Energetic Teacher Wanted to Teach TEFL in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Date posted:2004-03-26 | Writer: ILA Vietnam | Email: [email protected]

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ILA Vietnam - the leading provider of EFL programmes in Ho Chi Minh City

402 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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ILA Vietnam is seeking ESL professionals for the following immediate openings:

1.Children's English Teachers (ILA Juniors, Seniors & Elite - HCMC)
To teach on the ILA Jump Start, Juniors, Seniors and Elite programmes (courses below in bold).

*Newly Certified TEFL Graduates ( CELTA or equivalent ) with BA welcome

2.General Adult English Teachers (ILA Public - HCMC)
To teach General English & Examination Preparation ( IELTS & TOEFL ) for ILA Public programmes.

*Minimum of a BA and 1 full year's Post CELTA experience in reputable organisations; preference given to applicants who have exam preparation experience

For further details on all the above programmes and application procedures refer to the following pages.

1. ILA Juniors/ Seniors/ Elite (Young Learners Programme)

The ILA Children's programme is the premiere English foreign language programme in Ho Chi Minh City with over 3000 children and teenagers currently studying on it at present and forecasted to grow considerably over the next few years. The students are divided into four separate programmes dependant upon their age.

English for 4 and 5 year olds (ILA Jump Start) is a three level programme designed for children between the ages of four and half and six and a half. The course is designed to give students a solid foundation in listening and speaking English. As well students are introduced to 죯mputing in Englishî ´hrough interactive CD programmes and a creative 쁲ts in Englishî °rogramme. Each programme consists of 148 hours of English instruction in two parts, each 74 hours in duration.

ILA Juniors is a six level programme for children between the ages of 6 and 11, taking them from absolute beginner level to pre-intermediate level. In the first two courses the children primarily focus on developing their listening and speaking skills. As they progress through the levels they are introduced to the reading and writing skills more.

ILA Seniors and Elite are programmes for 11-16 and 16-18 year olds respectively. Seniors consists of 5 levels from Beginner to Upper Intermediate. Elite consists of 7 levels from Beginner to Advanced.

Class Location
Classes generally take place at our new training centre located close to the heart of downtown HCMC, while some are conducted outside of the Centre in Vietnamese, primary, secondary, and high schools throughout the city.

Class Schedules
Classes are conducted 6 days per week. ILA Juniors classes meet twice a week and are conducted on Saturday and Sunday, starting at 7:45 AM. ILA Seniors and Elite classes are conducted 2 or 3 times a week in the evening from Tuesday to Saturday. Classes are usually 1.5 - 2 hours in duration.

2. Adult English Teachers (ILA Public)

ILA offers a wide range of English language courses to the general public. Classes are conducted at our new training centre located close to the heart of downtown HCMC. Courses are tailored to meet the needs of Vietnamese learners.

Courses
General English / Examination Preparation (IELTS and TOEFL)

Students
Students are a mix of professional adults and university students. The majority of students are Vietnamese. A small number of students are non-native English speaking foreigners.

Class Schedules
Classes are conducted 5 days per week, Monday to Friday at various times throughout the day and evening. Classes are usually 2 hours in duration.

Class Location
Classes take place at our new training centre located close to the heart of downtown HCMC.

Instructor Requirements and Remuneration

We are seeking teaching professionals who:

*have a minimum of a bachelor's degree and TEFL qualifications ( CELTA or equivalent )
*have at least 1 full years' teaching experience in reputable organisations, (inc. overseas) for positions in the Public department
*have experience in some or all of the following: Teaching General English / Exam preparation (Cambridge / TOEFL / IELTS) / Pronunciation / Materials and resource development / Teaching with video and Multimedia
*are very well presented
*are versatile, flexible and prepared to live in a rapidly developing country
*have a strong knowledge of grammar
*take a communicative approach in the classroom
*are able to recognise learner needs and adapt teaching approaches accordingly
*are motivated and able to motivate others and make learning enjoyable
*make use of the large variety of resources available
*are culturally sensitive
*have the ability to develop a rapport with their students

Remuneration

Dependent upon qualifications and experience

Salary: Scale 1:$950 US per calendar month (net)
For up to 1044 contact hours over a 12-month period (Average 87 hours/month - 20/week)
Overtime (teaching):$12 US per hour for all contact hours taught over 1044 within the 12-month period. Paid upon successful completion of the 12-month contract

Salary: Scale 2:$1050 US per calendar month (net)
For up to 1044 contact hours over a 12-month period (87 hours/month - 20/week)
Overtime (teaching):$13 US per hour for all contact hours taught over 1044 within the 12-month period. Paid upon successful completion of the 12-month contract

Salary: Scale 3:$1100 US per calendar month (net)
For up to 984 contact hours over a 12-month period (82 hours/month - 19/week)
Overtime (teaching):$14 US per hour for all contact hours taught over 984 within the 12-month period. Paid upon successful completion of the 12-month contract

Salary: Scale 4:$1200 US per calendar month (net)
For up to 984 contact hours over a 12-month period (82 hours/month - 19/week)
Overtime (teaching):$15 US per hour for all contact hours taught over 984 within the 12-month period. Paid upon successful completion of the 12-month contract

Salary: Scale 5:$1300 US per calendar month (net)
For up to 984 contact hours over a 12-month period (82 hours/month - 19/week)
Overtime (teaching):$16 US per hour for all contact hours taught over 984 within the 12-month period. Paid upon successful completion of the 12-month contract

Holiday: 3 weeks, (15 working days) plus 9 days of Vietnamese national holidays. All holidays are unpaid

Medical insurance:Allowance of $300 USD per year

Completion bonus:$1, 000 US paid upon the successful completion of the contract

Visas: All visa administration fees paid by ILA.

Supplements: $1.00 US / contact teaching hour for off site classes.
$1.50 US / contact teaching hour for TOEFL classes.
$3.00 US / contact teaching hour for IELTS classes.

ILA is committed to in-house teacher development and training and offers exciting chances for career development.

Applications

Please make it clear in your application which position you are applying for.

Applicants should forward the following to Steve Baker, email: [email protected]

1.Full CV / Copy of passport with photograph.
2.Cover letter explaining how his/ her qualifications and experience relate to the above criteria and reasons for applying for the position.
3.Soonest start date.

As you can appreciate we receive a large number of applications from positions at ILA Vietnam, therefore we only reply to applicants who possess the stipulated qualifications.

ILA Vietnam
402 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Phone numbers: (848) 9290100
Fax number: (848) 9290070

Living in Ho Chi Minh City

After nearly 30 years under communist rule, Vietnam has its sights firmly fixed on becoming the next Asian Tiger. The pace of growth is phenomenal, but not without its drawbacks. Traffic, pollution and petty theft are the major gripes of resident expatriates. Although minor on an international scale, they do exist and must be taken into account by anyone wishing to spend time here.

Located in the South of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam's second city and the country's economic and commercial hub. Despite its population of 5 million people, HCMC, (also known as Saigon), is not large and maintains a small town atmosphere. Extended periods under French rule have left a city of narrow streets and tree-lined boulevards. Dilapidated colonial villas have been taken over by foreign companies and governmental departments and restored to their former glory.

The Saigonese are extremely warm and friendly people. Westerners are welcomed and integration into the community is commonplace. Teachers are particularly highly regarded and well respected by the Vietnamese.

(1 USD = 15, 650 VND)

Useful information

Accommodation
Accommodation here is mostly shared housing. You can expect to share with 1 - 3 people in a typical Vietnamese style house - 4-metres wide, 3-storeys. The bedrooms are likely to be air-conditioned, while the common living area will have a ceiling fan.

Eating
Eating out is a delight and many westerners find themselves rapidly expanding their waistlines. (see Keeping fit). Food from all over the world is available at excellent prices. Vietnamese cuisine is amongst the healthiest in the world and a meal costs from 40 cents upwards. (Pho - traditional Vietnamese soup).
The food is so good that few people bother to eat at home. Many restaurants have a home delivery service.

Drinking
The choice of bars is nearly as great as that of eateries. From the outdoor Bia Hoi, where a litre of freshly brewed beer costs about 25 cents, to the roof-top bar of the Caravelle Hotel, with its exclusive clientele and panoramic views of the city. Nightlife comes alive at the weekends when the whole city seems to take to the streets. The most popular nightspots close from 2 - 4 AM. The wide variety of bars, discos/nightclubs and restaurants will ensure that you are never bored and give you opportunities to meet up with fellow expats.

Travel and Transport

Around the city
Although the city is large and sprawling, the main business district where the bulk of foreigners live and work is quite small and most journeys take less than 15 minutes. The bus system has been upgraded in recent years and older run down buses have been replaced with new locally built models. However, as the bus system can be confusing and the city is small - with most journeys taking less than 15 minutes - expats generally prefer taking taxis, which are very cheap. The first two kilometres cost about 12, 000VND. Motorbike taxis are even cheaper and often used by foreigners. (5, 000VND for a short trip).

Driving in the city can be hazardous, as the laws of the road are not always observed. Traffic is heavy, especially at peak periods and most people travel by motorbike (100cc).

Outside of the city
Roads in the city and between major centres are generally good, but travel to smaller locations can often be time consuming and a little difficult. Cheap and relatively comfortable bus services are available between the main cities. There are flights and rail service to most cities and resorts.

Theatre and Classical Music
Live classical music and theatrical performances are also widely available.

Keeping Fit
There are a wide range of gyms and health clubs foreigners can join with membership fees based on the facilities and services provided. There are also many public parks scattered throughout the city that provide space for walking, jogging and exercise. Other sporting activities available to foreigners in HCMC include football, rugby, basketball, swimming, tennis and squash. As well, many foreigners study martial arts and classes or private instructors are available at a minimal hourly or monthly fee.

Shopping

Clothes
For work or leisure, men or women, brand names, (locally made under license) or made to measure. Clothes are very cheap and generally very good quality.

Electricals
Many large electrical companies now produce in Vietnam. Prices of TVs, videos and Hi-fis are very good.

Living Costs

Costs are quoted in USD. 앳ualî ¤enotes a cost that you can expect to pay.

Are of cost Min. Max. Usual
Restaurants
Main course in Vietnamese restaurant $0.5 $4 $3
Main course in good foreign owned restaurant $3.5 $10 $5
Coffee $0.3 $1.5 $0.6
Coke $0.25 $1.5 $0.8
Beer (33cl. Bottle) $0.6 $2.5 $1.6
Bars and nightclubs
Beer $1.5 $3.50 $1.7
Coke $1 $2 $1.2
Gin and tonic $3 $4 $3.5
Household costs
Maid (cleaning, laundry, etc.) - per month $50
Rent - shared house - per month $150 $350 $225
Rent - room only - per month (inc. elec.) $150 $300 $200
Electricity (inc. air-conditioning) - per month $20 $30 $25
Getting around the city
Taxi - per km $0. 8
Motorbike taxi - per ride $0.5
Motorbike rental - per month $70
Shopping
For men
Men's shirts - foreign brand names, made for export $8
Casual trousers - foreign brand names, made for export $15
Trousers - tailor-made $12 $25
Suit - tailor made $80 - $80
Shirt - tailor-made $8
Adidas/ Nike sports shoes $20
For women
Skirt/ dress - tailor made (not inc. material) $6
Shirt/ blouse - tailor-made (not inc. material) $7
Shoes - hand made $35
Doctor consultations
Local doctor's practice $3 $10 $7
Foreign run health centre $50

Pharmaceuticals
Imported pharmaceutical products are very cheap and readily available.

Dentists
Reliable, modern, clean and cheap

General
Practically everything is available in Ho Chi Minh City. Costs vary from with those of the West, but as a general rule of thumb, everyday products are cheaper, especially if produced in Vietnam.

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.

 

There are four basic skills in any language: receptive skills - reading and listening, and productive skills - speaking and wrighting. All of them are equally important. We can divide the reasons and motives for reading and listening into two fairly wide-ranged categories: For a purpose. for entertainment. A variety of topics. over the period of time, is needed to ensure that all of our students are equally catered for in the end.In this unit, we covered the differences between teaching young learners and teaching adult, business classes. I learnt that young learners need to have varied forms of information and activities, and an environment where mistakes are not corrected immediately. On the other hand, in a business scenario, students will need to go through a needs analysis and balance must be maintained between the different levels of English ability.


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