Teaching English in Vietnam
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 English in Vietnam gives teachers the chance to enjoy the natural beauty of Vietnam’s vast coastal beaches, inland mountains, and complex river systems. All while experiencing a charming traditional culture that continues to evolve as the country opens itself up to the outside world.
What you need to know about teaching English 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.
English teaching jobs in Vietnam involve a full range of instructional activities including English instruction, student counseling, staff development, and curriculum development. The age of students ranges from children (7-15 years of age) to adults (16-50) years of age.
Benefits of ESL Jobs in Vietnam
Teaching English in Vietnam can 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|
|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|
How to Teach English in Vietnam
- Fluent English speaker
- Bachelor’s degree (English major preferred)
- TEFL/TESL qualification (at least 100+ hours completed in class)
- 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.
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Vietnam at a glance
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
Vietnam is well-known for its ancient, traditional buddhist pagodas.
It shares a border with Cambodia, Laos and China.
It is the world's largest exporter of cashew nuts and black pepper.
The capital city of Vietnam is Hanoi, however the largest city in Vietnam is Ho Chi Minh City.
Cuisine traditionally combines five taste elements: spicy, sour, bitter, salty and sweet.
Soccer, table tennis, volleyball, badminton, tennis and martial arts are the country's most popular sports.
Some of the most important cultural symbols are the dragon and the bird.