English teaching jobs in Hanoi are available year-round with the exception of the two-week TET holiday period, which typically falls in late January or early February. If the idea of doing the TESOL/TEFL course at AVSE-TESOL 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 is Vietnam’s capital city, the centre of government and home to over seven million people. Sprinkled among the locals is a sizable expat community, including a decent number of people who are pursuing English teaching jobs in Hanoi. From an economic perspective, Hanoi is booming like the rest of Vietnam. Personally, I have always considered Hanoi to be very special. It dates back over 1000 years and is arguably a place of unparalleled historical significance. With a ‘bohemian feel’, art and culture are on display for everyone to see and enjoy. Hanoi is one of the few places in the world where you can see breathtaking examples of the past, present and future within a matter of metres.
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 love getting outdoors and engaging in passive recreational pursuits. From early morning through to late evening you will see Hanoians 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. Most evenings you will see dance classes and exercise groups doing their thing in public open spaces across the city, talented sketch artists plying their trade, handicrafts of all forms and sizes for sale in what seems like every street – and much more. 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. Hoan Kiem Lake seems to be the ‘passive recreation area of choice’ for many folks pursuing English teaching jobs in Hanoi, most probably because it’s surrounded by a terrific pathway that’s suitable for walking or jogging. It’s also stunningly beautiful.
While the TESOL course at AVSE-TESOL in Hanoi is purposely intensive with only 4 weeks to convey the skills and knowledge that will set you up for a brilliant teaching career, there will be ample time to take in the best of what the city has to offer. Must-visit locations in and around the city include the Old Quarter (a popular hang-out for folks pursuing English teaching jobs in Hanoi) 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. Simply walking around streets and alleys in Hanoi is a delightful way to spend time and it’s doable because the city is known for being safe. Having said this, at night it’s always wise to walk with a friend and follow the usual safety precautions. If nightlife is your thing, the following places are well worth a visit, keeping in mind that you must arrive on time for the TESOL class the next morning: 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’.
The AVSE-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 light industrial activity. 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 plenty of Government Schools and English Language Centres in the neighbourhood, you will be mixing with Vietnamese students and expats who are already teaching English in Hanoi.
The TESOL programme at AVSE-TESOL in Hanoi comes with ‘hands-on’ job support. We take this commitment very seriously. Once you’ve submitted your course related assessment tasks (typically in week 4), AVSE-TESOL staff will work with you to locate the best English teaching jobs in Hanoi or elsewhere if that’s your preference. Most graduates of the TESOL programme at AVSE-TESOL have a paid teaching job lined up within a day or two of finishing their course, such is the demand for teachers with quality certification.
Hanoi – Course dates
The table below provides dates for the TESOL/TEFL course at AVSE-TESOL in Hanoi through to early 2022, 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. If English teaching jobs in Hanoi are on your radar, submit your application now.
|Course dates||Status||Calculate your fee, Apply or both|
|2021: 27 Feb – 24 Mar||Closed||Calculate your fee, Apply or both|
|2021: 27 Mar – 21 Apr||Closed||Calculate your fee, Apply or both|
|2021: 24 Apr – 19 May||Filling||Calculate your fee, Apply or both|
|2021: 22 May – 16 Jun||Filling||Calculate your fee, Apply or both|
|2021: 19 Jun – 14 Jul||Available||Calculate your fee, Apply or both|
|2021: 17 Jul – 11 Aug||Available||Calculate your fee, Apply or both|
|2021: 14 Aug – 08 Sep||Available||Calculate your fee, Apply or both|
|2021: 11 Sep – 06 Oct||Available||Calculate your fee, Apply or both|
|2021: 09 Oct – 03 Nov||Available||Calculate your fee, Apply or both|
|2021: 06 Nov – 01 Dec||Available||Calculate your fee, Apply or both|
|2021: 04 Dec – 29 Dec||Available||Calculate your fee, Apply or both|
|2022: 01 Jan – 26 Jan||Available||Calculate your fee, Apply or both|
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)
0906 284 339 (local)
Go Vap District (Ward 14)
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
+84 901 324 439