Teacher's Friend - Vietnam
93% Rating
(15 Reviews)

Teacher's Friend - Vietnam

Picture this: You're sat drinking coffee from the balcony of your new house, planning your lesson for your favourite class in your nice, new language centre. You feel excited about teaching, confident with the material and fully supported by your peers and managers. Later tonight you're heading out on your shiny new motorbike for dinner with your new friends who you met at the language exchange. Tomorrow you have your first Vietnamese class before a quick weekend away to Sapa, at discounted prices. You're stress free and loving life. Your bank account is full. Life is good.

This is what you get with Teacher's Friend.

We aim to take all of the stress out of your move by doing all the hard work for you. You are not just another number, you are a fellow teacher, a friend in need.

There are a lot of bad positions out there and we pride ourselves on being a personal, helpful service with our exclusive packages.

Highlights
  • Fantastic Price
  • Continuous support throughout your time in Vietnam
  • Run by experienced teachers- for teachers
  • Not just job placement
  • Help locals
Locations
Asia » Vietnam
Asia
Length
6-12 Months
1 Year+
Salary / Benefits
Due to the high wages and low cost of living Vietnam offers unparalleled potential to save. Our positions range from $16-25 per hour and most schools/ centers provide benefits such as on going training and support, excellent free resources, paid health insurance, paid holiday, national holidays, sick pay and your work permit processed and paid for. We can help you get the best deal for your qualifications and experience.
Qualifications
Degree
CELTA or 120 hour TEFL course (in classroom)
Classroom Audience
Children
High School
Middle School
Pre-School
Inclusions
Activities
Visa
Age Min.
21
Starting Price
$500.00
Currency
USD
Price Details
This program provides everything you will need to relocate to Vietnam and begin teaching English. The cost of the Hanoi and HCM program is $500 and includes:
- Continuous support from the moment you sign up, to the moment you are back home
- Local contacts
- Visa assistance
- Assistance getting TEFL certified for non-qualified teachers
- Job placement
- Help with accommodation
- Transport assistance
- FREE bike lessons
- A city tour (can be done in multiple cities if required)
- A language exchange
- Discounted Vietnamese lessons
- Professionally written articles about life in Vietnam
- Packing list and pre-departure info pack
- Lesson Plans
- Discounted tours and travel across Vietnam

We also have a cheaper package for teaching in a smaller city location
Other Locations
Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Ha long, Ha Phong, Bac Ninh, Other

Questions & Answers

Program Reviews

  • Benefits
    93%
  • Support
    96%
  • Fun
    86%
  • Facilities
    87%
  • Safety
    92%

Program Reviews (15)

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ben
Male
21 years old
Hanoi, Vietnam
University of Sussex

Teacher's Friend Review

9/10

My partner and I have moved to Hanoi and settled into life here very quickly. We couldn't have done it without Georgie and all her advice. One of the most important ways she helped us was in sorting out housing through a reputable and very helpful housing agency who showed us a good range of suitable, clean and well-maintained houses in decent districts. Also, the advice Georgie provided in areas of visas, travel, transport (buying motorbikes) and establishing a friendly and reliable support network of people and companies in Hanoi was invaluable. Teacher's Friend Vietnam is a 10/10 must if you are fairly new to travelling or want to settle in quickly and without hassle. Thank you, Georgie!

Ruth
Female

Teacher's Friend Vietnam

10/10

Georgie has gone above and beyond expectations to help me from Day One . Initially, I was incredibly indecisive about the direction of my future, faced with the end of my university career and attempting to arrange several internships which eventually fell through. Georgie was unbelievably patient throughout this patient and when, months later, I decided to make the move to Vietnam she immediately went about setting up interviews, looking for accommodation and sorting out my visa application. As I had completed my TEFL online, we faced a couple of difficulties at first in finding a company willing to hire me, however Georgie was very reassuring and restored my confidence, shortly thereafter arranging an interview with ILA where I have now been working for nearly two months. I am very satisfied with the company and the terms of my contract, knowing that in Hanoi it can be rare to find so much security in the workplace with many teaching jobs. For this reason, among many others, I would wholeheartedly recommend Teacher's Friend to ease the hectic process of setting out on life in Vietnam and comfortably find a secure job. Many thanks Georgie, I don't know what I would have done without you!

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Hannah
Female
21 years old
Hanoi
University of Sussex

Fabulous

10/10

Georgie was a massive help for my partner and I relocating to Hanoi. For work she set us up with interviews and we’re now working at a great language centre. She also recommended good businesses and helped us to find an apartment. She is extremely helpful and personable, exactly the sort of person you need to know when choosing to teach abroad. We would highly recommend Georgie and we’re very thankful for she has done for us.

Rohit
Male

Teacher's friend Vietnam (Georgie) is truly dedicated to your success

10/10

I would like to say thank you to TFV and the team.
Georgie, has been exceptionally supportive and has provided a great service. I am a non native speaker, and I have quite good language skills. Despite that I wasn't even getting any interview calls. We both had to brainstorm and make my application noteworthy. Georgie supported me in every way possible. She assisted with everything ranging from VISA to proof checking my cover letters. She was always there when I needed any kind of help.
I would highly recommend her services.

Anneliese
Female

More than just a company

10/10

Georgie’s work is so much more than a service. Georgie is truly a friend to the people she works with. When I was browsing through different companies and resources to start my adventure to Vietnam I was overwhelmed by the options. There were lists of endless different companies wanting to help me but I never felt truly connected to them, it felt more like they were out for my money. Immediately after speaking to Georgie I felt comforted. She was like talking to a friend I had known for ages and who had already gone through this process. I am sure those other companies do a great job at helping you through the visa processes and all the other paperwork but Georgie sticks with you through the weird questions. Georgie was always more than willing to help me out with more personal questions that I think other places would have been annoyed or weird about answering. Teacher’s Friend is not only a great company that is looking out for you but also a support system when starting a new life on your own. Georgie helped build my confidence and establish my comfort levels to start this new journey. Though this seemed huge and daunting Georgie helped me feel prepared and excited to start a new life!

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Malusu
Female
29 years old
Vietnam
Other

TFV has my BEST interests at heart <3

10/10

From the moment I started interacting with Georgie from TFV, I felt like I was talking to a sister. She was just so friendly and understanding. You can tell she has only the purest intentions at heart. In this day and age there are only a handful of people and companies you can trust and I am so confident in saying that Georgie and her team are counted in that handful.
I really appreciated the questionnaires and the pack of tools and materials (lesson plans etc) she sent to make my stay here in Vietnam a heck load easier.

I had so many reservations about taking this step but Georgie was there to reassure me every step of the way. It's almost like she knew what I was thinking at times because in a couple of her emails she would start them off by saying "Don't panic.." which is something I am so prone to doing.
I can't emphasize how helpful she's been. There wasn't anything she didn't mention.

Thanks Georgie, you're amazing!

How can this program be improved?

There is nothing, away from TFV actually teaching for you that I can think of.
They've got ALL corners covered.

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Chuck
Male
26 years old
Hanoi, Vietnam
Other

Teachers Friend Vietnam

10/10

I've had a great experience with Teachers Friend Vietnam. Georgie helped me get settled here in Hanoi, Vietnam and plan everything beforehand, making my travel as stress-free as possible!

TFV helped me coordinate my visa, and collect the required documents to find a job and get a work permit. Many other teachers I come into contact with had no idea they needed these documents, so I feel very fortunate to have connected with TFV.

It was also helpful to know what to expect in terms of pay and hourly commitment to teach in Vietnam.

Can't recommend TFV enough. Thanks Georgie!

Beach Time
Crystal
Female
34 years old
UK
University of Stirling

New Start in the Nam

9/10

Teacher's Friend Vietnam was an amazing discovery! There is enough to contend with before and after an upheaval like moving abroad but Georgie, the TFV director, facilitated, organised and took the stress out of almost everything to do with the relocation: job interviews, accommodation options, language lessons, contacts out there, tips on how to adapt to your new life and suggestions on which foods to try! It was encouraging to have someone to go to to ask questions, knowing the answers you'd receive were expert, unbiased and in your best interests. The TFV service is exceptionally good value for money, especially given the time and hassle it saves. The support from Georgie was second to none and throughout my stay in Vietnam she did everything she could to make sure it was as enjoyable, comfortable and productive as possible.

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Maxime
Male
25 years old
France
University of Leicester

Fantastic experience!

10/10

Georgie is very patient, devoted and dynamic! She was able to answer all my questions and to adapt the contract to my professional needs. I would definitely recommend Teacher’s Friend Vietnam to anyone interested in working in Vietnamese schools or language centres. This is the easiest and most reliable way to do it. I also really appreciated receiving so many documents about life in Vietnam, Vietnamese students, etc. Don’t search any further, Georgie is the person you need to find a job!

Nicole
Female
25 years old
Blanchard, Michigan

Teachers Friend - Thank you

9/10

I decided to move to Vietnam to teach in about a 3 hour time span. I discovered the idea and then bought the ticket without much forethought. I found Teachers Friend shortly afterwards. Georgie was really helpful in making sure I felt prepared with what to experience. When it came time for me to search for a teaching job she not only set up a number of interviews for me but gave me information on different schools and her opinion about what would be a good choice. I am very thankful of all that Georgie has helped me with. It was great to have someone to contact whenever I had any questions concerning my move and make sure I knew what to do when I got here. While I didn't have any major problems once I arrived I trust that if there would have been an issue that Georgie would have been there to assist me. Even after I had lived in Vietnam for a while Georgie would contact me to check on how I was doing and make sure that everything was going alright. Her customer service is to be admired. Thank you for everything. You not only assisted me but helped my mother feel more at ease with me moving so far away from home.

Samantha
Female
33 years old
Anchorage, Alaska

Great help with the pre-travel jitters!

8/10

You don't really know how much paperwork the process of moving to a new country requires until you're in the middle of it. Luckily, I worked with Georgie and Teacher's Friend and was able to get everything together and move to Vietnam completely prepared (and in a relatively short amount of time)! She helped make sure I had all the correct information and forms, and connected me with people in Hanoi so I had friends from the moment I first stepped foot in the country. One gal who Teacher's Friend connected me with has remained one of my closest friends in Hanoi and frequently goes on weekend adventures with me, as well as just local outings to try another delicious dish.

I'm incredibly grateful for finding Teacher's Friend and all the help Georgie did to get me to Vietnam in one, relatively calm, piece.

Theo
Male
25 years old
Burley In Wharfedale, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Sheffield Hallam University

Teacher's Friend Vietnam is a Trustworthy Service

9/10

Teacher’s Friend Vietnam is an excellent service that I would highly recommend to anyone hoping to find an ESL job in Vietnam before they arrive.

From the very beginning, I was a fussy client! I was previously teaching ESL in Shanghai, China and hoping to move to Vietnam to be with my girlfriend, who is a Vietnamese national. As I would be living with her, there were various parts of the service that I would not need to make use of. Also, having already experienced teaching ESL in China (where the ESL system has many similarities but also some differences to the system in Vietnam), as well as hoping to fit my teaching career around the life I wished to lead while living in Vietnam (i.e. teaching during typical office hours, specific age group, work permit etc.), I had various specific requirements that I wished to address when signing the contract.

The Director of TFV, Georgie, was extremely courteous in the service she provided to me. She was willing to kindly alter the terms and wording of the contract to accommodate my specific requirements, and then followed through on every word!

Within a week, a host of employers were contacting me to arrange interviews for jobs that were exactly the kind of role that I was looking.

If you are hoping to land an ESL teaching job in Vietnam before you arrive, or are already there but moving from one city to another and want a job ready in your new city before you arrive, you can trust TFV to help you, advise you and follow through on your contract.

Recommended!

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Sam
Male
42 years old
New Zealand

Teaching in Vietnam

6/10

It can be difficult to figure out where to start in Vietnam. Getting a good job is all about getting you foot in the door. Teacher's Friend provides that foot in they door. I taught part time and they helped me get nice classes that paid well with nice reliable employers, which can be difficult to find in Vietnam. I also found other classes from the contacts provided by Teacher's Friend. I highly recommend Teacher's Friend, they were always there if I needed any support along the way and helped to point me in the right direction.

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Jim
Male
57 years old
Koh Samui, Thailand
Texas A&M University

It takes time, but I enjoy great results.

10/10

I wanted to teach in a university in Central Vietnam in the Spring Semester, 2015, and could not develop any interest despite my teaching in China a year ago. Possibly, my age (66) was a problem. I went to Vietnam in February thinking I would have better luck in person. Alex suggested I try volunteering in Ho Chi Minh City which I did.
One of the people Alex contacted to learn if he could help me was a university student in Danang. I told him my story, and he shared it with his professors. As a result, I visited Danang for an interview. After sharing information, my wife and I were offered teaching responsibilities at very good university pay for an academic year (and possibly longer if we are mutually satisfied with the outcome). Learning who to contact at Vietnam universities and what they wanted was difficult for me to learn. I am confident that without Alex's efforts, I would not enjoy this opportunity.

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Freddie
Male
24 years old
United Kingdom
University of Leeds

Working In Hanoi

9/10

Moving to another country is always going to be a hugely exciting, but equally as daunting task. Getting to grips with a new culture, a new city and a new language can get a bit overwhelming, so having someone there to guide you through it makes all of the difference.

Hanoi is an amazing city; rich in culture, vibrancy and teaching opportunities. Finding the right opportunity, however, is not as simple as you might think.

My girlfriend and I both chose to move to Hanoi, hearing that there were so many teaching positions available. What we weren't told is that quite a few of these positions are with untrustworthy employers. Finding TFV has made everything so much easier. We now have jobs at respectable, legitimate Language centers, live in a lovely apartment and feel like we are part of the city.

Alex (company owner) has been great with helping us find work. He has a vast network of language centers and schools that he works with, and helped us choose one that suited us best. He was also there to give interview advice and tips, and provide help with teaching specifically in Hanoi.

Although we didn't take the full package (as we heard about the company once we had already gone through the grueling task of finding our apartment), our experience with TFV has been nothing but positive. If you're thinking about taking the plunge into the world of ESL teaching, then I can't recommend Teacher's Friend and Vietnam enough.

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Beautiful scenery, wonderful culture, great students and unparalleled opportunities to save money make Vietnam the ideal place to teach English. Teacher's Friend Vietnam (TFV), is a friendly new start-up service designed by teachers, for teachers. Our aims are to make these incredible teaching opportunities easy

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