Teaching in Vietnam
Most people that aspire to teach English in South East Asia will first look into countries such as China, Korea or Thailand. However most of these countries have a saturated ESL market, which relates into long working day, lower salary and higher living expenses. So which place is better?
Furthermore Vietnam is one of the most beautiful countries in South East Asia. You’ll find amazing view on top of mountain ranges, such as Ta Cu Mountain, Marble Mountain and Mount Fansipan. Exploring the biggest caves in the world at Phong Nha, or chill at one of the many beaches in the country such as Mui Ne, Hoi An or Cat Ba island.
The TEFL industry has been steadily growing over the last 10 years. The Vietnamese government has been trying to get more and more native English speakers into public schools. These schools are mainly in the big cities, however there are opportunities in smaller cities too. The big downside to teaching for a public school is the class size, curriculum and salary. However for those that are Native speakers with a university degree, ESL companies is the way to go.
Like in most countries, most of the opportunities for finding TEFL jobs in Vietnam will be in the big cities. Both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh will have the most teaching jobs available, but there will also be some opportunities in the other cities and towns all over the country.
APAX English is the biggest ESL company of Vietnam, with over 56 center (2017) in Vietnam. They offer jobs in every province of Vietnam, assuring you the ESL experience you are after. Furthermore with over 400 expat teachers working for APAX, you’ll find like-minded people that can help you through your experience as an ESL teacher in Vietnam.