Vietnam's booming economy is attracting a large number of English-speaking visitors for both tourism and business.
At the same time, English proficiency is becoming increasingly vital for employment. As a result, the demand for English teachers has increased significantly.
With the right TESOL (Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages) certification, you could be heading off to Vietnam in a matter of months. All you need is fluency in English and a TESOL qualification, and a job is guaranteed.
- No age limit
- No degree required
- No teaching experience necessary
- No need to understand the local language
Teaching English in Vietnam is one of the best ways to experience the country. You'll earn while you travel and make a positive impact on people's lives.
Benefits of TESOL certification through SEEK Learning
Our TESOL qualifications, offered through TESOL College, are very highly regarded in Vietnam and guarantee you a teaching job, even if you don't have a degree.
While a degree or teaching experience is not required to teach English in Vietnam, certain employers may prefer candidates with some form of qualification.
As a TESOL-certified teacher in Vietnam, you'll enjoy:
- Guaranteed job placement
- Better salaries than uncertified English teachers
- Low cost of living
- Around 20-25 teaching hours a week (depending on your contract)
- a relaxed lifestyle
- access to a huge job network listing hundreds of jobs across Vietnam and Asia.
For your convenience and peace of mind, TESOL College can put you in touch with an agency in Vietnam that will assist you with job placement and relocation (a small fee applies ).
TESOL courses to get you there:
Already TESOL certified?
Specialise in your area of interest through TESOL electives and make yourself more marketable. Learn specific skills to teach English to young children, teenagers, businesspeople, hospitality workers and more.
Why teach English in Vietnam?
The demand for English teachers in Vietnam has been growing in recent years. You can make a valuable and meaningful impact as an English teacher. Locals are learning the language to:
- Improve their employment prospects
- Advance their careers, especially in hospitality and tourism
- Improve their communication skills
- Improve their business prospects
- Compete in a global marketplace
All this translates to plenty of job opportunities for those with TESOL certifications.
Known for their friendliness and hospitality, Vietnamese people will provide you with a warm welcome. You'll find teaching English in Vietnam to be personally rewarding. Classrooms are filled with polite and eager students - both children and adults - who are motivated and ready to learn.
You'll encounter students coming up to you even outside normal class hours just to practise their speaking skills - such is their commitment towards improving their English. You'll find many opportunities for private tutoring, allowing you to make an additional income. With the low cost of living, your salary will allow you to lead a comfortable and relaxed lifestyle.
Rewarding and enjoyable experiences while teaching
You'll enjoy a safe working environment. You'll also have plenty of time and opportunity to travel around and experience this amazing country with 20-25 hour working weeks being the norm.
Vietnam, a country steeped in history and culture, is now a top tourist destination. There's plenty for you to see and do, from cities shaped by Chinese, French, Russian and American influences through to the beautiful countryside, where you’ll explore traditional Vietnamese villages. It’s easy to get to the countryside by bus.
The vast majority of English teaching jobs are in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, but there is also a need for English teachers in smaller towns such as Da Nang, Hue and Vung Tau.
Explore the lively streets of the historic Old Quarter in Hanoi, or cruise out to serene Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City, or mingle with the colourfully dressed tribes of Sapa.
For the more adventurous, there's rock climbing, diving, trekking and cycling, and of course, indulging in the street food that Vietnam is so famous for. All of this as you earn!
Volunteer in Vietnam
We currently have volunteer teaching positions available in Vietnam, and can organise a short-term program for you. For more information, contact a SEEK Learning consultant today.