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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 instructors in Vietnam are responsible for airfare and housing expenses. Most teachers live in apartments recently vacated by previous teachers, and many room 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. A four-year bachelor’s degree and a TEFL certification are required to receive a work visa and teach English in Vietnam. Teachers planning to teach in Vietnam are also required to obtain an FBI background check. Major cities for teaching English in Vietnam include Hanoi and Saigon.
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