There’s no doubt about it, teaching English in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh or elsewhere in the world is a wise career move. The demand for dynamic, qualified English language teachers is extremely high. So high, there is every reason to believe that you’ll be in a paid teaching job within days of your study programme coming to an end. Certainly that’s our experience over the past 10+ years as market leaders in Vietnam and Cambodia. All of our TESOL/TEFL trainers have been where you are now and understand where you want to go. Moreover, AVSE has specialist staff based at each of our training locations who’ll work with you, side-by-side, to land that all-important first teaching job.

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We are often asked how graduates of the TESOL/TEFL programme at AVSE consistently land the best teaching jobs on offer in Southeast Asia and beyond. Our response is:

  1. Every application for the TESOL/TEFL programme at AVSE is thoroughly vetted;
  2. We offer a quality product that comes with ‘top shelf’ accreditation and international recognition;
  3. Our TESOL/TEFL trainers and tutors are qualified, professional educators who know how to equip people with the skills they need to embark on a career path teaching English;
  4. We have an established network of partner schools and language centres built up over many years working in the TESOL/TEFL sector; and
  5. Trainees are made aware before they join our programme that they have obligations that must be fulfilled – successfully completing the necessary assessment tasks and conducting themselves in a professional manner are just two of these obligations.

So, what is the bottom line?

Typically, jobs teaching English in Vietnam and Cambodia allow our TESOL/TEFL graduates to take home (net) somewhere between US $1,000.00 and US $2,000.00 per month, depending on where the teacher works, how many hours they work and the availability of non-income benefits such as accommodation, transport and free utilities. Most employers quote and pay a net salary and then deal with the local Taxation Department on the teacher’s behalf.

With the cost of living in Vietnam and Cambodia being a fraction of what it is in most developed countries, English language teachers in this part of the world can realistically expect to save at least half of their income without cutting corners. Teaching English abroad certainly provides stable, ongoing employment, pays a decent income and allows for an excellent lifestyle.

Case Study: Clear Student Debt

In the US student loan debt is now at an eye-watering average of $35,359 after a four-year college degree. This debt takes an average of 10 years to repay. What if it didn’t have to be that way? Could you clear student debts in less than half that amount of time? It’s possible and here’s a real life example.

Bailey from South Carolina trained as a TEFL teacher at AVSE in Ho Chi Minh City and began teaching in Danang (middle of Vietnam) after completing his training. He worked on average 22 hours a week and was able to clear student debt in his name within 2 – 3 years. Bailey didn’t have to scrimp and cut corners to make this happen. In fact, he was living a fantastic expat lifestyle in a warm tropical country, travelling back to the US once a year and having the time of his life.

So yes, teaching English in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh and in other cities in Southeast Asia can help you clear student debt far more quickly than you thought possible – and you’ll have fun doing it.

Check out this terrific article from Dave Weiss (New York City, USA) where he shares his experience teaching English in Vietnam as a means to clear student debt.  

AVSE-TESOL has a record of achievement

At the end of the day, ‘the proof is in the pudding’. AVSE-TESOL can point to more than 5000 people who have successfully completed our training course and embarked on a rewarding career teaching English in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City or Phnom Penh – and in other cities around the world. The vast majority of these folks landed their first teaching job with support from us and they’re pleased to share their personal experience in the event you’d like to know more.

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