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If you're reading this, then it probably means you are a soon-to-be graduate or someone who has had enough of the 9-5 lifestyle. Our 4 week TESOL experience is the perfect way to get your travelling and teaching career off the ground! The 4 week course is held in one of 3 locations: in Vietnam we have two courses running in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh! In Cambodia the course runs in the wonderful Phnom Penh. The course is hosted by our partner organisation in Vietnam and Cambodia. During this hands-on, full-time course you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to go straight into a teaching job once you are qualified.  You will receive guidance and career support during your stay and we guarantee a teaching placement at the end of the 4 weeks. By working together we ensure all teachers have a smooth transition moving into their new city and school. You could be teaching abroad quicker than you think! No teaching experience or degree needed. 

The Course

The courses run month to month and you can choose which date you would like to attend with plenty of prep time to get your self ready for your new adventure! You will gain valuable experience and knowledge during the course which is built up of theory and hands on teaching experience with local students. Before the course kicks off, it's important that you are familiar with your new surroundings and get to know the like-minded people who have also signed up. You will get to enjoy a welcome party and city tour in the first few days of settling into your chosen city. The course content includes: Classroom management, learning styles, lesson structure, lesson planning, classroom interaction and other topics.

Your accommodation is covered through out the course and is included in the course fee! In each city you can expect to stay in either of these places: a local hotel, a local guest house or a residential property owned by our partners. You can of course have a preference of which type of accommodation you stay in, but it will be subject to availability. Many applicants often sign up with a partner/friend, if this is the case for you, you can request to stay together in a property. Partnering up may also reduce your final course fee! Like anywhere in Asia the accommodation is basic and clean with Wifi and air-conditioning, we have attached a link so you can see the standard of place you'll be living in for the 4 weeks. Click here

Job Placement

Everyone who is successful in completing the course is offered a guaranteed teaching placement at a local school. You will of course be able to have a preference for the type of teaching role you would like. The typical monthly salary throughout Vietnam and Cambodia is between $1000 and $2000 (£800-£1600). This is a great amount of money compared to the cost of living in both countries. You will be able to dine out, party and save some cash on the side for your travels! Initial contracts are usually around 6-10 months in length and you are able to negotiate different aspects of the contract with the help from our team in your city. If you'd prefer to have some time to travel around before starting your placement, it is of course ok to do so! You can keep in touch with our team in Vietnam or Cambodia and contact them when you are ready to start working.

Keep reading to find out what you have to do next!


If this sounds like something you're interested in, there's a few things we need to know before we can start the process:

  • Where are you from? We can accept applicants from all corners of the world!

  • Have you got a strong grasp of the English language? 

  • Are you able to a pass a criminal record check? 

  • Are you in good health?

  • Are you enthusiastic, outgoing and ready to make a change? 

The application process starts after a chat with a member of The Fewer Things team, this will be carried out by either phone or Skype. This is to find out about you and where you want to teach! We want to ensure everyone who applies gets exactly what they're looking for, so honesty is the best policy in this laid back interview.

If all goes well and you are accepted onto the course, you will be asked to secure your place by paying the initial deposit $500 (£400). Once this deposit is received we will then begin the process of getting you out there! 

The total course fee information is below.


  • Fully accredited TESOL certificate - allowing you to teach anywhere in the world 

  • Guaranteed job placement at the end of the course

  • 4-week private accommodation

  • Pre-departure guidance on everything you need to know before starting your adventure

  • Cultural trip - you'll get introduced to your new city and surroundings

  • Facebook Group with the community of teachers already teaching abroad

Course Fees

The full price of this course is $1,749 (£1,400). This gives you a 4-week long, fully accredited TESOL training certificate in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City or Phnom Penh.

The first instalment of $500 (£400) is due after a chat with someone from The Fewer Things team to discuss your options. The final instalment of $1,249 (£1,000) is due no less than 30 days before your course start date. Please check the live conversion rate if this is different to your local currency at https://www.xe.com/currencyconverter, which changes daily.

Other financial aspects applicants need to take into account are things like: Initial spending money, flight cost, vaccinations, travel insurance and initial rental money if you decide to stay out there after your course. We estimate you'll need $2,000 (£1,600) for all mentioned above not including your course fee. Remember, the courses run month to month so you can choose which course to book, this will allow you to work out your savings and budget in the run up to the move.

We are completely transparent with everything about this experience, so if there's anything you have questions about, please drop us an email.


Trying to decide where is best for you? Here is some information on each of the locations on offer:


Cambodia is a vast land with a history both challenging and inspiring. The first time you lay your eyes on Angkor Wat will be something that stays with you for a life time. You will experience a new sense of empathy when exploring the countries dark past, from its all too recent genocide at the hands of the Khmer Rouge. The Cambodian spirit is irrepressible and visitors will find welcoming smiles wherever they roam. You will get to explore some wondrous places that nowhere else on the planet has, such as the Mondulkiri Project which is an elephant sanctuary protecting forests and indigenous livelihood. If you head to the southern coastline you'll be able to explore some amazing islands; Koh Rong Sanloem is our number one destination you have to visit! Where the sand is white and the water is aquamarine. For those of you wishing to let your hair down and experience a true party island; head to the wonderful Koh Rong, which has become Cambodia’s go-to spot for travellers looking to experience a Full Moon party! 


Vietnam truly offers something for everyone. From picturesque sun-soaked beaches and mountains to hyperactive cities and characterful rural towns. Getting around is easy and affordable, as flights connect the most popular spots, while buses and trains link the rest. However, the motorbike is king here, and those willing to jump on two wheels will be spoiled for choice of where to go and what to see. One of the most notable experiences to do in Vietnam is the Ho Chi Minh Trail which is a network of roads built from North to South Vietnam through the neighbouring countries of Laos and Cambodia, this is the perfect chance to explore this wonderful place. As you explore the country, you’ll also be treated to some of the most delicious and diverse cuisine around. Northern, central and southern Vietnam are each home to their own distinct food traditions, and even certain cities within these regions have their own local specialities. 

Hopefully you are now bursting with excitement about embarking on this adventure! If you are still unsure on which destination is right for you, take a look at the videos below developed by our friends at Lonely Planet. 

Now that we have equipped you with all of the information you need to know, it's time to book your appointment with us and start your adventure! Hit the button below and fill out the short form. We will contact you to set up a call and chat about your options. 

It's time to break free.

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