TEFL Course in Hanoi

An incredible destination for a TEFL course
Teach English in Vietnam
An incredible destination for a TEFL course
TESOL Course in Hanoi
What can be said about Vietnam that you don’t already know?

“If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If you don't, they never were."


Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and truly emerging as a popular tourist destination. This popularity stems from the fact that it has so much to offer. Hanoi is undoubtedly an area that provides fun and enjoyment for all people. And the great news is; if you take a look online, you will see that it is easy to get there inexpensively.

The character of Hanoi is worth mentioning. There is a combination between French colonial charm and rich Vietnamese heritage. This is the result of the French colonization of Vietnam. This makes the region extremely interesting to say the least. From the magical small streets to the breath-taking buildings, the culture and ambience on offer is truly delightful.

Nonetheless, this is not the only thing Hanoi has to offer. The lakes deserve to be mentioned. You will have a hard time to find them anywhere more tranquil and beautiful on the globe. The Hoan Kiem is famous for the stunning atmosphere and, of course, the iconic Red Bridge. You should definitely try and incorporate this into your trip. If that was not enough, Vietnamese cuisine is simply delicious. Here are some yummy dishes:

• BanhXeo – This is a crispy crepe which contains onions, shrimp and pork. Delicious!
• Bun oc– Push the boat and experience slow-moving sea snails served in a steaming noodle soup.
• Sinh to – A favorite for those who love fruity flavors. This is a smoothie containing crushed ice, sweetened condensed milk and your choice of anything from lychee to mango.
• BanhCuon – And finally, this is a real treat; minced pork and mushrooms with rice-flour rolls wrapped around them. What are some of the best attractions in Hanoi:
• Temple of Literature – This site has been around since 1070 and is a tribute to Confucius. You will get to witness a wealth of stunning pavilions and courtyards here too.
• Tran Quoc – You can’t visit Hanoi without taking a trip to this historic pagoda. It dates back approximately one and a half thousand years and is the foremost symbol of Buddhism in the whole of Vietnam.
• National Museum of Fine Arts – Whether you are a fan of art or not, you will undoubtedly enjoy your trip to the National Museum of Fine Arts. Here you can look at great collection of art, crafts, sculpture, and artefacts.

So there you have it; there is clearly a lot to love about Hanoi.


Our tefl hanoi institute

Welcome to iTTi Hanoi, Vietnam! An incredible destination for completing your TEFL course. Our center is situated close to the tourist hub known as the ‘Old Quarter’ of Hanoi. Famous for its colorful culture, rich history, and vibrant streets filled with markets selling everything imaginable, it is an overwhelming attack on your senses.

Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, home of the government and around 8 million people, is envied by many neighboring countries for its booming economy and unrivaled history dating back over 1000 years. The Vietnamese culture and community spirit draw you in with friendly, welcoming arms. Not only giving you a chance for excitement and adventure visiting some breathtaking destination, but also uncovering a host of lucrative teaching opportunities throughout the country.

Just a short bus or taxi ride into Tay Ho district, known for its beautiful lakeside coffee shop views, trendy bars, and restaurants, you can find us–perfectly situated between modern and traditional Hanoi. Our center offers spacious, elegant facilities set in a large French Colonial house, with a courtyard café offering relaxed study areas.

The center features both the 120-Hour Onsite and 120-Hour Combined Courses, equipped with all basic technology required for professional training. Our friendly staff are also on hand to go the extra mile for any need you may have. Through our experience we offer our TEFL students fantastic, practical teaching experiences through our network of adult and child students available to facilitate the teaching practice required in the course. We also mentor students to develop the best teaching opportunities available on completion of the course.

English is the second most popular language being spoken and taught all over Vietnam. Parents understand that the next generation must enhance the progress in studying English to bolster the developing and demanding international trade community here.


TEFL Jobs are abundant all over Vietnam. Teaching English abroad in Vietnam is a thriving business. It couldn’t be easier to find a TEFL job here. With a National Foreign Languages Project in place, there is a massive focus upon learning English now. The goal is to have Vietnam’s students use English confidently in their study, daily communication, and work by 2020. There are numerous language centers, kindergartens, international schools, agencies, and private schools dedicated to teaching English to the students of Vietnam. This abundance of opportunity combined with the all-year-round hiring system creates a very lucrative experience.

Teacher Compensation
TEFL teachers in Vietnam enjoy a fantastic living standard. The average salary for a TEFL-certified, degree-holding, native English teacher is between $17 and $25 per hour. This is often higher depending on your experience and qualifications. Prospective teachers arrive in Hanoi with no prior teaching experience and can find a part-time job in a language center, teaching children for $20 per hour within a couple of days. There are opportunities to teach all ages, from kindergarten to adult, although finding a TEFL job teaching English to adults is a little more difficult to come by.

Essentially, there are two routes you can take to become an English teacher in Vietnam: you can sign up for a long-term, full-time contract at one of the major schools, or you can take on multiple part-time contracts at several smaller centers. A standard full-time position is considered to be around 20 to 25 teaching hours per week; however, there are opportunities to take on less or more hours depending on your goals and priorities.

Work Visa Application
The school at which you accept a teaching position will usually help you with this process. This will often require the following documents:
  • an internationally recognized TEFL certificate (original document)
  • a health check from an approved hospital (this is very easy and cheap to have done in Vietnam)
  • a university degree (original document)
  • an academic transcript (original document)
  • a police clearance check (original document, no more than 6 months old)

    Business Visa
    The second option is a more casual route; something that is not as readily available in nearby TEFL countries such as Japan or South Korea. Many people are attracted to the “no-strings-attached” lifestyle that is available in Vietnam. It is possible to enter the country on a three-month business visa (which, depending on your nationality, should cost around $90-$130). Find more information about this visa at Vietnam Visa, an official website of the Vietnamese Government.

    With this business visa, you can easily find cash-in-hand work at many of the smaller language centers. This will require you to renew your business visa at the end of every three months (at a similar cost as the initial visa but with no need to leave the country). This option won’t provide you with the benefits of signing up full time with one school, but it will allow you to create your own timetable and working hours. It is common to have multiple jobs of this nature, as these centers usually offer contracts of around three or four teaching hours per week. Three or four of these part-time contracts can provide you with enough money to live a comfortable lifestyle. It is possible to survive on as little as 10 hours upwards per week in Vietnam.

    While business visas only provide you with the salary for your taught hours, work visas provide for such benefits as vacation & holiday pay, airfare, a housing allowance, health insurance, bonus payments, etc. For a work visa, you will have to furnish an iTTi 120-Hour Onsite TEFL Certification with teaching practicum together with a BA/BS in any field. It may be a higher investment initially but will be money well spent.

    Cost of Living
    Living costs are exceptionally inexpensive in Vietnam. A meal at a local food stand (which can be found everywhere) will cost you around $2. This will be for a traditional dish of Pho (noodle soup) or similar. If you want to ‘splash out’ and eat Western food, you can easily go for a nice meal in a restaurant for around $5-7.

    Local beer is available everywhere in Vietnam; you can get a glass of organically brewed ‘biahoi’ for less than 50 cents. Local markets provide fresh fruit and veggies in abundance. Just be aware that your status as a foreigner will leave you exposed to massive overcharging. Always be prepared to haggle your way down to around half of the originally quoted price. It is possible to find more ‘Western’ supermarkets where the prices are set, and you can find a good selection of groceries for a reasonable value.

    Unlike other TEFL destinations, schools here generally don’t help you to find accommodation. Don’t be afraid! It is surprisingly easy to do. It is possible to find short-term or longer contracts, depending on what suits you. A room in a shared house cost, on average, from $150-$250, depending on the quality of the room and the area. $250 will get you a nice room in a decent house, located in a good area. For $150, you can still get a decent room, but it may be smaller, or a little further away from the center. Utilities in general are not included in this price, and for WiFi, electricity, water, and usually a weekly cleaner, you can expect to pay around $30-50 per month, depending on how much you use the air-conditioner. The best resource to find accommodation is TNH Vietnam.

    Setting up a bank account
    Opening a bank account in Vietnam is easy, and recommended banks are ANZ Bank, Sacom Bank, and HSBC. All you usually need is your passport and a Vietnamese address. You will have to fill out lots of forms, and the card may only be a cash withdrawal card, making it difficult to transfer money out of the country. There are ways around this, and usually your school will be able to help you.
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    Total tuition: US $1,500

    Deposit: $500, due at registration.

    Balance payment: $1,000, due at the center in Hanoi 30 days before the first course day.
    Tuition includes moderation, certificate, and full career-support services (CV/resume setup, school information, interview guidance, and departure support). Complimentary add-on: specialization in Teaching Business, TOEFL Preparation, or Young Learners.
    Course Dates

  • 5 April – 7 May 2023
  • 7 June – 9 July 2023
  • 2 August – 3 September 2023
  • 27 September – 29 October 2023


    75% on-line/25% on-site training

    Total tuition: US $1,300

    Deposit: $500, due at registration.

    Balance payment: $800, due five business days before start of the teaching practice.

    Tuition includes moderation, certificate, and full career-support services (CV/resume setup, school information, interview guidance, and departure support). Complimentary add-on: specialization in Teaching Business, TOEFL Preparation, or Young Learners.
    Teaching Practicum Dates
  • 31 July – 9 August 2023
  • 4 September – 13 September 2023
  • 2 October – 11 October 2023
  • 6 November – 15 November 2023
  • 5 March 2021 – 15 March 2021
  • 29 April 2021 – 7 May 2021
  • 1 July 2021 – 9 July 2021
  • 26 August 2021 – 3 September 2021
  • 21 October 2021 – 29 October 2021
  • 9 December 2021 – 17 December 2021

    Meet Our iTTi Hanoi TEFL Team

    Brian has been both a student and teacher working in Europe, Asia, and America for over two decades. After completing a B.A. in Middle Eastern History & Religion at Trinity College Dublin, he moved to London to pursue further studies in Visual Anthropology & Photography, where he first began to privately tutor academic essay-writing skills to both post-graduate and PhD students primarily from Asia.

    While in London, he managed art studios, hosting crit discussions and exhibitions, leading to a residency in Los Angeles where he organized the first experimental film-screening exchange between Harvard School of Visual Anthropology and the California Institute of the Arts (2011).

    Teaching, workshopping, and developing substantive dialogues between educational institutions, local community bodies, and prospective players have come to characterize his teaching philosophy in more recent years, clocking up the hours as an EFL teacher in Asia since 2016. Teaching mostly between Thailand and Vietnam, Brian has taught more than 6,000 hours in primary, junior high, high school, summer camps, and language centers–at times, specializing as a 1-1 education consultant, preparing students for GRE/SAT exam entry for universities in the US, the UK, Holland, and Australia.

    Currently, Brian has focused on IELTS teaching, teacher training, and tailored short workshop programs in compact film photography and music performance for schools in Hanoi. He is also an active member of Hanoi’s Rotten Grapes Improv Theatre.

    Brian Wyse, B.A, M.A.

    iTTi Vietnam – Director of Studies

    How to Apply for a TESOL Course

    Step 1

    To begin the admission process for iTTi Vietnam, you must first choose your starting date, complete the online application form, and pay a deposit of US $500.

    Step 2

    An iTTi Enrollment Counselor will then contact you with instructions on how to complete the required English proficiency assessment test. This test is due if you are not a native English speaker. You must obtain a B2/C1 Level result. A certificate will be provided by iTTi School of English.

    Step 3

    Once you are notified of your acceptance to iTTi Vietnam, your remaining tuition balance is due 30 days prior to your course starting date.

    TEFL Course in Hanoi

    TEFL Course in Hanoi

    TEFL Course in Hanoi

    TEFL Course in Hanoi