About our programme
If you want to teach English in Vietnam – a country filled with ancient art and architecture, dotted with cascading rice fields, and renowned for its delicious food – then you’ve come to the right place.
In Vietnam, each school recognises the importance of learning English. English is considered the working language of the world, paving the way for an economy and population that is more and more international. Therefore, the demand for TEFL teachers has never been higher. But don’t overlook the country’s sheer beauty and history when deciding to teach in Vietnam. It is a traveller’s paradise.
Join dozens of fellow TEFL teachers on this paid internship for an unforgettable experience. Not only will you gain a lifetime qualification and hands-on teaching experience, but also the opportunity to live in one of the most enigmatic and enchanting countries of Southeast Asia.
All teachers arrive in Vietnam for a one-week orientation where you’ll learn about living, teaching and, most importantly, travelling in Vietnam. Our dedicated in-country team will be there to support you every step of the way. So get ready to join your new TEFL family!
Make your resume stand out with our Vietnam internship
4 Month placement
Monthly allowance of $700 (USD
120 Hour Premier TEFL Course
Full orientation upon arrival
Airport pick-up & transfers
Once you’ve been formally accepted, you will be informed to book your flight to either Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh. You will be picked up and transferred to your orientation venue. At the end of the seven days, you and your fellow interns can hop on a bus, train or flight to your new teaching location. Our placements will be based on your age-group preference and placement availability. The majority of placements are in suburbs of large cities or in more rural areas of: Hanoi, Haiphong, Halong, Ho Chi Minh City, Vinh, Hue and in the Mekong Delta.
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Your Teaching experience
If you want to teach English in Vietnam, prepare yourself for a variety of options. Intern placements range from small kindergarten schools, private language institutions to secondary schools swimming with thousands of students.
It’s common for schools to have foreign English teachers. But in other cases, it’s not uncommon to be the only TEFL teacher. However, don’t fret. With 120 hours of TEFL training under your belt, you’ll be racing to get into the classroom.
Teacher support is paramount. So each school assigns a liaison figure to assist you in your journey teaching English in Vietnam.
The focus of your lessons will be conversational English, tailored around a weekly timetable of 35 hours. Over five days, you will dedicate 20 hours to in-class teaching with the remaining 15 hours assigned to lesson planning and marking.
In Vietnam, TEFL teachers get some of the most hands-on experience, as you lead the majority of classes independently. So take on this challenge and see yourself grow and develop into a world-class teacher.
Hear from our past TEFL interns
I had previously worked abroad as a teacher in Dubai and I knew I wanted to do more travelling, so I decided to do a TEFL course. Teaching is such a great way to see more of the world and learn about different cultures. I also loved watching my class learn more throughout the year and wanted to continue that.
The idea of teaching abroad first came about after I returned home from seven weeks of travelling around Central America. A friend had spent the year teaching in Costa Rica and I thought that would be something cool to do after I had finished college. After my final year exams, I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life but I knew I wanted to go travelling again.
Key Vietnamese Phrases
When moving to a new country, one of the most important things to do to integrate is to learn the language. By learning the language, you will be able to communicate with locals and make friends. Vietnam has many small villages around the country where people do not speak English.
10 Must Have Experiences
If you’ve ever considered travelling to Southeast Asia, Vietnam should be at the top of your list. This amazing country has everything to offer, from white sand beaches, limestone mountains, and rice fields to crazy nights out and even sand dunes. To make sure you make the most of your time in Vietnam, we have put together a list of the top 10 places.
How it works
Outside the classroom
Aside from teaching English, there is so much to explore and experience in Vietnam.
Sail along the perfume river, visit the worlds largest cave of Son Doong or gaze out over the famous rice terraces. Scooting around the countryside is a piece of cake. Alternatively, hop on a cheap flight to Cambodia, Laos or China.
It’s time to make Southeast Asia yours!
With rent-free accommodation and a monthly salary of $700 you’ll live like a king or queen. With bowls of pho for less than $1, the freshest and cheapest produce at local markets and Saignon beer brewed next door (possibly not true), Vietnam is calling for you.
- Welcome to Vietnam
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- Orientation & training
- Who can apply
- Vietnam facts
- What’s up for grabs
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