As an English teacher, you will receive a warm welcome in Vietnam. Teachers are highly respected figures in Vietnamese society, and the social order is echoed in the traditional Vietnamese saying: “My king, my teacher, my father.” The students are usually well-behaved, polite, and eager to get to know you. Beyond that, the majority of them see English as imperative to their future career prospects, so their motivation level is high.
The easiest way to find a post teaching English in Vietnam is to go to Vietnam. Researching the schools before arriving is highly recommended. Upon arriving, the best way to find a job is to take your CV or resume in person to each of the schools you have researched. Remember to dress smart. In some cases, if you receive a call for an interview with the school, you may be required to give a trial lesson. Jobs teaching English are also easy to find through talking to current teachers and finding out where job openings are.
|Requirements : Sometimes a Bachelor Degree and The Canadian College of Linguistics’ TEFL/TESOL Certification
Typical Contract : One year
Peak Hiring Season : Year round
Teaching Hours/Week : 20 – 35
Monthly Salary* : 15,600,000 – 39,000,000 VND
Private Tutoring : 15 – 25 USD/hr
Cost of Living : Cost of the Big Mac = NA
Income Tax : 5 – 35 %
Accommodations : Sometimes included
Airfare : Seldom included
Health Care : Sometimes included
Holidays : Paid
Visa : Sometimes assisted
Notes: 1 Canadian Dollar = 21,016.62 Vietnamese Dong