Vietnam TEFL Course

Start Teaching English in Vietnam Through Our Accredited 4 Week In-Person Training & Certification In Ho Chi Minh City With Full Job Placement Assistance

We are now open for enrollment!

Apply now to be offered a spot on an upcoming program:

Our Vietnam TEFL Course includes:

- 150 hour accredited TEFL certificate.

- 4 week in-person TEFL training course.

- 6+ hours teaching real Vietnamese students.

- Visa advice & pre-arrival support.

- A welcoming evening, orientation and city tour.

- Meet up to 15 people in your cohort.

- Ongoing in-country support.

- Full job placement assistance.

4 Week In-Person Training In The Exciting Hub That Is Ho Chi Minh City

Take our 4 weeks in-person classroom training course at our onsite location in Vietnam. Our training equips you with the skills, confidence and practical experience needed to become an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher in Vietnam and countries across the globe.

The Gold Standard of TEFL Education

With 150 hours of total study, 4 weeks of in-person classroom training, 6 hours of observed teaching and teaching experience with real ESL learners, our accredited TEFL course meets the highest standards for a TEFL / TESOL certification.

Courses that meet these criteria are the most highly valued courses among employers in the ESL industry. Our course will set you up for success and help you secure the best teaching English jobs in Vietnam, as well as other countries around the world.

Accredited 150 Hour Classroom Based TEFL Certification

Our training will ensure you become a confident and skillful teacher and are ready for the EFL classroom, whether you've never taught before or are an experienced teacher.

We offer the highest quality training available in Vietnam, and have a great reputation and partnerships with the top schools in Vietnam in order to help you get the best teaching positions throughout the country (and the rest of the world!)

Get Practical Teaching Experience With Vietnamese Learners

As well as requiring teachers to be in-country and interview in-person, schools will often require you to do a demonstration class, also known as a “demo class" before they hire you. This requires you to go into the school and actually teach a class with real students or mock students and be observed by school staff - and it is a big factor in determining whether they will hire you or not. Intimidating, we know!

However, our course will help you feel prepared and do a fantastic job in your demo classes so that you can secure the best teaching jobs in the country.

Actually Teach & Observe Classes With Real Students

We'll send you to our partner English schools so you can teach real classes, with real Vietnamese learners, in a wide range of age groups from kindergarten to adult.

Observations: 6 hours observing experienced ESL teachers conducting lessons with Vietnamese students of varying ages and levels in real schools in Vietnam.

Solo Teaching: 6 teaching hours taught by you to real Vietnamese learners in real schools. You will receive feedback on your teaching so that you can improve your teaching throughout the training.

Peer Teaching: 2 full days of peer teaching where you teach a lesson in front of your classmates, observe each other and get feedback and assessment on your teaching from your trainer.

Course Contents

Cover The Foundations of TEFL

Module 1: Introduction to Teaching ESL

Module 2: Getting to Know Your Learners

Module 3: Foundations of Lesson Planning

Module 4: Giving Effective Instructions

Module 5: Teaching Vocabulary and Pronunciation

Module 6: Teaching Grammar

Module 7: Teaching Listening and Speaking

Module 8: Teaching Reading and Writing

Module 9: Classroom Management

Module 10: Career Readiness

Full Job Placement Assistance

We have a track record of helping hundreds of graduates secure jobs after the course.

After graduation we send out your resume to schools in our network and set you up with interviews to help you secure employment at a school in Vietnam.

Our placement track record is made possible by our quality of training, positive reputation among employers and active network of schools.

We have close relationships and a great reputation with the top schools in Vietnam, plus extensive support during the hiring process, to ensure you are hired by the best possible school.

We know what schools are hiring at any given time, and set up interviews for you with the right schools.

Paid Teaching English Job in Vietnam

Our Job Placement Assistance Process

We’ll conduct a CV workshop to ensure your resume is ready to go, and during the first few days of Week 4, you’ll be greeted by some of Vietnam’s most-established employers at our school presentations while they provide you with more information on what positions they’re hiring for, what they offer, and what it’s like to work with them. This gives you the opportunity to get to know the market and employers in Vietnam.

After you complete the employer presentations, we’ll prepare you for the hiring process and conduct our 1-on-1 job coaching sessions - unique to the Ninja Teacher program! We’ll spend time chatting with you to determine what you’re looking for in a teaching position, and answer any questions that you might have as you prepare to go into the hiring process.

The success of our job placement process happens because of a combination of all the above factors and we’ve helped secure jobs for hundreds of people through this process!

Welcoming Evening. City Tour. Ongoing Events.

Join The Community & Make Lifelong Friends

Connect with your classmates and alumni in our private online community before arrival.

Then join our welcoming dinner with your cohort of up to 16 fellow program attendees so you can make friends, meet our team and sample some of Vietnam’s mouth watering cuisine.

Then we'll take you on a city tour day, to show you some of the top attractions of Ho Chi Minh City, have lunch at a local restaurant, become more familiar and comfortable with your surroundings and further get to know Vietnam, your classmates and our team.

We also host monthly meetups and other events for our alumni.

Accommodation Options

We're based in the center of Ho Chi Minh City which offers hundreds of nearby accommodation options. Once enrolled we'll guide you on how to book short term accommodation options for during the program. The cost of accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City is very affordable and there are many short term housing options that you can choose from while completing the 4 weeks, after which you'll find an apartment in an area you like and based on your job location. We’ll provide real estate agent recommendations and resources for finding an apartment, with many options in the $300 - $500 per month range.

Experience Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City is fast paced and exciting, combining modern city living with the culture and history of the region.

With low living costs and plentiful job opportunities its the perfect place to start or continue your career as an ESL teacher. This is where the TEFL training takes place and our team is located. 

Visa Advice & Pre-Arrival Support

We guide you through the process of securing the necessary documents, legalization / authentication of documents, visas, booking flights, recommending accommodation options for when you arrive and answering all your pre-arrival questions and concerns.

Ongoing In-Country Support

You’ll have access to our team for advice and support throughout the duration of the program and your time teaching in Vietnam. Once you join an in-country program with us you’re part of the Ninja Teacher family and we’re there to support you throughout your time here!

Meet Up To 16 people In Your Cohort

Nobody wants to arrive in a new country all on their own!

One of the benefits our in-country program participants say they love the most is the community we provide. By joining a cohort of up to 16 participants, you will meet likeminded individuals from around the world embarking on the same journey as you and going through the highs, as well as the challenges, of arriving and settling in to a new country together. We have seen hundreds of our members make lifelong friends over the course of the program and their time in Vietnam.

We've also found this to be the optimal maximum program size to ensure each and every person gets personalized attention and support from our team members.

Interview Preparation

We also do a session on interview preparation, to ensure you know what kinds of questions schools will ask you and even give you a chance to do mock interviews with other program attendees.

Personalized Job Consultation

We conduct a 1-on-1 job discussion session with you where we’ll spend time chatting with you to determine what you’re looking for in a teaching position, and answer any questions that you might have as you prepare to go into the hiring process.

Internationally Accredited Course

Our Online TEFL Course and Vietnam TEFL Course have been accredited by ACCREDITAT, an international accreditation body. This means our course has been assessed against internationally recognised standards to demonstrate the competence, impartiality and performance capability of the course. Learn more here.

Supplementary Online Learning Platform

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Program Schedule

Saturday City Tour

The city tour will happen on the Saturday before classroom sessions begin on the Monday.

Week 1

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In week 1, you’ll have a chance to orient yourself to Vietnam and begin thinking about effective teaching practices. You’ll get a chance to learn some Vietnamese and you’ll be sharing your first mini teaching presentations. We’ll talk about different parts of a lesson and how to give instructions. Starting Tuesday afternoon, you’ll have 3 teaching observations. You’ll be given a schedule of your teaching observations.

Week 2

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In week 2, you’ll learn how to present vocabulary and have a chance to practice in front of your peers. You’ll also begin lesson planning for your peer teaching, which will happen at the end of the week. You’ll be placed in one of two groups depending on when your first solo teaching will take place (starting on Friday and over the weekend). You’ll continue to attend teaching observations.

Week 3

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Week 3 will focus on the 4 skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. We’ll also circle back to classroom management. Afternoons will focus on jobs in Vietnam and career readiness along with time for lesson planning for your Solo Teaching practice. You’ll continue to have your solo teaching practices scheduled throughout week 3.

Week 4

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We’re in the final week! This week, we will mainly focus on having a chance to learn more about teaching jobs in Vietnam with school presentations and mock interviews. You’ll also be wrapping up Solo teaching and evaluations. Friday will be our graduation with a celebratory dinner in the evening!

2022 Program Dates

We are open for enrollment!

Apply now to be offered a spot.

2nd July - 30th July

10th September - 7th October

5th November - 2nd December 2022

3rd December 2023 - 17th December 2022
(Special 2 week course)

2023 Program Dates

4th February - 3rd March 2023

More 2023 Program Dates Coming Soon

Places are offered on a first come, first served basis.

What's Included?

4-Week In-Person TEFL Training Course 

150 Hour Accredited TEFL Certificate At Graduation

Access to Facilities at Ninja Teacher Academy 

6 Hours Teaching Vietnamese Students 

6 Hours Observing Experienced Teachers 

2 Days Peer Teaching: Teach & Observe 

Full Job Placement Assistance

Online Portal With Added Content 

Welcome Meet Up & Drinks

Ongoing Events For The Community

Arrival Pack With Bag, T-Shirt & Stationery

City Tour Day - Cultural Sites Visits 

Orientation Day With Classmates 

Connect With Your Cohort of Ninja Teachers 

Pre-Arrival Support & Full Support In Vietnam

Program Tuition

Deposit reserves your place: $500

Final payment due before program start: $997

Total program fee: $1497

Or upgrade from our Online TEFL Course for: $1197

Apply Now - submit an application in order to be offered a spot and reserve your place.

Program Requirements

1) A Bachelors degree in any subject is required by the Vietnamese government. 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? Consider taking our Cambodia TEFL Course operated in conjunction with our partner and teaching in Cambodia. It is one of the only countries in South East Asia that you can legally teach in without a degree.

2) Native English speaker with a passport from either the United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, Australia, South Africa or New Zealand. 

While at Ninja Teacher we believe that anyone can be a good teacher, there is a strong demand for native English speakers in Vietnam which makes it so we cannot ensure placement from those who are not from the above countries, and we are not willing to bring anyone out to Vietnam who we are not 100% confident we can help secure employment. In addition, some of our partner schools where program attendees conduct practical classes only allow native speakers, and this is an essential part of the program.

3) Be fit and healthy as a basic health screening is required to secure a work permit.

Any pre-existing physical or health conditions should be cleared with our enrollment manager.

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

What Some Of Our Ninja Teachers Have To Say...

"I cannot recommend it more because it helped me with literally everything. It teaches you how to be a teacher really even if you've never done it before. All that nervous energy of being in the classroom with foreign students was just completely swept away after doing this course. I met some great friends and all the staff have been so helpful... If you want to be an EFL teacher in Vietnam I think Ninja Teacher is the best way to start! - Ruby, Australia

"Ninja Teacher was the way to go! I felt absolutely supported, loved and encouraged. - Anni, USA

"I did the April TESOL program with Ninja Teacher and I graduated in May. I now have a job and really loving Vietnam! I would say Ninja Teacher was very helpful to me because it taught me all the bases I needed as an ESL teacher, as well as provided a community that was really helpful in starting out living my life here in Vietnam so if you're thinking about coming here definitely check it out!" - Anna, Canada

Apply Now - submit an application in order to be offered a spot and reserve your place.