Vietnam offers an exciting and unique opportunity for ESL teachers to work in one of the most interesting and beautiful countries in Southeast Asia. With a growing economy, English language teaching in Vietnam has become extremely important over the past several years.
Teaching jobs in Vietnam give teachers the chance to enjoy the natural beauty of Vietnam’s vast coastal beaches, inland mountains and complex river systems, while experiencing a charming traditional culture that continues to evolve as the country opens itself up to the outside world.
VIETNAM QUICK FACTS
Population: 86 million
Currency: Dong (VND); US Dollar is commonly used
ESL JOBS IN VIETNAM
Positions are generally located in major cities where teachers work in a friendly and supportive environment.
ESL jobs in Vietnam involve a full range of instructional activities including English instruction, student counselling, staff development and curriculum development. The age of students range from children (7-15 years of age) to adults (16-50) years of age.
BENEFITS OF ESL JOBS IN VIETNAM
Teaching jobs in Vietnam offer some of the most attractive employment packages in the region:
The following are requirements for all ESL jobs in Vietnam. Some requirements are due to visa guidelines and restrictions:
1.) Native English speaker
2.) Bachelor’s degree (English major preferred)
3.) TEFL/TESL qualification (100+ hours completed in class)
4.) Teaching experience preferred
THE ROLE OF THE TEACHER IN VIETNAM
The teacher acts as a facilitator of students’ learning. As such, they have many roles to fulfill. Teachers are highly respected in Vietnam. The ESL teacher is responsible for managing classroom activities in an effort to promote communication in English. The teacher will also work as an advisor, providing feedback on student questions and monitoring their performance.
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