Part-time Teacher Of English

British Council
HCMC and Hanoi (Vietnam)
VND 34,922,500 to VND 38,357,500 gross per month, on the PT Teacher salary scale
Closing date
Feb 28, 2024

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Job Role
Teacher / Instructor
Focus Area
Teacher Education
Job Type



Job type: Part Time

Salary description: Salary: VND 34,922,500 to VND 38,357,500 gross per month, on the Part-Time Teacher salary scale. The salary quoted is the minimum base salary for 50 hours of teaching per month. Hours taught above this are paid additionally at the applicable hourly rate.

Job description and summary:

There is strong demand for English language learning in Vietnam, being driven by the country’s economic growth, increasing internationalisation and a government vision for the future which is predicated on significantly improving levels of English language proficiency. The British Council’s teaching presence currently counts three locations in Ho Chi Minh City and three in Hanoi, but four new centres are slated for opening in 2023 as part of an ambitious project to very significantly expand our presence over the coming years to respond to market demand and opportunity.

This is creating opportunities for employment in ELT in a country which is a dynamic, diverse and exciting place to live and work. The teaching activity has a national management structure, with a Director of English Language Services (DELS) supported by Two Cluster Academic Managers, Operations and other Business Support teams, 10 Senior Teachers and a similar number of Coordinators.

Teachers are usually assigned to work in one teaching location, although sometimes work in more than one location is required. Teaching young learners (aged 5 to 17) represents over 70% of the activity nationally. The British Council currently delivers courses to around 4,500 young learners and 1,700 adults at any one time. This is expected to grow substantially in the coming months and years, and the new centres will be dedicated mainly to young learner teaching. New recruits will be joining a diverse international team of over 130 English teaching professionals supported by an extensive academic management team. The focus on professional development and effective teaching is strong, with a well-developed Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme, involving both in-service training and support to pursue externally delivered qualification courses. The opportunity to develop professionally within a supportive, experienced and diverse team is one of the strongest attractions for teachers, combined with the opportunity to experience life and work in a fast-developing country with a rich cultural heritage and international ambitions.

Role Purpose:

  • To maintain and enhance professional development and academic quality in the teaching center, through the management of in-house teacher development programme and support
  • To promote and ensure quality teaching and effective learning of English
  • To provide learners with a rewarding and stimulating English language learning experience
  • To support the wider aims of British Council and its cultural relations mission

Main Accountabilities

  • Plan, prepare and deliver high-quality English language teaching that meets the needs of different customer groups, taking into account individual learning styles.
  • Monitor progress and regularly provide feedback to help manage students’ performance throughout the course, while actively promoting learner autonomy.
  • Contribute to the development, evaluation, and improvement of English language courses, materials and related services, in order to meet students’ needs by actively working as a member of the teaching team.
  • Complete teaching related administrative tasks to specified standards.
  • Actively engage in professional development and performance management to ensure quality and high standards in teaching and learning and maintain the British Council’s position at the forefront of best ELT practice.


Essential - 

  • Undergraduate degree (BA or equivalent / higher)
  • Cambridge CELTA, Trinity CertTESOL or equivalent recognised entry-level qualification to teach English as a Foreign/Second Language
  • CELT-YL extension / TYLEC or commit to completing these courses while in post
  • For Vietnamese nationals only: A BA or equivalent/ higher in ESL or related field

Desirable - 

  • CELT-YL extension/TYLEC
  • PGCE in Primary/Secondary or equivalent
  • Recognised diploma in EFL i.e. Cambridge DELTA/Trinity DipTESOL

Work Experience:

At least 1-year post-qualification experience (600 hours) covering at least two of the following age-groups

  • Young learners aged 6 to 10
  • Young learners aged 11 to 13
  • Young learners aged 14 to 17

Contract Duration: 24 Months

Renewable Period: Renewable

Contract Type: Fixed term

Contract Teaching Hours: 20 Hours Contract

Work schedule (as per operational needs): Teaching schedules typically involve both evening work and working on Saturdays and Sundays – the times at which most teaching activity takes place. Teachers may be required to work in one or more centres in the city they are based in, but scheduling policy is to restrict teaching to one location only on any given day.

Part-time teachers are required to make themselves available to teach at least the monthly number of hours specified in their contract according to the schedule given. Should operational needs require, teacher may be asked to carry out teaching-related non-teaching tasks in lieu of teaching (e.g. developing teaching materials, administrative tasks etc.) as part of their scheduled hours. Part-time teachers may be offered more hours of teaching than in their core contract. If they accept, they will be paid additionally for these hours.

Role Requirement: Proof of Identity requirements/right to work in country

Applicants must be potentially eligible to work in Vietnam and must hold a passport which has at least two blank pages and at least 6 months’ remaining validity.


  • Annual Leave: 12 working days per annum plus Vietnamese public holidays (currently 11 days per year).
  • Reimbursable travel expenses if you are recruited from outside Vietnam: For employees taking up a part-time teaching role joining from outside Vietnam, any expenses incurred relating to travel to Vietnam, including airfare, baggage or temporary accommodation on arrival will be reimbursed against receipts up to a permissible allowance limit of USD1,500.
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP): offers practical information and emotional support for work and personal issues impacting any aspect of your life. This is a confidential and free of charge counseling and support service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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