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Vietnam is a fascinating and beautiful country to visit. It is better still to stay for a while! ELC works with a number of educational organisations in Vietnam to offer a paid teaching internship working in local primary and high schools.

Highlights and benefits

  • Get to know Vietnam in a way a tourist can not
  • Group arrival & orientation week
  • No experience necessary
  • Paid position with accommodation provided

  • One-semester commitment
  • In-country support network
  • Option to take your TESOL course with ELC in Malaysia

The program

There are two options depending on whether you are already qualified to teach English or if you want to do your TESOL qualification as part of your program

Vietnam Internship Program

Already TESOL qualified?

The internship will give you the chance to really experience local Vietnamese life and get your first overseas teaching experience. All teachers work in local primary or high schools or a combination of local schools and a language school for one semester. Interns all arrive on the same day and have a one-week in country orientation with Vietnamese classes, tours and activities as well as practical TESOL workshops. They then go to their placement locations across Vietnam (minimum 2 teachers at one placement but often between 5 and 20 in one place).Once there, accommodation is provided and ongoing welfare and academic support. Bonus and internship certificate and reference provided upon completion.

Key facts

Contract Length

​4.5 - 5 months

Start Dates

January and August

Location

Hanoi, Haiphong, Ho Chi Minh City, Ha Long City, Can Tho

Inclusions

Internship

  • Pre-departure support
  • Airport pickup
  • One week in-country orientation with accommodation, meals, tours, Vietnamese lessons, phrasebook
  • Transport to placement school
  • Salary of USD$800 per month (net)

  • Completion bonus $250
  • Accommodation included
  • Work permit arranged
  • Welfare & emergency support
  • Academic support

Not included

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa & work permit fees
  • Meals & bills during your internship

Responsibilities

  • Teaching up to 20 hours face to face per week
  • Non-teaching tasks of up to 15 hours per week (marking, reports etc.).

Requirements

  • Degree (any subject)
  • TESOL or TEFL qualification (min. 120 hours online or face to face)
  • Age 21-35
  • Clean police record
  • Sense of adventure

  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Previous travel experience
  • Experience with children
  • Proficient in English (non-native English speakers can be considered but must have advanced English and clear accent)

Training & Internship Program

Not TESOL qualified yet?

If you don’t have a TESOL qualification yet, this option enables you to take a 3.5 week face to face TESOL course at our ELC English school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and then fly to Vietnam to complete your internship (one-way flight from Malaysia to Vietnam included). You’ll get to see these two beautiful countries and gain a recognized teaching qualification. The course includes teaching practice with local students so by the time you start your internship you’ll be feeling really confident.

Key facts

Contract Length

4 - 5 months

Start Dates

January and August

Location

Hanoi, Haiphong, Ho Chi Minh City, Ha Long City, Can Tho

Inclusions

Internship

  • Airport pickup
  • 4-day orientation with accommodation, meals, tours and phrasebook in Vietnam
  • Transport to placement school
  • Salary of USD$800 per month (net)
  • Completion bonus $250
  • Accommodation included
  • Work permit arranged
  • Welfare & emergency support
  • Academic support

4-week TESOL course in Kuala Lumpur

  • Pre-departure support
  • Airport pickup
  • Accommodation
  • Materials
  • Activities (some at extra cost)
  • One way flight from Kuala Lumpur to Vietnam

Not included

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa & work permit fees
  • Meals & bills during your internship

Responsibilities

  • Teaching up to 20 hours face to face per week
  • Non-teaching tasks of up to 15 hours per week (marking, reports etc.).

Requirements

  • Degree (any subject)
  • Age 21-35
  • Clean police record
  • Sense of adventure

  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Previous travel experience
  • Experience with children
  • Proficient in English (non-native English speakers can be considered but must have advanced English and clear accent)

Thank you for your interest in taking part in a teaching program with ELC.

The Teach Abroad team will be in touch.

Program Enquiry

Do you have a TESOL qualification?