TEFL jobs in Vietnam
Vietnam is located in the centre of Southeast Asia. It has become famous for unmissable sights, such as the Tower of Hanoi, a fascinating historical background, and dramatic natural landscapes. Exotic foods and buzzing cities make Vietnam an exciting and colourful country.
If a warm climate throughout the whole year and extraordinary historical background appeals to you, take the chance to explore a different part of the world by grabbing your TEFL certificate to teach English in Vietnam.
Where to find work in Vietnam
There’s an abundance of work for English teachers in Vietnam. Teachers can find work year-round in language centres teaching a range of ages as well as in private and public schools. It’s possible to secure a job before arriving in the country, but it’s easier to do so in person as face-to-face interviews are preferred by many employers. Contracts don’t typically include perks such as accommodation and flight reimbursement offered in countries such as China and South Korea, but salaries in comparison to the cost of living are very good. In order to work legally in Vietnam you need a BA degree, a TEFL certificate, a criminal background check, and a passport from the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia or South Africa. You can convert a tourist visa into a work visa if you have found work while in the country, which is a popular route into working in Vietnam. There are also plenty of voluntary opportunities in the country which can be a great way to get a taste for it and see if Vietnam is for you.
Employers in Vietnam
Highly qualified teachers can apply to the Asian Institute of Technology in Vietnam, where you need 5+ years’ experience and preferably a master’s degree as well as a TEFL. Part-time, $22 – $25 per hour.
Aston has 6 branches in Vietnam. Teachers need a degree and TEFL qualification.
The British Council hires both teachers and teacher trainers in Vietnam.
Compass Education looks for teachers with a degree and TEFL to teach kids aged 6-15. 6-month contracts, 15-20 hours a week, class size of up to 40.
ETA4 is a voluntary teaching organisation in Vietnam.
Fisher’s Super Kids is based in Danang City. You need a degree and TEFL, preferably 1 year of experience.
Native speakers with a degree and TEFL can apply to ILA.
Language Link has over 40 schools. Teachers with a degree and 120-hour practical TEFL can apply.
British/Canadian applicants preferred for Shelton, which has around 30 branches. Professional teachers (PGCE or equivalent) hired for 9.5 month contracts, a minimum of 18 hours per week.
Voluntary positions for US applicants with Teachers for Vietnam. Placements in universities for volunteer graduates over 21 years with a TEFL/experience.
Apply to the Universal Education Center if you have a TEFL and a degree.
Check out The TEFL Org Jobs Centre for listings of current teaching positions in Vietnam.
Teach with Travel Bud and earn $1,200 – $2,000 per month. Contracts of 4 to 12 months. You need a degree, TEFL certificate and accepted passport.
Vietnam Teaching Jobs is a jobs board with current TEFL listings.