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TEFL Jobs in Vietnam
Both Vietnam’s economy and its demand for TESOL-certified teachers has absolutely boomed in recent years. Foreign investment has flooded the nation and tourism continues to rise dramatically. If you want to teach in SE Asia, Vietnam is a great place to start.
Jobs in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC, previously Saigon) pay well and many expat teachers now call it home. Hanoi to the north and the port city of Ga Nang also offer great potential for teaching opportunities. TEFL International certified teachers should find that gaining employment is rather easy in this intriguing country.
Relative to the cost of living, salaries in the cities are quite high. If you’re interested in rural areas however, you may find it necessary to take a volunteer position and there are plenty of agencies out there willing to help you find the right location.
Teaching is highly revered in Vietnam and this is expressed in an old Vietnamese saying, “My king, my teacher, my father”. Most EFL teachers report well-behaved students who are courteous and eager to learn. Education is highly valued in Vietnamese culture and most students see English as a means to a better life and more earning potential.
It goes without saying that Vietnam is a world apart from the West. Assuming you’re able to bring cultural sensitivity and an open mind with you upon arrival, you should find teaching in Vietnam an enjoyable experience where you’re accepted into the local community.
Many schools in Vietnam advertise positions for TEFL jobs on the internet on various TEFL-related websites and it’s best to search for schools in the cities in which you would like to teach. Then you can simply go there and begin a job search. Like any country, it’s best to find a job after you’ve seen the school and met your employer.
You can find specific advice by googling, “ex-pat forum+Vietnam”. Then you can choose to become a member of the forum you like and begin asking individual questions. This way, you might even have some contacts once you’re in-country. It’s not hard to get connected to the EFL teaching community and they’re typically a very helpful group.
Once you know of a school where you want to apply, show up in person with an up-to-date resume, dressed for success and ready demonstrate your willingness to work. You might even be asked to complete a demonstration lesson and we can help you with that too.
Securing a TEFL Job in Vietnam
While considering a job offer, be sure to have answers to all questions regarding rates of pay, salary and other benefits. Find out if you’ll have to travel to your lessons and if you get compensated and/or reimbursed for this time and expense. Ask about what kind of resources the school has for planning lessons and teaching materials, as well as what kind of administrative and collegial support you will have. This will help you avoid any unpleasant surprises after agreeing to take the position. Also, be sure to get all details confirming benefits written in your contract.TEFL Courses in Ho Chi Minh City
TEFL in Danang, VietnamExpand
Date posted:2007-07-04 | Writer: Fisher\'s Superkids | Email: email@example.com
Fisher's SuperKids is located in Danang, a beautiful coastal city in central Vietnam. We have great beaches and great food too! We are seeking children's English teachers to start in July 15 and August 1. Our school is very serious about quality and we provide lots of support for teachers.
Teach EFL in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2)Expand
Date posted:2007-06-22 | Writer: ILA Vietnam | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Excellent salary and conditions
Ho Chih Minh Read more
Teach TEFL in Ho Chi Minh City, VietnamExpand
Date posted:2007-05-07 | Writer: Vietnam USA Society English Training Service Cente | Email: email@example.com
From late May onwards Vietnam USA Society English Training Service Center will need qualified ESL teachers to fill openings at our 5 campuses in Ho Chi Minh City. There will be a particular need for teachers with experience delivering high level general English and EAP / TOEFL prep classes for adult learners. Newly certified ESL teachers are also welcome to apply. Read more
TEFL in Hai Phong, VietnamExpand
Date posted:2007-02-12 | Writer: Global Education Company Ltd. | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Global Education Company Ltd., Hai Phong City, Viet Nam, has vacancies for full-time teachers of EFL to teach adults and children of all ages.
Hai Phong is a pretty port city about 100km S.E of Hanoi. It is quieter than Hanoi and has a small ex-pat community. Hai Phong is in a good location for day trips or overnight trips to Hanoi, Do Son beach, Cat Ba beach and other beauty spots. Read more
Teach English in Vietnam (5)Expand
Date posted:2007-02-05 | Writer: ILA Vietnam | Email: email@example.com
ILA Vietnam is set to expand rapidly over the next 12 months, establishing more training centres around Vietnam. We are opening new training centres in Hanoi and Danang in March 2007 to add to the three centres we currently have, two in Ho Chi Minh City and one in Vung Tau. We are currently seeking EFL professionals to teach children and/or adults. Read more
Employment teaching EFL in Vietnam (2)Expand
Date posted:2007-01-30 | Writer: Apollo Education and Training | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spend a working summer in a fascinating country and experience the unique cultural combination of old and new, traditional and modern. We offer an attractive 12 week package for full time summer teachers, with less teaching hours than previous years, to leave ample time for exploring the city and getting a feel for the culture and people.
The majority of vacancies are in Hanoi, with some positions also available in Ho Chi Minh City and on our summer program to be held in Danang. Benefi Read more
Employment teaching TEFL in VietnamExpand
Date posted:2007-01-09 | Writer: ILA Vietnam | Email: email@example.com
ILA Vietnam is set to expand rapidly over the next 12 months, establishing more training centres around Vietnam. We are opening new centres in Hanoi and Danang in March 2007 to add to the three centres we currently have in HCMC and Vung Tau. We are currently seeking ESL professionals to teach both adults and children. Read more
Employment teaching English in VietnamExpand
Date posted:2006-10-31 | Writer: ILA Vietnam | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ILA Vietnam - the leading provider of EFL programmes in Ho Chi Minh & Vung Tau Cities needs Teachers and Management staff for 2006 and 2007! ILA is committed to in-house teacher development and training and offers excellent support and training as well as exciting chances for career development. Benefits include paid holidays and contract completion bonus.
TEFL in Vung Tau, Vietnam!Expand
Date posted:2006-09-28 | Writer: ILA Vietnam | Email: email@example.com
Excellent teaching opportunities in Vung Tau City
ILA Vietnam - the leading provider of EFL programmes in Ho Chi Minh & Vung Tau Cities. We are seeking EFL teachers for children and adult classes at our Vung Tau Training Centre. Newly Certified TEFL graduates welcome! We are committed to in-house teacher development and offer excellent support and training as well as exciting chances for career progression.
Employment teaching EFL in VietnamExpand
Date posted:2006-09-20 | Writer: Vietnam USA Society English Training Service Cente | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Affiliated with the City University of New York, Vietnam USA Society English Training Service Center (VUS) is one of the largest and most respected language institutions in Hochiminh City as well as nationwide. We are currently looking for native English speaking teachers to join our existing staff of 300. Benefits include attractive hourly rate of pay and assistance in applying for a work permit. Read more