Semester Teaching Position in Vietnam

What’s included?

  • 5-month teaching placement – 20 teaching hours per week
  • Full TEFL training with TEFL Org before you leave – 120-hour Premier Online TEFL Course (and as an optional extra, our 30-hour Teaching Young Learners advanced course)
  • Living allowance – US$700 per month (approximately £550) and a US$700 completion bonus. The highest living allowance on offer from any TEFL Semester Teaching Position, meaning you can live well and have enough money leftover to explore
  • Free accommodation for the length of your contract – your own room in accommodation shared with fellow teachers
  • Orientation week – meet other teachers, take Vietnamese lessons, tour around your host city and generally take time to get to grips with Vietnam
  • Conversational Vietnamese lessons
  • In-country support including local ‘buddy’ at your school


  • Proficient in English (non-native English speakers can be considered but must have advanced English and clear accent)
  • 20-35 years of age upon arrival in Vietnam
  • Police disclosure check from home country
  • Passport from one of the following countries: UK, USA, Australia, Ireland, South Africa, New Zealand or Canada
  • University degree (minimum Bachelor level in any field of study)

Our previous teachers at work

Additional costs to consider

  • Visa – 3-month business visa to extend after 3 months
  • Flights – you will need to book your own flights to Vietnam once you have received a program acceptance letter
  • Travel Insurance – Please make sure you have insurance to cover you for the length for your stay – good medical cover is always advised
  • Money for first month – you will need approximately 20 million Dong (around US$800) to see you through your first month
  • Bills – US$60 each month to cover water/electricity bills and transport to/from school

Important dates

  • Application deadline TBC
  • Arrival in Hanoi, Vietnam August 2021
  • Finish teaching January 2022

Deposit payment

Sign up to the TEFL Teaching Semester in Vietnam with a 50% deposit.

This allows you to make a start on your 120-hour Premier Online TEFL Course and complete the application and any required paperwork.

Once your application has been approved, we will get back in touch to collect the remaining balance.


I realised I was able to make any place in the world home

I have enjoyed feeling at home the most – although that may sound strange. But after three months I realised I’d made Ha Noi my home: I knew the streets, I knew the people, the food, I made great friends and I was completely comfortable teaching in front of a class of 60 kids. And I realised I was able to make any place in the world home. That was an incredible feeling.

Elia, Hanoi

Working in Vietnam has let me get to grips with the culture in a way being a tourist would never allow

Working in Vietnam has let me get to grips with the culture in a way being a tourist would never allow. Meeting locals in the bia hoi places allows you to get to know all about their lives and customs. Also I will never run out of money because I get paid every month!


Great memories have been made

I met the most amazing people from all over the world. I made great friends and fell in love. Great memories have been made.


I feel so lucky to be a part of it

I am in love with my elementary school! The students and staff are amazing and it shows a real sense of community!! I feel so lucky to be a part of it.


It’s taught me a lot, not only about teaching but also about myself

I’ve met some amazing children on this journey. Getting to know these children and spend so much time with them has taught me a lot, not only about teaching but also about myself.

Seana, Haiphong

I look forward to teaching every day

I look forward to teaching every day because the children genuinely want to learn. The kids are eager to become better at English and that makes teaching so much fun! I feel I’ve really gotten to know the students in all of my different classes on a personal level. Saying goodbye to the students at the end of the internship will be really difficult because teaching them has been a true pleasure.

Mary, Halong

How to apply

Email our team on and speak to a TEFL adviser who will guide you through the booking process and ensure all your questions are answered.

Unfortunately, our January 2021 intake has been cancelled. To register your interested for August 2021, please contact a member of The TEFL Org team and we’ll follow-up to confirm programme dates as soon as they have been released.

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