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Teach in Vietnam

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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.

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.

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 favourite backup lesson!

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

Niamh

After my final year exams, I really didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life but I knew I wanted to go traveling again. So I completed the TEFL course, saw there was an internship in Vietnam offered and booked onto it straight away. Coming to Vietnam has probably been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made!

 

 

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Locations

From big cities such as Ho Chi Minh City to medium beach towns such as Da Nang, there are many locations to choose from all over the country!
Group size 30
availability 18

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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.

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    how it works

    Before you go, you’ll have an application form to fill out and documents to submit, a video chat, and then you’ll be on your way.
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    Cultural Excursions

    Wondering what you’re going to do with your precious free time? We know there are certain adventures that cannot be missed out on! So make sure to take a look above at these recommendations from past TEFL interns in Vietnam, and create your own Vietnam bucket list!

    Outside the Classroom

    Outside the Classroom

    Aside from teaching English in Vietnam, there’s so much to explore and experience. Sail along the stunning Perfume River, gaze out over the famous rice terraces, or visit the world’s largest cave, Son Doong. Experience festivals such as the “Festival of Lights” where floating candles are sent down waterways to honour the river goddess.

    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), you will be eating and drinking like royalty for a small price.

    Work Schedule

    Work Schedule

    If you want to teach English in Vietnam, prepare yourself for a variety of options. Intern placements range from small kindergarten schools and private language institutions to secondary schools swimming with thousands of students. 

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