming a few days early to acclimatise, get your bearings and see some sights before class begins? We can arrange extra nights at your TESOL accommodation so you’re fully refreshed and raring to go on day one of the study programme.

Vietnamese or Khmer language lessons: Even if you don’t consider yourself a natural linguist, being able to speak a few words in the local language can go a long way to helping you ingratiate yourself with shopkeepers, bar staff and other local people. Gosh, it might even help with finding love if that’s on your personal teach English abroad agenda. While it’s unlikely that AVSE will arrange love, we can arrange cheap lessons in Vietnamese or Khmer so that you are more confident in dealing with local people and going about everyday life.

Bonza Package: The Bonza Package is available to any student who is enrolled in a Virtual or Self-paced TESOL programme at AVSE. This terrific optional extra includes 6 hours of observation classes, 8 hours of teaching practice classes (the first 4 hours will be observed by a qualified TESOL trainer and feedback provided), hands-on job support and accommodation in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City or Phnom Penh for 10 nights.

While you’re training for your new teach English abroad career path, take advantage of one or more of the optional extras listed below to maximise your overall TESOL experience.

WhatPrice in USD
Airport pickup
(door to door)
$30.00 (includes a return journey for a representative of AVSE and up to 3 hours waiting time)
Hire a laptop computer
– period of the TESOL/TEFL training programme
$60.00
+ $100.00 refundable deposit
Accommodation – extra nights
(note: the course fee includes accommodation for 26 nights)
Hanoi: US $23.00 per night
Ho Chi Minh City: US $22.00 per night
Phnom Penh: US $20.00 per night
Share a bedroom & bathroomUS $75.00 off the advertised course fee (per person)
Vietnamese or Khmer language lessonsUS $12.00 per hour
Bonza Package (only available to Virtual and Self-paced TESOL studentsUS $549.00: includes 6 hours of observation classes, 8 hours of teaching practice classes (observed with feedback), hands-on job support and accommodation in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City or Phnom Penh for 10 nights
Hire a motorbike (with helmet)
– period of the TESOL/TEFL training programme
At cost (approximately US $55.00 + refundable security deposit) – ask for a referral
Hire a bicycle (with helmet)
– period of the TESOL/TEFL training programme
At cost (approximately US $25.00 + refundable security deposit) – ask for a referral
Laundry serviceAt cost (approximately US $1.00 per kilogram) – ask for a referral
Take a tour or book a flightAt cost – ask for a referral
Visa extensionsAt cost – ask for a referral
Local SIM cardAt cost – ask for a referral
Assistance to set up a bank accountFree
Exotic Vietnam