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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
Employment teaching EFL in Ho Chi Minh City, VietnamExpand
Date posted:2005-10-19 | Writer: Nong Lam University Center for Foreign Studies | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Native English Teachers needed to teach General English & Examination Preparation (TOEFL, TOEIC) for Programmes of English in a university in Ho Chi Minh City. Benefits include competitive salary and assistance with airfare.
TEFL in Vietnam - Hai PhongExpand
Date posted:2005-10-13 | Writer: Tyndale Center of International Education | Email: email@example.com
Come and join our small but friendly school in our fast developing city. It is not on the tourist 'map' so you will experience a taste of 'real' Vietnamese life. The people are very friendly and welcome you into their homes at every opportunity to be part of their families. We need a Teacher who can start in the middle of December and we offer 6, 9 and 12 month contracts. Read more
Employment teaching EFL in Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City (2)Expand
Date posted:2005-09-21 | Writer: Stamford Learning Centre | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We need a Kindergarten teacher for a new Kindergarten opening in early November. Full time 9-5 Monday to Friday, with max 5 hours teaching between 9 and 3-30 Pm. We are looking for a native speaker and all children are expected to use English as a means of communication. Read more
Employment teaching English in Ho Chi Minh City, VietnamExpand
Date posted:2005-09-08 | Writer: Vietnam USA English Training Service Center | Email: email@example.com
If you are a native English speaker and possess a BA degree and TESOL or TEFL certification, we would like to hear from you! Vietnam USA Society-English Training Service Center is seeking teachers of English to work for Vietnam's largest and best known English language training center. Read more
Employment teaching English in Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh CityExpand
Date posted:2005-08-16 | Writer: VUS | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vietnam-USA Society English Training Service Center (VUS) is one of the most popular and prestigious English centers in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Due to rapid expansion we are looking for qualified, motivated teachers to join our faculty team immediately. Read more
Enthusiastic teacher wanted to teach TEFL in VietnamExpand
Date posted:2005-08-08 | Writer: email@example.com | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vietnamese American Training College (VATC) is a privately-owned, international school for overseas and Vietnamese students. The school, founded in 1998, is well established and operates in an exciting and continuously developing environment catering to students of different needs. Read more
TEFL in Bien Hoa, VietnamExpand
Date posted:2005-07-25 | Writer: VATC Dong Nai | Email: email@example.com
Teach ESL in Bien Hoa, Vietnam. One hour from down-town Saigon. New school facilities. All levels of English taught in formal classroom and tutoring. New classes starting continuously. Read more
Employment teaching TEFL in Ho Chi Minh City, VietnamExpand
Date posted:2005-07-01 | Writer: ILA Vietnam | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Excellent Teaching Opportunities in Ho Chi Minh City from ILA Vietnam - the leading provider of EFL programmes in Ho Chi Minh City. Read more
Enthusiastic teacher wanted to teach English in VietnamExpand
Date posted:2005-05-31 | Writer: Apollo Education & Training (International House V | Email: email@example.com
Apollo Education & Training (International House Vietnam) is looking for qualified full and part time English Teachers to join our expanding teams in Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City.We provide full time support from a professional team of experienced academic & administrative staff; a broad and up to date range of multi-media resources; an ongoing personal development program; long term international career opportunities and competitive remuneration packages. Read more
Teach English in Hanoi, VietnamExpand
Date posted:2005-05-25 | Writer: Apollo Education & Training | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apollo Education & Training (International House Vietnam) is looking for qualified full and part time ENGLISH (TEFL) TEACHERS to join our expanding team in Hanoi. General information about Apollo: The Apollo Education and Training is Vietnam's leading private training organisation. Established in 1994 and with centres in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Read more