Centre for Vietnamese and Southeast Asian Studies (Thai, Japanese, Korean, Chinese)


Room B012, 10-12 Dinh Tien Hoang, D1; +84 28 3910 0692

Price: VND1.5M/10 weeks (4.5h/week)

The Centre for Vietnamese and Southeast Asian Studies (CVSEAS) was established in 1990 by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET). The school offers a range of Asian language courses, such as Thai, Japanese, Korean and Chinese.

Đông Du (Japanese)


43D/46 Ho Van Hue, Phu Nhuan District; +84 28 3845 3782

75 Tran Nhann Tong Street, Ward 9, D5; +84 28 3888 8968

45 Nguyen Thong, D3; +84 28 3930 9644 

Price: VND4.6M/three months (six day week); VND1.8M/three months (three day week)

Đông Du is a Japanese school open to anyone who wants to learn Japanese. There are six centres offering Japanese, and the school’s Lê Thánh Tôn centre also offers Vietnamese classes. The organisation helps students who want to live and study in Japan. Teachers are Japanese with teaching degrees from their country.

Forward (Chinese)


83A Nguyen Thai Binh, Tan Binh District; +84 28 3811 2667

322 Nguyen Tri Phuong, D10; +84 28 3927 0025 

Price: Chinese course: VND1.88M/three months (three day week); VND6.85M/four months (six day week).

Forward HCMC is a sister school to Forward in Taiwan, teaching both Chinese and English. The centre also runs training courses.

Goethe Institut (German)


18 Street 1, Do Thanh Quarter, D3; +84 28 3832 6716

Price: VND14M/12 week standard course

With centres around the world, the Goethe Institut is the German international organisation for education and cultural relations. You can choose from longer (intensive) or quicker (super intensive) courses in addition to standard courses. Tailored courses for exam preparation are also available.

Idecaf (French)


31 Thai Van Lung, D1; +84 28 3829 5451

Price: VND1.2M/eight weeks for a conversation class and VND2.16M/eight weeks for a DELF preparation course

Located in the French Cultural Centre, this school teaches French language and promotes French culture. Exchange programmes are regularly organised with French students. The centre also helps students to study in France. Young Vietnamese interested to discover more about French culture can be part of several cultural events held throughout the year, and can enjoy French films screened on Saturday afternoons.

Kanata (Korean)


220/102 Le Van Sy, D3; +84 28 3526 1145

Pham Thai Buong, D7

Price: VND1.6M/two month course

Centre for students who want to study Korean, with a range of courses for both students and workers. The school has close connections with Korean schools and universities.



33/19 Quoc Huong, Thao Dien, D2; +84 9 0838 1492 / +84 8 3744 6844

Price: French, English group lessons, VND330,000/hour; French, English private lessons, VND750,000/hour; Vietnamese group lessons, VND260,000/hour; Vietnamese private lessons, VND450,000/hour

L’Atelier has French, English and Vietnamese lessons for locals and expats alike. Kids, teens and adults are all welcome. The small classroom structure is catered towards easy, personalized learning using interactive lessons based on the needs of individual students. Their experienced teachers come from a diverse background.

Vietnamese Language Garden (Vietnamese)



135/10 Nguyen Cuu Van, Binh Thanh District; +84 9 1667 0771

Price: 190K - 253K/hour

With seven years of experience teaching Vietnamese to vibrant expats, the Vietnamese Language Garden employes certified teachers who are trained to focus on personalised instruction in a comfortable and relaxed gardentop and balcony setting. Flexible time and location programmes for expats who prefer the convenience of in-office or in-home lessons, virtual lessons or weekly classes. Cultural immersion activities are available with your teacher and outside of class time.

Vietnamese Language Studies (Vietnamese)


Floor 2, CMARD2 Building, 45 Dinh Tien Hoang, D1; +84 9 3404 4669

Price: VND12.6M for a private 40-hour beginner class

VLS has been teaching Vietnamese for 20 years. It enables all its students to immerse themselves in Vietnamese culture in the context of daily life through a variety of extracurricular activities such as field trips, cooking classes and cultural talks. Its customers vary from individuals to multinational companies and consulates. VLS offers free trial classes every week to prospective students.

University of Social Sciences & Humanities HCMC (Vietnamese)


10-12 Dinh Tien Hoang, D1; +84 28 3829 3828

Price: VND5.32M-7M/eight weeks (daytime); VND2.7M-2.8M/seven weeks (evening)

Vietnamese classes for foreigners. There are 15 students to every class. If you want personal courses, the university can introduce you to some teachers with a price of VND300,000 per lesson (50min).

For information on language centres go to Are There Too Many English Centres in HCMC?