Teaching Jobs in Vietnam
Article by: Peter Goudge, Apr 14, 2018 Comments Off on Teaching Jobs in Vietnam
If you’re looking for an adventure, have advanced English language skills and teacher training of some kind, you’ll be pleased to know there is a multitude of paid teaching jobs in Vietnam and Cambodia for people just like you.
With economies that are growing at a rate most developed countries can only dream about, coupled with 60% of the total population being under 35 years of age, there’s an insatiable thirst among Vietnamese and Cambodian people to acquire English language skills. This directly translates into teaching jobs in Vietnam and Cambodia for folks who are up for the challenge.
Sure, loading-up your backpack and jumping on a plane because somebody wrote in a blog there’s an abundance of teaching jobs in Vietnam and Cambodia, is a risk. You can be comforted to know that many people have gone down this path before you and have lived to talk about their adventure. These days, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh and other major cities in Southeast Asia are full of foreigners pursuing teaching jobs and having walked in your shoes they’re more than happy to point you in the right direction.
Starting your search for teaching jobs in Vietnam and Cambodia while still in your home country can’t hurt, but the reality is that schools rarely engage foreign teachers ‘sight unseen’. Typically, they’ll want to see you ‘in the flesh’ and will ask you to do a ‘demo’ class before offering you a contract. This isn’t a reason to balk! With so many opportunities available, if one school doesn’t work out, there are plenty of others.
Most teaching jobs in Vietnam and Cambodia are filled via someone’s network. Talk to as many people as you can and knock on a few doors. With this kind of strategy, you’ll have more offers for teaching jobs than you’ll know what to do with. Vietnam and Cambodia are brilliant places to live and work as an English language teacher. If you’re up for an adventure you’ll certainly find it in this part of the world.
About the writer: Peter Goudge has been living in Vietnam since 2006. He is the Managing Director (and owner) of Australia-Vocational Skills & Education (AVSE-TESOL) and the Australia-Vietnam School of English.