Vietnam offers an exciting and unique opportunity for ESL teachers to work in one of the most interesting and beautiful countries in Southeast Asia. With a growing economy, English language teaching in Vietnam has become extremely important over the past several years.

Teaching jobs in Vietnam give teachers the chance to enjoy the natural beauty of Vietnam’s vast coastal beaches, inland mountains and complex river systems, while experiencing a charming traditional culture that continues to evolve as the country opens itself up to the outside world.


Population: 86 million Currency: Dong (VND); US Dollar is commonly used Climate: Tropical

ESL Jobs in Vietnam

Teach Away offers some of the most attractive teaching positions in Vietnam in conjunction with international and governmental organizations. Positions are generally located in major cities where teachers work in a friendly and supportive environment. ESL jobs in Vietnam involve a full range of instructional activities including English instruction, student counselling, staff development and curriculum development. The age of students range from children (7-15 years of age) to adults (16-50) years of age.

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Benefits of ESL Jobs in Vietnam

Teaching jobs in Vietnam through Teach Away offer some of the most attractive employment packages in the region:

Monthly Salary $15-$19 per hour; approximately $20,000 USD per year ($1,700 per month)
Visa Sponsorship Single entry visa sponsorship; assistance with renewals and work permit
Training English teaching workshops, ongoing professional development
Vacation 4 weeks
Teaching Hours 25 hours per week guaranteed; overtime available
Extra Benefits Assistance finding an apartment; professional, supportive work environment; 4 weeks of vacation and sick leave; assistance getting a work permit

Candidate Requirements

The following are requirements for all ESL jobs in Vietnam offered through Teach Away Inc. Some requirements are due to visa guidelines and restrictions: 1. Native English speaker 2. Bachelor’s degree (English major preferred) 3. TEFL/TESL qualification (100+ hours completed in class) 4. Teaching experience preferred

The Role of the Teacher in Vietnam

The teacher acts as a facilitator of students’ learning. As such, they have many roles to fulfill. Teachers are highly respected in Vietnam. The ESL teacher is responsible for managing classroom activities in an effort to promote communication in English. The teacher will also work as an advisor, providing feedback on student questions and monitoring their performance.

Capital Hanoi
Language Vietnamese
Population 89,693,000 (2013)
Currency Vietnamese dong ( ₫)
Government Single-party Communist-Socialist Republic
Major Religion Folk religions/beliefs
Climate Tropical and Temperate
Size 331,210 km²