Location: Ho Chi Minh City, East Asia, VN Hanoi, East Asia, VN
Company: British Council
We support peace and prosperity by building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and countries worldwide.
We work directly with individuals to help them gain the skills, confidence and connections to transform their lives and shape a better world in partnership with the UK. We support them to build networks and explore creative ideas, to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications.
Working with people in over 200 countries and territories, we are on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2021–22 we reached 650 million people.
Job Overview There is strong demand for English language learning in Vietnam, being driven by the country's economic growth, increasing internationalisation and a government vision for the future which is predicated on significantly improving levels of English language proficiency.
As standards evolve, certifications like IELTS are also becoming essential for access to national and international study opportunities and qualifications and the wider employment market.
The British Council's teaching presence currently counts three locations in Ho Chi Minh City and four in Hanoi, but four new centres are slated for opening in 2023 as part of an ambitious project to very significantly expand our presence over the coming years to respond to market demand and opportunity.
This is creating opportunities for employment in ELT in a country which is a dynamic, diverse and exciting place to live and work.
You will join either in Aug/Oct 2023 or Jan 2024 and receive induction and orientation before being assigned a teaching schedule in one of our branches.
The teaching activity has a national management structure, with a Cluster Lead English supported by Two Cluster Academic Managers, Operations and other Business Support teams, 10 Senior Teachers and a similar number of Coordinators.
Teachers are usually assigned to work in one teaching location, although sometimes work in more than one location is required.
Teaching young learners (aged 5 to 17) represents over 70% of the activity nationally. The British Council currently delivers courses to around 4,500 young learners and 1,700 adults at any one time.
This is expected to grow substantially in the coming months and years, and the new centres will be dedicated mainly to young learner teaching.
New recruits will be joining a diverse international team of over 147 English teaching professionals supported by an extensive academic management team. The focus on professional development and effective teaching is strong, with a well-developed Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme, involving both in-service training and support to pursue externally delivered qualification courses.
The opportunity to develop professionally within a supportive, experienced and diverse team is one of the strongest attractions for teachers, combined with the opportunity to experience life and work in a fast-developing country with a rich cultural heritage and international ambitions.
Responsibilities & Main Duties
Salary & Benefits
Closing Date – 6th June 2023, 23.59 (India Standard Time)
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