International schools are fee-charging institutions with a high level of education and students from all over the world. Jobs at international schools are one of the most sought-after teaching positions in Vietnam and competition for these positions is high. Jobs at international schools offer both the daytime hours of public schools and small classes of private language centres as well as high salaries. In fact, you can earn $2,900-4,000 per month working at an international school. However, you may be expected to have a teaching license from your home country.
Working at a university in Vietnam is another type of TEFL work that offers great benefits but has lots of competition. Private tutoring is a more achievable option for most English teachers – it offers an opportunity to earn some extra cash on top of your usual wage. You may even be able to turn private tutoring into a full-time job over time.