Want to Teach English in Vietnam?

  
  • All is well in Vietnam! I feel these past few weeks have been a wonderful experience! Compared to my last job, it seems like an extended vacation; the TESOL certification program and the current teaching experience in Vietnam now. There is much satisfaction to be gained when working with students.

    Thanh

    Vietnam

    LanguageCorps Programs in Vietnam

    Vietnam possesses one of the world's fastest-growing economies, yet it is home to some of Asia's most beautiful scenery. Divine beaches dot the coast, while inland the soaring mountains are often cloaked by dense, misty forests. The Vietnamese people are hard working and industrious, and at the same time strikingly friendly and optimistic. Demand for English teachers remains consistently strong, and program participants are regularly placed in paid teaching jobs in Vietnam.

    Teaching English in Vietnam is not only incredibly rewarding, it's fun too!

    Training & Certification

    LanguageCorps offers the following Programs in Vietnam:

    The TESOL Certification Program Fee in Vietnam is US$1,750

    The TESOL Plus Program Fee in Vietnam is US$2,200

    The Volunteer Program Fee in Vietnam is US$2,595

    The Volunteer Plus Program Fee in Vietnam is US$2,895

    The following are not included:

    • Round-trip airfare to host country, and/or Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    • Personal expenses (meals, entertainment, local transport, living expenses, and personal shopping)
    • "Upfront" costs following the training period, such as apartment security deposits and first month's rent
    • Visa costs and fees

    Note: To ensure placement in the program you desire, we advise applying two to six months prior to your intended start date. Late placements are sometimes possible; please contact us immediately if you are applying less than two months before your desired start date.

    Are you ready to teach English in Vietnam? Email, call, or write us for more information - or apply now. Learn. Teach. Explore. Travel. Give Back. Get paid to teach English in Vietnam.

  • Vietnam Start Dates

    To ensure placement in the program you desire, we advise applying two to six months prior to your intended start date. Late placements are sometimes possible; please contact us immediately if you are applying less than two months before your desired start date.

    The application is available here.

  • Language Corps has done so much for us since we have been here. Thanksgiving was a great reminder of how lucky we are. Although we weren't home, we were still able to spend it with family. I truly want to thank you for such an amazing experience. We all agree that our time would be very different if we had come to Vietnam through a different program or with a different group.

    Lauren

    Vietnam

    Country Overview

    LanguageCorps' programs are the ideal way to maximize the impact of your stay in this unique country - a land that overwhelms most visitors with the sublime beauty of its natural settings from the Red River Delta in the north to the Mekong Delta in the south.

    Vietnam offers an opportunity to see a country of traditional charm and rare beauty rapidly opening up to the outside world. This thriving nation possesses one of the world's fastest-growing economies, yet it is home to some of Asia's most beautiful scenery. Divine beaches dot the coast, while inland the soaring mountains are often cloaked by dense, misty forests. Mirroring the country as a whole, the Vietnamese people are hard working and industrious, and at the same time strikingly friendly and optimistic.

    Ho Chi Minh City is the heart and soul of Vietnam. It's a bustling, dynamic and industrious centre, the largest city in the country, the economic capital, and the cultural trendsetter. Yet within the teeming metropolis are the timeless traditions and beauty of an ancient culture.

    This is a city that churns, ferments, bubbles and fumes. The streets, where much of the city's life takes place, are a jumble of markets, shops, pavement cafes, stands-on-wheels and vendors selling wares spread out on sidewalks. It's impossible not to be infected by its exhilarating vibe: its vibrant, wildly energetic combination of native heritage, French cultural influence, and Western capitalism. Still referred to as \"Saigon\" today, HCM City is the hub of financial activity and is the largest and most developed city in Vietnam. There you will witness a mix of the old and new where modern skyscrapers are juxtaposed with fading colonial buildings, Chinese-style pagodas, and historical landmarks such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Post Office and the Reunification Hall.

    Ho Chi Minh City has a vibrant nightlife with many local and Western bars and cafes concentrated in the city center. The city is also the culinary capital of Vietnam. You can sample a variety of foods ranging from Vietnamese regional specialties to international cuisine. The best Vietnamese, French, and Chinese restaurants in Vietnam are found in HCM City.

    While working in Vietnam, you should absolutely tour the countryside and visit the beaches and islands. The landscape surrounding HCM City is lush with greenery, while wide sandy beaches and breath-taking islands are within easy drives.

    Farther north, mountains and sea - often with little or nothing in between - dominate the landscape. The cool highlands conceal the Phong Nha caverns and the mind-boggling mountain passes of Ngang and Hai Van. The Red River Delta, where the ancient Viet people settled, is surrounded by yet more mountains scattered with grottos, waterfalls, mountain lakes, and diverse ethnic groups like the H'mong, Dao, and Hoa. Dien Bien Phu, Fansipan Mountain, and the uniquely lovely Halong Bay are sites not to be missed.

    The south has two seasons: the wet (May to November, wettest from June to August) and the dry (December to April). During the wet season, there are heavy but short-lived downpours almost daily, usually in the afternoon. Wet season daily highs are around 31�C / 88�F. The dry season begins \"cool\" (in January the overnight lows are about 21�C / 70�F), though late February through May are the hottest months. Things cool down slightly when the wet season begins.

    Being only 10.5� north of the equator and 5m-10m above sea level, Ho Chi Minh City has a tropical climate. Temperatures vary little with the seasons, averaging 26�C / 79�F in January and 28�C / 82�F in July. Average humidity is 80%, and annual rainfall averages 1979mm. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Ho Chi Minh City was 14�C / 57�F.

    In the North, the rainy season ends in September, and there are four distinct seasons. Daily averages in Hanoi vary from around 20�C / 68�F in mid-winter to around 28�C / 82�F. in mid-summer.

  • The lifestyle for teachers here isn't just comfortable - it's fantastic: there's a good social life, great restaurants, an extensive expat community and you can do it all as cheaply or expensively as you choose... I'm having an amazing experience here in Vietnam. For the past few months I have cut back my teaching to the weekends only... I've also been lucky enough to get involved in a programme working with some of HCMC's street kids which has been eye-opening, frustrating, and immensely rewarding.

    Julie

    Vietnam

    Job Prospects & Pay

    An average workweek is usually 25-30 hours, including class time and preparation. Most language centers have weekday classes in the evening, while classes typically run all day on the weekends. A typical teaching day consists of two or three lessons and then planning time.

    Typical wages for LanguageCorps teachers range from US$1000-$1500/month. Benefits vary greatly from school to school. (Salaries are always paid in dong and are usually paid at the end of the month.) Quite often, if a Teacher stays for one year, the school will pay for the airfare to another destination or will give a bonus. As you would expect, the larger cities have higher living costs, but pay rates are also higher.

    Most Teachers take jobs at language centers, although some public schools can now afford to hire LanguageCorps-quality Teachers. Local living expenses are low: about US$500-700/month. Most LanguageCorps Teachers can earn enough to live very comfortably, enjoy local entertainment and restaurants and travel to local attractions.

    We guarantee LanguageCorps Flagship Program participants job placement in the primary focus area in and around Ho Chi Minh City. While we do not guarantee job placement if you choose to go outside the primary focus area, our teachers, with our assistance, have been very successful finding multiple opportunities. However, this process may take longer, and may require additional out of pocket expenses on your part. includePay('Vietnam', 'Summary');

  • I wanted to let you know that my teaching experience and TESOL certificate helped me get work in NYC! I just got a position as an Assistant Editor at a major educational publisher in their Reading textbooks department. The editor who interviewed me loved the fact that I had both teaching experience and the TESOL because it will be especially helpful when editing the Teacher's Editions (also, their textbooks are expanding their ESL sections). This extra experience allowed me to start out in a higher position than I would ordinarily have been able to with no prior experience in publishing. So thanks LanguageCorps!

    Adam

    Vietnam

    Day-to-Day Living

    Food & Clothing

    Vietnamese cuisine differs strikingly between the north, south, and central regions, but two key features stand out.

    First, rice plays an essential role in the nation's diet as it does throughout Southeast Asia. But this is also a noodle-crazy population, regularly downing them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in homes, restaurants and at roadside stands. Noodles are eaten wet and dry, in soup or beside soup, and are made in different shapes and thicknesses.

    Second, no meal is complete without fresh vegetables and herbs. A key portion of every meal, north, south and central, is a platter containing cucumbers, bean threads, slices of hot pepper, and sprigs of basil, coriander, mint and a number of Southeast Asian herbs. A typical meal ranges $2-4 US dollars.

    Vietnamese food is always fresh: ingredients are purchased from the market the same morning. The abundant fresh fish, lobster, crabs, and cuttlefish will leave seafood fans dreading the return home.

    Among carnivores, fish, chicken, or pork dishes, served with cooked vegetables and rice, form a typical meal. The dishes themselves are rarely spicy, and are accompanied by a variety of condiments including chili sauce, fish sauce ('nuoc mam'), and soy sauce. Vegetarians rejoice in Vietnam, as well. Due to a strong Buddhist tradition, vegetarian food is widely available. Fresh vegetables and fruits are in abundant supply, as are vegetarian restaurants.

    Expect to try \"pho\", a type of rice noodle soup eaten for breakfast; \"cha gio\" (\"nem\"), deep-fried spring rolls; and \"goi ngo sen\", a delicious salad made with lotus stems, shrimp, and peanuts.

    Ho Chi Minh City also has a wide array of Western cuisine. Although they tend to be a bit more expensive, it's not difficult to find French, Italian, German and American restaurants. There are also a bevy of Thai, Indian and Chinese dining establishments.

    Chopsticks are standard, especially with noodles or rice. Western utensils are nearly always available, however, and are commonly provided with international fare.

    Participants are responsible for their own meals.

    Light, comfortable, easy to launder clothing in natural fabrics such as cotton suits Vietnam well. Good walking shoes and sandals that can be easily slipped off are recommended, as shoes are removed when entering temples and homes. No need to over pack, as high-quality clothes are strikingly cheap, while inexpensive laundry service is generally available wherever you go.

    Vietnamese people are quite conscientious of their dress. The nationwide stress on maintaining a neat and clean appearance creates a marked disparity with some Western visitors. For instance, Vietnamese would never dream of wearing dirty clothes while traveling, and visible tattoos and piercings are frowned upon.

    Dress codes while teaching range from Western \"Business Casual\" to \"Sport Casual\" (track pants and short-sleeved shirts) to \"Traditional,\" which could include a locally handmade, ornately decorated silk shirt that is somehow more comfortable in the heat than anything else you own.

    When working, LanguageCorps Teachers are expected to adhere to the local working culture and ideas of professionalism. \"Casually smart\" attire means that women should cover their shoulders (sleeveless shirts are acceptable, but very thin straps or tank tops are not). No low-cut necklines or very short skirts. Bare midriffs must not be visible, even when lifting arms up. Open-toed shoes are acceptable.

    Men should wear long pants (not jeans), short- or long-sleeved shirt with a collar (possibly with a tie), and loafers or dress shoes. Sandals and tennis shoes are not acceptable when teaching. Long hair should be neatly tied into a ponytail.

    Housing & Communication

    During training, LanguageCorps TESOL Plus, Flagship and Volunteer Program participants stay in private rooms in small boutique hotels very close to the Training Center. Rooms typically have air-conditioning, a private bath, and are clean and nicely furnished.

    For Flagship Program participants, if necessary, housing will be provided for an additional week following training, after which time you should have secured a job, and you will be responsible for paying for your housing. If you have not secured a job in the primary service area by this time, and are seriously pursuing all job leads, housing may be continued at the Corps Advocates' discretion. Once your job assignment is secured, the Corps Advocate and hiring school will assist you in locating a local apartment near the hiring school.

    Typical apartments are small, but most are comfortable and stylish, with air conditioning and Western appliances. Houses usually have 3-4 bedrooms that you can share with roommates. Often, a one month security deposit and the first month's rent is required at the time of rental.

    An international cell phone will be available to all program participants ($75 fee for lost phone). LanguageCorps Flagship Program participants are provided with a cell phone for the duration of their time in Vietnam, including a SIM chip for Vietnamese and international calling, and initial pre-paid phone minutes.

    You will be given access to the Internet at the Training Center during training. Most hiring schools have internet access available to teachers during school hours. Public internet cafes are also available. They usually charge about US$1.00 per hour.

  • Language Corps has done so much for us since we have been here. Thanksgiving was a great reminder of how lucky we are. Although we weren't home, we were still able to spend it with family. I truly want to thank you for such an amazing experience. We all agree that our time would be very different if we had come to Vietnam through a different program or with a different group.

    Lauren

    Vietnam

    Excursions

    For LanguageCorps, excursions are not just a leisure activity - they are an integral part of developing a true understanding of the character and beauty of your host country and its surrounding area. We balance the intensive classroom work and practice teaching with a series of excursions that occur throughout your training and your time in Vietnam.

    Most LanguageCorps programs offered in Vietnam include an initial welcome tour of Phnom Penh during your arrival weekend. All programs include a 3-day excursion to Angkor Wat in Cambodia following the first week of the program. This has been our most popular excursion by far - wander through ruins of the largest religious building area in the world where temples range in condition from moderately restored to jungle encrusted. The excursion includes time for a visit to a near-by waterfall to cool off, relax and enjoy. This trip creates memories that will be treasured forever! A second weekend excursion is included to the beautiful beaches of Sihanoukville in Cambodia. Here you will have a chance to relax, swim, and enjoy some good food before traveling with the group to Ho Chi Minh City for the rest of the training program.In addition, during the year, staff and teachers often get together to plan excursions around the area. These trips are reasonably priced and often include the following:Scuba diving in Ranong, ThailandRocket festival and kayak trip in LaosSongkran water festival in Pattaya, ThailandFire and ball festival in LaosChristmas and New Years party in Pattay, ThailandClick here for more information on the LanguageCorps Asia Travel ProgramThings to See & Do in & around Ho Chi Minh CityThe Vietnam (American) War is a topic that still fascinates foreigners, and many of Ho Chi Minh City's tourist attractions focus on this interest. In central Saigon, the most intriguing sites for war buffs include the War Remnants Museum and Reunification Palace.

    If you'd rather pursue the topic of religion, be sure to check out the Giac Lam Pagoda, Jade Emperor Pagoda and Vinh Nghiem Pagoda. A day-long excursion to Tay Ninh is required to visit the incredible Caodai Great Temple. Another worthwhile excursion is to the One Pillar Pagoda.

    Boat trips on the Saigon River are always a great way to take refuge from the urban pandemonium. Further afield, beach buffs are sure to appreciate either beauty of Mui Ne or the tranquility of Phu Quoc.

    There are lots of day trip opportunities and fun things to do near Ho Chi Minh City. If you like waterparks, the city suburbs boast three! History buffs might enjoy the Cu Chi Tunnels, the Viet Cong's secret underground supply houses and passageways. Visitors can tour the tunnels, the war history museum and even get to fire M-16s or AK-47s. Can Gio, an island located where the Saigon River meets the sea, boasts a beach, a mangrove park with plenty of monkeys, as well as a market and temple.

  • All is well in Vietnam! I feel these past few weeks have been a wonderful experience! Compared to my last job, it seems like an extended vacation; the TESOL certification program and the current teaching experience in Vietnam now. There is much satisfaction to be gained when working with students.

    Thanh

    Vietnam

    Travel Resources

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  • I wanted to let you know that my teaching experience and TESOL certificate helped me get work in NYC! I just got a position as an Assistant Editor at a major educational publisher in their Reading textbooks department. The editor who interviewed me loved the fact that I had both teaching experience and the TESOL because it will be especially helpful when editing the Teacher's Editions (also, their textbooks are expanding their ESL sections). This extra experience allowed me to start out in a higher position than I would ordinarily have been able to with no prior experience in publishing. So thanks LanguageCorps!

    Adam

    Vietnam

    Frequently Asked Questions

    LanguageCorps Programs

    What are the fees for LanguageCorps Programs? What do those fees cover?

    LanguageCorps offers a TESOL Certification Program with program fees that range from approximately US$1395-2295. We offer our TESOL Certification Programs in Europe, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. The program is an intensive and thorough 4-week course of classroom training and practice teaching, leading to a TESOL Certificate which is internationally recognized. As part of all TESOL Certification Programs, you will receive job search assistance, and in all locations, most people who are persistent and flexible are successful in finding teaching positions.

    In Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Ecuador and Mexico, we also offer the TESOL Plus Program. This combines the 4-week TESOL certification course and job placement assistance, with a more comprehensive set of support services including accommodations and travel insurance. The TESOL Plus program fee is US$2345-2995 depending on location.

    The fee for our Short-term Volunteer/Volunteer Plus Program (available in Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam) is US$2595-2695 for eight weeks. These programs include abbreviated TESOL training or full TESOL certification, accommodations, placement in a volunteer (unpaid) teaching position, cell phone, medical insurance, visas, excursions, and local support while in country.

    Our Online TEFL (TESOL) Certification Program includes a full 150 hour certification course (including 20 hours of teaching practicum). This program is designed to be flexible enough for full time students or working professionals, while still ensuring a rigorous training. The program fee for our Online TEFL Certification Program is US$[Online fee].

    For all Programs we require a deposit of US$500 ($300 for the Online TEFL Certification Program) to reserve your scheduled start date. This deposit is deducted from the total program fee. Due to enrollment constraints, deposits received within 60 days of a program start date are non-refundable. Deposits received within 61-90 days of a program start date are refundable for 3 business days after receipt (minus a $25 processing fee), after which they are non-refundable. Deposits received 91 or more days before a program start date are refundable for 10 business days after receipt (minus a $25 processing fee) after which they are non-refundable. The balance of the program fee is payable four weeks prior to your scheduled start date.

    Are there other costs in addition to the Program fee?

    You must provide for your own travel from your home to your arrival point and for your own travel back home at the end of your teaching assignment. (NOTE: Some hiring schools may offer partial or full reimbursement of airfare costs as part of your overall compensation.)

    In some teaching assignments, you may have accommodations, and/or free access to dining facilities, as part of your compensation. But more commonly, you will have to pay for your own food and rent. In addition, an apartment you select may require additional "up-front" payments such as security deposits and fist-month's rent. As in all walks of life, be sure to have enough funds to get through to your first monthly paycheck!

    You will need to pay for your food during the program, although in some countries a home stay is an option, which typically includes two meals per day. Of course, you will have to pay for any personal items and services (cleaning, laundry, etc.) you may want, and for your own entertainment, vacation or leisure travel, gifts or other personal shopping.

    How does LanguageCorps help me find a teaching assignment?

    During your in-country training program, the local staff will begin working with you to develop a CV and contact schools. For TESOL Certification and TESOL Plus Program participants, you will be given job search assistance and the names of schools to contact. In all locations, job placements for those who are serious and flexible have been very successful.

    For Online course participants, centralized placement support can assist you in determining the overseas location that best meets your goals and qualifications and you will have access to our world-wide directory of more than 8,000 ESL schools.

    Given the high caliber reputation of our LanguageCorps teachers, our staff's knowledge of and experience with local EFL teaching opportunities and our focus on job placement, we are confident that by the time you complete your certification / orientation or soon thereafter you will have received at least one, and usually more than one, offer(s) for a paid EFL teaching assignment. Our staff can also assist with the oftentimes complicated contract negotiations, to ensure our teachers receive the maximum benefits and pay they are qualified for.

    Sometimes a teacher will work in two or more part-time positions instead of one full-time position, or may elect to supplement their primary job with side work such as tutoring.

    LanguageCorps does not offer guaranteed job placement, however, our participants have been very successful with job placement in all locations.

  • I wanted to let you know that my teaching experience and TESOL certificate helped me get work in NYC! I just got a position as an Assistant Editor at a major educational publisher in their Reading textbooks department. The editor who interviewed me loved the fact that I had both teaching experience and the TESOL because it will be especially helpful when editing the Teacher's Editions (also, their textbooks are expanding their ESL sections). This extra experience allowed me to start out in a higher position than I would ordinarily have been able to with no prior experience in publishing. So thanks LanguageCorps!

    Adam

    Vietnam

    TESOL Certification Program, Vietnam

    All Asia programs (Cambodia, China, Thailand, and Vietnam) feature the same TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Certification course and training methodology. Click here for details of the TESOL certification. All Vietnam programs include initial training at our facility in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; transportation from Phnom Penh to Vietnam; and in-country training at our facility in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

    The TESOL Certification Program combines TESOL certification with a streamlined set of support services.

    The TESOL Certification Program Fee in Vietnam is US$1,750

    The following are not included:

    • Round-trip airfare to host country, and/or Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    • Personal expenses (meals, entertainment, local transport, living expenses, and personal shopping)
    • "Upfront" costs following the training period, such as apartment security deposits and first month's rent
    • Visa costs and fees

    Note: To ensure placement in the program you desire, we advise applying two to six months prior to your intended start date. Late placements are sometimes possible; please contact us immediately if you are applying less than two months before your desired start date.

  • The lifestyle for teachers here isn't just comfortable - it's fantastic: there's a good social life, great restaurants, an extensive expat community and you can do it all as cheaply or expensively as you choose... I'm having an amazing experience here in Vietnam. For the past few months I have cut back my teaching to the weekends only... I've also been lucky enough to get involved in a programme working with some of HCMC's street kids which has been eye-opening, frustrating, and immensely rewarding.

    Julie

    Vietnam

    TESOL Plus Program, Vietnam

    All Asia programs (Cambodia, China, Thailand, and Vietnam) feature the same TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Certification course and training methodology. Click here for details of the TESOL certification. All Vietnam programs include initial training at our facility in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; transportation from Phnom Penh to Vietnam; and in-country training at our facility in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

    The TESOL Plus Program combines TESOL certification with a more comprehensive set of support services including accommodations and basic insurance.

    The TESOL Plus Program Fee in Vietnam is US$2,200

    The following are not included:

    • Round-trip airfare to host country, and/or Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    • Personal expenses (meals, entertainment, local transport, living expenses, and personal shopping)
    • "Upfront" costs following the training period, such as apartment security deposits and first month's rent
    • Visa costs and fees

    Note: To ensure placement in the program you desire, we advise applying two to six months prior to your intended start date. Late placements are sometimes possible; please contact us immediately if you are applying less than two months before your desired start date.

  • I wanted to let you know that my teaching experience and TESOL certificate helped me get work in NYC! I just got a position as an Assistant Editor at a major educational publisher in their Reading textbooks department. The editor who interviewed me loved the fact that I had both teaching experience and the TESOL because it will be especially helpful when editing the Teacher's Editions (also, their textbooks are expanding their ESL sections). This extra experience allowed me to start out in a higher position than I would ordinarily have been able to with no prior experience in publishing. So thanks LanguageCorps!

    Adam

    Vietnam

    Volunteer Program, Vietnam

    Our Volunteer Program has been carefully crafted to ensure that your experience is as rewarding and enjoyable as possible - for you, and for your students. The eight week program includes:Two weeks of abbreviated TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) training at our training center in Phnom Penh, CambodiaSix weeks teaching and changing lives at one of the LanguageCorps' partner orphanages or schoolsTraining in basic Vietnamese language and cultural traditionsTeaching assignments will be at a LanguageCorps affiliated orphanage or school, where you will be working with children or young adults. Most of the students are fifteen or younger, and are eager for the opportunity to learn English - which they may then leverage into jobs as English teachers, working in Tourism, or other professions such as computer science.

    The Volunteer Program Fee in Vietnam is US$2,595

    You can extend the length of your stay for an additional $150 per week (including accommodations, insurance and other support services described above).

    The Volunteer Plus option allows you to obtain your TESOL certification by participating in our full four-week TESOL Certification course. Click here for a description of the LanguageCorps TESOL Certification course. The Volunteer Plus Program fee in Vietnam is US$2,895.

    The following are not included:

    • Round-trip airfare to host country, and/or Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    • Personal expenses (meals, entertainment, local transport, living expenses, and personal shopping)
    • "Upfront" costs following the training period, such as apartment security deposits and first month's rent
    • Visa costs and fees

    Note: To ensure placement in the program you desire, we advise applying two to six months prior to your intended start date. Late placements are sometimes possible; please contact us immediately if you are applying less than two months before your desired start date.

  • Language Corps has done so much for us since we have been here. Thanksgiving was a great reminder of how lucky we are. Although we weren't home, we were still able to spend it with family. I truly want to thank you for such an amazing experience. We all agree that our time would be very different if we had come to Vietnam through a different program or with a different group.

    Lauren

    Vietnam

    Volunteer Plus Program, Vietnam

    Our Volunteer Program has been carefully crafted to ensure that your experience is as rewarding and enjoyable as possible - for you, and for your students. The eight week program includes:

    • Our 4-week TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) training and certification course (the first two weeks are conducted at our training center in Phnom Penh, Cambodia)
    • Four weeks teaching and changing lives at one of the LanguageCorps' partner orphanages or schools
    • Training in basic Vietnamese language and cultural traditions

    Teaching assignments will be at a LanguageCorps affiliated orphanage or school, where you will be working with children or young adults. Most of the students are fifteen or younger, and are eager for the opportunity to learn English - which they may then leverage into jobs as English teachers, working in Tourism, or other professions such as computer science.

    The Volunteer Plus Program Fee in Vietnam is US$2,895

    You can extend the length of your stay for an additional $150 per week (including accommodations, insurance and other support services described above).

    The following are not included:

    • Round-trip airfare to host country, and/or Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    • Personal expenses (meals, entertainment, local transport, living expenses, and personal shopping)
    • "Upfront" costs following the training period, such as apartment security deposits and first month's rent
    • Visa costs and fees

    Note: To ensure placement in the program you desire, we advise applying two to six months prior to your intended start date. Late placements are sometimes possible; please contact us immediately if you are applying less than two months before your desired start date.