Ideal for first time English teachers looking to gain valuable teaching experience in a safe and secure environment.
12 months teaching placement – 11 spaces remaining
Looking to teach English in Vietnam? A country rich in ancient architecture, lined with cascading rice fields, and known for its delicious cuisine. With our TEFL internship in Vietnam, you’ll receive a lifetime TEFL qualification, hands-on teaching experience, and the opportunity to live in one of Southeast Asia’s most enigmatic and magical countries.
Every Vietnamese school understands the value of learning English. English is often regarded as the world’s working language, paving the way for an increasingly global economy and population. As a result, there has never been a greater demand for TEFL teachers in Vietnam. When considering teaching English in Vietnam, keep in mind the country’s natural beauty and history. It’s a traveler’s dream come true.
With our paid TEFL internship, you’ll spend a year working alongside other teachers for an amazing experience. You’ll learn about living, teaching, and traveling in Vietnam during your one-week orientation to ensure you get the most out of your TEFL experience. Our professional in-country team will also be available to help you along the way. Prepare to become a part of your new TEFL family!
Essential information about this trip
Your Trip Itinerary
When you arrive, our in-country team will greet you along with the other interns (unless you are required to complete a quarantine). After the one-week orientation, you’ll travel to your placement area by bus, train, or plane.
According to current Covid-19 standards, you will quarantine for seven to fourteen days at first. When you arrive, you’ll get a full week of cultural orientation (a mix of online and in person activities according to Covid-19 regulations).
You will learn about Vietnamese culture, language, and society at orientation, as well as build friendships with other teachers over the welcome meal. Visits to a farm for a Vietnamese cooking class, the Cu Chi tunnels used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War, and visits to local museums that bring the country’s history to life have all been previous cultural excursions.
Your teaching experience
Master the local greetings, become acquainted with the local customs (including the key no-nos), put your TEFL abilities to the test, meet new people, and eat, a lot! It’s time to begin teaching English in Vietnam, whether at a private language school, a private primary or secondary school, or a government school.
Interns have been placed in cities all across the world in the past! As a fast developing country, interactive whiteboards and digital tools are becoming more frequent in private language school classes. Public schools have larger class sizes and less technology than private schools, but they make up for it with high levels of student engagement.
Keep in mind that Vietnamese schools range in size from thousands of pupils in urban institutions to fewer than 100 students in rural primary schools.
You can expect to work 35 hours per week teaching conversational English. This equates to 3-4 classes each day, 5-6 days per week, for a total of 1825 hours of active teaching. You’ll have plenty of time to plan your next favorite backup lesson!
After your internship
Congratulations, you did it! Be sure to congratulate yourself on your accomplishment. It’s time to choose whether you want to see more of Vietnam, travel, or teach (or both).
By renewing your contract, you may be able to extend your stay in Vietnam and teach for a longer period of time. As a confident and experienced TEFL teacher, your options are limitless.
What our teachers say
From big cities such as Ho Chi Minh City to medium towns such as Da Nang, there are many locations to choose from all over the country!
If you are interested in teaching English in Vietnam and would like to learn more, request a call with one of our experienced travel advisors about this opportunity. Register your interest below!
How it works
Before you go, you’ll have an application form to fill out and documents to submit, a video chat an then you’ll be on your way.
Explore this internshhip!
Teach abroad - Explore the world and improve the lives of others
Wondering what you’re going to do with your precious free time? We’re glad you asked! We know your adventure bucket list is long, but make sure you tack these recommendations from past TEFL interns in Thailand towards the top!
Outside the Classroom
Outside the Classroom
Aside from teaching English in Vietnam, there’s so much to explore and experience. Sail along the perfume river, visit the world’s largest cave of Son Doong or gaze out over the famous rice terraces.
Teach & Travel
Teach & Travel
With the high monthly salary, you’ll live comfortably and have enough to explore the fascinating country. 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).
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. g, the “Festival of Lights.” Floating candles are sent down waterways to honor the river goddess.