FAQs Vietnam Internship

Native English speakers typically earn between US $1,200 and $1,800 per month teaching English in Vietnam, while non-natives commonly earn between US $1,000 and $1,600.

Yes, non-natives with a neutral accent, and a good command of English are eligible to apply for our Vietnam TEFL internship.

A standard English teaching placement in Vietnam is one year in length. Candidates may also seek a 6 month TEFL placement in Vietnam, but they are less common.

Accommodations are included for the Orientation. Accommodations are a private hotel room with a private bathroom.

A formal report is not needed from your home country. However, a medical check will be required to obtain a work permit to TEFL in Vietnam once you are in the country. Teachers should disclose any significant mental or physical health conditions when signing up for the program.

The majority of the TEFL placements in Vietnam are in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Hai Phong, and Can Tho. There are also placements available in smaller towns and more rural areas.

Knowing Vietnamese is not necessary, but learning a few phrases and words will make you a hit with the locals. Survival language will be a part of the Cultural Immersion workshop!

Your placement in Vietnam will mainly be at private language training centres which have adult and young learner classes.

Airport pickup isn’t included. However it can be arranged for interns.

For the training portion, teachers will arrive on a DL Class visa (tourist/visitor). It is then converted to a work visa once employment is secured. Support is provided throughout, but costs are borne by the teacher.

First, carefully review the requirements and FAQs. If you’re eligible to apply, place a deposit using the Enroll/Booking button. This will grant you immediate access to your online TEFL course and provide a link to an application form. Complete the form and submit the listed application documents. One of our friendly Coordinators will reach out via email within 2 days of booking to continue the process.

A Bachelor degree or higher is currently necessary to TEFL in Vietnam.

Our Vietnam TEFL program does not have a passport requirement. All nationalities are welcome.

Yes, friends and couples are welcome to apply to TEFL in Vietnam together. Flexibility in location is key to ensuring a placement in the same school, or at least in the same area.

We recommend having at least US $1,250 to bring with you to cover personal costs and having a safety buffer before you receive your initial salary payment.

Applicants must have a clean criminal background check with no criminal record, previous arrests, or charges. You should have the CRC notarized and legalized before arriving in Vietnam.

Pets are strongly discouraged. The costs and logistics of bringing a pet are nearly prohibitive. Finding accommodations would be much more difficult.

TEFL training starts with our 120 Hour online TEFL course which will cover everything you need to handle your own classes. Upon arrival in Vietnam, you will complete additional TEFL workshops covering lesson planning, cultural immersion, employment, observed classes and observed teaching practice.

TEFL Schools in Vietnam hire throughout the year. The only time hiring may slow down is around the Tet New Year.

Our team on the ground in Vietnam along with your employer will help you find housing. There are various types of accommodations and locations available, and the decision on where to live is based on personal preference. At no point are you accomodation hunting “on your own” during the training and placement.

Medical insurance is not included. All myTEFL Vietnam interns should arrive with proof of travel insurance. This is the insurance we recommendΒ for the first 3 months in Asia.