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Vietnam is a fascinating and beautiful country to visit. It is better still to stay for a while! ELC works with a number of educational organisations in Vietnam to offer a paid teaching internship working in local primary and high schools.

Highlights and benefits

  • Get to know Vietnam in a way a tourist can not
  • Group arrival & orientation week
  • No experience necessary
  • Paid position with accommodation provided

  • One-semester commitment
  • In-country support network
  • Option to take your TESOL course with ELC in Malaysia

The program

There are two options depending on whether you are already qualified to teach English or if you want to do your TESOL qualification as part of your program

Training & Internship Program

Not TESOL qualified yet?

If you don’t have a TESOL qualification yet, this option enables you to take a 3.5 week face to face TESOL course at our ELC English school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and then fly to Vietnam to complete your internship (one-way flight from Malaysia to Vietnam included). You’ll get to see these two beautiful countries and gain a recognized teaching qualification. The course includes teaching practice with local students so by the time you start your internship you’ll be feeling really confident.

Key facts

Contract Length

4 - 5 months

Start Dates

January and August


Hanoi, Haiphong, Ho Chi Minh City, Ha Long City, Can Tho



  • Airport pickup
  • 4-day orientation with accommodation, meals, tours and phrasebook in Vietnam
  • Transport to placement school
  • Salary of USD$700 per month (net)
  • Completion bonus $700
  • Accommodation included
  • Work permit arranged
  • Welfare & emergency support
  • Academic support

4-week TESOL course in Kuala Lumpur

  • Pre-departure support
  • Airport pickup
  • Accommodation
  • Materials
  • Activities (some at extra cost)
  • One way flight from Kuala Lumpur to Vietnam

Not included

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa & work permit fees
  • Meals & bills during your internship


  • Teaching up to 20 hours face to face per week
  • Non-teaching tasks of up to 15 hours per week (marking, reports etc.).


  • Degree (any subject)
  • Age 21-35
  • Clean police record
  • Sense of adventure

  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Previous travel experience
  • Experience with children
  • Proficient in English (non-native English speakers can be considered but must have advanced English and clear accent)

Thank you for your interest in taking part in a teaching program with ELC.

The Teach Abroad team will be in touch.

Program Enquiry

Do you have a TESOL qualification?