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Teach English in Vietnam

Sign up for this supportive internship program to teach in a stunning location!

Halong Bay, Vietnam

Program Overview

In partnership with English Language Company (ELC), BridgeTEFL is offering a 5-month paid internship in Vietnam! ELC is an international education organization, based in Australia. This internship program places English teachers into positions at language schools, government schools, vocational colleges or universities throughout beautiful Vietnam.

The program is a great fit for both new and experienced teachers, since it includes TEFL certification (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) for those who are not yet qualified, as well as job placement in Vietnam. Best of all, the internship includes housing, and teachers earn a competitive stipend equivalent to approximately $700 USD per month. No previous teaching experience is required!

TEFL Certification

TEFL-certified applicants

If you already hold a TEFL certificate of at least 110 hours, there is no need to take additional teacher training. You are simply required to attend the 6-day orientation in Vietnam before beginning your 5-month teaching semester.

Applicants who are not yet TEFL-certified

You will be required to take a 100% online TEFL certification course before your arrival in Vietnam, followed by 6-day, in-country orientation.


Orientation week is an exciting week in Vietnam! You’ll meet other interns, go on tours, and participate in activities. Vietnamese language and culture lessons are also included! You’ll also be preparing for your internship during this week, with the Vietnam team at your side.

The teaching position

After training and orientation, you’ll begin your teaching position in a Vietnamese school! The students you teach can range in age depending on the type of school where you are placed, and teaching hours also vary accordingly. For example, if you are assigned to teach young learners at primary school, you’d likely work from about 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 5-6 days per week. That schedule includes about 20 teaching hours, and up to 15 hours of planning and administrative duties (weekly hours not to exceed 35 hours). Language institutes, on the other hand, where you may teach classes of adults or children, may have more evening and weekend hours.


Teaching placements are available throughout Vietnam, including cities such as Hanoi, Hue, Hai Phong, Ho Chi Minh City, and more. Though city preferences are taken into account, this program requires applicants to be flexible and adaptable, since teachers are ultimately placed where they are most needed!