Teach English in Vietnam

Shane English Vietnam is one of the very first 100% foreign-owned language schools to open in the country, and we are proud to be at the forefront of the rise in the quality of English tuition in what is now a booming EFL market.

The days of Vietnam being a destination for unqualified, short-term ‘backpacker’ teachers are coming to an end, and the country is now quite rightly becoming a very attractive destination for committed and enthusiastic EFL professionals.

During the past six years, we have expanded our services into outside kindergartens, in-house corporate teaching and IELTS, FCE preparation, providing teachers with a challenging variety of classes. A standard working week is based around a five-day working week, and teachers are given two consecutive days off to help them to explore this wonderful country.

Our benefits at a glance

  • Starting salary US$15 per hour (negotiable)
  • 20 hour-a-week salary, guaranteed payment for 80 hours teaching per month.
  • Structured curriculum
  • 6 month pay increases
  • Work Permit / Visa Sponsorship provided
  • Western Management and welfare support
  • Initial and continuous training
  • Regular 5 day working week

Our requirements

  • Passport holders from UK, USA, CAN, AUS, NZ, SA.
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • A recognized EFL qualification – TEFL/CELTA/TESOL.
  • Teaching experience preferred but not essential.
  • Are outgoing, enthusiastic, positive, sociable, hard-working, patient and professional.
  • Are looking for a challenge and enjoy working with young learners.
  • A Police Background Check.

Teach English in Vietnam

Teach English in Vietnam
Teach English in Vietnam

Teach English in Ho Chi Minh City

The Teaching

At present we have two schools in Ho Chi Minh City. The District 10 school caters for over 300 students and has 6 classrooms, the District 3 school is quieter with 5 classrooms and about 100 students. We have a broad mix of students, ranging from 3 years old to adults who visit the school on weekday evenings. Our busiest times are on Saturday and Sunday, when the school is filled to the rafters with keen and energetic young learners. Each class has a Vietnamese teaching assistant.


Ho Chi Minh City

There are few cities in the world as fascinating, bustling, and captivating as Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon). The commercial hub of Vietnam, a population of over 5 million somehow crams itself into its tree-lined boulevards and winding alleyways. Rich in history, not least with the influence still cast by colonial France on cuisine and architecture, the city offers a huge selection of ways to fill your free time. Visit the many temples, pagodas, markets, palaces and museums that are scattered throughout the city. Dine on a cruise on the Saigon river, or sample the plethora of delicious Vietnamese dishes available in restaurants or night-markets everywhere.

Alternatively, take advantage of southern Vietnam’s wonderful climate and work on your tan at one of the many open-air, palm-fringed swimming pools. There is also a heaving nightlife, with a good mix of bars and clubs aimed at different budgets and tastes. Furthermore, there are countless trips to be made into the surrounding countryside, such as timeless riverways and floating markets of Mekong Delta, and the beach resorts of Vung Tau, Phu Quoc and Mui Ne. Lastly, Ho Chi Minh City is an excellent place to be based for sojourns to the country’s Central Highlands, destinations in northern Vietnam such as the mountains of Sa Pa and the beautiful islands of Ha Long Bay, and also excursions into Cambodia and Laos.



Accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City is still fairly reasonable, although levels of rent are steadily rising as more and more expatriates are lured to the city. Most teachers will initially stay in very reasonably-priced guesthouses, which offer air-con, cable TV and breakfast for under US$ 250 a month. Newly-arriving teachers will be met at the airport, and given help finding both short and long-term housing.

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