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Now offering 150 hour internationally accredited TESOL in Vietnam and Cambodia.

About

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. 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 loving life. Your bank account is full. Life is good. This is what you get with Teacher's Friend. I will do all the hard work for you. You are not just another number, you are a fellow teacher, a friend in need. I am not a faceless organisation. There are a lot of bad positions out there and I pride myself on being a personal, helpful service with my exclusive packages offering lifetime, unlimited assistance to help you make the move. You are not just another number, you are a fellow teacher, a friend in need.

Highlights
  • SUPER service- Specialised (only in Vietnam) Unique (a number of options to suit you), Personlised (You still have choice), Empathetic (I know how you feel) Reliable (Trusted, honest partners ready to help you whenever you need it!)
  • Comprehensive pre-departure assistance plus unlimited, lifetime support throughout your time in Vietnam
  • Guaranteed job placement in leading language centre, housing assistance, motorbike contact, lesson plans, language exchange, discounted tours and travel, discounted Vietnamese lessons, Meet ups
  • Work with locals, help the local community
  • (If required) 150 hour in-class Australian accredited, internationally recognised TESOL certification with accommodation provided

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Reviews

93%
based on 21 reviews
  • Benefits 9.3
  • Support 9.6
  • Fun 8.8
  • Facilities 8.9
  • Safety 9.3
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Nicole
9/10

Teachers Friend - Thank you

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.

Yes, I recommend this program
Samantha
8/10

Great help with the pre-travel jitters!

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.

Yes, I recommend this program
Theo
9/10

Teacher's Friend Vietnam is a Trustworthy Service

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!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Sam
6/10

Teaching in Vietnam

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.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Jim
10/10

It takes time, but I enjoy great results.

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.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Freddie
9/10

Working In Hanoi

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.

Yes, I recommend this program

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About Teacher's Friend - Vietnam

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.I...