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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

Was: £1,399 Now: £899

BONUS Lifetime Study Access
Offers End: July 19th

Monthly stipend of US$700 (€625/£540)

168 Hour Ofqual Regulated Level 5 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!

Was: £1,399 Now: £899

BONUS Lifetime Study Access
Offers End: July 19th


Experience the beauty of Hoa Lu and Tam Coc on a boat and bike trip. It’s not all about the classroom!

Vietnam is the perfect place to start your TEFL adventure, you’ll love the rich culture unique to the country.

Full of natural beauty, historical locations and modern development, it’s an adventure not to be missed.

You’ll assist in internationalizing the curriculum so the workforce can maintain the country’s rapid economic growth over the last two decades.

You’ll prepare students for the increasing importance of English as the working language of the world.

Participants receive a comprehensive one-week orientation to living, traveling and teaching in Vietnam.

  • You’ll learn about modern Vietnamese life; Vietnam’s history, culture, language, religion and education system.
  • Get advice about transport, food, water, health, communications, money and safety during your orientation.
  • Learn what to expect when you go to your school and what your school expects of you.
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!

How it works

Before you go, you’ll have an application form to fill out, a video chat, submit all your documents and then you’ll be on your way to Vietnam.


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.

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, 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.


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 and in the 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.

Outside the classroom

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


As prices in Vietnam are very inexpensive, your monthly stipend of US$700 will go a long way. Clothing can be purchased very cheaply and Vietnamese food is fresh and inexpensive, especially if you shop at local markets.