As English teacher in Vietnam it is not important to learn Vietnamese since you are not supposed to use Vietnamese language in the classroom. However, learning Vietnamese will help you a lot when it comes to communicating with local people and make friends with Vietnamese.
As an ESL teacher in Vietnam it is not important to learn Vietnamese, at least from the teaching point of view. However, learning Vietnamese would improve your lifestyle while living in Vietnam since it allows you to communicate with people and make friends.
The Vietnamese law states that the foreigner who are entering and working in Vietnam to resolve the emergent errors or situation that the Vietnamese labors or current foreign workers in Vietnam cannot solve are exempted from the obligation of getting a work permit. That’s why I believe ESL teachers in Vietnam fall under this category that is exempted from getting a work permit.
Some categories of foreigners are exempted from getting a work permit in Vietnam and this is what this article is about.
This article is part of Q&A series concerning ESL teachers in Vietnam.
Here’s an interesting question I hope you can assist me with: Lets say a non-vietnamese is teaching English in Vietnam with only a tefl/celta certificate, but wishes to pursue higher education at an accredited Vietnamese university. IF this individual received the Vietnamese equivalent of a four year college degree, would this allow said individual to obtain a work permit to legally teach English? Thank you for your time and take care.”
It seems that some people are ready to do everything it takes to make sure they teach English in Vietnam legally. This is understandable since having a work permit gives you the peace of mind. [read the full article …]