MichaelPhillyUSA on EIV International Education
June 28th, 2018 at 5:26 am

I am consider myself very fortunate to be a teacher with EIV Education. Because of EIV Education, I have had exceptional teaching assignments and experiences. EIV Education has always been honest and professional with me, paid-in-full and on-time. EIV has integrity and I am very grateful to be affiliated with this awesome company!

michaelteacher33 on EIV International Education
June 28th, 2018 at 2:35 am

So, I'm a six year vet teacher here in Vietnam. I've seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. EIV is pretty damn good. I've been working on and off for them for over three years and they've treated me VERY well. Kate in Ha Noi, Giang and Linh in Da Nang, and Son, the boss - have been really cool to me. So, when I saw some negative comments about them, I felt like I needed to speak up. I've always gotten paid and been treated respectfully. That's all, thanks for reading.

ThayMax on EIV International Education
June 27th, 2018 at 12:49 pm


I have worked at EIV in Da Nang for over a year and I feel really happy with everything. They always pay on time and I have some really good students. I can’t speak about Ha Noi or saigon but the branch in Da Nang is definitely the best place I’ve worked at in four years of being in da nang. They got me a work permit as well when AMA wouldn’t.

Angel89 on Viet Thanh
January 8th, 2018 at 5:26 am

High quality? I do not think so.
I'm disappointed with the crocodile leather purse (250 $).
After the purchase in the shop of this company (showroom on 18 Le Loi street) I started to use it only after six months. After 1 month of using, the edges of the wallet were worn in several places.
The store refused to return money because the warranty is 6 months and since the purchase it has been 7 months. Seller took the purse for recovering but it does not indicate its good quality.

YogaTeacher on Online Yoga Classes
November 11th, 2017 at 3:48 pm

Good place to study yoga.

frapoberlin on i.d Cafe -- Thu Khoa Huan
June 25th, 2017 at 7:24 am

One of my favoured coffee shops in Saigon. Relaxed atmosphere, cool people and very cosy. A nice hide-away from the heat. No seats outside.

SimonSpriet on Hotel Mimosa
June 11th, 2017 at 5:16 am

I stayed at this hotel x3 (october 2016 / May 2017 and June 2017) for a work / business trip. Each time was a very short stay (1 night)

Price is 374000VND/night (included wifi) - hotel looks new, close to a green park for my early running training session and at 15-20 min walk to Ho Chi Minh Airport.

*bottle of water costs 10000VND

seinan606 on Tieng Viet Oi
May 10th, 2017 at 5:04 pm

I studied with Tieng Viet Oi for around a month and can say with confidence was everything i expected and more. I had classes with my teacher Tram Hong and she was amazing! Anyone looking to learn Vietnamese before arriving or even while in Vietnam this is the place to learn from. Knowing even just the basics of Vietnamese has made my experience much more amazing than if I never took the lessons. Thank you guys :)

kellypham on The Convent Bar & Restaurant
March 13th, 2017 at 9:31 am

It's new in Saigon but it's great restaurant. The food is amazingly delicious and unique. The drinks are awesome, i like their egg coffee the most.
The price is so affordable compared to any other places in District 1.

Piddif on Tieng Viet Oi
November 5th, 2016 at 1:31 pm

Tiếng Việt ơi is a fantastic company. Their teachers are committed to creating enjoyable, flexible Vietnamese lessons that do not simply follow the chapters in a book. Each lesson is tailor-made and designed to keep you focused and interested in in the topic on hand.

I only had one-on-one lessons with the lovely and professional Hoa Nguyen, but I have had friends who were taught by other tiếng Việt ơi teachers and all were rave about their them!

Petit Potage
Petit Potage on Tieng Viet Oi
October 9th, 2016 at 3:16 am

When I first met Hoa, I had just moved to Hanoi and was seriously frightened by the thought of living in a country with 0 understanding of its language! Hoa opened a new world to me, thanks to our lessons, I am now able to communicate reasonably and get what I need, I feel part of the city and somehow, somewhere between my culture of origin and the culture of Vietnam, my beautiful host country, I managed to find a place for me, thanks to uncovered idiomatic expressions commonly only understood by native speakers.
Great lesson plans, always opened to customize classes according to need (and I had many!), attention to detail and this unbelievable ability of making me travel through the Vietnamese culture, discovering its food, its bright and dark sides, its beautiful meaning through words and tones.
I could never thank Tieng Viet Oi and Hoa enough for welcoming me that first day! Totally recommend!!

beachboy on Tieng Viet Oi
October 8th, 2016 at 4:14 pm

I've found my lessons to be very useful so far. I don't want to give an unrealistically good review, but there really isn't anything I'd have liked to do differently. My teacher has been excellent for me thus far.

joe smith
joe smith on EMG (Education Management Group)
October 7th, 2016 at 11:11 am

The other review is not a lie...run to the hills. This is by far the worst education agency in Ho Chi Minh City. They lie, they intimidate, they will refuse to pay you. Beware....



rtgarvey2 on Tieng Viet Oi
October 6th, 2016 at 4:12 pm

Words cannot say how grateful I am to Tieng Viet oi! I was first taught by Lan. The lessons were fun, relaxed and I learnt a lot. After having lived in Hanoi for 4 years I decided to continue with lessons and Lan recommended Hoa. Hoa was awesome!! My Vietnamese level really shot up because of her, and we had such a laugh along the way : )

Taniale on Tieng Viet Oi
October 6th, 2016 at 3:43 am

I cannot thank you enough for assigning Hop as my teacher. She is FANTASTIC! I am a professor at a university in Canada so I hope I know a few things about teaching. Hop surpasses my expectations as a Vietnamese teacher - she is extremely patient, designs interesting and relevant lesson plans, and is always enthusiastic. She is strict on tones which I need. I have started to learn Vietnamese at least 3 other times in Hanoi and back home and I have never progressed as fast as now, nor enjoyed the process of learning a language so much (this is my 4th language). My Vietnamese friends here are even impressed at my progress! I can assure you I wouldn’t say this if I didn’t mean it; she is a real credit to Tieng Viet oi.

mayaphan on Tieng Viet Oi
October 6th, 2016 at 3:27 am

I've been taking Vietnamese lessons with TVO for quite a while now (must be over a year) and I have to say that my Vietnamese has remarkably improved since. From someone who knew only a little bit of vocab and phrases, and pronounced them ALL wrong, I am now able to have a comfortable conversation with my Vietnamese friends at work (nothing too serious of course) and joke a bit with the security and cleaner at my building. It's amazing how speaking the language can completely change your living experience here.
I would recommend this group to anyone! Their lessons are not only well prepared, useful and practical but also super fun that sometimes I don't even feel like I'm studying.
Keep up the great work, TVO! Cám ơn rất nhiều!

GalN on Saigon Pet
April 4th, 2016 at 2:32 pm

I have seen and heard this vet yelling at his staff like a crazy person. He treats people very rudely and criticizes other clinics. While I agree there are some clinics which are not good here, he tries to make out he is the only one to be trusted.

My animals were never health checked at vaccination time and his subordinates, who seem clueless are giving injections, not the Vet.

There are thankfully much better alternatives in Thao Dien and District 7 now. Animal Doctors International are good and they have a foreign vet who is lovely and there is a Japanese vet in District 7 who I have heard good things about.

Alessio on EIV International Education
December 25th, 2015 at 3:04 am

I've been an English teacher for EIV for a long time. Unlike u guys, I find it quite comfortable to work with them.

All the things (documents, health checking process, etc) are going very well. Their payment is always in time.

My salary is quite good (1500 ~ 1600 USD/month). Besides, they also offer many other activities for foreign teachers. Few months later, I'll back to Vietnam to continue to work with EIV.

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newkidintheblock on Cleverlearn
December 17th, 2015 at 6:32 am

I came to Ho Chi Minh City from Mexico City to start an internship in Cleverlearn Thu Duc as an English teacher(I even bought my ticket back home a few days after the promised end date), and then got dismissed after 2 months in the most tricky and unexpected way for a bunch of invented excuses. The following are the surprises, irregularities and disagreeable situations I underwent in Cleverlearn Thu Duc during my internship, which went far beyond the usual culture shock when living in a new country. This is not the first complaint in the web about them.

1. At first, the internship was planned to last 3 months, but I asked 3 more months (6 in total), as I wanted to live a longer and more meaningful time in Vietnam. The branch director allowed that and told me without hesitation I could stay longer, as if the company’s budget for sustaining an intern and the intern’s own dignity and safety in a foreign country weren’t important enough to think over such an important decision. It was after 2 months, in the most sudden and tricky way, that I got fired, revoking the initial promise of 6 months.

2. The first 4 days after arriving in Ho Chi Minh City I stayed at the director’s house, as I was promised to receive an accommodation, along with a monthly fixed salary, while I would be working for the company. But suddenly, in the 4th day I received a call from the academic coordinator in the evening, asking me to pack my stuff in 10 minutes because somebody would take me to a new accommodation at the branch itself, with no explanation for such a swift and confusing change.

3. The new accommodation I received turned out to be no more than a storage room, with a bunch of old tables with computers in it and a thin mattress on a metal bed structure. There was a transparent hole in the door's grinded crystal. I could get a copy of the room's key of my own 1 week after being taken there, and why not? Having to pay for it from my own pocket. From the first day I started having problems to take a bath in the only bathroom with a shower, since the cleaning lady started alleging that was the "ladies' bathroom", which I later confirmed to be false. I had to come back home before 11 pm, since the security guard had to sleep, and even coming back before that time I got locked out once, with the security guard alleging the day after that he hadn’t heard all my knockings on the metal gate and phone calls, even when he used to sleep in the reception, which is right passing the gate.

4. The first feedback I received from the academic coordinator was right on the day when I got fired. As an excuse for my internship’s abortion I was told that I didn’t know how to teach, but they had never offered me an actual training. Despite of that, as an evaluation, I had to teach any topic to a group of children who wanted to do everything but taking class and didn’t listen to me, especially when I had no assistance from a Vietnamese teacher to tell them to be quiet. They would send me to primary schools with only a few flashcards as the teaching material for classes that lasted more than one hour sometimes. Sometimes, they would give me the wrong material to work with. I was never given further instructions, and I never received any training.

5. As a recruitment strategy, they promise you they will help you to extend your visa, which they later avoid to do. Don’t expect either to sign a contract with them as formal and ethic companies do. They used to postpone a “necessary meeting with the director” (who never could, or wanted, to show up) to do it, once and again, until finally they fired me.

I think these are enough reasons for other expats who are looking for a job in Vietnam not to even knock on the door there, or for some organizations to refrain from signing internship contracts with them.