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TEFL / TESOL Course Overview

The Hanoi TEFL course will be on hold until further notice. Still want to take your TEFL course in Vietnam? Please check out our Vietnam TEFL course in Ho Chi Minh City page for further information. 

Looking to earn an accredited 4-week TEFL TESOL certification that will qualify you for thousands of English teaching jobs in Vietnam and around the World?

This state-of-the-art TEFL certification course not only provides expert-led training and a recognized qualification but also personalized job search assistance for finding jobs teaching English in Vietnam and around the globe.

Please Note: This is an intensive, full-time university-level TEFL course.  To learn more about what this course entails, please read our FAQs below.

Vietnam is a land that overwhelms most visitors with the sublime beauty of its natural settings from the spectacular limestone islands of Ha Long Bay in the north to the vast wetlands of the Mekong Delta in the south.

Vietnam's capital, Hanoi is a vibrant and bustling city of more than 1,000 years. Forged by periods of Chinese and French occupation, the city is a captivating blend of modern and traditional, eastern and western heritage. Go back in time wandering around the Old Quarter or hundreds of Chinese-style pagodas and temples. Have pho bo (Vietnamese must-try beef noodle soup) not far from the very popular Hoam Kiem Lake.

Don't forget to immerse yourself in Vietnam's culture and complex history by visiting Hanoi's numerous museums and historical landmarks, including the late iconic leader Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and preserved French colonial architecture. 

TEFL / TESOL Class Details


4 weeks full-time.


We recommend enrolling at least 90 days prior to your course start date. More information here.


Students should expect to be in class Monday to Friday during the first 3 weeks from 8:30 am – 3.00 pm (with breaks). During weeks 1, 2 & 3, you will have class observation and teaching practice commitments some evenings & most probably part of each weekend. Week 4 is largely consumed with completing written assessment tasks and job placement.


Our TEFL training school is located in the heart of Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam.


Our TEFL program in Hanoi takes place in a real secondary school environment. Internet access, canteen facilities, and free printing & photocopying are available at the school. Classes are capped at 16 students, allowing for ample one-on-one assistance.


This is a partner course of International TEFL Academy. All students receive the full benefits of ITA students and alumni, including lifetime Job Search Guidance.

TEFL / TESOL Course Content

This TEFL certification course has been specially designed to provide all course graduates with the tools to succeed as professional English teachers.


Like all ITA TEFL classes, this TEFL course is taught by highly experienced professors and includes live practice teaching with local ESL students.


All International TEFL Academy TEFL Classes meet or exceed international standards, and are accredited by recognized bodies in the field. Further details.


  • Basic principles of teaching
  • Grammar
  • Classroom Management
  • Error Correction
  • Lesson Planning
  • Use of Visual & Audio Aids
  • Teaching group classes: beginner, pre-intermediate, intermediate, advanced
  • Conversational English
  • Teaching grammar, reading, writing, listening, speaking, pronunciation
  • Language Awareness
  • Private Tutoring
  • Teaching Business English

Tuition & Costs

The Cost of the TEFL Class is $1,657 USD ($720 Deposit + $937 Balance).


  • TEFL course tuition
  • All course materials
  • Accommodation referral support
  • Job search guidance in Vietnam and lifetime job guidance advice online & worldwide
  • Welcome party & drinks on the first day of the course
  • Interactive cultural immersion workshop


  • Personal expenses
  • International flights
  • Visa, Insurance
  • Airport pick-up*

*Airport pick-up can be arranged through onsite coordinator for $25 and is available 24/7.


This Hanoi, Vietnam, TEFL course includes an initial welcome party with dinner and drinks included (Sunday before the course starts). There is a range of informal social opportunities throughout the TEFL course.

Ba Dinh District, where you will stay during the course, is an iconic district of Hanoi, located west of the central Hoan Kiem Lake. It takes 15 minutes by taxi, or Uber, to reach the center of Hanoi from Ba Dinh District.

The historical Old Quarter is 15 minutes away by taxi or Uber. Landmarks in the local area include The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Hoan Kiem Lake, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, The One Pillar Pagoda, the Grand Opera House, and The Presidential Palace.

Enrollment & Eligibility

IMPORTANT! Before beginning this International TEFL Academy TEFL course, it is imperative that you speak to an Admissions Advisor.

Your advisor will answer your questions and assist you with matters such as your eligibility & enrollment; course costs & logistics; and your options for employment as an English teacher once you complete your TEFL class. Your advisor will also provide you with the application you need to join this intensive online TEFL course.





Please visit our Registration Procedures Page & Review our Terms & Conditions prior to enrolling.

Reminder: A 4-year BA college degree is a core entry requirement to enroll for this course. English teachers do need a bachelor's degree in order to teach English in Vietnam.

Housing Arrangements

Housing is not included in the TEFL course tuition. Assistance in finding accommodations in Hanoi, however, is available.

Our onsite partners in Vietnam have identified suitable accommodations near the course location and will provide a verified list of 2 budget, 2 medium-priced, and 2 higher-end options. The accommodation list that will be provided after registration is by no means definitive, and we recommend also doing your own independent research on hotels within your budget in the city.
When booking your accommodation, keep in mind that your first night should be no later than day one of your program (the designated start date) – which will be a Sunday. This is important because the onsite partner hosts a welcome dinner and drinks (all free) in the evening on the first Sunday of each new program. The welcome dinner is a terrific opportunity to meet the staff and your classmates in an informal setting, which makes day two of your program (the first day in class), less stressful than it would otherwise be.
So including day one – that first Sunday – you should book accommodation for 23 nights to complete this onsite TEFL certification program in Hanoi.

Recommended neighborhoods: Ba Dinh and neighboring districts in Hanoi.

Housing Option in Hanoi, Vietnam Housing Option in Hanoi, Vietnam

TEFL Course Dates & Registration

The Hanoi TEFL course will be on hold until further notice. Still want to take your TEFL course in Vietnam? Please check out our Vietnam TEFL course in Ho Chi Minh City page for further information. 



Job Opportunities for
Hanoi TEFL Students 

All students and graduates from the Hanoi TEFL Class receive hands-on job placement assistance from the local staff in Hanoi in addition to lifetime, worldwide, and online, job search guidance from ITA's expert team of advisors. 

Read our Vietnam Country Profile to learn about the local job market for teaching English in Vietnam & watch videos of ITA alumni teaching in Vietnam.


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Hanoi TEFL Course FAQs

How many hours will I be spending in class and on course work during the course?

The TEFL course in Hanoi, Vietnam is 150 hours in total over 4-weeks.

The time commitment in weeks 1, 2 and 3 is mainly Monday to Friday 8:30am to 3:00pm. During weeks 1, 2 and 3, students also have class observation and teaching practice commitments some evenings & most probably part of each weekend.

In week 4, the focus of the TEFL program is on providing support with completing the necessary assessment tasks.

How many assignments are there throughout the course and what do they consist of? How many hours of homework can I expect outside of class?

Students can expect to spend 1-2 hours per night on homework outside of class hours. The assignments consist of:

  • Course Journal - Daily entries
  • Practical teaching component - Minimum of 14 hours
  • Written Lesson Plans - minimum of 7
  • Essay 1 - Student Motivation - 1,500 word essay
  • Essay 2 - Course Design Project - 1,500 word essay

Will I have a lot of free time to see Hanoi and travel around Southeast Asia?

Because of the intense nature of the schedule, you should plan to do any sightseeing either before or after the course finishes.

Will grammar be taught during the course? Are there additional resources in the course materials?

Decent English language skills (including grammar skills) are a core entry requirement for our TESOL program. Our role is to provide trainees with the skills and & knowledge they need to teach grammar to ESL students. It is not our role to teach grammar to prospective English language teachers.

Is there a textbook needed for the course? Do I need to purchase it before the course begins?

The course comes with a free Manual that is made available on day one of the TEFL course. However, you will want to bring a laptop with MS office along with a notebook and pen. 

What kind of English language learners will I be teaching during the practicum?

The ESL students are all local Vietnamese. TEFL students will be teaching these students for a total of 20 hours.

Are there any specific technology requirements for the course?

Students should bring a laptop with them and know how to use Microsoft Office.

How can I prepare for the course? Can I begin working on my assignments prior to the course?

Brushing up on English grammar before the course is highly recommended. There are no assignments that students need to do ahead of time.

Does the TEFL course recommend housing or arrange it?

Guidance on accommodations for your stay in Hanoi is provided through the course onsite coordinator, not through International TEFL Academy. Your course payment includes a direct referral to a local accommodation to satisfy all budgets: hostels (single or shared rooms), private hotels, or guesthouses. Support is also available to locate pet-friendly accommodations. Housing should at the latest be booked for day one (the Sunday before class starts) of your course and should be for at least 23 nights to cover the length of the course. TEFL students always have the option of booking an accommodation not listed by the course operator.

What time should I arrive on the first day of class?

Start & finish times vary from course to course. The school always makes sure the students know where they have to be and what time they have to be there. On day one, students should bring a laptop & a pen - everything else that's needed is provided free of charge.

Hanoi TEFL Course Comparison

Hanoi TEFL Course

What's included 👇

  • Held Online Until Further Notice
  • In-Person 4 Weeks, Full-Time
  • Accredited by the Australian Government - Meets/Exceeds All Industry Accreditation Standards
  • University-Level Instructors
  • Lifetime Job Search Guidance
  • 14-Hour Minimum Live Practice Teaching
  • Classes Capped at 16 Students

Ho Chi Minh City Course

What's included 👇

  • In-Person 4 Weeks, Full-Time
  • Accredited by the Australian Government - Meets/Exceeds All Industry Accreditation Standards
  • University-Level Instructors
  • Lifetime Job Search Guidance
  • 14-Hour Minimum Live Practice Teaching
  • Classes Capped at 24 Students

Online TEFL Course

What's included 👇

  • 170-Hour Online Certification
  • 4-Week Full-time/ 11-Week part-time
  • OFQUAL Level 5 Accreditation from TQUK
  • Live Office Hours with Your Instructor & Peer-Participation with Classmates
  • Lifetime Job Search Guidance
  • 10 to 20-Hours Live Practice Teaching

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Natalie Bigelow

Teaches English in Hanoi

Natalie Bigelow

I decided to get TEFL certified because I knew it would allow me to live abroad and see more of the world. I did a lot of research on TEFL companies and quickly saw that International TEFL Academy has one of the top tier programs. Along with the quality of the TEFL certification, I was also impressed by the lifetime career guidance and the huge alumni network that ITA has.

Holly Grudovich

Teaches English in Hanoi

Holly Grudovich

I spent a lot of time researching certain TEFL programs, and this one by far had the best reviews. I think what drew me in the most was all of the resources that were available to alumni. The Facebook groups are extremely helpful. I post on them fairly often for advice. I have even made a friend through the ITA Alumni Vietnam Facebook group.

Gabriela Melgar

Teaches English in Hanoi

Gabriela Melgar

I would say think of your top priorities (such as saving money, travel opportunities, learning another language), and then choose what country would best suit you. I would recommend Vietnam if money is one of your priorities and if you can get down with some chaos and big cultural differences. It's a great place to grow as a person, make some money and check out other countries in Asia.