Teaching English in Vietnam: At a Glance

ESL teachers who come to Vietnam may never want to leave. From the watery green rice fields and sleepy villages of the Mekong Delta, to the floating markets and french colonial architecture of busy Hanoi, this country is a unique and varied paradise.

Monthly Salary*:20 - 35 million VND
Accommodations:Sometimes included or allowance may be given
Airfare:Rarely included
Health Care:Supplementary healthcare recommended
Holidays:Paid
Teaching Hours per Week:10 - 30
Typical Contract Length:One year
Typical Start Month(s):Year round
Application Timeline:1 - 4 months
Private Tutoring per Hour:200,000 - 600,000 VND
Income Tax††:10 - 30%
Cost of Living**:Cost of a Big Mac Not Available
Exchange Rate:As of 11-23-2014
1.00 USD = 21,400 VND
100,000 VND = 4.69 USD
Ability to Save:Moderate
Visa:Employer sometimes sponsors
Minimum Requirements:Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and Bachelor's Degree






Other East Asia / Southeast Asia Countries:

Cambodia ~ China ~ Hong Kong ~ India ~ Indonesia ~ Japan ~ Korea ~ Kyrgyzstan ~ Laos ~ Malaysia ~ Nepal ~ Taiwan ~ Thailand ~ Vietnam




A gastronomic Asian paradise, Vietnam offers cuisine influenced by Thailand, Japan, China, and France. Teachers here will also enjoy several distinct climate zones and a more stable economy than in neighboring developing countries.

The combination of Oxford Seminars' internationally recognized TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification and the Graduate Placement Service included with the course makes teaching English abroad a reality.  Learn more about teaching English in Vietnam and other opportunities teaching English abroad by calling 1-800-779-1779, or by attending an upcoming free Information Session in your area.

* Wages vary depending on the economy of the country.
** The Big Mac Index is a credible, reliable, third-party cost-of-living index created by The Economist. For comparison purposes, it lists the cost of an American Big Mac at $4.62.
† Exchange rates are subject to change. Check www.xe.com for current rates.
†† You will be paying income tax while teaching abroad, and the tax rate can change depending on how much money you earn.

Oxford Seminars makes every effort to keep our information as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, individual teaching positions and experiences may vary with job market conditions. Specific information listed cannot be guaranteed to be applicable when you are seeking employment teaching ESL in a specific country.

Note that certain positions require additional qualifications and credentials that are not negotiable due to specific country legislation.

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