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 a 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
  • Medical check in Vietnam, thus medically fit
  • Qualified school teacher certification such as BEd, PGDE, PGCE
  • No criminal record background check
  • 2-3 years plus teaching experience at the age you would be teaching
  • 2 good teaching references


All documents require to be authenticated and legalised to apply for a work permit and residency.

(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

– 2 days of per week, national and summers holiday’s

– Paid flight or reimbursed                                                        

– Annual and national and 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 level 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/TESOL/CELT certificate and bachelor degree, clear criminal record check and able to pass a medical once in Vietnam.


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, first and last months rent and 5-6 weeks living expenses (minimum) is required.

Almost all 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, although visa regulations to 65.

Older teachers do get hired for some roles as I have looked for myself in 2021.

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.


Vietnam work permit and residency

In 2021 you’ll require first a business visa that you enter Vietnam or obtain in the country. You with an employer then convert a business visa to a work permit within the first 3 month stay.

Teacher’s can start and continue teaching on a business visa while they wait for a Vietnam work visa to be processed.

Temporary residency card for Vietnam can then be applied with the help of an employer or certain other options, such as a Vietnamese spouse sponsor.


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