Teaching English In Nha Trang
I am a depute head eacher of a primary school in uk who will be retiring soon. I would like to teach ESL in Nha Trang for a minimum of 3 months/ Is this possible for me?
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I'll try to answer the best I can for what most generally applies to most people.
You have told me very little about yourself and what you have told me makes me think you're having me on. You write in a way that is not common amongst head teachers of primary schools in England.
Even when writing comments on internet sites, headmasters are meticulous with their spelling and grammar. They would never say 'I am a depute head teacher'. But I may be wrong and I apologize if I am.
I have had this exact question before. Nha Trang
certainly is the place most people want to be. Therefore, most teaching positions in the relatively few school are highly sought after by both local and foreign teachers.
A good friend worked with me for 2 years in Saigon. He begged weekly for a posting in our other branch in Nha Trang. And he was well-liked and a very good teacher. He finally got the position up there and about a year later he could hardly wait to get out of Nha Trang.
You won't get full time hours if you just walk into the schools in Nha Trang. You'll have to prove yourself first (I am assuming you have a University degree, a Celta or TEFL
(40 Hour course and experience) and are 'European looking'.
Then they will do a Demo' class with you on your first day. If you pass that you can expect 12-14 hours a week.
Eventually, if you are a good teacher, the hours will build after that.
You can always buy your way in. It's Vietnam after all. It's done by going through a TEFL course in Vietnam.
Some offer positions guaranteed after the completion of the course. Currently Clevelearn
is taking on most of them (Cleverlearn is a large School in Saigon).
But you pay $2,500 for the course and placement in a school in Saigon. They can also get you up to Nha Trang if you give a generous gift to the wife of the man in power.
You'll know who he is fairly quickly. In Vietnam, status is immediately evident and openly made obvious.
No Joke. Get a pair of $300USD gold earrings, wrap it up as a gift and visit the 'big man' in his office. Tell him you want to show your appreciation by offering him a gift. Hand him the box with the earrings inside and don't forget to mention that you want a post in Nha Trang.
It sounds nuts but that's just how things work in Vietnam. It's a crazy place.
There it is. If you want to be more specific about yourself I may be able to help you better. Just click the reply button and ask Away!