Part-Time Online English Teacher & Part-Time Explorer in Da Nang, Vietnam!

Summers off, Winter Break, coloring, and singing songs. That is what many say being a classroom teacher in the states is all about. I know firsthand that this is not the case. While I felt fulfilled and joyful many days, I also found myself feeling exhausted and discouraged. After five years of working very long hours at an embarrassing salary, I decided it was time for a change.

Teach English Online - DaDa Application & Interview Process

Want to teach English online with a top international company? Not sure how  to get started? ITA alumna, Abigail Jacobs, shares with us the  application and interview process for teaching English online with DaDa, a world leader in international online education. Here she shares her personal tips and advice for getting hired, as well as information on the visa that allows her to live and teach English online from Da Nang, Vietnam. 

Day in the Life of an English Teacher - Da Nang, Vietnam

 By: Jane Smith

I’m currently living in Da Nang, Vietnam. Thanks to International TEFL Academy’s Online TEFL course, I’m a TEFL certified teacher and easily found a great job! In Da Nang, most teaching jobs are at centers that teach outside of regular school hours. I work Wednesday through Sunday on weeknights and all day on the weekends. In my work contract, I have to work 35 hours per week, which includes 18 teaching hours. When I’m not teaching, I have to spend 17 hours in the office, which includes lesson planning, meetings, greeting students before class, and meeting with parents. Luckily, I get to choose when to do my office hours, and I can sort of make my own schedule, outside of my scheduled classes. Even though my weekends are long and tiring, I love working weeknights Wednesday through Friday, because I get to enjoy Da Nang during the day. It’s winter now and when it’s not raining; it’s very beautiful! I’m grateful for this beautiful weather because the summers are incredibly hot. It’s especially hot since I drive a motorbike and air conditioning is not common in restaurants and shopping places.