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Viet Nam - Schools Link

Language Link Group

Contract Length: 1 year | Location: Vietnam

Mon 01 August 2016


Teach with Schools Link! You'll have a blast, promise!

Language Link Vietnam has a successful schools program -- Schools Link -- with over 45 locations around Hanoi. The program has been running for nine years now and is seeking to recruit teachers for the 2016-2017 academic year. The majority of schools begin in August, but some have early start dates in July.

Job description

Schools Link is a great way to integrate oneself into the culture of Hanoi and work within the Vietnamese school system, but with the support and resources of a large company. Our teachers have access to all the resources (inclusive of a vast online library) of the Language Link centers as well as tech solutions to help them keep organized and connected with a large network of teachers.

Please see our website: 

Our program has teachers in primary, secondary, and high schools. Your post is assigned based on experience and expertise. Class sizes are limited to 25 students and are taught with the help of a Vietnamese teaching assistant, who in many cases is an English teacher from the public school. Part of our goal is to have a cultural exchange of different teaching strategies and ideas. Most assistants are eager to share their experience and learn from yours too.

The main textbooks used are Pearson Longmans, ODI (Our Discovery Island) for primary classes and Solutions for secondary classes put out by Oxford University Press. Schools Link teachers are provided with texts, pacing guides, flashcards, and other resources to help them teach their students.


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Teaching the provided syllabus using ESL methods 
  • Creating and administering engaging speaking activities 
  • Administering mid-term and final tests
  • Participating in mandatory monthly training workshops and meetings
  • Attending parent-teacher meetings annually 
  • Regular communication with our office

Required qualifications

  • 1 year of ESL related experience, Young Learner experience preferred
  • References required 
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • A CELTA, Trinity or equivalent TEFL teaching certificate 
  • A clean home country Police Clearance Check 
  • Must be a native English speaker or equivalent with evidence of high proficiency

Desired Skills and Attributes

  • Self sufficient: ability to manage oneself in a new cultural environment
  • Culturally sensitive: desire to interact with other Vietnamese teachers 
  • Flexible: willingness to adapt
  • Mobile: flexible in adjusting to transportation in Hanoi 
  • Experienced: at ease with larger classes, various approaches to ESL teaching , and previous work in public schools
  • Creative: ability to solve problems and come up with interesting and dynamic lesson plans 
  • Committed: willing to stay until contract completion


  • 395,000 VND-460,000 VND per hour based on experience
  • At least an additional 87,000 VND per hour off-site bonus
  • Completion bonus and severance payment
  • 12 days paid annual leave
  • 10 days paid national holidays (inc. Christmas Day)
  • Full Inpatient and Evacuation Medical Insurance
  • Visa & work permits
  • Setup of a local bank account 
  • Guaranteed minimum of 70 hours monthly payment direct deposited into HSBC bank account 
  • Ongoing training and development 
  • Intensive paid 8 day induction program 
  • Professional development opportunities 
  • Self study materials for ongoing development 
  • Teachers room and resources library in all centers as well as an extensive online teachers room

Contact Information

Send your cover letter and resume to Amanda Bruck (Teacher Recruitment and Welfare Officer) at:


Contract Start Date: Mid-August

Contract length: 1 year

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