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.
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
20-30 teaching hours and lesson preparation time
Public holidays and paid vacation days. Vacation terms vary by employer
Income and Living Costs
$1200 - $1500 per month
$500 - 1200 per month
$500 - 600 per month
$1000 - 2000
Best Time to Apply
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