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TEFL Internship in Vietnam

Get paid to experience the electric culture in Vietnam for 4.5 months!

Start: January, August

4.5 months

Monthly stipend of US$700 (€625/£540)

120 Hour TEFL Course

70+ page Grammar eBook

Completion bonus of US$700 (€625/£540)

Airport pick-up & transfers

Orientation week in Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi

Rent-free accommodation

Ongoing in-country support

Visa and work permit sponsorship and support

Vietnamese language lessons

Internship certificate

TIP  You don’t need previous teaching experience or a second language to apply for this internship.

TEFL Internship in Vietnam

Get paid to experience the electric culture in Vietnam for 4.5 months!

Overview

This is one of those all-rounder internships! Everything you hope to experience on a TEFL adventure can be done in Vietnam. Offering an exotic life abroad with perks you won’t even believe.

You’re already picturing yourself exploring Ha Long Bay right now, right? Of course you are, it’s just one of the amazing adventures you’ll have during your 4.5 months living here.

Enjoy your days off by taking a slow boat ride down the Mekong River as it meanders through islands, rice paddies and ancient villages. Or pitch a hammock along the river to enjoy the views and soak up some rays.

Looking for romance? Then Sapa’s famous love market is a must do for you. Experience the ancient tradition of the local men and women coming together to sing love songs to each other—you heart will sing along.

If you’re a bit of a foodie, we challenge you to find the best Pho in Hanoi—YUM! You’ll really love this challenge because it tastes so freaking good!

You’ll complete our 120 Hour TEFL course before you go so you’ll be fully prepared to join a large group of other teachers for orientation week in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh to start planning your adventures and learn how to live like a local.

Feel right at home after your orientation week thanks to the knowledge and advice of our experienced in-country team. You’ll receive fantastic training, as well as fitting in some sightseeing—LETS GO!

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Group size: 100+

Internship requirements

  • Aged between 20 – 35
  • Native English speaker
  • Passport holder from USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • TEFL qualified (included)
  • Appropriate personal qualities (maturity, flexibility etc.)
  • Ability to cope with challenges, good communication skills, cultural sensitivity
  • A range of hobbies and interests
  • Good health (applicants must submit complete a health check as part of the work permit process)
  • Clean police record

Find everything you need to know about the Vietnam internship inside our brand new free guide!




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Naimh — I often bring my guitar into class – the kindergartens look at me like I’m a wizard.
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Paul — The Vietnamese students are very excited to see you.

Before you go, you’ll have an application form to fill out and documents to submit, a video chat and then you’ll be on your way.
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Your English teaching adventure made simple. There’s no two ways about it, we love teaching English abroad! Passion for what we do at Premier TEFL is in abundance. Every. Single. Day.

And, from all of our combined experience, we know that embarking on a TEFL adventure is simply life-changing. We can’t wait to support you to get started…

Getting there

On arrival, you’ll be met by our in-country team with all the other interns. At the end of the one week orientation you’ll travel by bus, train or flight to your placement location with your fellow interns.

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Vietnam, Teach in Vietnam, Vietnam Paid Premier TEFL Internship, Live Abroad, Work Abroad, Teach English in Vietnam

What do you need to organize?

  • International flights: You’ll need return flights (can be two one-way)
  • Police check: You’ll need a clean criminal record
  • Health check: You’ll need to provide a health statement
  • Vaccines: Consult your local doctor for advice
  • Budget: Spending money for your first month plus excursions etc
  • Visa cost: You’ll have support to obtain your visa, the cost is around US$250. Legalization of documents for your visa incurs an additional fee, this only applies to UK issued paperwork, ask us for advice on this!
  • Insurance: It’s really important to sort your travel and health before you go!

Your teaching experience

Schools in Vietnam vary greatly. You may be placed in a private language school, a private primary or high school or a government school.

Some regional primary schools will be small, whilst secondary schools in urban areas may have thousands of students.

Some of the schools do have foreign teachers, there are many schools in Vietnam where you will be the only international intern, however, you will have a liaison figure at the school to assist with your integration into the school community.

On average, you will be scheduled for 35 hours per week. Your time will consist of;

  • Teaching for 20 hours per week.
  • 3 – 4 lessons per day.
  • Teach 5 – 6 days per week.
  • Focusing on teaching “conversational English”.
  • Preparing lessons and submitting lesson plans.

While the role is that of “Teacher Intern” you can expect to take lessons by yourself most or all of the time, although you may have a teaching assistant in the younger classrooms.

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Vietnam, Teach in Vietnam, Vietnam Paid Premier TEFL Internship, Live Abroad, Work Abroad, Teach English in Vietnam

Location

Based on the individual schools’ selection process and your age-group preference, you will spend the next few months gaining hands-on teaching experience in placements in or around the cities of:

  • Hanoi
  • Haiphong, Halong
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Vinh
  • Hue
  • Mekong Delta

Students should expect to be based somewhere either more urban or rural, with placements generally in local areas rather than tourist areas; many are in suburbs of the cities or in smaller towns.

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Outside the classroom

During days off, most interns travel Southeast Asia; inexpensive buses are available to Cambodia and Laos and domestic flights within the region (Vietnam Airlines and Jetstar Airways) are comparatively low.

Allowance

You’ll find the cost of living in Vietnam is relatively inexpensive compared to your home country. Your monthly stipend of US$700 will go Ha Long Way—get it?

Vietnamese food is fresh and delicious and can be found in local markets throughout the country. You’ll be pleased to know you can find almost anything at these markets, from shoes, clothing, cooking utensils, flowers, backpacks and perfume.

If you love a bargain, enjoy the haggle culture of the Asain markets—can we come in your suitcase?

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