Vietnam has become a popular teaching destination for English teaching.
Finding Work as an English Teacher in Vietnam
Foreigners can easily find English teaching positions in International schools, private language schools and as private tutors – mostly in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and Hanoi. The pay is great, the living very inexpensive and Vietnam is demanding more and more foreign English teachers by the year. Jobs in International schools are more than plentiful thanks to the Vietnamese government’s National Foreign Languages programme.
Teaching English in International Schools
There are a number of International schools in Vietnam’s and they are always looking for new TEFL graduates, although you will most likely need a University degree as well as you TEFL certificate if you apply. Hours are good and pay is excellent – one of the highest rates of pay in Asia. Established International schools offer secure and safe employment, and the chance to work with other English-speakers.
Teaching English in Private Language Schools
There are many private language schools in Vietnam. As with the International schools, should you apply for a job from outside of Vietnam, you will need a University degree for your work permit and visa.
Teaching English in Public Schools
It has in the past been relatively difficult for foreigners to find teaching positions in the public schools in Vietnam, although the government does host volunteer programmes, and this situation is changing due to the Foreign Languages Programme.
Private English Tutoring for Children, Adults and Business Executives
It is easy to pick up extra work in Vietnam as a private tutor, and the rate per hour is excellent – particularly when tutoring business-people.
|Monthly Salary||22,000,000 – 45,000,000 VND per month|
|Teaching Hours||25 – 40 hours per week guaranteed; overtime available|
|Start dates||International schools – Jun/Jul/Aug Language schools – all year round|
| Requirements|| Bachelor’s degree and TEFL|
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