TESOL course--Full relocation service--Guaranteed job placement

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Teacher's Friend - Vietnam
Teacher's Friend - Vietnam
Teaching English in Vietnam
Teaching English in Vietnam
River in Vietnam
River in Vietnam
millions of motorcycles!
millions of motorcycles!
It is okay to encourage students to enjoy class a little!
Upstairs Classroom at the Chua La - Go Vap Pagoda Language School.


Assistance with everything you need to start teaching in Vietnam. Arrive in Vietnam with your documents ready to go and no mistakes, all packed with the essentials and nothing left at home, have a job ready and waiting paying at least $1200 US per month, move into your new home hassle-free (I'll do the searching and hard work for you) and have a clear idea of your surroundings within 24 hours of arrival due to our city tour and much more!
Get TESOL qualified by the Australian Government for a TEFL course that will be internationally recognised and help you get a job anywhere in the world. This course is face to face and includes teacher training and practice with real students and feedback from a trained ESL (English as a Second Language) professional. Get guaranteed job placement in Vietnam or Cambodia and free accommodation throughout the course. Make friends and meet other teachers at the Welcome Dinner and drinks and take the City Tour of your chosen city.

  • 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!)
  • Welcome meal to meet new friends and teachers and city tour
  • Guaranteed job placement in country of your choice!
  • Work with locals, help the local community
  • Exceptional customer service and teacher support

Currents offers and updates

Sign up with a friend and get $100 off per person.
Sign up within 21 days of initial enquiry and receive $50 off.
Now offering 150 hour internationally accredited TESOL in Vietnam and Cambodia.

Questions & Answers


based on 24 reviews
  • Benefits 9.2
  • Support 9.5
  • Fun 8.8
  • Facilities 8.8
  • Safety 9.3
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Teachers Friend Vietnam

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!

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New Start in the Nam

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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Fantastic experience!

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!

Yes, I recommend this program

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

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.

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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.


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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.

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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.

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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.