Published: 16 September, 2016  |  Last updated: 16 September, 2016

Teaching English in Da Nang, Vietnam


Report submitted on 3 May, 2016 by Angelina.

Teaching English in Da Nang, Vietnam:

How can teachers find teaching jobs in Da Nang, Vietnam?
On facebook and online on the job websites.

The main English teaching jobs available are:
Part time English language school positions, teaching at private international schools, teaching at colleges / universities, teaching at companies, teaching at community centers, etc., private teaching (not through a school, agency, etc.)

What are the minimum teaching requirements?
University Degree/TESOL or CELTA/teaching qualifications.

What teaching requirements would you recommend?
University Degree/TESOL or CELTA/teaching qualifications.

What are the levels of payment?
USD13-USD15-USD20 per hour

How many teaching days a week is normal?
4 days per week.

How many face-to-face teaching hours a week is normal?
4 hours per week.

What is the normal arrangement for holidays?
You need to request holidays otherwise you only have TET holidays which is 2-3 weeks in February. their Chinese new year holidays.

What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Da Nang, Vietnam to teach English?
There is no organization. Do not get frustrated don’t try to change a Vietnamese or how do they do things. Just accept it as all takes time.

What are the positive aspects of teaching English in Da Nang, Vietnam?
You decide which age you want to teach and you see the improvement of English with the students. most of the time is satisfying.

What are the negative aspects for teaching English in Da Nang, Vietnam?
The language barrier and the slowness of everything. But you get used to it.

What are some of the teaching challenges for English teachers teaching the local people in your area?
Language most of the time as they do not know the language and do not want to study it.


Living in Da Nang, Vietnam:

Are there any visa or other legal requirements to live in Vietnam?
You need business visa to be able to teach or study vietnamese.

What is the cost of living like in Vietnam?
Rent is around USD400-800 depending the house and area. Food is much cheaper than our countries and going out you can spend up to USD20 per night on food and drinks or even less.

What are the usual accommodation arrangements and how can you find accommodation?
facebook and online or word of mouth.

Other than teaching, what positive aspects are there for living in Da Nang, Vietnam?
Beach/mountains/river.. awesome scenery… great people and neighbours. Love the relaxed life that there is here in Vietnam.

Other than teaching, what negative aspects are there for living in Da Nang, Vietnam?

What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Da Nang, Vietnam?
Good Luck!! Nah, it will be a great experience. Live the way the Vietnamese live and you will enjoy it immensely. Learn about their culture and study their language as they would do the same if they came to your country.

What things do you miss most (other than family and friends) from your home country?
Driving a car as all we do in Vietnam is to ride a motorbike.

What do you think you will miss most when (or if) you leave Vietnam?
The people and friends that I have met and made. Not only the whole experience of living in Vietnam will be missed immensely.

What things would you recommend to new teachers in your area to bring with them from their home country?
Bring their humour/ patience and most of all their politeness and generosity and of course their teaching skills.


About Me and My Work:

My Name: Angelina

Nationality: Australian

Students I’ve taught in Vietnam: Toddlers (2-4 years), pre-school / kindergarten (4-6 years), elementary (6-12 years), high school (15-18 years), university

Where I teach:

Skyline International School, Da Nang. Teaching here for 2 years.

I also teach at CAM and Eurasia.

How I found my current jobs: facebook da nang and hoi an expats jobs.

My school facilities: Good – All the teaching tools are available. We have a TA in class so she helps with the students, language barrier and more..

Teacher support at my school: Training / workshops, lesson observations, teacher evaluations, peer support / training.

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2 comments on “Teaching English in Vietnam – Da Nang”

  1. Hello Angelina,

    Thank you for sharing your experiences and tips on teaching in Da Nang. Could I ask if you have any links for facebook groups you might recommend. So far I looked on the usual teaching sites, plus craigslist and facebook ex-pats groups but I’ve found only a handful of contacts. I’m heading back to Da Nang in the next two weeks and looking to add more hours to my schedule as currently it’s only a few hours a week. I’ve taught for 6 months in Vietnam across private kindergartens, primary state and English centres. Would hugely appreciate any directions you could point me in. Many thanks in advance. Robert

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