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do your research first

Vietnam has some great places to teach in but it also has some that are absolutely shocking. Do your research first and make sure you get the very best out of your Vietnamese Experience. Unless you have a personal recommendation from a friend or colleague, it is certainly worth looking through the online reviews.  

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Useful Review Sites

glassdoor

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This requires a login to access all the reviews but it is well worth it. 

go overseas

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No login required and some good reviews from teachers. 

trip advisor

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Not as focused on teaching but it does have some useful forums. 

which school advisor

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Some good advice in choosing a school anywhere in the world. 

expat.com

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A site purely for expats around the world. There are some teaching in Vietnam forums which are very helpful. 

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Another review site which allows reviews on all aspects of work and entertainment in Vietnam. 

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Some Popular Schools

Schools in regions of vietnam

 

  

Can Tho

· Alphabet alphabet.edu.vn


Danang

· Apollo English apollo.edu.vn

· Fisher’s Superkids fishersuperkids.com


Ha Long 

Language Link www.languagelink.edu.vn


Hai Phong

· Apollo English apollo.edu.vn

· DangTuan Language Center dtlchaiphong.vn


Hanoi

· Amslink www.amslink.edu.vn

· Apollo English apollo.edu.vn

· Apple Language School www.apple.edu.vn

· Aten English aten.edu.vn

· Better English www.bec.com.vn

· Clever Academy cleveracademy.vn

· Educap www.educap.com.vn

· Educare English Center educare.vn

· English Hanoi www.englishhanoi.com

· EnglishAZ englishaz.com/Vietnam/index.php

· Envis School www.bbc.edu.vn

· EQuest www.equest.edu.vn

· ETCC Washington English Center www.etc.com.vn

· Hanoi International School www.hisvietnam.com

· Havina Language Academy havina.edu.vn/

· ILA www.ilavietnam.com

· ITrust itrust.edu.vn

· Jolo Education www.jolo.edu.vn

· Language Link www.languagelink.edu.vn

· Mika education mika.edu.vn/

· Ocean International Language School www.ocean.edu.vn

· OEA The Oxford English Academy www.oea-vietnam.com

· Oxford English UK Vietnam oxford.edu.vn

· VATC English Center www.vatc.edu.vn

· Washington Language Center washingtonenglish.edu.vn/


Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon

· Apollo English apollo.edu.vn

· APU International School www.apu.edu.vn

· Aten English aten.edu.vn

· Australian-Vietnam School of English www.avse.edu.vn

· British Council Vietnam www.britishcouncil.vn/en

· British International School www.bisvietnam.com

· Celtic English Center celtic-english.com.vn

· Clever Academy cleveracademy.vn

· Cleverlearn www.cleverlearn.edu.vn

· Công ty TNHH H2 Technology giasutoeic.com

· Corporate consultancy www.skillsbaseconomy.com

· Ellis Academy www.ellis.edu.vn

· English Fluent Speaking www.efs123.com

· EQuest www.equest.edu.vn

· Everest Education e2.com.vn

· Hochay hochay.com

· IES International English School iesvietnam.edu.vn/en/about-us

· ILA Vietnam teachenglishilavietnam.com

· Inter-continental Language Centre i-clc.edu.vn

· International School Ho Chi Minh City www.ishcmc.com

· Kent International College kent.edu.vn

· Kids Club Saigon www.kidsclubsaigon.com

· Renaissance International School www.renaissance.edu.vn

· RMIT University Vietnam rmit.edu.vn

· Saigon South International School www.ssis.edu.vn

· Summa Education summa-edu.com

· The American School of Vietnam www.theamericanschool.edu.vn

· Universal Language School www.universallanguagecenter.com

· VATC English Center www.vatc.edu.vn

· Vietnamese American International School www.nammy.edu.vn

· VUS teachenglish.vus.edu.vn

· Wall Street English wallstreetenglish.edu.vn/en


Hue

· Phoenix Education www.phoenixeducation.asia


Nha Trang

· IMEA www.imea.vn/


Qui Nhon / Quy Nhon

· ES Language Center www.es.edu.vn

· Quang Trung University www.quangtrung.edu.vn


Thanh Hoa

Language Link www.languagelink.edu.vn

please note

To work legally in Vietnam and obtain a work permit you must have:


  • A degree (or equivalent)
  • A teaching certificate CELTA/TEFL/TESOL
  • A clean criminal record


When you apply to a school be sure to include your CV, passport scan, scans of your degree and teaching certificate and your criminal background check (you can also apply for this from within Vietnam. 


Your degree, teaching certificate and background check will need to be notarised and legalised in your home country (unless you are American or Canadian) as the majority of foreign embassies in Vietnam have stopped offering this service. 


The cost of this is usually reimbursed in part by your employer but some smaller schools will expect you to burden the cost. This can be cumbersome for those teachers coming from the UK as to do the process from Vietnam costs around 120 pounds per document plus postage costs. It is therefore better to so this before you arrive in Vietnam. 



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Please note

Just because a school is "big" does not necessarily mean they are a good employer or offer the best salary. Some of the big schools will help you with the paperwork to enter the country and offer help to new teachers. Most experienced teachers will avoid these language centres as the focus is usually on money and not education. 

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Some of the biggest schools in Vietnam

super youth

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Super Youth has more teaching centres than any other school. It focuses on younger learners and are always hiring. 


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apollo

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Apollo have centres across Vietnam and teach a wide range of students from kindergarten to IELTS and Business English. 


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language link

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One of the largest and best schools in the country. It is based in Hanoi and teaches over 600,000 students a year at their centres and also their public school programme.  Hiring for the 2019 Academic year now!   https://llv.edu.vn/en/ 


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vinschool

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Vinschool is part of Vingroup and is fairly new. The pay is high but many teachers complain about the lack of academic focus. Very easy to find work here. 


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apax english

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APAX are always hiring and offer a solid monthly salary. Their curriculum is set up in a way that a teacher has no input into the lesson they will teach. 


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VUS

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VUS is big in  HCMC but not really anywhere else. They are constantly recruiting and finding work with them is also very easy. The schedule is based around younger learners and they don't have many adult classes.


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ILA

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ILA is another school which is constantly hiring. They mainly hire from overseas and offer Full-time contracts to overseas hires. 


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VAS

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Owned by the same people as VUS, this is a smaller scale International School that is also always hiring. 


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American academy

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AMA is based in HCMC but has many franchises throughout Vietnam. As the work on a franchise model, it is hard to tell if 1 centre will be anything like the others. 

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yola

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Quite a new company but is opening branches across Vietnam. Easy to get hired but apparently hours can be limited. 


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british council

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There is usually a long waiting list to get a job here as it is so well known and the benefits package is very good. 


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aeg

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These school teach the STEAM programmes and are expanding throughout the country. They do not hire very often as teachers seem to stay there for a long time. 


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Tax

make sure you are aware of tax

A lot of employers will advertise jobs but not mention if the salary is net or gross. This can have a very big impact on your salary, especially when it comes to doing your PIT (Personal Income Tax) returns. 


The schools in rural areas have sometimes been known to 'tax' you but actually keep the money themselves. This can lead to a lot of problems with the VN tax authorities each January and may mean you are liable for a large sum of money. 


 The calculation of PIT each month is based on the table below. Taxable Income = Gross Income – [Insurance as per law] - 9mil VND [which is a personal tax deduction] – 3.6mil VND [if having one dependent] 


Tax grade Taxable income in a month (VND) Tax rate 

1 Up to 5mil 5%

2 Between over 5mil and 10mil 10%

3 Between over 10mil and 18mil 15%

4 Between over 18mil and 32mil 20%

5 Between over 32mil and 52mil 25%

6 Between over 52mil and 80mil 30%

7 Over 80mil 35% 



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