Teach English In Vietnam

Vietnam has evolved into one of Asia's most popular ESL job markets. English teachers can enjoy tropical beaches and earn a respectable income while exploring the many natural wonders this country has to offer.

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Jobs in Vietnam

What to Know about Teaching English in Vietnam

Employment Requirements


A minimum university bachelor degree is required to teach English in Vietnam.

TEFL Certification

TEFL Certification is required. A minimum of 120-hour TEFL certification is recommended.

Citizenship Requirements

Employers have a strong preference for citizens of USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa. Citizens of other countries who have fluent English, satisfy the educational requirements and hold a TEFL certification may also be able to find job opportunities.

Contract Hours and Terms

Types of Jobs

Private language schools and public schools

Teaching Hours

20-30 teaching hours and lesson preparation time


Public holidays and paid vacation days. Vacation terms vary by employer

Contract Period

12 months

Income and Living Costs


$1200 - $1500 per month

Living Costs

$500 - 1200 per month

Savings Potential

$500 - 600 per month

Startup Cost

$1000 - 2000


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Getting Hired

Best Time to Apply


Hiring Process

Most schools conduct in-person interviews in Vietnam. Some schools may interview in advance on the phone or Skype


Most teachers arrive on a tourist visa which is then converted to a Work Visa

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