Teaching English in Vietnam

Teach English in Vietnam

There are several places to find jobs teaching English in Vietnam: colleges, language institutions, and international schools. Teach abroad jobs in Vietnam exist for licensed teachers, teachers with IB experience, and ESL instructors.

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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.

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.

Teaching English in Vietnam

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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 SponsorshipSingle entry visa sponsorship; assistance with renewals and work permit
TrainingEnglish teaching workshops, ongoing professional development
Vacation4 weeks
Teaching Hours25 hours per week guaranteed; overtime available
Extra BenefitsAssistance finding an apartment; professional, supportive work environment; 4 weeks of vacation and sick leave; assistance getting a work permit

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How to Teach English in Vietnam

The following are requirements for teaching English in Vietnam. Some requirements are due to visa guidelines and restrictions:

  • 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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OISE TEFL Certification for Private School Teachers

Many private schools in Vietnam require applicants to possess an OISE TEFL certificate. The University of Toronto’s OISE TEFL Online Certificate can help you become a leading candidate for some of the top Vietnamese private school positions.

OISE TEFL Certification for Private School Teachers

Vietnam at a Glance

Country Information

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

Quick Facts
  • 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.
  • Viet 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.

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