In order to enter Vietnam, a foreigner needs a visa issued by the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate. A Vietnamese visa can be granted while in a third-party country or from within Vietnam. However, to work in Vietnam and remain for an extended period, foreigners need to apply for a longer-term multiple-entry work visa. Expat teachers can enter Vietnam on a tourist visa, but as soon as they have obtained their work permit, they are asked to change the purpose of their visas immediately from tourist visas to work visas.
A work permit is required when working in Vietnam. Currently, work permits for foreigners are valid for a maximum of two years. Authorities are becoming stricter regarding work permits. Those who violate the regulations by working in Vietnam without a work permit may be penalized or, if unable to meet work permit requirements, deported back to their home countries.
Foreigners are required to obtain work permits in order to legally work in Vietnam and to apply/ renew business or work visas. In order to obtain work permit, the school has to submit an application on behalf of the teacher that includes the following:
Unfortunately not. Vietnamese law requires our teachers to obtain a work permit and this cannot be done without a degree or a diploma
To work for VUS you will need at least an undergraduate degree, a CELTA/Trinity TESOL or equivalent. The teaching certificate with an in-class component is preferable to those attained purely online.
After the initial 3-month probationary period the standard contract length is 12 months. We do not offer shorter term contracts for seasonal workers as we need consistency for our students.
VUS provides full support in obtaining the correct visa type and a work permit.
Unfortunately not, VUS only employs Native English speakers and highly qualified Vietnamese English teachers.
VUS offers one of the most competitive hourly rates in Vietnam and South-East Asia. Annual pay raises are dependent on teaching performance.
As a language center we mainly operate outside of regular school and work hours. The majority of our classes take place at weekends and during weekday evenings, although we do also run daytime classes too.
VUS prides itself on its facilities. Each campus is very modern and well maintained by dedicated and knowledgeable staff. Classrooms are spacious and have an average of 16 students. Each class room is equipped with air conditioning, a computer, a projector, a whiteboard and speakers build into the ceilings. There is a teachers’ lounge with computers, printers, photocopiers and resources.
Part-time teachers can expect to work between 12-16 hours per week. Those on full time contracts can expect between 20-25 hours per week.
VUS recruits both locally and from overseas. The first phase or recruitment is to complete the application form and upload your documents. Our HRT Team will then schedule and interview with you either in person or via Skype. For candidates inside Vietnam we ask that you do a 1-hour paid demonstration lesson with real students which is observed by one of our campus managers. Applicants are informed of the outcome directly after the lesson Those applying from overseas will be asked to write a lesson plan based on some of the current materials used at VUS. This is then reviewed by the academic team
VUS teaches students from the age of 4 and up. Around 60% of our classes are for younger learners but we also run teen programs, adult programs, and the IELTS and TOEFL exam preparation classes.
Vietnam – USA Society – The English Center (VUS)