Optional extras

Regardless of whether you’re enrolled in AVSE-TESOL’s in-class TESOL course in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City or Phnom Penh or our online TESOL programme, you’re in the right place. When ‘all’s said and done’, you will hold TESOL Certification that’s: 1. accredited by the Australian Government; and 2. genuinely, internationally recognised. Moreover, because you’ve invested in quality training you’ll be on your way to live that lifelong dream of teaching English abroad and leading an expat lifestyle. There’s a lot to look forward to, but let’s focus on the here and now, for the time being anyway. On this page, we’ll have a look at the ‘Optional extras’ that are available with your TESOL course at AVSE.

The team at AVSE has put together a collection of ‘optional extras’ directed at enhancing your overall TESOL experience. Motorbike, bicycle and laptop hire, accommodation for extra nights, local language lessons and a lot more can be added to your TESOL programme by simply ticking a box on your application form.

Here’s some more ‘optional extra’ good news. AVSE-TESOL’s ‘Bonza Package’ allows online TESOL students to add 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. In addition to offering brilliant value for money, the Bonza Package provides the opportunity for our online TESOL students to hone their practical teaching skills in a real school environment with plenty of hands-on support.

AVSE TESOL course in VietnamBelow is a rundown of some popular optional extras offered by AVSE-TESOL. You will find a list of all optional extras offered by AVSE-TESOL in the table at the bottom 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 and try to find your accommodation by yourself or take the civilised approach? We offer an airport collection service, where you will be met in the ‘Arrivals Area’ by a member of the AVSE-TESOL team. Don’t worry if your flight is delayed, the fee includes up to 3 hours waiting time. An AVSE-TESOL staff member will escort you to your accommodation, check you in and make sure you’re settled with the Wi-Fi password, decent air conditioning, room keys and suchlike.

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, AVSE-TESOL can hire you one for the duration of your TESOL course for a very reasonable fee plus a refundable deposit.

Accommodation for extra nights: Heading off to teach English abroad is a once in a lifetime experience and it’s wise to make sure that you’re in ‘ship shape’ condition for the start of your TESOL training. If the thought of leaping from your flight straight into a classroom fills you with horror, you may wish to consider arriving a few days early to acclimatise, get your bearings, and see some sights before your 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 agenda. While it’s unlikely that AVSE-TESOL can 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 the online TESOL programme at AVSE-TESOL. This terrific optional extra includes 6 hours of observation classes, 8 hours of teaching practice classes (the first 6 hours will be observed by a qualified TESOL trainer with feedback provided), hands-on job support and accommodation for 10 nights in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City or Phnom Penh.

Take advantage of one or more of the optional extras listed below to maximise your overall TESOL experience.

 

What Price in USD
Airport pickup
(door to door)
$30.00 (includes a return journey for a representative of AVSE-TESOL and up to 3 hours waiting time)
Hire a laptop computer
– period of the TESOL 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 $22.00 per night
Share a bedroom & bathroom US $75.00 off the advertised course fee (per person)
Vietnamese or Khmer language lessons US $12.00 per hour
Bonza Package (only available to online TESOL students) US $549.00: includes 6 hours of observation classes, 8 hours of teaching practice classes (observed with feedback), ‘hands-on’ job support and accommodation for 10 nights in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City or Phnom Penh
Hire a motorbike (with helmet)
– period of the TESOL training programme
At cost (approximately US $55.00 per month + a refundable security deposit) – ask for a referral
Hire a bicycle (with helmet)
– period of the TESOL training programme
At cost (approximately US $25.00 per month + a refundable security deposit) – ask for a referral
Laundry service At cost (approximately US $1.20 per kilogram) – ask for a referral
Take a tour or book a flight At cost – ask for a referral
Visa extensions At cost – ask for a referral
Local SIM card At cost – ask for a referral
Assistance to set up a bank account in Vietnam or Cambodia Free

 

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1300 Quang Trung Street
Go Vap District (Ward 14)
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

+84 901 324 439

 

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