Resolution 105 | What does it mean for EFL teachers in Vietnam?

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Resolution 105.

Hold on to your hats we are diving into the deep end.

Specifically, the Resolution strives to achieve the dual objectives of controlling the epidemic while also resuming corporate output and activities to stimulate economic growth.

In addition, the Resolution considers how to assist businesses through credit assistance, tax extensions, and measures that benefit both employers and employees. Yawn.

What’s in it for us?

Well first, the loosening of requirements for obtaining, extending, and certifying work permits for foreign workers in Vietnam is one of the most significant developments. Decree 152, announced in February, tightened limits on employing foreign labor, causing anxiety among various businesses.

The government has taken notice and requested that the Ministry of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs (MOLISA) direct local provincial authorities to loosen various limitations and requirements on the issuance and renewal of work permits. These are a few examples:

As per Decree 152, the university degree had to be related to the job position in Vietnam. Now as per Resolution 105, authorities have been asked to be flexible where the degree does not have to necessarily be related to the job position in Vietnam.

Second, the training field does not have to be related to the job role or relevant experience.

Thirdly, previously issued work permits can be accepted as work experience of the expert or technical worker rather than work experience from the home country.

Lastly, as per the Resolution, foreign workers with valid work permits can be sent to another province or city for not more than six months without having to reapply for a work permit. However, the employer must report to the labor department where the foreign workers have gone to work.

The Ministry of Education and Training has been tasked with cooperating with MOLISA to provide further guidance and qualifications for foreign teachers teaching at short-term training centers, high schools, vocational training centers, and universities as per international best practices.

More stuff, but not for teachers.

Apart from human resource concerns, the government has directed appropriate agencies to ensure that corporate activity can restart while the epidemic is being addressed.

These parts deal with the Ministry of health, the Ministry of finance, the ministry of Foreign affairs and the Ministry of Health. If you really want to look you can find it on the Vietnam briefing website.

More stuff for us.

Resolution 105 also asks authorities to postpone needless corporate audits planned for 2021 until a later date.

The aforementioned initiatives demonstrate the government’s desire to speed up the economy.

Businesses have praised the new Resolution, particularly the reduction of work visa and experience requirements for foreign workers, as this will make things easier for both foreign hires and employers.

Businesses that want to hire foreigners should make sure they understand the hiring rules and make the necessary preparations.

In a Nutshell.

Things have loosened up a bit. For how long, that is anyones guess. But for now the regulations on having a work related degree have been relaxed. Not that is was stringently enforced in the first place.

Also previously obtained work permits can be shown as proof of employment. Finally, if you have a work permit you can travel and work in another region of Vietnam for up to 6 months at a time.

How all of this is going to be enforced is beyond me. Will the Centers continue to pay “happy money” to the inspectors, probably. But at least things look like they are heading back to the “new normal”

If You Like This.

If you like this, check out my other posts about teaching in Vietnam. Here is a snippet from my last blog.

Teaching EFL in Vietnam.

Many English speakers have had the opportunity to travel the world by teaching English as a foreign language (EFL).

English teaching has given teachers access to the entire world, whether they are teaching online from a laptop or traveling to poor countries to work.

Vietnam is almost synonymous with English language training. Vietnam is one of the most popular ESL destinations in the world, because to a mix of high demand, job availability, an appealing lifestyle and breathtaking environment, and a low cost of living.

Why is English Teaching so popular in Vietnam?

Around a decade ago, the Vietnamese government implemented a slew of educational changes that prioritized English literacy.

As a result, the number of English teaching jobs accessible in both public and private schools and learning centers has increased.

Because of the great demand for western English teachers, not all institutions are able to check for the finest candidates, leaving opportunities for new and occasionally unqualified teachers to obtain work in Vietnam.

It’s easy to see why, given Vietnam’s inexpensive cost of living and tempting tourism sector, Teachers want to come and enjoy the lifestyle.  Check it out  ==> HERE <==

Many thanks for reading, and I hope it helps. 


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