TEFL Internships in Vietnam

What’s included?

  • 4.5 to 5-month teaching placement – 20 teaching hours per week
  • Full TEFL training with TEFL Org UK before you leave – 140-hour Premier TEFL Course and our Teaching Young Learners Advanced Course (optional)
  • Living allowance – US$700 per month (approximately £465) and a US$700 completion bonus. The highest living allowance on offer from any TEFL internship, meaning you can live well and have enough money leftover to explore
  • Free accommodation for the length of your contract – private apartments shared with fellow interns
  • Orientation week – meet other interns, take Vietnamese lessons, tour around your host city and generally take time to get to grips with Vietnam
  • Conversational Vietnamese lessons
  • In-country support including local ‘buddy’ at your school

Requirements

  • 140-hour Premier TEFL Course – made up of 120 hours of online learning and a 20-hour weekend classroom course (included in the internship fee)
  • Native English speaker
  • 20-35 years of age upon arrival in Vietnam
  • Police disclosure check from home country
  • Passport from one of the following countries: UK, USA, Australia, Ireland, South Africa, New Zealand or Canada
  • University degree (minimum Bachelor level in any field of study)

Our previous interns at work

Additional costs to consider

  • Visa – 3-month business visa to extend after 3 months
  • Flights – you will need to book your own flights to Vietnam once your contract has been arranged and you have received your visa
  • Travel Insurance – Please make sure you have insurance to cover you for the length for your stay – good medical cover is always advised
  • Money for first month – you will need approximately 20 million Dong (around US$800) to see you through your first month
  • Bills – US$60 each month to cover water/electricity bills and transport to/from school

Important dates

  • Application deadline 30th June 2017
  • Arrival in Vietnam Saturday 19th August 2017
  • Finish teaching Friday 12th January 2018

Deposit payment

Signup to the Vietnam TEFL Internship programme with a 50% deposit.

This allows you to make a start on your 140-hour Premier TEFL Course and complete the application and any required paperwork.

Once your intern application has been approved, we will get back in touch to collect the remaining balance.

Testimonials

I realised I was able to make any place in the world home

I have enjoyed feeling at home the most – although that may sound strange. But after three months I realised I’d made Ha Noi my home: I knew the streets, I knew the people, the food, I made great friends and I was completely comfortable teaching in front of a class of 60 kids. And I realised I was able to make any place in the world home. That was an incredible feeling.

Elia, Hanoi

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Elia, Hanoi

I have enjoyed feeling at home the most – although that may sound strange. But after three months I realised I’d made Ha Noi my home: I knew the streets, I knew the people, the food, I made great friends and I was completely comfortable teaching in front of a class of 60 kids. And View Full →

Working in Vietnam has let me get to grips with the culture in a way being a tourist would never allow

Working in Vietnam has let me get to grips with the culture in a way being a tourist would never allow. Meeting locals in the bia hoi places allows you to get to know all about their lives and customs. Also I will never run out of money because I get paid every month!

John

2016-08-12T09:51:34+00:00

John

Working in Vietnam has let me get to grips with the culture in a way being a tourist would never allow. Meeting locals in the bia hoi places allows you to get to know all about their lives and customs. Also I will never run out of money because I get paid every month!

Great memories have been made

I met the most amazing people from all over the world. I made great friends and fell in love. Great memories have been made.

Garth

2016-08-12T09:52:05+00:00

Garth

I met the most amazing people from all over the world. I made great friends and fell in love. Great memories have been made.

I feel so lucky to be a part of it

I am in love with my elementary school! The students and staff are amazing and it shows a real sense of community!! I feel so lucky to be a part of it.

Karina

2016-08-12T09:52:39+00:00

Karina

I am in love with my elementary school! The students and staff are amazing and it shows a real sense of community!! I feel so lucky to be a part of it.

It’s taught me a lot, not only about teaching but also about myself

I’ve met some amazing children on this journey. Getting to know these children and spend so much time with them has taught me a lot, not only about teaching but also about myself.

Seana, Haiphong

2016-08-12T09:53:11+00:00

Seana, Haiphong

I’ve met some amazing children on this journey. Getting to know these children and spend so much time with them has taught me a lot, not only about teaching but also about myself.

I look forward to teaching every day

I look forward to teaching every day because the children genuinely want to learn. The kids are eager to become better at English and that makes teaching so much fun! I feel I’ve really gotten to know the students in all of my different classes on a personal level. Saying goodbye to the students at the end of the internship will be really difficult because teaching them has been a true pleasure.

Mary, Halong

2016-08-12T09:53:51+00:00

Mary, Halong

I look forward to teaching every day because the children genuinely want to learn. The kids are eager to become better at English and that makes teaching so much fun! I feel I’ve really gotten to know the students in all of my different classes on a personal level. Saying goodbye to the students at View Full →

How to apply

Call us on 01349 800 600 (Monday to Friday 9am-5.30pm) or email advice@tefl.org.uk and speak to a TEFL Expert who will guide you through the booking process and ensure all your questions are answered.

Hurry, application deadline Friday 30th June 2017

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