TEFL in Vung Tau, Vietnam!

Date posted:2006-09-28 | Writer: ILA Vietnam | Email: [email protected]

ILA Vung Tau needs Teachers and Management staff for 2006 and 2007! Excellent Teaching and Training Opportunities in Vung Tau City ILA Vietnam - The leading provider of EFL programmes in Ho Chi Minh & Vung Tau Cities.

ILA Vietnam now has 3 locations:

ILA HCMC1 - 402 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City ILA VTTC - 4th Floor, 155 Nguyen Thai Hoc St, Ward 7, Vung Tau City ILA HCMC2 / E-Town - 364 Cong Hoa St., in Tan Binh Dist, HCMC.

For more information about the school and teaching at ILA Vietnam please see the 'Careers at ILA' section of our website: Contact us

ILA Vietnam is seeking ESL professionals for the following openings at our Vung Tau Training Centre:

EFL teachers for Children and Adult classes To fill positions on our Jumpstart, Juniors, Seniors & Elite ELT Programmes as well as with our general English and Corporate classes for adults

*Newly Certified TEFL Graduates (CELTA or equivalent) with BA welcome ! For further details on all the above programmes and application procedures refer to the following.

EFL teachers for Children and Adult classes The ILA Childrení³ programme is the premiere English foreign language progranmme in Vietnam with more than 4000 children and teenagers currently enrolled in HCM City. In Vung Tau ILA presently has about 500 children studying on this programme, including a number of Russian students, with considerable growth expected in the future. The students are divided into the following programmes dependant upon their age and abilities.

ILA Jumpstart is a three level programme designed for children between the ages of four and-a-half and six and-a-half. The course is designed to give students a solid foundation in listening and speaking English.

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.

ILA Public (EFL Classes for Adults) ILA also offers a wide range of English language courses to adults, aged 18 and over. Students are a mix of professional adults and university students, the majority of whom are Vietnamese. A small number of students are non-native English speaking foreigners.

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. Classes take place at our new training centre located close to the heart of downtown Vung Tau. Some corporate classes are conducted off site at the clientí³ premises.

Instructor Requirements and Remuneration

We are seeking teaching professionals who:

* have a minimum of a bachelor's degree and TEFL qualifications (CELTA or equivalent) * 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)

Benefits and Remuneration

Salary: Dependant upon qualifications and experience; to be discussed with shortlisted aplicants Holiday: 4 weeks, (20 -24 working days, depending on the programme you work for), unpaid holidays per year plus 9 days of Vietnamese national holidays Medical insurance: Allowance of $600 USD per year Completion bonus: $1, 000 US paid upon the successful completion of the contract Visas: All visa administration fees paid by ILA.

Other Benefits First 5 nights accommodation for teachers recruited from overseas Free Beginner Vietnamese lessons

ILA is committed to in-house teacher development and training and offers excellent support and training as well as 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, dated and preferably with references 2. Copy of passport page with details and photograph. 3. Cover letter explaining how his/ her qualifications and experience relate to the above criteria and reasons for applying for the position. 4. 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 Vietnam

After more than 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. In general, however, the Vietnamese 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.

Vung Tau is approximately 120 km southeast of HCMC, at the mouth of the Mekong River. The town has an average temperature of 28?C and a rainy season which, like HCMC, runs from May through to November. There is some 20 km of coastline of soft-sand beaches in the immediate area, although the beaches close to the city arení´ as nice as those further north, away from the city limits.

In past years Vung Tau was known as a laid back sea-side resort, famous for its fresh seafood and proximity to HCMC. These days, however, Vung Tau is better known as the focal point of the burgeoning oil and gas industry and is home to a host of ex-pat oil workers and their families. Amidst the recent development Vung Tau still retains a small town atmosphere with quiet tree-lined boulevards and seaside walk ways while dilapidated colonial villas have been taken over by foreign companies and governmental departments and restored to their former glory. It was and continues to be, an ideal weekend retreat for city dwellers.

Useful information

Although most of the following was written for HCMC, it equally applies to Vung Tau as well. Some costs in Vung Tau may be lower, however. Accommodation Accommodation here is mostly shared housing. You can expect to share with 1 ñ ³ people in a typical Vietnamese style house ñ ´­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 ñ ´²aditional Vietnamese soup). The food is generally so inexpensive and 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 pool-side and roof-top bars of luxury hotels on or near the waterfront. Nightlife comes alive at the weekends when the town fills up with day trippers escaping HCMC and the whole population seems to take to the streets. The most popular nightspots close from 1 ñ ² AM. The relatively wide variety of bars, nightclubs and restaurants will ensure that you are never bored and give you opportunities to meet up with fellow expats.

Travel and Transport Around Vung Tau Vung Tauí³ main business district - where the bulk of foreigners live and work - is quite small and most journeys take less than 10 minutes. However, the towní³ beaches and other points of interest can be quite spread out, and require some travel. There is a bus system but it is somewhat dilapidated and the lack of information available in English regarding fares, timetables and routes means that few foreigners use it. Most people travel by motorbike (100cc). Taxis are very cheap. The first two kilometres cost about 12000VND (1 USD = 15, 900 VND). Motorbike taxis are even cheaper and often used by foreigners (5, 000VND for a short trip).

Although traffic is nowhere near as congested as it is in HCMC driving in town can still be dangerous. The laws of the road are not always observed and traffic can be heavy on some roads, particularly at peak periods.

Outside of the city Roads in the town 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. From HCMC flights and rail service are available to most other destinations in Vietnam.

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 products in Vietnam. Prices of TVs, videos and Hi-fis are very good. However, ití³ best to buy these items in HCMC where the quality and selection is much greater.

Living Costs Costs are quoted in USD (1 USD = 15, 900 VND). "UsualÓ denotes a cost that you can expect to pay. Costs are priced at Min / Max / Usual. Where there is only one number listed it is the "usual" cost:

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 / $3.5 / $1.7 Coke $1 / $2 / $1.2 Gin and tonic $3 / $4 / $3.5

Household costs Maid (cleaning, laundry, etc.) - per month, pax. $50 Rent - shared house - per month $150 / $350 / $225 Rent - room only - per month (inc. elec.) $150 / $300 / $200 Electricity (inc. A/C) - per month, pax. $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 $20 Suit - tailor made $80 Shirt - tailor-made $12 Adidas/ Nike sports shoes $25

For women Skirt/ dress - tailor made (not inc. material) $8 Shirt/ blouse - tailor-made (not inc. material) $7 Shoes - hand made $35

Doctor consultations Local doctor's practice $15 Foreign run health centre $45 Pharmaceuticals Imported pharmaceutical products are very cheap and readily available. Dentists Reliable, modern, clean and cheap

General Practically everything is available in Vung Tau, and if not, it can be founs 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.


This unit continues to provide the future teacher further examples that they can implement in the classroom in regards to building their students’ language skills. What I learned the most from this unit is that fluency and accuracy should be held on the same level of importance and that classroom activities should reflect that standard so that students are able to experience language development more effectively.This unit has been very valuable in clarification on the subject. Usage of different present tenses has been presented thoroughly, yet clearly. If there was ever any doubt regarding proper usage of tenses, now it is gone. For me especially have been interesting differences between present perfect and present perfect continuous tense, and examples of tasks to be given to students in activate phase I find rather useful.