Teaching in Vietnam International Schools

South East Asia developing country with language & international schools attracting teachers from around the world. Licensed teachers will find most opportunities for teaching in Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi to teach their specialist subject.

Teaching jobs in Vietnam international schools & nurseries or can be a government school with English Esl teaching jobs.


Teaching in Vietnam international school teacher requirements

To obtain a work visa and residency permit you require:

  • BA degree or above in a relevant subject
  • Qualified school teacher certification such as BEd, PGDE, PGCE
  • No criminal record background check.
  • 2 years plus teaching experience at the age you would be teaching.
  • Medically fit.

(Fluent non native speakers have a chance of a visa, only if shortage of native speakers)


Salary Vietnam school teacher & benefits

Vietnam international school teachers salary (US$2000 -$3,700) month depends on experience and students age.

– Class teaching hours around 25-28 hours with 2 days off weekly.                             

– Accommodation or allowance paid by schools

– Paid flight or reimbursed                                                        

– Annual paid holidays

– Medical insurance cover                                                                       

– Possible performance bonus


International schools in Vietnam

There are a growing number of international schools in Vietnam where local and overseas expat children attend, mainly located in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

School students attend nursery, elementary and high school from 3 to 18 years old.

Typical school day from 8.30 to 15.00 and one hour after school extra curricula activities.

Choose to teach at American, British, French, Australian international schools teaching US core or common core international Baccalaureate, IGCSE, A levcl and other curricula.


Teach English in Vietnam

Teaching in Vietnam International SchoolsBest chance to find school jobs are in cities and larger towns. Teaching English in Vietnam locations include:

Bien Hoa        Da Nang      Can Tho       Hai Phong      Buon Ma Thuot      Hue        Nah Trang        Vung Tau

ESL jobs in Vietnam language, international or government school can be obtained throughout the year.

Vietnam school language teacher salary (US$1,000-2,300) monthly according to type of school, hours worked and contract terms.


Vietnam English language teacher requirements

English language teacher: Native English speaker with TEFL/TESL/CELT certificate. Degree certificate helps a great deal for a work visa and better jobs.


You’ll require money to process documents and a flight to the country before you move abroad to Vietnam.

Finance to rent an apartment, deposit and 5-6 weeks living expenses (minimum) is required.

Many jobs for English teachers advertised do not provide accommodation.

Jobs to teach English in Vietnam seem to be offered to people aged around 21-55, visa regulations.

As Vietnam develops as a country more jobs are becoming available to foreign teachers.

Before relocating to teach overseas in Vietnam get yourself medical insurance.


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