While not required for all schools in Vietnam, a TEFL certification is the minimum requirement for Teaching Nomad. In addition to online TEFL courses, a very popular option in Vietnam is to complete your course in-person! Programs include teaching practice and guaranteed job placement. The salaries are more attractive, but also the cost of living is higher, so it’s up to you to make the decision. Another question is often asked about teaching jobs in Vietnam.
People ask if you can teach English in Vietnam without a degree. While teaching experience is not required, it is important to remember that teaching English in Vietnam is impossible without a degree.
Speaking abilities can be limited. Your flight, visa, accommodation, and transportation are included in your start-up costs. Many new teachers stay in hostels or AirBnBs while they search for apartments. You can rent a motorbike for $40 per month or buy one for $250-$600.
Vietnam offers a wide range of teaching opportunities, no matter what type of school you’ve been to or what school you wish to teach at. The average salary for a teacher in Vietnam is approximately $1,000 USD per month. However, with some experience, you can make $1,200-$2,000 depending on the school and your qualifications.
You could also be teaching supplementary after-school classes for children. It takes approximately an hour to travel from the accommodation to the centre of Hanoi. This made it impossible to explore the city on our days off. The positive of location is that you really get to see how the local people love in the village. Most of the students we taught were very young and we weren’t given very much guidance on what to teach, it was challenging. I stayed only for one week so I had to pay the room each night. For $5, I could have gotten a hostel in central London. This beguiling country has everything from a stunning coastline, majestic mountains, amazing food and every which way you turn is a photo opportunity; do we have to say more?
It also depends on whether the school is private, public or international. Unlike other countries, it’s permitted to arrive in Vietnam on a three-month tourist visa to search for a job. Once you’ve been hired and signed a contract, the employer usually helps with the necessary paperwork.
Visa costs depend on the type and the length of your stay. Before you apply, make sure you have a copy of your university degree, teaching certification, and any other important documents.