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Teach English in Vietnam

4-week TEFL Courses in Vietnam

VIETNAM TEFL Program Summary

  • 4-week TEFL certification issued and notarized by the state of Florida
  • Accommodation assistance
  • Full job seeking assistance in Vietnam
  • Welcome weekend in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Tour of the city
  • Around 10 people on each course

$1497 USD

(see www.xe.com for the most up to date conversion into your currency)

When can I start my TEFL?

Start dates for this TEFL Program are generally every month and we recommend you apply early as courses fill up fast.

Teach English and live an adventure in Vietnam

Vietnam is fast gaining popularity as a destination to teach English as a foreign language due to its stunning landscapes and the high salaries teachers can expect in relation to cost of living.

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We offer training in the vibrant District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon). Ho Chi Minh is nestled in the south of Vietnam, and has a warm climate, with little change throughout the year. It’s a modern, up and coming, bustling city with so much to see and do. There’s a buzz about town, when you get there you’ll see why it’s becoming the most popular tourist destination in south east Asia.

Vietnam is rich in nature, countryside, and stunning landscapes. Outside of the cities you’ll also find paradisical beaches and hundreds of beautiful islands. A weekend trip could consist of jungle trekking, or island hopping! With your plentiful salary, you’ll be able to do both. With careful planning you could spend every weekend in a different setting.

Buddhism is also the country’s main religion. Meaning there are stunning temples throughout the land, Buddhas situated everywhere, and the good karma vibe.

Vietnam is right in the heart of Asia, bordered by Laos, Cambodia, China and a short hop from Thailand, inter-Asia flights and travel are cheap. You’ll be the envy of everyone back home with your travel.

The cost of living in Vietnam is extremely affordable! You can expect to be earning around twice your living costs each month easily. Standard monthly outgoings are between $800-$1000 USD per month, including accommodation, bills and all living expenses.


You’ll receive full accommodation assistance, prior to your arrival in Ho Chi Minh City! There are a range of options all the way from a hostel ($200 USD per month) through to a nicer apartment ($500 USD per month). We work with you to ensure the accommodation is what you want!


The team in country will support you in finding accommodation, close to your new place of work. Most TEFL teachers tend to share with other teachers or expats, in large apartments in the city. Shared apartments are usually quite big, with 3 or so bedrooms and clean communal areas.  In District 1, you can expect to spend approx $400-$500 USD per month on your accommodation including bills. This can vary, but is a typical price for a shared apartment in the heart of the city.

  • Course format

You’ll study for 150 hours in 4 weeks, with 6 hours of practical teaching with Vietnamese students. There are also peer teaching feedback sessions to ensure you’re 100% ready! It’s a full time, Monday to Friday schedule. There will be time off evenings and weekends to prepare lessons, homework and for leisure of course.

  • Teaching practices

You’ll have teaching practicals amounting throughout the course. You’ll complete these over the 4 weeks, so you continue to build confidence. You’ll complete these practicals in Vietnamese schools so you’re prepared for the reality of working in a similar environment.

  • Type of assessment

You will be constantly observed and assessed throughout your theory and practical hours over the 4 weeks training, there’s no make or break final exam!

  • Course location and centre

The training centre is in the District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. It’s the best district to be in with fantastic bars, shops, restaurants and extensive public transport networks nearby. The training centre is just next to the infamous Benh Tanh market.

  • Requirements

To do the TEFL course need to be at least 18 years old (although each case is considered on a case by case basis. You can also be a non-native speaker of English as long as you have a level C1 or above, which will be tested during the interview. You need a Bachelors degree to legally work in Vietnam.

  • Job market and employment possibility

Vietnam has a booming job market. A government incentive has been launched, meaning they are hoping that every school leaver will have a knowledge of the English language, by the year 2020. Meaning jobs are plentiful and native English speakers in high demand. Most teachers work in language centres earning between $15-$18 USD per hour. School and salaried positions are also available, Monday to Friday with pay around $1400-$1800 USD per month.

  • Visa Requirements

Our candidates enter on a pre-purchased visa on arrival. Following the course and once you’ve secured your new job, you’ll be guided through the process of applying for a work permit. You need a notarised TEFL certificate, which is issued automatically, so you don’t have to go through any lengthy steps in Vietnam.

In Vietnam, the vast majority of jobs are in language centres, and a small percentage are in public schools meaning that you can find work teaching English as a Foreign Language all year round. Flexible working hours and a huge range of ages to teach. Suiting everyone!

There’s a huge market for TEFL teachers in Vietnam and you can expect to teach 20-25 hours per week, with preparation time in between.

Bigger cities have lots more opportunities and better pay but there are jobs in more rural location too – we can help you find exactly the type and location that you want.

Salaries are between $1000-$2000 USD per month, dependent on background and working hours. If you hold a bachelors degree (in any discipline) you can expect to earn at the high end of that scale.


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