Teach Children in Vietnam with Teacher's Friend

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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

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Reviews

94%
based on 17 reviews
  • Benefits 9.5
  • Support 9.6
  • Fun 8.9
  • Facilities 8.9
  • Safety 9.4
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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....