Praise for Teacher’s Friend
Every teacher who has signed up for a package with Teacher’s Friend Vietnam has been delighted with the result.
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“Towards the end of 2017 I started thinking a lot about what I might like to do in 2018. I was ready for a change and I’d been entertaining the idea of living abroad for a while – I’ve always wanted to spend some time in Vietnam, but I had no idea where to start.
I researched on the internet until I was square-eyed and still was no clearer on how to actually go about making it happen – in fact, I was more confused; should I try and secure a job before I go? Should I just turn up and go from there? The more my questions boiled up, the more disillusioned and doubtful I felt.
One evening I was reading a travel blog and they mentioned ‘Teacher’s Friend.’ I went onto the website and I knew it was exactly what I needed. Georgie has been a key factor in my moving to Hanoi – from the beginning she was attentive, knowledgeable, calm and available. Any question I had, she had an answer – she also had answers to the questions I didn’t know yet to ask – such as how to properly prepare so that your arrival is as smooth as can be.
She helped me find a great job before I left and then guided me through the entire process. Recently she has helped me find an apartment that I love, and she’s checked in to make sure I’m settling OK and if she can do anything to help.
The service Georgie provides is a really special one – it is personal, human, understanding, as well as informed, efficient and reliable. If it wasn’t for her help and the confidence she inspires, I wouldn’t be in Vietnam – I’d still be trying to work out how to go about making a change.
With Georgie, I’ve felt accompanied on my solo adventure. You absolutely cannot beat the wisdom of experience that she generously shares. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”Charlotte, UK
“From the moment I started working with Georgie she exceeded all of my expectations. I was at a point in my life where I needed to make a lot of decisions about what I wanted from life, and after finishing my degree had various internships that I could have chosen, instead of coming to Vietnam.
Throughout this time Georgie didn’t put any pressure on me to come to a quick decision and was extremely patient throughout the lengthy process of waiting to hear back from the various internships which I had applied for.
She helped with all the logistics, from setting me up with interviews, to helping me find accommodation and sorting my visa.
Georgie was right when she stated on her website that not having a face to face TEFL would make finding work in Vietnam much harder. I began to panic about whether I would find a job, but Georgie constantly reassured me and restored my confidence. It wasn’t long before I had a job working in a great language centre.
I am delighted with the service that I received and in everything that was offered in the contract. I know that finding a job in Vietnam that is legal, legitimate, secure and reliable can be very difficult in Vietnam.
For the above reasons, as well as so many others, I recommend Teacher’s Friend with all my heart due to how easy Georgie made everything. Hanoi is crazy and hectic and relocating to a new country on your own is incredibly overwhelming, but with Georgie it was stress free and easy. Thank you so much Georgie, I couldn’t have done it without you! :) ” Ruth, UK
“Georgie’s work is so much more than a service. Georgie is truly a friend to the people she works with.
When I was browsing through different companies and resources to start my adventure to Vietnam I was overwhelmed by the options. There were lists of endless different companies wanting to help me but I never felt truly connected to them, it felt more like they were out for my money. Immediately after speaking to Georgie I felt comforted.
She was like talking to a friend I had known for ages and who had already gone through this process. I am sure those other companies do a great job at helping you through the visa processes and all the other paperwork but Georgie sticks with you through the weird questions. Georgie was always more than willing to help me out with more personal questions that I think other places would have been annoyed or weird about answering.
Teacher’s Friend is not only a great company that is looking out for you but also a support system when starting a new life on your own. Georgie helped build my confidence and establish my comfort levels to start this new journey. Though this seemed huge and daunting Georgie helped me feel prepared and excited to start a new life!”Anneliese, UK
Without ‘Teachers Friend’ and Georgie, the company director, this experience would have been so much more challenging and time consuming to organise.
Georgie is extremely well versed in all things Vietnamese! She is an excellent communicator and has dealt with my endless questions swiftly and effectively; she is also very empathetic, encouraging and a great listener. There has been many a time when I have just wanted to hug her! I am so very thankful for the expert guidance and ongoing support. ” Crystal, UK
“Teacher ‘s Friend Vietnam is truly an ESL Teacher’s Friend- not only will it ‘hold your hand’ all the way til you land a job, but Georgie will keep on keeping in touch with you after acquiring a teacher job. It’s very professional in it’s advice and in its job of finding its clients teaching jobs. TFV always replied quickly and always in a timely manner. I highly recommend it and it’s well worth your money.”Patricia, US
“Georgie has been amazing from the start and she has completely superseded my expectations! From the support via Skype prior to interviewing with potential Language Centers to helping with housing etc – the service has been top notch!
She helped me to feel more confident and comfortable with the idea of packing up and moving half way around the world to try my hand at being an ESL Teacher.
I cannot stress enough how helpful and encouraging she has been every step of the way. Georgie helped to navigate the job search despite my health issues and perimeters.
I would highly recommend Georgie and Teacher’s Friend Vietnam to anyone apprehensive about making the move or to even the most seasoned ESL traveler. She is a dream to work with and all of her recommendations have been spot on! Thanks a million Georgie!”Melissa, US
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“The service provided by Teacher’s Friend exceeded all my expectations. The staff are very helpful and they answered all my queries and tried their best to accommodate my requests. They have trustworthy and resourceful staff. I would recommend them highly for their services.”Rohit, India
“Teacher’s Friend Vietnam has been extraordinary for me. It has saved me from a cost perspective. It has helped me understand the legislative and social challenges for a Singaporean wanting to pursue an ESL career in Vietnam. The warmth through their consulting on an ESL career in Vietnam one cannot source elsewhere. Their candid approach particularly was much appreciated. Even though I did not end up taking up a package with them….if you going to Vietnam, these guys would be your best bet from a cost, legislative and social perspective. Georgie is your go to person. She is an encyclopaedia of knowledge with regards to ESL in Vietnam. All my contact with other language centres in Vietnam would always mirror Georgie’s guidance. Great soul. Straight talk all the way…”Devinder Singh, Singapore
“Me and my boyfriend made the bold decision to travel the world instead of buying our first home a year before we set off. We knew we wanted to work and settle somewhere along the way…we just didn’t know where! It never occurred to us that Vietnam would be the expat dream!
A friend had recommended we search TFV- we contacted Georgie and within a couple days I had signed a contract and was more than excited to get going! I have suffered with anxiety for over 6 years and to me, travelling and moving abroad was incredibly daunting, but I knew I had to be brave and get out there! My stress and anxious questioning was calmed and soothed by TFV who couldn’t do enough. Every minor ‘silly’ questions (obvious for most but not me) were answered and I quickly felt reassured that everything was going to be Ok!”
“Myself and my boyfriend were able to travel both China and Thailand confidently knowing when we get to Hanoi, everything would run smoothly – which it certainly did!
After arriving in Hanoi, I have built up several jobs within 1 week and am now living more comfortably then back home. I originally thought I would be here for 6 months. However, after just 2 weeks, I signed up to 1 year contracts, knowing this is the place for me. I am also assured that in my time in Vietnam I can look for advice on anything with TFV and Georgie.
I now feel at home, and can save even more money to travel elsewhere than originally planned!”Amy, UK
Sonia, South Africa
“If you are looking for fast, efficient, FRIENDLY and professional assistance, then Georgie is THE person to run to. Utilizing Teacher’s Friend Vietnam, with regards to finding a job in Vietnam, has taken a lot of stress off my shoulders . Georgie also follows up, and she has kept in touch with me, even after I got the job! Even now, 4 months after starting my new job in Vietnam, I can honestly say that I still feel welcome to contact Georgie for assistance”
“I can’t say enough good things about Teacher’s Friend. From helping find a job to transitioning to Vietnam, Georgie’s advice, knowledge and customer service has been brilliant. She is proactive and works closely with you to ACHIEVE your goals.
Knowing if I get really stuck I have someone I can call on has brought a lot of peace of mind and having someone to ask questions about ANYTHING Vietnam was really helpful.
At times the process of transitioning to a new country can be overwhelming and confusing, at these times I have been so THANKFUL that I chose to engage Teacher’s Friend. They help take out a lot of the stress involved in the whole process. Obviously no agency can be miracle workers and you need to be flexible and open if you want to have a successful transition but I have never regretted my partnership with Teacher’s Friend.”Rachel, Australia