The Finances of Teaching in Vietnam

  Teaching in Vietnam is an incredible experience. To live in one of the world’s most dynamic countries, in a wonderful mix of eastern tradition & economic growth provides an exciting lifestyle. But the magic doesn’t stop there!! There is also plenty of money to be made in teaching, regardless of your qualifications! This is the money side of teaching in Vietnam.   THE EARNINGS   Wages per month are obviously quite... Read More

How to get a Teaching Job in Vietnam

How to get a job? Vietnam is far different from most countries you may teach in! Getting a job here is all about the amount of effort you put into it. My boyfriend and I showed up with a stack of resumes and that was it! We went online and found a list of 25 schools in in Saigon, hired a motorbike taxi for the day ($5), and went from school to school handing out our resumes. We also emailed our resume to 15 schools and hoped for the best. Within a... Read More

Teaching English in Vietnam vs. South Korea

/* PausePlayPlayPrev|Next My 3rd Grade Class in Vietnam, they're so much fun! 7th Grade Boys Class in Korea One of the craziest students I've ever taught! 6th Grade Korean Girls Class, they were great and not devil children! One question that comes up a lot from friends, family, & curious randoms– what’s the difference in teaching/living in Korea & Vietnam? Life here couldn’t be more opposite.... Read More

How to Land that Perfect Teaching Job in South Korea

You’re itching to move.. you’ve done some research on teaching in Asia, and now what?! Make it happen! Yes, packing up and moving life to Asia is a huge deal– but the internet makes starting a life before you even get there so easy. Here are some basic steps for landing your ideal teaching job in South Korea: 1. RESEARCH!         There are a few websites that cater to finding people jobs in Asia. They’ve got great connections... Read More

Goodbye 삼호 Middle School

/* Goodbye 삼호 Middle School I’ve spent roughly 9 months sitting behind this desk looking at this ancient computer screen at Samho Middle School. Looking back on it all, when I started last September I never imagined I’d miss teaching Korea’s bratty youth as much I’m going to. It’s the first job I’d dare label as “real”. I have a desk. I have a classroom. I work 40 hours and kids call me teacher... Read More

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