1. Is teaching experience necessary?
No, but an interest in teaching is necessary. You will receive training in the theories and practical applications of teaching English for Vietnamese students during your orientation prior to the start of the job. We do encourage individuals with teaching experience and certfications (TEFL, TESOL, CELTA, etc.), English degrees and other relatable skills to apply.
2. Where will I be teaching?
Most placements will be in bilingual schools in Hanoi like Wellspring International Bilingual School, and teaching may be at any grade level, K-12.
3. What will I be doing as a teacher?
You will be employed full time (most likely Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.) with roughly 22 hours per week of in-class time. In addition to teaching, you will be expected to prepare lessons; create a warm and caring environment; track and report student attendance; provide written student evaluations; attend professional development courses; cover classes for absent teachers on occasion; attend meetings, including with parents and the Director of Education; observe other teachers’ classes to exchange ideas; participate in extra-curricular activities; assist in administering placement tests; and other duties assigned by school administration and within your ability. NOTE: Teachers may be asked to teach subjects other than English if qualified (e.g. Math or Science taught in English), in which case a detailed curriculum will be provided.
4. Can I be placed at the same institution/schools as a friend of mine?
Yes. We can work with our partner school to try to facilitate same-school or proximate placements for you. Please give us a note with your application for our information and action accordingly.
5. Can I bring my child or spouse with me when I teach in Vietnam? What about my girlfriend or boyfriend?
Yes, you can bring your child or spouse or your girlfriend/boyfriend to Vietnam as long as he or she is able to obtain all necessary visas. CIEM-EDU will have our staff to support you during your first month in Vietnam. However, our benefits are only provided to the contracted person.
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