EFL Teachers Needed in Hanoi and Haiphong, Vietnam

Date posted:2010-07-01 | Writer: Apollo Education and Training | Email: [email protected]

Apollo has immediate full time positions for qualified TEFL teachers in Hanoi and Haiphong. We offer a contract teaching a variety of ages and levels around 20-23 hours per week. The low cost of living coupled with a relatively high salary means that Vietnam is possibly one of the few EFL teaching locations where one can enjoy a high standard of living, travel around the region regularly, and still save money.

Details: Teach and develop your EFL career in Vietnam at International House Affiliate Apollo Education and Training

*July, August and September Start Dates *

Benefits of living and working in Vietnam • Excellent standard of living • Low cost of living coupled with a relatively high salary means that Vietnam is possibly one of the only EFL teaching locations where one can enjoy a high standard of living, travel around the region regularly, and still save money • Fantastic students who are committed, motivated, and enthusiastic • A multitude of diverse travel opportunities, both within Vietnam and Southeast Asia • Access to most modern conveniences (e.g.: wi-fi and international cuisine) without sacrificing Vietnam’s unique cultural heritage • Opportunity to have a good and varied expat social life • Various chances to participate in voluntary work • Much shorter commute times than in many cities • Exciting time in the nation’s development

Contractual benefits of working for Apollo • Teacher Salary: 1360 USD – 1640 USD per month, depending on qualifications and experience, gross and payable in VND (tax is payable on a sliding scale, most teachers pay 10-20%) • Senior Position Salaries: Discussed during offer. • Medical insurance allowance: up to 550 USD per year (NB allowance is taxed) • Completion Bonus: 900 USD paid at the completion of a one year contract (NB Bonus is taxable income) • Business visas arranged by Apollo for the duration of the contract • Work permit assistance: o All work permit costs incurred in Vietnam are reimbursed by Apollo (receipts required) o A medical check, done locally, is also required. Apollo will assist in getting this done and cover related costs.

Professional benefits of working for Apollo • Extensive training and professional development program, including: o in-house bi-weekly training sessions; o in-house International House certification courses, such as the IHCYL (International House Certificate in Young Learners) and the IHBET (International House Business English Teaching); o access to online International House certification courses; o formal bi-annual professional development interviews • Detailed induction program for all new teachers, including training and observations • Opportunities to participate in the International House transfer system • Wide range of resources and modern facilities, including: o modern study centers with computers equipped with EFL programs, Microsoft programs, and internet access; o overhead and multimedia projectors; o CDs and CD players for every class; o DVDs, DVD players, and televisions; o digital and video cameras; o flashcards; o games; o photocopies; o realia; o EFL resource books; o dedicated and equipped teacher rooms at each center. • Variety of courses, including General English classes, Business English, classes Young Learner classes, exam preparation classes, overseas study preparation classes, pronunciation classes, teacher training classes • Support from a dedicated team, spanning from personal to academic issues • The chance to teach in and experience the real Vietnam in Danang, Haiphong, and other provincial cities and towns • Internal promotion opportunities

Responsibilities • Teaching across a range of levels, ages, and courses • Teaching 240 hours per quarter - normally scheduled at 20-23 hours per week. Classes run from 7:30am to 9:45pm Monday through Friday; 7:45 am to 8:15pm on Saturday and 7:45am to 6pm on Sunday. Split shifts are sometimes inevitable, though they are avoided where possible. • Planning student-centered and participative lessons while following a designated syllabus • Administering and marking mid and end of level tests • Writing student reports • Conducting placement testing • Participating in professional development activities, such as attendance at training sessions and peer and senior observations among other things • Teaching off-site classes, as required • Participating in out-of-class activities, as required • Behaving in an appropriately professional and supportive manner

Essential requirements for all teaching positions • CELTA / Trinity TESOL / IHC* • BA or MA* • Clean police record* • Native English speaker • Satisfactory references • Adaptability, flexibility, and cultural sensitivity *Original document necessary for work permit requirements; photocopies will not be accepted

Desirable requirements for all teaching positions • At least one year’s experience or CELTA pass B (or equivalent) • Experience teaching young learner classes, from kindy through teens • Experience teaching exam preparation classes, particularly IELTS and TOEFL • Cambridge oral examiners

To apply: Please email a full CV to Mr. Antonio Martir at the e-mail address given on the job heading

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.


This unit is a sample video comparing two English language classes and the reaction of the students in relation to each lesson.We clearly understand here that the altitude of the teacher in class, his style of presentation and manner of approach greatly determines the success or failure of the lesson.The poor first lesson and lack of students attention and the second more successful clearly identifies thisThis unit highlights productive skills, being speaking and writing as equally important. It says although writing is often delegated as a homework task It can be used in the classroom as a group or individual activity. A number of techniques and games are referenced within the text to encourage interaction with the students and allow them to use english whilst speaking or writing with fluency and accuracy.