Teach in Vietnam

Vietnam has in recent years become another exceptionally popular destination for travellers to East Asia, due not only to its sub-tropical beauty, cultures and numerous attractions but also thanks to the fact that it offers both low cost living and extraordinary sightseeing opportunities.

Stunning Ha Long Bay with its unique limestone islands is one of Vietnam’s most famous attractions and alone worth choosing Vietnam as a teaching location, but it has plenty of competition from Vietnam’s beaches on the South China Sea coast, as well as truly stunningly beautiful countryside full of marvels, lush terraces and endless rice paddies, vibrant towns and villages – complete with friendly villagers in traditional dress.

TEFL teaching opportunities abound in this fascinating country, both full and part time, especially in Hoh Chi Minh City and Hanoi. Travel and accommodation are inexpensive, and beer and food are arguably cheaper than anywhere else in Southeast Asia.

VUS was founded more than 20 years ago and is one of the oldest and most reputable English schools in Vietnam. They are also one of the leaders in the English Language Training industry in the country with millions of learners enrolled in their courses since its foundation. VUS is biggest in the South of Vietnam with the majority of its English schools in Ho Chi Minh city.

They have a reputation for being one of the best English schools in Vietnam for a reason. VUS is proud to become a global standard English language training unit recognized by NEAS, an independent organization that manages the quality of international English teaching centres.

  • Leader in English language teaching for both students and teachers in Vietnam: VUS prides itself on the academic quality it offers to students. To ensure that the academic quality remains high they also focus on developing their teachers to become the best they can be by offering on-going support and training. With so many changes in the world of education it is imperative that teachers keep up to date and are evolving with the times. VUS offers teachers the opportunity to improve their skills and become more accomplished, which is particularly helpful for new teachers as well as those seeking to make teaching their career.
  • Entrance Workshops: These workshops are essential for new teachers and will help you become more familiar with their teaching philosophy, methodology and best practice classroom management techniques.
  • Training Workshops: These unique workshops are conducted by their strategic partners and experts in the ELT industry.
  • In – House Training Sessions: These regular sessions are conducted by their very own academic management team to help teachers to fill the gaps in their teaching knowledge.
  • Class Observation & Feedback Sessions: One of the best ways to improve in any profession is to have an experienced professional observe you and give you constructive feedback. VUS embraces this philosophy and asks all teachers to take part in observations at specific points during the year.
  • Peer Observation: This is an excellent opportunity to learn from your fellow teachers and gain a better insight into the VUS teaching philosophy. New hires will all observe two colleagues before they teach their first class.
  • Starting hourly pay rate is usually 470,000 VND, but some teachers can start on a higher rate based on their experience and performance in the interview. On average, part-time teachers that work between 60-100 hours per month earn between 28,000,000 to 47,000,000. (You can check the current exchange rate here: xe.com)
  • Work permit assistance and reimbursement
  • Help setting up bank account
  • Free hotel on arrival (5 nights plus airport pickup)
  • Free Vietnamese language classes
  • Health insurance (for Full-time teachers)
  • End of contract bonus (for Full-time teachers)
  • Location bonus for certain locations (between 20-30 million VND per year)
  • Relocation bonus for overseas candidates placed in certain locations
  • 30-day annual leave and vacation allowance (for Full-time teachers)
  • Annual awards, and much more.

Some locations, including Tien Giang, Kien Giang, Thuan An, and Ben Cat, will be able to offer the following:

  • Full-time contract with a fixed monthly salary of 45,000,000 VND per month
  • Housing allowance (2,000,000 VND per month)
  • Sign-on bonus (5,000,000 VND)
  • Relocation bonus (5,000,000 VND)
  • Health insurance
  • Completion bonus, and more
  • Age groups:3 to 16. Around 60% of their classes are for younger learners but they also run teen programs, adult programs, and the IELTS and TOEFL exam preparation classes.
  • Class size: No more than 16 students.
  • Work hours and schedules:Part-time teachers are expected to be available for minimum 20 hours per week. Full-time teachers are expected to be available for minimum 25-30 hours per week. The work schedules will vary between schools and the teacher’s availability, but you’ll be working evenings and weekends for most parts with 1 or 2 days off during week (depending on teacher’s preference).
  • Locations:The majority of the positions are available in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), but they also have centres in Dak Lak, Tay Ninh, Binh Duong, Thuan An, Ben Cat, Dong Nai, Long An, Kien Giang, Can Tho, Vinh Long, Tien Giang, Ba Ria, and Vung Tau.
  • Start dates:Year-round.
  • Contract length: 24-month service contract (no penalties if the teacher leaves with 30 days’ notice)

Note: Teachers are subject to a 3-month probation period, there is no guarantee over hours, but teachers need to be available for at least 20 hours per week including weekday evenings and weekends. After successful completion of their 3-month probation and obtainment of a work permit, teachers will be awarded an hourly paid, Part-time 24-month service contract with no penalties if the teacher leaves with 30 days’ notice. Full-time contracts are also available to those teachers interested and at the discretion of their manager. To be eligible for a full-time position, a teacher must meet the following criteria (Employed by VUS for at least 3 months; Having obtained a work permit with VUS; Consistently receiving good feedback on teaching performance from students and observers; Able to commit to a minimum of between 25-30 hours per week, including weekday evenings and weekends).

*Immediate Full-time teaching contracts can be offered in certain locations*.

Due to work visa requirements, applicants must:

  • Be native English speakers from the USA, UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand.
  • Hold a fully completed bachelor’s degree (or higher).
  • Hold a 120-hour TEFL Certificate (we can assist you with this if you’re not TEFL certified)
  • Hold a clean national criminal background check.
  • Be fully vaccinated against COVID.

To apply for jobs, please email a copy of your CV, recent photo, preferred countries and your available dates to asia@teflgraduate.com. In the subject part of the email, please enter ‘Teach in Asia’.

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