What is “Teacher Placements in Vietnam”

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Vietnam ESL and Teacher Placements

Because there is such a high need for qualified English teachers in Vietnam, VietnamESL launched the English Placement Program in Vietnam in 2021 to assist teachers from other countries in entering and successfully obtaining a position at a Vietnamese school or center.

We also offer introduction services to schools wanting online teachers. During the Covid pandemic, most schools closed but they still need qualified and competent EFL teachers.

While many websites provide a click-and-search service, we set ourselves apart by offering a personalized service that puts you in direct contact with the owner or human resource management.

Our Vietnam teachers support program.

Our support starts even before you come to Vietnam. We introduce teachers to only those schools that are recognized as being both professional and honest in their dealings with NES ( Native English Speaking ) Teachers.

You will be talking with ex-pats who, like me, have been in Vietnam for a long time. Vietnamese who are bilingual will also help you overcome any problems you may have.

We Also…

Connect & match secured job offers from legitimate employers with Teachers’ expectations in Vietnam. We will liaise with the school to get your documents processed faster and get you teaching quicker.

Provide Airport pick-up and departure services. You will then be taken to a clean and comfortable hotel on arrival. Bi-lingual support when first arriving will solve a lot of problems.

Organize accommodation on arrival if needed. Being on the ground in Vietnam we know the good and safe hotels. We normally arrange 2 nights stay ( Or more if needed ) so you can have a base to call home.

Provide local sim cards and a video explaining the “dos’ and donts” in Vietnam. Some cultural differences are important to know first off. And a quick education into understanding exchange rates will stop a lot of potential rip-off situations.

Provide Emergency contact numbers. All too often people who first come to Vietnam will have some problems. Whether it is a motorcycle accident, dental emergency, or health scare. Or even being kicked out of their apartment. We provide emergency services.

Visa and Covid advice. We provide a list of trusted and respected professionals who will help you. We do not charge for this service. Vietnam is a developing country and there are some unscrupulous businesses that will charge exorbitant amounts for things you can do yourself. We are not one of those.

Provide Classroom advice and Teacher training. Either online advice or face-to-face tuition can be provided if needed. There are a lot of resources available and we can help you maximize your in-class experiences.

How do we do it? | Step by Step.

  • STEP 1
    You provide us with all the necessary documents (Degree, teaching certificate, updated resume, police check, health check ) for scanning. It is a good idea to get your paperwork notarized before you leave your country. This is a form of certification you can organize at your consulate or embassy.

  • STEP 2
    VietnamESL will gather your paperwork and find suitable schools depending on your qualifications and experience.
  • STEP 3
    We will send all your paperwork to connect you with our suggested employers and find those best suited to your skills.
  • STEP 4
    After your agreement on the schools we recommend we will set up an online interview.
  • STEP 5
    More often than not you will be asked to do an online demonstration class. ( Post Covid it will be a classroom demo. ) This is where you need to shine.
  • STEP 6
    Read the offer and contract and accept or decline.

    If you accept you need to organize your visa and book your ticket to come to Vietnam. ( Once classroom teaching starts )

    What is it like now

Currently, most schools are teaching online, but the same steps apply. When the schools reopen again they will require you to travel to Vietnam as quickly as possible. There is a shortage of good qualified and vaccinated teachers in Vietnam so this is an opportune time to take advantage of the scarcity of people like you.

What can I earn?

There are a number of positions available now that will pay between $17 to $23 ( I have seen up to $30 ) or more depending on your qualifications and experience. The schools have become a lot more flexible in age requirements so do not hesitate even if you are over 55.

Depending on your background, you may be eligible for benefits such as housing, work permit assistance, and end-of-contract bonuses.

The salary as mentioned will comfortably cover your living expenses, which in Vietnam are far lower than in most Western countries.

You will get at least one day off per week to travel around Vietnam and see the sights and scenery. Shorter contracts may pay less, but the amount is determined by the number of hours worked, so the harder you work, the more you get.

How much money should I bring?

Before you go, our support team will guide you through everything to ensure you have precisely what you need when you need it.

However, in order to be comfortable, you should bring about $4,000 with you. The majority of schools pay in arrears on a monthly basis. You definitely do not want to run out of funds in your first month in a new country.

What is it like teaching in Vietnam?

Because the locals are eager to learn English, there are a variety of opportunities for both adults and children to learn the language.

Most schools are currently teaching online, but when classrooms reopen, you will be required to be completely vaccinated against Covid and qualified as a teacher.

Because schools are still closed due to the effects of Covid, online teaching has become the norm. For teachers who are used to teaching in a classroom, this has caused some challenges.

Some of my favorite teaching materials can be found online: ==> HERE <==.

However, it won’t be long until we’re back in the classrooms.

More information about Vietnam and teaching can be found ==> HERE<==


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2 thoughts on “What is “Teacher Placements in Vietnam””

  1. This sounds like a great program for me. I would most certainly join. I have been looking for ways you double and triple my money, plus I love teaching. I will look more into it and I will make a decision then. Thank you so much for this review, it has helped me a lot 

    1. Daniel a lot of teaching is now done online in Vietnam, so if you are a confident teacher and tech-savvy you would get a job quite easily.


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