English teaching jobs in Hanoi are readily available. If the idea of doing the TESOL/TEFL course at AVSE in Hanoi and then perhaps staying on to teach in this truly magnificent city appeals to you, here’s a snapshot of what to expect.
Hanoi…Vietnam’s capital city, the centre of government and home to over 7 million people, has achieved economic growth that is envied around the world. Hanoi is a special place – arguably a place of unparalleled historical significance that dates back over 1000 years. With a ‘bohemian feel’, art and culture are on display for everyone to see, take in and enjoy.
Hanoi has a temperate climate (for the majority of the year) – the traditional four seasons – and a pace of life that is noticeably slower than Ho Chi Minh City in the south of Vietnam. Local people in Hanoi are big on getting out and about and engaging in passive recreation pursuits. From early morning through to late evening you will see local residents enjoying ‘street food’, exercising, having a quiet drink of some sort or just ‘people-watching’ from one of the many outdoor coffee shops, bars and restaurants. With a relatively flat terrain, Hanoi is a great place to explore on foot or by bicycle. There are more than 100 lakes dotted around Hanoi, all with their own story and unique ambience. The John McCain monument at the Truc Bach Lake is a reminder of how quickly life changes and the power of forgiveness.
While AVSE’S TESOL/TEFL course in Hanoi is purposely intensive with only 4 weeks to take you from zero to hero, you’ll still have ample time to take in the best of what Hanoi has to offer. Must-visit locations in and around Hanoi include the Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long and Ba Vi National Park (48 kilometres from Hanoi’s Central business district). Dong Xuan Market is also worth checking out if only to observe the ebb and flow of business, Vietnamese style. If nightlife is your thing, keeping in mind you will need to front up to your TESOL class the next morning, the following places are well worth a visit: Bia Hoi Junction, the Bank Night Club, the Dragonfly Lounge Bar and Binh Minh’s Jazz Club. The Water Puppet Theatre receives an ‘honourable mention’.
AVSE’s TESOL training centre in Hanoi is located in Ba Dinh District, close to the city’s famous ‘Old Quarter’. Ba Dinh District is a mix of residential dwellings, small businesses and a sprinkling of light industrial activities. There are plenty of grocery shops for essential supplies and places to grab a bite to eat. The local area is known for being safe and is well-serviced by public transport, which is very cheap by western standards. With a fully operational English language Centre in the same building as AVSE in Ba Dinh District, you will be immersed in a real school environment from day one and mixing with like-minded people who are already pursuing English teaching jobs in Hanoi.
Here’s a quick reminder. English teaching jobs in Hanoi are available 12 months of the year except for the two-week TET holiday, which is in mid to late January, the Vietnamese version of the Christmas / New Year holiday period.
Hanoi – Course dates
The table below provides dates for the TESOL/TEFL course in Hanoi, Vietnam through to early 2021, a link to calculate the tuition fee based on your personal circumstances and a link to submit an application. You are encouraged to submit an application at least 3 months prior to the course date that is most suitable.
|Course dates||Fee||Submit an application|
|2020: 02 May - 27 May||Calculate your fee||Apply now|
|2020: 30 May - 24 Jun||Calculate your fee||Apply now|
|2020: 27 Jun - 22 Jul||Calculate your fee||Apply now|
|2020: 25 Jul - 19 Aug||Calculate your fee||Apply now|
|2020: 22 Aug - 16 Sep||Calculate your fee||Apply now|
|2020: 19 Sep - 14 Oct||Calculate your fee||Apply now|
|2020: 17 Oct - 11 Nov||Calculate your fee||Apply now|
|2020: 14 Nov - 09 Dec||Calculate your fee||Apply now|
|2020/21: 12 Dec - 06 Jan||Calculate your fee||Apply now|
Hanoi – Contact Details
|Street address:||AVSE-TESOL (Hanoi)|
5th floor, 152 Pho Duc Chinh Street
Truc Bach Ward, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
|Email address (primary):||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Email address (secondary):||email@example.com|
|Telephone number (Vietnamese & English):||+84 906 284 339 (international)|