About Teaching English in Vietnam
To teach English in Vietnam, most teachers will need TEFL certification and a bachelor's degree. Native English speakers are preferred. A criminal background check may also be required. The average salary for an English teacher in Vietnam is about $1,100 - $1,500 USD per month.
Breathtaking beauty and endless adventure, Vietnam has proven to be a premier market for English teachers seeking an off-the-beaten-path experience.
You can find jobs teaching English in Vietnam year-round, as it is an enormous and fast-growing market for teaching English abroad. There are jobs teaching English in Vietnam in private language schools for both children and adults.
Please note, a Bachelor’s degree is required in order to obtain a work visa. There may be limited opportunities to secure a job without a degree, depending on the school and its locations, however not having a degree will make your job search more challenging in this country. ITA does not recommend looking for a job without a Bachelor’s degree in Vietnam.
While most job interviews for teaching English in Vietnam are conducted in person, some are completed in advance over the phone and via e-mail. English teachers in Vietnam are responsible for airfare and housing expenses. Most teachers live in apartments recently vacated by previous teachers, and many share rooms with coworkers. Contracts typically last 12 months with jobs available to teach business professionals as well as children.
A generous salary affords those teaching English in Vietnam to live comfortably while saving $200 - $600 per month. English language schools in Vietnam offer approximately 20 to 30 hours of work per week, allowing for plenty of time to travel and explore. Major cities for teaching English in Vietnam include Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.