Vietnam TEFL Program
Start Teaching English In Vietnam Through Our Accredited 4 Week In-Person Training & Certification In Ho Chi Minh City With Guaranteed Job Placement
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 observing experienced teachers in real schools.
- 6 hours teaching English to real ESL learners.
- Visa advice & pre-arrival support.
- A welcoming evening, orientation and city tour.
- Meet up to 14 people in your cohort.
- Ongoing in-country support.
- Full job placement assistance and guaranteed job
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 observing experienced teachers in local schools and 6 hours teaching English to Vietnamese students in real life classrooms, 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 subject teacher.
We offer the highest quality training available in Vietnam, and have a great reputation and partnerships with the top schools 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.
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
Guaranteed Job Placement
Our Vietnam TEFL program comes with full job placement assistance and a job guarantee so you can be sure you'll secure a job after the training.
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, set up interviews for you with the right schools and work with you until you’re hired.
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!
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.
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 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.
Then join our welcoming evening with your cohort of up to 14 fellow program attendees so you can make friends, meet our team and sample some of Vietnam’s mouth watering cuisine.
We also host monthly meetups and other events for our alumni.
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 $350 - $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, it is the perfect place to start or continue your career as an ESL teacher. This is where the TEFL training takes place and where our team is located.
Make Friends With Up To 14 People On Your Course
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 14 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.
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!
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
- Welcome & Communication Methods
- Visa & Work Permit Process
- Required Documents & Legalization
- Visas, Flights & Arrival Steps
- Our Location & Booking Accommodation
- Start-Up Costs
- What to Bring
- Ninja Teacher Community
- Ninja Teacher T-Shirt Size
- Emergency Contact Information
- Pre-Departure Checklist
- Getting to Your Accommodation from the Airport
- Stages of a Reading Lesson
- Reading Skills: What and Why
- Receptive Skills: Task Types
- Additional Reading Activities
- Graphic Organizers
- Listening Skills Overview
- Listening Tasks
- Additional Listening Activities
- Writing Lesson Procedure
- Writing Sub Skills
- Writing: Useful Resources
- Stages of a Speaking lesson
- Encouraging students to talk
- Fluency Activities - Top Tips
- Additional Speaking Activities
Saturday City Tour & Welcoming Evening
These will happen on the Saturday before classroom sessions begin on the Monday.
In week 1, you’ll have a chance to orient yourself to Vietnam and begin thinking about effective teaching practices and your Ninja teaching persona. We'll start considering the context of teaching in Vietnam and Vietnamese learners as well as learning about lesson planning and lesson objectives. Starting Tuesday afternoon, you’ll have 3 teaching observations. You’ll be given a schedule of your teaching observations which are in the evenings and some weekends days.
In week 2, you’ll learn more about classroom management as well as how to analyse and teach language (vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation). You'll build confidence through practical activities where you teach newly learned skills to your peers. You’ll also begin assisted lesson planning (ALP) for your solo teaching practices (starting on Friday and over the weekend). You’ll continue to attend teaching observations.
Week 3 will focus on the 4 skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. We’ll continue circling back to classroom management as well as looking at different teaching and learning resources. You’ll continue to have ALP for your solo teaching practices (scheduled throughout week 3 and over the weekend.)
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 and making an action plan for your continuing professional development. By the end of this week you'll be ready to start your first teaching job and we will begin connecting you with schools for placements. Friday will be our graduation with a celebratory dinner in the evening!
2023 Program Dates
4th February - 3rd March 2023
11th March - 7th April 2023
15th April - 16th May 2023
SPOTS FILLING FAST
20th May - 16th June 2023
SPOTS FILLING FAST
24th June - 21 July 2023
SPOTS FILLING FAST
22nd July - 18th August 2023
SPOTS FILLING FAST
9th September - 6th October 2023
PROGRAM NEARLY FULL
14th October - 10th November 2023
18th November - 15th December 2023
Places are offered on a first come, first served basis. We recommend applying several months in advance in order to have time to prepare pre-departure items and avoid disappointment with programs filling up.
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
Full Job Placement Assistance & Guaranteed Job
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
Deposit reserves your place: $500
Final payment due before program start: $997
Total Program Tuition: $1497
Or upgrade from our Online TEFL Course for only: $1147
A special discount is offered to those who have previously completed a TEFL certification through another reputable TEFL company. Apply now to find out if you're eligible.
Apply Now - submit an application in order to be offered a spot and reserve your place.
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.
2) Native English speaker with a passport from either the United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, Australia 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. 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