Our paid TEFL internship in Vietnam is a great way to discover this amazing country’s unique and diverse culture. Living in the local community and teaching in a school in a major city, you’ll get to check out lively villages, snap pictures at Halong Bay, party in lively bars and gorge on traditional phō and bún cha in your spare time. You’ll get a great monthly allowance and receive expert support throughout.
There are plenty of opportunities to socialise with the rest of the interns: because there’s so many of us, you never find yourself alone, which is actually really nice. There’s always someone who’s up for doing what you would like to do, whether that’s drinking or just chilling.
Getting thereTravel in to Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi airport (depending on the placement you are given) and a member of our in-country team will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel, where you’ll remain for orientation week.
Welcome to Vietnam!Your orientation week is a great chance to get to grips with the country that will be your home for the next few months. Meet the other teachers over a welcome meal, learn about Vietnamese culture and history and even pick up some basic Vietnamese to tide you over. You’ll also spend 2 days learning practical TEFL teaching tips, and enjoy an interesting tour around your host city – the perfect chance to get some expert tips.
Your teaching experienceNow it’s time to put your TEFL learning to the test! Your 4.5 month teaching experience gives you an amazing chance to get rewarding hands-on teaching experience in a major Vietnamese city.
You’ll be teaching learners of all ages, from 4 to 18 years old (you will have the chance to express a preference in age group), so there is plenty of opportunity to make the teaching experience count. Your monthly living allowance of $700 is really generous, and will enable you to live comfortably during your internship. You’ll share comfortable accommodation with your fellow teachers, and there’s a canteen at your school that will serve hot, nutritious food.
Most of your weekends are yours to spend as you please, so we recommend getting out there and exploring the local area – check out temples, take a boat trip, and gorge on some of the delicious, affordable street food that Vietnam’s famous for.
After teachingAfter your teaching experience you’ll get your completion bonus, and it’s up to you how to spend your time. Why not explore the rest of Vietnam? Alternatively, if you are interested in continuing to teach in Vietnam our in-country partners can help organise this.
Before you go
What you need:
- Be fluent in English
- Be aged between 20-35
- Hold a University degree
- To be a native English speaker with a passport from the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand
- Be ready for an adventure teaching English abroad
What you don't need:
- Prior teaching experience
- A second language
- 140 hours of TEFL training
- Advice & pre-departure preparation
- Visa support
- Airport pick-up & transfers
- Orientation week (meals included)
- Tour of Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi, depending on placement
- Vietnamese lessons
- 4.5 months’ teaching experience
- $700 monthly living allowance during teaching and $700 bonus on completion
- Ongoing in-country support
- Employment opportunities after your internship
- Certificate and reference on request
What's not included?
- Visas and visa administration fees
- Police check: Approximately £45 for an ACRO in the UK (must be clean)
- Budget: Approximately £20 – £40 per week
- Travel insurance: this is essential – sort yours before you go!