Vietnam Fast Track

In-Country Orientation, Teaching Practice With Vietnamese Students And Job Placement In Vietnam.

An add-on program for an already completed 120 hour or more TEFL certification.

Our Vietnam Fast Track includes pre-arrival and in-country support, practical teaching hours with real Vietnamese students, and job placement assistance in Vietnam. You don't have to have it all figured out - we're here to support you and make your transition to teaching and living here as smooth as possible!

Let Us Help You Start Teaching English In Vietnam

With the release of our 120 Hour Online TEFL Course that can be completed remotely at your own pace we saw that our graduates wanted a chance to practice teaching real students before diving into the job hunt.

They also wanted to move to Vietnam and start teaching after obtaining their TEFL and get help with finding a job.

Therefore, we developed the Ninja Teacher Fast Track program!

Whether you took your TEFL through us or you already have one that meets our standards, this program is for you if want assistance moving to and starting to teach in Vietnam!

Full Job Placement Assistance: We Help You Secure A Teaching Job In Vietnam

Paid Teaching English Job in Vietnam

With your online TEFL course plus classroom experience from your practical classes you'll have the confidence to step into to a interview demonstration class to secure employment in a paid position in Vietnam. 

We have close relationships and a great reputation with the top schools in Vietnam, plus extensive support during the hiring process, to ensure you get a shot at the best jobs out there.

Living costs are also extremely low in Vietnam, about $600 - $800 per month, so you'll be able to live a fantastic lifestyle.

What's Included?

Pre-arrival support

Including visa and document authentication guidance. All your questions will be answered so you can arrive confidently here in Ho Chi Minh City.

Exclusive Ninja Teacher community events

Network and make friends, including our monthly rooftop meet ups and a walking tour of some of the major sites in HCMC.

Lesson planning support

Come in to Ninja Teacher Academy and get help with your lesson plans in preparation for solo teaching, and for demo lessons during the hiring process.

2 hours observations

Sit in on an experienced teacher's class with real Vietnamese students so you can see a class in action before taking the reigns. Plus, another observation to watch on video to take away more tips from a Ninja Teacher alumni's classroom.

4 hours practical teaching

Teach real Vietnamese students to help hone your teaching skills before you begin the job searching process.

Presentations from employers

Some of Vietnam's most established schools who are looking to hire new teaching candidates come in to present at Ninja Teacher Academy so you can learn more about what's on offer from schools. These are just a few of the schools in our large network of employers.

1-on-1 in-person job coaching

So we can determine your priorities in a position and evaluate what companies are the best fit for you.

Applications submitted directly to employers

We send your CV to employers across Vietnam to help you set up interviews, demo lessons, and to secure teaching contract(s).

Ongoing assistance in Vietnam

Access to the Ninja Teacher Alumni network with expat resources, exclusive job leads, and networking opportunities.

Assistance With Finding Accommodation

We’ll help you find and book accommodation in the ideal location and based on your budget.



Week 1
Monday & Tuesday: Presentations from schools and employers
Thursday: Lesson planning support session
First observation scheduled during the week

Solo teaching begins
Saturday night: Welcome night social meet-up with trainees, Ninja team, and alumni
Sunday: City tour

Week 2
Complete solo teaching
1-on-1 job coaching & begin job interviews

2021 Program Dates

- 15th March

- 12th April

- 10th May

- 7th June

- 5th July

- 2nd August

- 30th August

- 27th September

- 25th October

- 22nd November

Spots are limited so act soon to reserve your space to start your teaching career in Vietnam.

Current Travel Restrictions

With Vietnam's fantastic response to Covid-19, schools have reopened, are running as usual and hiring new teachers.

However, Vietnam has not made an announcement yet regarding the reopening of the borders for foreign nationals (after putting temporary travel restrictions in place at the start of April).

Therefore enrollment on our in-person programs is currently suspended until travel restrictions to Vietnam are lifted.

If you'd like us to keep you informed in regards to pertinent information about travel to Vietnam you may get in touch with us here.

Program Fee

For our online TEFL graduates: $497

For those with another eligible TEFL: $597

To apply click Get Started and get in touch with our team.

Foreign Expert Visa Option

We are also currently offering the option to book onto the Fast Track program with the goal of entering Vietnam on the Foreign Experts list (before borders reopen). If you're looking to arrive as soon as possible, this is a great option.

We will assist you with job searching digitally, and will attempt to get you hired by one of the companies sponsoring teachers to enter on the Foreign Experts list with government approval. If approved, we'll support you through the complicated process of getting to Vietnam, and will provide you with in-person support and practical teaching hours upon arrival.

If you choose this route and are unsuccessful in being hired and/or approved on the entry list, you will retain your enrollment for an in-person scheduled program as soon as borders reopen and entry into Vietnam is possible. (While we will aim to try our best to get you here as quickly as possible, hiring decisions are ultimately up to the schools and there are many moving parts to get onto the entry list. You will want to retain a degree of flexibility if following this route.)

For more information about the Foreign Expert Approval process watch the following video:


1) Completed 120 hour or more TEFL certification.

We recommend the Ninja Teacher Academy Online TEFL Course, alternatively a fully classroom based 4 week TEFL course OR an online TEFL certification which will first needed to be vetted due to varying degrees of quality of online training and some certificates not being accepted by the Vietnamese government.

2) Completed a bachelor's degree in any subject.

This is required by the Vietnamese government to obtain a work permit and work legally.

The degree can be of any major as long as it is a full bachelors degree from an English speaking university / college.

Don't have a degree? Inquire for details of our practical teaching and job placement option through our partner in Cambodia. Cambodia is the only country in Asia where one can legally teach without a degree.

3) Native English Speaker from either the United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa. 

4) Be fit and healthy. Any pre-existing physical or health conditions should be cleared with our enrollment manager.

5) Able to obtain a clean criminal background check from home country (some exceptions may apply.)

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