120 hour Online TEFL Course & 4.5 month Internship
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Rice paddies, metropolises, traditional villages, temples, mountains—whoever ends up your neighbor, you can guarantee you’ll be surrounded by mouthwatering cuisine, a fascinating, complex history, and gorgeous landscapes (not to mention eager students!) while teaching English in Vietnam.

Soak up its character and constant energy, but don’t lose sight of making a meaningful global impact.

In your downtime, float down the Mekong or paddle quietly amidst karst mountains. TEFL internships in Vietnam really are the best of it all. Whatcha waiting for? These noodles aren’t going to slurp themselves!

Fully Inclusive Programme

  • 120 hour accredited online TEFL course
  • Arrival orientation
  • 4.5 month teaching placement
  • Accommodation assistance
  • Sponsored work visa
  • Ongoing & emergency support

Your Trip Itinerary

Day 1

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.

Day 2-14


Full week-long orientation upon arrival and you will quarantine for fourteen days, according to current Covid-19 requirements.

Day 14-135

Your teaching experience

Master the local greetings, get familiarized with the customs (and the major no no’s), practice your TEFL skills, make new friends, and eat. A lot! It’s time to start your English teaching job in Vietnam at a private language school, private primary/high school, or a government school. Past interns have been placed in cities all over the map! Keep in mind that Vietnamese schools vary significantly, with urban institutions having up to thousands of students while regional primary schools hosting fewer than 100. You can expect to teach conversational English for ~35 hours weekly. That breaks down to 3-4 lessons daily, 5-6 days a week for ~20 hours of active teaching. That leaves you plenty of time to mastermind your next fave backup lesson!

Day 135

After your internship

Congratulations, you did it! Make sure to celebrate this achievement. It’s time to decide if you’d like to see more of Vietnam, traveling or teaching (or both). You might decide to extend your stay in Vietnam and teach for longer by renewing your contract. The possibilities are endless for you now as a confident and experienced TEFL teacher.

Essential information about this trip

Monthly stipend of US$700 (€625/£540)
120 hour TEFL certificate (included)
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 support
Vietnamese language lessons
Internship certificate
What you need:
Aged between 20 – 35
Native English speaker
Bachelor’s degree holder
TEFL qualified (included)
What’s not required:
Any teaching experience
To speak any other languages
International flights: You’ll need return flights (can be two one-way flights)
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!

Apply to teach in Vietnam

Pay it to secure your spot and start the placement process.
Please contact our team if you would like your name to be added to our waiting list for when the programme re-opens again.


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:

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    How it works

    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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    Cultural excursions

    Wondering what you’re going to do with your precious free time? We’re glad you asked! We know your adventure bucket list is long, but make sure you tack these recommendations from past TEFL interns in Vietnam towards the top!


    Explore both HCMC and Hanoi if you can—both cities serve up Vietnamese history and culture in their own ways, giving you a deeper, richer picture of the country.


    Pho-get about phở for two seconds & instead try bun bo hue. It's vermicelli noodles are thicker, the lemongrass flavor stronger, & the toppings heartier. Yum!


    Get your fortune on track as you celebrate Tet, Lunar New Year. Smell the yellow blossoms & oranges, marvel at the fireworks, & keep the party going for 7 days.
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