So you fancy teaching English in Vietnam?
Living in Vietnam, teaching English is the best thing I ever did!
Vietnam provides unparalleled opportunities for teaching English. The fast growing economy for being a Vietnam English teacher means a high demand for foreign teachers. Luckily this website will tell you all about how to teach English in Vietnam!
The demand means that being a Vietnam English teacher can earn you fantastic salaries ($18 to $30 per hour). These wages for ESL in Vietnam coupled with the very low living costs puts Vietnam in a situation unrivalled by neighbouring countries and around the world for being an English teacher. As well as great earning potential, teaching English in Vietnam means you can look forward to well behaved students of all ages, who are happy to be in class. The Vietnamese tend to have healthy, active attitudes towards learning and many schools and English centers are willing to try new, progressive teaching methods.
The majority of language centres for teaching English in Vietnam offer excellent free resources and on-going support, training and professional development. Most classrooms come with interactive whiteboards, large windows and air conditioning to make teaching easy and fun.
Being an English teacher in Vietnam can vary hugely. From corporate to kindergarten, ESL in Vietnam suits everyone’s desires and needs. For example if you dread teaching grammar, then don’t worry, a lot of students learn grammar from Vietnamese teachers of English and focus on communication and pronunciation with their international teachers. For teaching in Vietnam you will need to have bundles of energy, enthusiasm and creativity when teaching kids, as many centres focus on interactive games and activities to help students learn pronunciation, basic structures and new vocabulary.
When you teach English in Vietnam Education is valued incredibly highly and parents strive to give their kids as many advantages as possible, which tends to mean a lot of after school classes. Learning English is especially important for students and opens up many more opportunities for them to enrich their lives. As an ESL teacher in Vietnam you will be in a position of responsibility where you can really make a difference. This also works to your advantage as an English teacher in Vietnam because students tend to be a delight to teach because they take their English studies very seriously. The teacher is a highly respected position in Vietnam evidenced by a local proverb; ‘My Father – My Teacher – My King’. This makes ESL jobs in Vietnam some of the best in the world! Every year they even have a national teachers’ day where teachers are flowered with gifts and presents for their work. Despite it’s importance, students love having fun making the classroom a fantastic place to be!
If you want to teach English in Vietnam then you should know that the average teacher works 15-25 hours per week and with the high wages and low cost of living there is plenty of time (and money) to explore your new home, the surrounding suburbs and the rest of Vietnam. The majority of my partner schools and language centres offer paid sick pay, holiday and national holidays you will get to see all that Vietnam has to offer. All of my schools and centres offer work permits, required for working legally in Vietnam.
The high demand for jobs leaves prospective teachers with a lot of choice for ESL jobs in Vietnam. Too much choice isn’t always a good thing, and it is difficult to distinguish the good jobs from the bad without some inside knowledge. This is just one of the many ways Teacher’s Friend Vietnam can help you find the ideal ESL job in Vietnam.
There is a whole wealth of information in how to teach English in Vietnam all over the internet, but unlike the big companies who you speak to, I have actually been there and done it for myself. Also, unlike the smaller organisations, I won’t take a cut of your money, offer you unfair “internship” rates or tell you that anyone can work legally in Vietnam. For more specific information about your teaching options around Vietnam visit my ‘Where to Live’ page.
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