Location
  • Vietnam
    • Hanoi
    • Ho Chi Minh City
Length
52+ weeks
Classroom Audience
Pre-School Elementary Middle School High School Adults

Program Details

Job Type
Government
Classroom Audience
Pre-School Elementary Middle School High School Adults
Housing
Apartment
Age Min.
20
Age Max
40

Pricing

Salary / Benefits
First time teachers can expect to earn a generous salary of around ยฃ1100 per month for just 20 hours teaching per week. Many locations provide a housing allowance, so that your rent is covered for the duration of your placement. You work permit, in country visa & medical insurance is all covered by the school.

We have a mix of public school positions and private language centres which span the entire length of Vietnam, meaning we have many locations to choose from!

Vietnam has always been an incredibly popular place to teach English; with cost of living being even lower than even the likes of Thailand, you can expect to live very comfortably as well as saving up each month!
Starting Price
790
Price Details
- Fully accredited 120 Hour Online TEFL Course - completed before you arrive in Vietnam ๐ŸŽ“
- 1 week orientation with free accommodation ๐Ÿ 
- 24/7 support from your coordinator before and after arrival in Vietnam ๐Ÿค
- Assistance with criminal record check, visa process and authentication of documents ๐Ÿ›‚
- Teaching placement in vetted public schools ๐Ÿซ
- ยฃ1100 - ยฃ1300 month salary ๐Ÿ’ฐ
- Private group chat with 40+ other applicants heading out at the same time as you! ๐Ÿ“ฑ
- TFT's Survival Guide to Vietnam ๐Ÿ“˜
What's Included
Some Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Some Meals SIM cards Transportation Visa
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance
Mar 25, 2024
Feb 25, 2024
14 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Our Teach English in Vietnam Programme is the perfect gateway for graduates keen on exploring a unique lifestyle!

We provide extensive support and training to ensure a smooth transition for your move. Diverging from the generic, we've tailored an authentic voyage for you to see Vietnam, amidst the vibrant culture of Hanoi and the dynamic pace of HCMC.

๐ŸŽ“ - TFT's fully accredited 120 Hour Online TEFL Course
๐Ÿ  - 1 week orientation/teacher training with free accommodation
๐Ÿค - 24/7 support from your coordinator before and after arrival in Vietnam
๐Ÿ›‚ - Expert guidance with criminal record check, visa process and authentication of documents
๐Ÿซ - Teaching placement in vetted public schools
๐Ÿ’ฐ - ยฃ1000 - ยฃ1300 month salary
๐Ÿ“ฑ - Private group chat with 40+ other TFT applicants heading out at the same time as you!
๐Ÿ“˜ - TFT's Survival Guide to Vietnam
๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ - TFT's Lesson Plan Library

Join us today for an unforgettable experience with TFT on the best Vietnam program available!

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

At The Fewer Things, our commitment is steadfast: to foster an environment where every individual feels seen and heard. As we navigate opportunities across Asia, we emphasize the importance of understanding and appreciating the distinct narratives and experiences of the BIPOC community. Whether it's teaching, cultural immersion, or volunteering, we ensure that people of color not only have a seat at the table but are also integral to our mission's success. With The Fewer Things, you're not just joining a program โ€” you're becoming part of a community that values diversity at its core.

LGBTQIA+ Support

At The Fewer Things, we prioritize a culture of inclusivity. Our operations across Asia are rooted in recognizing and respecting the unique identities and experiences of all participants. We believe in offering opportunities without boundaries, ensuring everyoneโ€”regardless of race, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or abilityโ€”feels valued. For those in the LGBTQIA+ community seeking teaching, cultural immersion, or volunteering roles: know that The Fewer Things stands with you

Neurodivergent Support

At The Fewer Things, we embrace the unique insights and contributions of neurodivergent individuals. While we offer tailored support and an inclusive environment tailored to diverse cognitive experiences, it's important to note that specific country visa and work permit requirements may apply. Regardless, we're dedicated to guiding each participant through the necessary processes, ensuring they have a supportive and enriching journey throughout our programs in Asia.

Accessibility Support

At The Fewer Things, inclusivity and accessibility form the backbone of our operations. Our programs across Asia are designed to accommodate participants with physical disabilities or chronic conditions. While specific country visa requirements may exist, we provide comprehensive guidance to each applicant, ensuring their well-being, seamless integration, and a fulfilling experience throughout their journey with us.

Impact

Sustainability

At The Fewer Things, we operate with a conscious commitment to sustainability at the forefront of our programs across Asia. Understanding the profound weight of our actions, we meticulously design our initiatives to yield a net positive contribution to local communities and environments. Every decision we make, from program creation to execution, aims to balance and exceed any negative impact, championing an ethical and sustainable approach

Ethical Impact

At The Fewer Things, our approach to ethical programming is deeply rooted in mutual respect and reciprocity. We ensure that while our participants gain enriching experiences, host communities in Asia are empowered, their environments protected, and their cultural heritage upheld. This holistic approach safeguards the authenticity of experiences for future travelers, all the while championing the well-being and growth of our host communities.

Program Highlights

  • ๐ŸŽ“ - TFT's fully accredited 120 Hour Online TEFL Course
  • ๐Ÿ’ฐ - ยฃ1000 - ยฃ1300 month salary
  • ๐Ÿ  - 1 week orientation/teacher training with free accommodation
  • ๐Ÿ“ฑ - Private group chat with 40+ other TFT applicants heading out at the same time as you! (August)
  • ๐Ÿซ - Public School Placements Only

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Program Reviews

4.90 Rating
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  • Benefits 4.7
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 4.85
  • Facilities 4.5
  • Safety 4.9
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Amy
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Great opportunity

As someone with little experience teaching abroad, I wasnโ€™t sure how to get going with it. I had never taught or even travelled to Asia before. My experience teaching in Hanoi was made so much easier with the support of TFT.
The initial support before flying out from Jaemi was great and helped to ease my nerves massively. He was able to answer any questions I had throughout the placement process and was very informative. We were also provided with a survival guide and other resources with useful information on life in Vietnam. The video call with Will and Molly was really helpful to answer any last minute questions in the weeks leading up to departure.
Once arriving in Vietnam, the meet ups with Hannah and Aled were a really great way to meet everyone and get settled in. The group chat that TFT organises is also great and means the social side of things and making friends is super easy. You can also message Jaemi if you ever have any concerns or questions once you have started your placement and throughout the year.
Overall, Iโ€™ve had a great experience. Itโ€™s definitely a good way to get started with teaching, meet new people and gives you the opportunity to travel parts of Vietnam too :)

16 people found this review helpful.
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Alex
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

The Fewer Things ๐Ÿ’ฏ

I dont think there's much to say aside from if like me you were looking to move abroad but not sure where to start, the fewer things is a perfect company. They assist with your teaching certificate, placements themselves as well as continued support when you arrive. I was nervous about leaving as I'm young and have never been away from home, but with the fewer things I've felt no nervousness since arriving and the security of having a team there to assist me at all times has made me so much more comfortable.

It all feels very personal and the company have lovely representatives, some of which I've had the privilege of meeting in real life. Would recommend โœ…๏ธ

42 people found this review helpful.
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Leona
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

An excellent support system and network!

I joined The Fewer Things August 2023 programme for Vietnam and I've found the support network excellent. No question was left ignored and as someone who didn't message Jaemi or the team particularly much, I was regularly met with messages checking up on me which I thought was a very personal and thoughtful touch. And from hearing my peers who contacted HQ far more regularly, Jaemi was very quick and efficient with responding to any qualms presented to him, both before and after departure.
I already had my TEFL certificate so cannot say anything on the course, but there was plenty of other aspects that the company excelled in to ensure I was prepared for my teaching programme. From an extremely comprehensive guide to the country to a video call with two experienced teachers right before leaving to regular events held afterwards to fit all lifestyles, there was something for everyone in those daunting first few weeks. The pacing for all the niggly things that needed to be done before departure was also very well thought out to minimise frustration and maximise excitement.
Accessibility to the social side of things was also done really well. A group chat was set up initially for all Vietnam programme members for the intake, and then specifically for the city of placement (I'm in Hanoi). The aforementioned events as well as this group chat made it easy for even my introverted self to feel very integrated within the group.
Overall, The Fewer Things has made me feel very welcome and prepared for teaching in Hanoi, and I have never found any member of the team unapproachable. I would definitely recommend TFT specifically for anyone ready to sink their teeth into teaching in Vietnam!

Pros
  • A very approachable support network- both in terms of staff and how other teachers are introduced
  • Comprehensive information provided in a timely manner
44 people found this review helpful.
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Jamie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

teaching in Hanoi

I had been planning on getting into teaching abroad for last few years but wasn't sure where to start.
I came across the fewer things programme through my girlfriend who knew of people already doing it. We started the process quite late (February 2023) but jaemi from the fewer things made life a lot easier for us. The 120 hour tefl course was very beneficial and well worth the time in getting it completed. I was in touch with jaemi about twice a week from when I started to discuss any doubts or queries I had and he took time to answer all whether through message or voice note. further more the fewer things set up interviews after completion of the course so you don't have to worry about blindly looking for a job in Vietnam. About a week before flying out to Hanoi we had a zooms chat with 2 experience teachers about life in Hanoi and what the teaching is like which settled any pre nerves. Myself and my girlfriend are both in Hanoi and enjoying life but when we have any questions jaemi is still responding to our messages.
Overall I think the fewer things is an excellent programme to go into as the constant support from Jaemi is second to none.

Pros
  • outstanding support
43 people found this review helpful.
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Elizabeth
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Great experience!

Coming to Vietnam with The Fewer Things, in my opinion, has felt like the best way to do it!

The Fewer Things team have been so helpful from the offset. They are always on the end of the phone to help with any queries. They created helpful budgeting guidelines and a 'survival guide' on Vietnam before we came out here which was really helpful to go through and made me feel set up to come out here from the off. They also hosted a webinar just before our departure so we could ask any questions which also really helped and made me feel a lot calmer in the week running up to travelling :)

I have been nicely surprised at how supportive The Fewer Things have been once we got out to Vietnam too. We are regularly checked on, which is nice to know we have that support system still. We have also had socials organised for us in the first couple of weeks which was good to meet the rest of the group who had come out to Vietnam, or who have already been out here.

The Fewer Things is a great way to start teaching abroad, especially in Vietnam, as some of the culture can be difficult to navigate on your own and so it feels good to have The Fewer Things support behind us :)

41 people found this review helpful.
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Sam
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Fantastic opportunity! Great help from The Fewer Things

From the start Jaemi and his team were really down to Earth and helped you get over the mental hump of moving abroad to teach English. They also give a step-by-step guide for you to follow and constant support via WhatsApp and online webinars so that you can make sure you're absolutely ready for your trip.

Upon arrival in your new home country, the support remains and in Hanoi we had the benefit of Hannah and Aled's social events which help you to have fun and mingle with new friends. We arrived in a large group, and everybody gets along really well so we have a lot of fun. This wouldn't have been possible without the help of The Fewer Things.

Pros
  • You get to move to a new, exciting environment with the support of the programme team.
  • The teaching aspect is really fun and not as difficult as you think.
  • Embrace your new surroundings with new, like-minded friends.
34 people found this review helpful.
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Sophie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best thing I ever did

Iโ€™ve have definitely come to realise that only amazing things happen outside of your comfort zone. I cannot emphasise enough how happy I am that I made the decision to teach in Thailand and now Vietnam. The people you meet are now friends for life and it honestly changes how you view life and work. The balance is amazing, currently in Hanoi I am living in a stunning apartment just a couple minutes walk from my friends so can go for dinner and chill after school. After week of teaching (yes it can be tiring but sooo rewarding) you can go explore Ninh Binh, Sapa, Ha long Bay or even pop to Thailand! Basically the experience is what you make of it and one you wonโ€™t forget in years to come!

44 people found this review helpful.
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Luke
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

TFT Vietnam

The support provided Jaemi was superb and the coordinators Will & Molly they literally helped a I and many others dream come true, whilst living and teaching in Vietnam who could imagine. From the first interview with Jaemi from TFT, he was extremely informative by providing all the relevant information I need about teaching and working in Hanoi or HCMC.

The timeline or deadline for having things done by 5-8 months prior to departure to Vietnam really helped put us the applicants in good steadfast before coming to Vietnam as it relieved a lot of the stressors of social mobility. Including the steps and help provided for doing a video and pre-selection of documents (e.g. TEFL, CV, Legal documents, Degree certification)

The information given during the webinar was very good as it gave you an insight on what to expect when coming to Vietnam. The accommodation and orientation week was very well organized as it as it provided justice and sufficient time to get the ground running in terms of meeting new friends, getting accommodation sorted out and becoming familiar with the new surroundings.

47 people found this review helpful.

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