Vietnam is a densely-populated country, that has 30 years of recovering from the ravages of war, the loss of financial support from the old Soviet Bloc, and the rigidities of a centrally-planned economy.
In 2007 Vietnam joined the WTO. This is expected to provide an important boost to the economy and support to liberalizing reforms. Recent year level of people living $1 per day has significantly declined. Vietnam is working on creation new workplaces.
Learning English is extremely popular in Vietnam. So, well educated English teachers are in demand here. The majority of job opportunities is in the two centres of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Sometimes schools in the provinces employ foreign teachers.
Offerings for English teachers vary greatly. One group of schools invite English teachers only for several hours per week, another employ local teachers and native speaking teachers, and only some of them try to organize essential educative process, employing only native speakers to teach the Vietnamese English language. Teachers with TEFL Diploma are also required at international primary, high schools and universities.
Wages may be different. Medium payment is about fifteen US dollars per hour. Work will not appear difficult if you are well prepared, qualified teachers.
If you decided to teach in Vietnam, be sure you have not forgotten your original certificates/degrees/etc. To start working as an English teacher in this country, you should carry an official work permit. You will also need a police clearance from your home country.
TEFL training has only recently come to Vietnam. Cambridge Celta has been offered by one centre in Hanoi for 3 years now, and also started recently in Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam is both a fascinating and frantic place to live and work.
Hanoi Cambridge Celta
The Course will be useful for those English speakers who want to teach English as foreign language but have a little experience or do not have it at all. CELTA is guaranteeing worldwide quality English Language Teaching qualification.
Ho Chi Minh City TESOL
The course includes not only traditional preparing teachers to work with non-English speakers, but also 30 hours of Vietnamese language and cultural orientation.