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 traveller’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 travelling 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!

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Essential information about this trip

Monthly allowance of $1200 to $2000 (USD)
Accommodation Assistance
12 months teaching placement
Extensive E-Book with lessons to teach young learners
120 Hour accredited TEFL Course
30 Hour Teaching Young Learners Course
Airport pick-up & transfers
7-day orientation in Ho Chin Minh City
Vietnamese language lessons
Visa, legalisation & work permit guidance
Meet ups and weekend excursions throughout the year
Ongoing in-country support
Native English speaker
Passport holder from one of the following countries: USA, Canada, Australia, UK, Ireland, South Africa or New Zealand
Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
TEFL qualification (included in the fee)
Aged between 20 – 50 (Contact an advisor if you're older)
Applicants must be in good physical and mental health
No criminal record
COVID vaccination preferred, however please highlight to our team if you are not
International flights: Return flights are a must
Police check: Each applicant must have a clean criminal record
Budget: Spending money for your six weeks plus excursions etc
Travel insurance: Comprehensive cover for travel & medical insurance, covering Covid
Vaccines: Consult your doctor, Schools require Teachers to be Fully Vaccinated for COVID or express in writing their Willingness to be Vaccinated.
Visa costs: Specific to each country & usually cost around £105-£125
Should there be regulations in place to enter a country, additional expenses may have to be paid by the applicant. These costs may include: A COVID-19 fit to fly certificate for a test within a certain time frame before departure.
Quarantine: Reservation for a 7 to 14-day Quarantine hotel (according to your Covid-19 vaccination status and current requirements at the time of travel)
Legalisation of documents for your work permit requires an additional fee. This applies to UK-issued paperwork, so your TEFL certificate will need to be legalised in the UK. Ask us for advice on this but aim to budget between £200-£250.

Your Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Getting there

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.

Day 2-14


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.

Day 15-364

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 favourite backup lesson!

Day 365

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!

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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. Register your interest below!

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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 an 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’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).

    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, 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.

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