Teaching English in Vietnam

One of the most enchanting countries in Asia, Vietnam blends ancient tradition, captivating natural beauty, and modern city life to create a unique and culturally rich experience.

Overview of English Teaching Jobs in Vietnam

Typical English Students
  • K-12
  • University
  • Adults
  • Business Professionals
Best Time to Get Hired Positions available year-round
Typical Start Dates Positions available year-round
Average Contract Length 12-month contracts
Typical Teaching Schedules Full-time and part-time schedules available
Average Salary $900 – $1300 USD per month
Average Cost of Living $350 – $500 USD per month depending on lifestyle
Typical Teaching Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • TEFL certification (see recommended courses below)
  • Native speaker or fluent in English
Typical Benefits for Teachers
  • Free housing
  • Visa assistance
  • In-country orientation
  • Travel stipend for off-site classes
  • Reimbursement of Emergency Travel Insurance
  • Reimbursement of airport pick up

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Demand for English Teachers

The thriving nation of Vietnam is composed of more than 80 million people and possesses one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. As globalization and financial growth expand opportunities and education within the country, English language instruction is becoming a valuable and demanded asset. Certified TEFL teachers in Vietnam receive a very good salary, and thanks to an extremely low cost of living, you can live very comfortably and perhaps even save money. As an added bonus, you may find some English schools that provide housing for their EFL teachers.

Typical English Students / Popular Teaching Destinations

Teaching jobs are readily available in Vietnam’s largest metropolis Ho Chi Minh City, the eastern sea port city of DaNang, and the cultural capital, Hanoi. In addition, TEFL positions can often be found in smaller cities and towns throughout the country. English students in Vietnam range from adults and university students to children in public schools.


Vietnam Overview

For decades, Vietnam has been associated with the tragedies of war—but the country is redefining itself as a land of vitality and perseverance. With a population of 83 million, Vietnam is equally characterized by rushing motorbike traffic as it is by serene beaches and stunning monoliths.

In the north, mountains tower over small villages where traditional attire is still worn by the locals. In the south, canals flow beneath lush mangrove canopies and meander through palm tree forests. Dawn on the Mekong Delta near Ho Chi Minh brings floating markets with villagers selling an array of fresh fruit and vegetables. Despite the impact of war and an abundance of outside influences, the Vietnamese people have managed to both maintain and shape their own fascinating culture and unique customs. But Vietnam is a country whose history is always evident, as ancient relics of fallen dynasties and deserted tanks peek out from behind new vegetation and growing cities.

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