Paid Vietnam TEFL Internship


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5 Month internship

Have the time of your life spending 5 action-packed months teaching and living in the local community in colourful, varied Vietnam. This top travel location is sure to capture your heart and mind – you won’t want to leave!

Vietnam Internship Guide

What's included:

  • 120 hours of online TEFL training
  • Advice and pre-departure support
  • Airport pickup and transfers
  • Full orientation and training
  • Vietnamese language lessons
  • Accommodation
  • Meals provided during orientation week
  • 5 months’ practical teaching experience
  • Ongoing support
  • $700 (approx. £550) monthly salary and $700 bonus on completion.

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Day 1 : Getting there

Travel to Hanoi airport and a member of our in-country team will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. You'll be staying here with the other interns for your orientation week.


Days 2 - 8 : Welcome to Vietnam!

Your orientation week is a great chance to get to grips with the country that will be your home for the next few months. Meet the other teachers over a welcome meal, learn about Vietnamese culture and history - you might even pick up some basic Vietnamese to tide you over! You’ll also spend 2 days taking in the sights on a tour around Hanoi – the perfect chance to get acquainted with Vietnam.

All meals and accommodation will be included during orientation.


Days 9 - 126 : Your teaching experience

Now it’s time to put your TEFL learning to the test! Your 5 month teaching experience gives you an amazing chance to get rewarding hands-on teaching experience in destinations across Vietnam.

You’ll be teaching learners of all ages - from 4 to 18 years old, so there is plenty of opportunity to make the teaching experience count. Your monthly living allowance of US$700 (£550) is really generous, and will enable you to live comfortably during your TEFL job. You’ll share comfortable accommodation with other teachers (though you might not teach at the same school as them), and there will either be a school canteen or easy access to street food stalls.

Your free time is yours to spend as you please, so we recommend getting out there and exploring the local area – check out temples, take a boat trip, and gorge on some of the delicious, affordable street food that Vietnam’s famous for.

You'll get academic support from your local placement school as well as the in-country team if you need it. This 24/7 peace of mind means that you can focus on getting the most out of this once in a lifetime experience.


Day 126 : After teaching

After your teaching experience, it’s up to you how to spend your time. Why not explore the rest of Vietnam? This is a country with lots of amazing and varied history, and each magical city has a whole host of varied attractions. Visit the historic Củ Chi Tunnels in Ho Chi Minh City, or take a peaceful boat cruise in majestic Halong Bay. You may also want to head over the border to neighbouring Cambodia or Laos to add some variety to your Southeast Asian experience. Alternatively, if you are interested in continuing to teach in Vietnam our in-country partners ELC can provide information about this.


Extra things to budget for:

  • Flights: We advise you book flights once you have been accepted on to the program and have secured your visa.
  • Travel Insurance: This is really important – don’t forget to sort yours before you travel!
  • Visas: Either $50 for single entry or $100 for multiple entry 3 month business visa (when purchased at the airport in-country). Subject to Embassy fees if purchased before departure.
  • Visa extension and work permit: $250 payable in cash in-country.
  • Police check: You must carry a clean police check. For the UK you’ll need to pay approximately £60 for an ICPC (International Child Protection Certificate). For all other countries, please consult your local police department (costs may vary).
  • Important document legalisation: for your degree, police check and TEFL qualification (For UK passport holders and UK degree holders only) - £120 per document.
  • Meals
  • Transport to school (usually US$30 per month taken from salary);
  • Utility bills (usually US$30 per month taken from salary);


  • Must be aged 20-35
  • Must hold an Undergraduate Degree
  • Must have at least 120 hours’ TEFL training
  • Be fluent in English
  • Hold a passport from the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia or South Africa.
  • Must have clean police check

Cancellation Policy

External accreditation is a very important element to consider when choosing your TEFL course provider and this course is delivered by an accredited provider. The certificate is regulated by Ofqual.