Teaching in Vietnam: Expectation vs. Reality

Before arriving in Vietnam, my idea of teaching in Asia was heavily flooded by the image of blue skies, warm days and white sand beaches. Mainly due to the way teaching in the continent is sold online. Whilst all of these things are a reality for some teachers in Vietnam (lucky buggers in Da Nang),…

How to Get a Teaching Job in Vietnam: 6 Steps to Employment and Residency

English teachers are in high demand in Vietnam and job opportunities are truly endless. Experienced teachers and new teachers alike are almost guaranteed a teaching position of some description. Most positions in Vietnam do not require any prior teaching experience. If you’re planning a move on a whim because you’re sick of your 9-5, then…

7 Classroom Management Techniques: Written by a New English Teacher

As a teacher it is inevitable you will have classes you are going to LOVE walking into and those you completely DREAD. As a new teacher you have the added pressure of having very little idea of what you are walking into at all. It could be a dream or a bomb site, and it…

A Day in the Life of an English Teacher in Vietnam: Hanoi

As an English Teacher in Vietnam, you will most likely work for either a Private Language Centre or a Public/International School. Both positions are very different in terms of schedule and responsibility. For this post I am writing from my own personal experience working in a Private Language Centre. Something we have grown to love!…

Reasons to Teach in Vietnam

When we left home to teach in Vietnam we didn’t know what to expect. I’m pretty sure 90% of the people we told thought we were crazy. And maybe they’re right. Everything about this place is CRAZY. But bloody hell, it is good. Here are 10 reasons why two idiotic Brits chose to leave their…

Xplore Asia and TravelBud Review – An Amazing Introduction to Our New Lives

When it comes to moving away from home to a completely different culture, the list of potential problems and worries might seem endless. If you’re planning on shifting career too, that list will more than double. Whatever the reason you’re deciding to uproot for, be it early retirement, escaping the rat race, wanting to try…

8 Essentials to Prepare for Teaching in Vietnam

Thinking of Teaching in Vietnam? It’s hard to know exactly what you will need to prepare before moving to the other side of the world, and it can be an extremely daunting thought. That’s without even considering the fact you’ll probably be starting a whole new career path too! Sadly there is no checklist that…