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Speak To Us About This Program:
(+1) 916 692 0226 (USA/ CAN)
(+44) 208 1333 885 (UK)

Vietnam TEFL / TESOL Program Summary

Start your TEFL / TESOL experience in Vietnam with 4 weeks TEFL / TESOL training in either Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, then receive a paid teaching job in Vietnam. Vietnam has grown in popularity over the years as one of the most popular places to teach English – and there are many reasons why!

With high salaries compared to the low cost of living, exotic and tropical weather, beaches and islands to die for, and a growing TEFL / TESOL industry (teaching English as a foreign language) that means there are more jobs than teachers – more and more people are choosing Vietnam over other locations to start their teaching journey and teaching career.

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I completed my course at the end of May and 9 days later I was teaching in one of the most beautiful areas of Vietnam, Google "Ha Long Bay" people because if you are already tempted by Vietnam then those pictures will make up your mind, they did for me.

 Mary Conning

​ See full review on the Go Overseas website >>>

Key Program Details

  • Fully Accredited TEFL / TESOL Certificate qualifying you to teach English anywhere in the world
  • Job placement services from our team in Vietnam - so you get all the help that you need to find paid work in Vietnam within 30 days of finishing the course
  • Private accommodation is provided and complimentary during the 4-week TEFL training period in either Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City
  • Pre-departure guidance on visas, accommodation choices, types of work available, costs of living and salary guides, connections with previous teachers - everything you need to be as prepared as you can be for your paid teaching abroad experience
  • Private Facebook group for your course and session, meaning you can connect with those already booked way before you meet them in person in Vietnam
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    Cultural Program including authentic Vietnamese welcome dinner, drinks reception, city tour, sight seeing trips and regular social activities
  • Lifetime worldwide job assistance from our team so you can find work in other countries after your first session teaching abroad
  • Friends come naturally on this program. There are typically 20 candidates on the course every month, meaning acquaintances become close friends really quickly

Vietnam - You'll Never Be Short of Things to Do

One of South-East Asia’s fasting growing economies and an increasingly popular destination for backpackers and tourists of all kind – Vietnam is a country going places. Rich with beautiful landscapes, an incredible history, and boasting some of the most delicious food in the world – when visiting this wonderful country, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience.

Bordered by Cambodia, Laos and China, it’s clear to see why so many people visit and travel around this extraordinary part of the world – it really is a place like no other. Located in the Northern region, Vietnam’s capital city, Hanoi, is a thriving metropolis, acting as the country’s political base and second largest city. With a population of over 6 million, it’s largest city, Ho Chi Minh City (formerly named Saigon) is located in the South-Eastern region of the country and really is the cultural and economic hub of the country.

You Will Be Fully Qualified After TEFL / TESOL Training

This program consists of 4 weeks TEFL / TESOL training, which will be a mixture of daytime study and some evening work and assignments. TEFL / TESOL trainers will make sure you have everything you need to become a confident teacher of English (TEFL / TESOL) in Vietnam.

Once qualified, the world is yours and you can use your TEFL / TESOL certificate in other countries - there is no expiry date to the TEFL / TESOL certificate. The TEFL / TESOL certificate is externally accredited and accepted worldwide.

A Time to Make Friends

After gaining skills, making friends in this period is what it is all about. Spending so much time each day around the same people who are in the same situation means friendships solidify quickly. Everyone wants to support each other. It's one of the great benefits of starting your journey teaching abroad in this way.

Finding Work is Easy Through Our TEFL / TESOL Team

During the TEFL / TESOL training period, we give you all the tools, resources and contacts you need to secure a paid teaching job. Most jobs are secured within a few weeks after the course, and sometimes even shorter than that. A great benefit is to have our experienced in-country TEFL / TESOL team at your disposal recommending good places to work, and where to avoid applying for jobs.

In Vietnam, most teaching jobs are in language centers, so typically you will be teaching adults, with some younger classes, depending on the employer. It's also common to travel to corporate locations and teach company staff English, as well as have private students to tutor.

Contract lengths are for around 6 months or more. Salaries vary, but are around the equivalent of 1200 US dollars per month. With living costs generally only about 600 US dollars per month, Vietnam is a very attractive place to go. For a clearer idea of costs, one of our teachers, Danielle, wrote a Vietnam Salary vs. Livings Costs Guide for you.

Eligibility for this Program

You must be a native English speaker to be eligible for this program. In terms of the job placement services, through our experience we know those who have a bachelors degree secure jobs within 30 days after the end of the training - and in most cases this is shorter.

Accommodation is Very Affordable on a Teaching Salary

Accommodation is provided and complimentary during the 4-week TEFL / TESOL training period. 

After training and when you are in your teaching job, accommodation is about 300 US dollars. Doing the course with others helps you to make friends and it's common to share accommodation with those friends afterwards when you start your teaching jobs.


Minute Consultation CALL

With one of our travel experts to answer any questions you may have about teaching English abroad.

On the call you will discover

  • All of the teaching programs and locations available
  • Program eligibility and criteria
  • More information about the TEFL training period and types of teaching placements on offer
  • The chance to ask us any questions you have 

Program Fees

The full price of the this program in 2019 is $1749 US dollars.  This gives you a 4-week long, fully accredited TEFL / TESOL training certificate in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, meaning you can teach English and get paid anywhere in the world, as well as job assistance from our team in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City and worldwide lifetime job seeking assistance from TEFL Heaven.

This is split into 2 payments - a booking deposit to secure your place (after a successful Skype / FaceTime interview), and then a final payment normally due 30 days before your selected start date.

The first installment of $557 US dollars is due when you book the program. The final installment of $1192 US dollars is due no less than 30 days before your course start date. You have to pay the first installment in US dollars, so if this is different than your own currency, please see www.xe.com for current exchange rates, which change daily.

Start Dates

2019 Start Dates

Saturday 15th June - Wednesday 10th July  (Spaces available)

Saturday 13th July - Wednesday 7th August  (Spaces available)

Saturday 10th August - Wednesday 4th September  (Spaces available)

Saturday 7th September - Wednesday 2nd October  (Spaces available)

Saturday 5th October - Wednesday 30th October  (Spaces available)

Saturday 2nd November - Wednesday 27th November  (Spaces available)

Saturday 30th November - Wednesday 25th December  (Spaces available)

2020 Start Dates

Saturday 8th Feb - Wednesday 4th March  (Spaces available)

Saturday 7th March - Wednesday 1st April  (Spaces available)

Saturday 4th April - Wednesday 29th April  (Spaces available)

Saturday 2nd May - Wednesday 27th May (Spaces available)

Saturday 27th June- Wednesday 22nd July  (Spaces available)

Saturday 25th July - Wednesday 19th August (Spaces available)

Saturday 22nd August - Wednesday 16th September  (Spaces available)

Saturday 19th September- Wednesday 14th October (Spaces available)

Saturday 17th October- Wednesday 11th November (Spaces available)

Saturday 14th November- Wednesday 6th December (Spaces available)

Things to Note:

We work on a first come, first served basis, and places fill up fast. Make sure you apply early to get your desired start date.

Not all future dates are advertised. Get in touch if you want to book a date further in the future.

We advise you to arrive at least 4 days before the advertised start date to overcome jet leg and get used to the country at least somewhat before you start training.


The course has given me the confidence and skills to stand in front of a class of Vietnamese children and teach them English. On top of that, it has allowed me to see and explore this fascinating country that is Vietnam.

Dan Perrin

 TEFL Teacher Vietnam

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Why Teach English in Vietnam?

Explore a Diverse Country

Vietnam is one of the most interesting countries in Asia. With the beautiful Ha Long Bay in the north, to the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City in the south, there is plenty to explore. 

High Salaries

With low living costs and high salaries for teachers, this is the number one reason people go to Vietnam, and stay there! This means there is a large teacher community as well.

Explore Asia

Vietnam is ideally placed to visit other Asian countries like Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and even China. Flights are very cheap and take around one to two hours in most cases.

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