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Expat ESL Teacher

Direct Employer


ILA Vietnam is looking for expatriate ESL/EFL Teachers from overseas to join our team in various cities & provinces in Vietnam, including: Ho Chi Minh City, Ha Noi, Binh Duong, Bien Hoa, Can Tho, and more*!

(*) Successful candidates will be contacted to discuss their preferred working location. While we will try our best to accommodate your request, vacancies are highly limited - we may have to suggest a working location different from your preferred option(s).


Vietnam has long been renowned for its exquisite cuisine, friendly people and scenic world heritage sites. For expatriates, Vietnam proves to be one of the best countries to work in for its incredibly affordable living costs and lovely tropical weather. Join our quest to inspire the next generation of Vietnamese learners while experiencing the beauty of this country!


ILA is one of the largest International Language Providers in Vietnam, with over 25 years of experience in the education industry and a diverse team of 700+ qualified expatriate teachers working at over 60 Language Centres across the country. At ILA, teachers have the opportunity to teach students across a wide range of age groups and abilities. We take pride in the Training and Support we offer our teachers, giving them the opportunity to develop their teaching skills and advance their career development.

Here at ILA Vietnam, we have small class sizes and all the support and resources a teacher could wish for, including centres that are designed, built and equipped to the highest standards, and dedicated support throughout the Visa & Work Permit application process for our international colleagues. Celebrated as a recipient of 'HR Asia Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Awards' in 2023, we have made remarkable efforts in fostering an outstanding work environment that values and respects every individual's unique perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. We place a strong emphasis on academic quality, as reflected in our approach to teacher recruitment, development, support and management. Our teachers also have numerous opportunities to move up the corporate ladder in one of the 'Best Companies to Work for in Asia'  as awarded by HR Asia in 2022 & 2023.


Prepare and deliver dynamic and communicative lessons across a range of levels to students to the standards set out in the Teacher Handbook and following the ILA Young Learner syllabus.

To follow, adapt and supplement the prescribed project lessons and develop strategies to ensure successful academic outcomes.

To actively link the academic programme with the projects through meaningful activities in the classroom.

To ensure students receive constructive and positive feedback on any completed work.

To assist in the placement testing and classroom allocations of all students.

Undertake essential administrative tasks, such as keeping up-to-date records of work, classroom registers, lesson plans, assessments, etc. as directed by the Centre Manager, Teaching and Learning Manager, or Senior Teacher in accordance with the requirements.

Share academic materials and resources as needed.

Carry out any duties as may be reasonably assigned by the Centre Manager, Academic Manager, or Senior Teacher.



Minimum 3-year Bachelor�s degree

A recognised qualification in English Language Teaching with a duration of 120+ hours (TEFL Level 4 Certificate or higher, AVSE TESOL, CELTA/Trinity, or equivalent)


English proficiency level: Native


Candidates with teaching practice/experience highly preferred. Additionally, to work in Da Nang, Nha Trang and Vung Tau, employment record demonstrating up to 3 years of English Teaching experience is compulsory.


For overseas candidates taking a full-time role:

Competitive hourly rate of up to 500,000 VND/hour for new teachers

Additional hourly teaching supplement at certain ILA locations

Housing Allowance at certain ILA locations

Contract completion Bonus

Contract re-signing Bonus

Holiday bonus

Paid Induction

Up to 6 nights' accommodation on arrival

Visa & Work permit organized and covered by ILA

Premium Health Insurance

On-going professional development delivery by experienced Teaching & Learning team

Rotation/relocation opportunities to gain experience and explore Vietnam with various roles in different locations

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ILA Vietnam

About Us

Vision To grow a generation who is capable of adapting to the changing world and changing the world themselves. Mission We are committed to building a future-ready education platform which aligns with the modern workplace, developing local and global citizenship values to empower students for life. Core Values We place people's growth at the core of all we do. We are committed to innovation. We operate with integrity and efficiency. We create impacts to our community.

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