Job Teaching TEFL in Vietnam (2)

Date posted:2003-11-25 | Writer: ILA Vietnam | Email: [email protected]

Teaching Positions in Vietnam Available Immediately: Teach Children in Vietnam


Posted By: ILA Vietnam <[email protected]>


Teach Children in Vietnam
Excellent Teaching and Training Opportunities in Ho Chi Minh City


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 native English speaking EFL teachers to start work immediately in the following programmes:


 


* Children's English Teachers (ILA Juniors, Seniors & Elite)
To teach on the ILA Juniors, Seniors and Elite programmes (courses below in bold)


Newly Certified TEFL Graduates ( CELTA or equivalent ) welcome !


 


Programmes at ILA Vietnam :



Currently we offer the following programmes:
* ILA Juniors English courses for children (6 - 11 years)
* ILA Seniors English courses for teenagers (11 - 16 years)
* ILA Elite English courses for teenagers (16 - 18 years)
* ILA Public English courses for adults (General Public)
* ILA Corporate English, Business Skills, and Management Skills courses for companies


At ILA Vietnam, we recognise our teachers as our greatest resource. We endeavor, to the best of our ability, to ensure their stay with us is as rewarding and enjoyable as possible. Teachers have a large, well equipped room in which to prepare classes. They have access to a wide range of teaching materials, resources, photocopiers, computers, internet and visual aids.


 


Teaching materials / resources / facilities:



ILA imports the most contemporary teaching resources available. In addition to core teaching material, teachers have access to a wide range of supplementary resources. Photocopiers and computers are available for lesson preparation. Visual aids are available for class delivery. We also have a modern well sourced computer language lab with over 40 terminals available for classes.


 


Teacher development:



We encourage teachers to develop their skills and further their training. We run in house workshops frequently and encourage teachers to give workshops themselves (assistance is given if necessary). Many of our students sit international examinations (IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge, TOEIC, etc), so it is necessary to become familiar with these and in the process of doing so many of our teachers become UCLES/IELTS examiners.


ILA Juniors/ Seniors/ Elite (Young Learners Programme)


ILA Juniors is a five 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; these programmes are 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.


 


Instructor Requirements and Remuneration:


 


We are seeking native English speaking ELT professionals who:


* hold a bachelors degree and TEFL qualifications
* have a good knowledge of grammar
* have experience in: Teaching English to children / Teaching general English / Materials and resource development
* are well presented
* are versatile, flexible and prepared to live in a rapidly developing country
* are dedicated to teaching
* 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
* 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: USD 950 per calendar month (net)
For up to 1044 contact hours over a 12-month period (Average 87 hours/month - 20/week)
Overtime (teaching): USD 12 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: USD 1050 per calendar month (net)
For up to 1044 contact hours over a 12-month period (Average 87 hours/month - 20/week)
Overtime (teaching): USD 13 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: USD 1100 per calendar month (net)
For up to 984 contact hours over a 12-month period (82 hours/month - 19/week)
Overtime (teaching): USD 14 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: USD 1200 per calendar month (net)
For up to 984 contact hours over a 12-month period (82 hours/month - 19/week)
Overtime (teaching): USD 15 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: USD 1300 per calendar month (net)
For up to 984 contact hours over a 12-month period (82 hours/month - 19/week)
Overtime (teaching): USD 16 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 US per year
Completion bonus: $ 1, 000 US paid upon the successful completion of the contract


 


Applications:


 


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.
4. Please make it clear in your application that you are applying to ILA J/S/E
5. Brief description of TEFL / TESOL qualification.


 


To:


 


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


 


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


 


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�second city and the country�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.


 


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
There is no bus system as such. The city is small and most journeys take less than 15 minutes. Driving in the city can be hazardous, as the laws of the road are not always observed. Traffic is heavy, especially at peak periods. Most people travel by motorbike (100cc). Taxis are very cheap. The first two kilometres cost about 12000VND. Motorbike taxis are even cheaper and often used by foreigners. (5, 000VND for a short trip.)
(1 USD = 15, 450 VND)


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 to most cities and resorts.


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


Keeping Fit
There is a wide range of sporting activities available to foreigners in HCMC including; football, hockey, rugby, Australian Rules football, swimming, squash, tennis, softball, etc. Many foreigners study martial arts. Private instructors are available at a minimal hourly or monthly fee.


Shopping


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.

 

I learned about teaching new language in this unit. I learned that selecting vocabulary to teach is difficult as it depends on the level of students and their understanding in terms of meaning, use, word grammar, interaction, spelling, and pronunciation. I also learned more about the 3 different types of ESA methods: straight arrow, patchwork, and boomerang. I enjoyed how this unit presented real typical examples of the ESA methods.The ideas put forth in this lesson are good for teachers in an ESL classroom. Some students are very hard to control, and some environments allow for the teacher to almost head toward insanity. The ideas for rapport with students are always important, because if the students don't like/respect the teacher, the teacher will soon face a mutiny. Also some classroom specifics in this lesson are good to know for teachers at any level.

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