Part-time teacher of English

British Council
June 06, 2023
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Part-time teacher of English

Date: 23-May-2023

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.

Role Purpose

  • To maintain and enhance professional development and academic quality in the teaching centre, through the management of in-house teacher development programme and support
  • To promote and ensure quality teaching and effective learning of English
  • To provide learners with a rewarding and stimulating English language learning experience
  • To support the wider aims of British Council and its cultural relations mission
  • 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.


  • Teaching classes according to agreed schedules and standards
  • Ensuring an effective learning experience
  • Ensuring teaching meets Teaching Quality standards and organisational expectations
  • Maintaining good relationships with customers and colleagues
  • Representing the British Council's values and supporting its plans in Vietnam
  • Enhancing the reputation of UK English teaching
  • Responsibilities & Main Duties

  • To plan, prepare and deliver effective English language teaching that meets the needs of different learner groups
  • To monitor progress and provide regular feedback to help manage learners' performance throughout the course, and to actively promote learner autonomy
  • To contribute to the development, evaluation, and improvement of English language courses, materials and related services, in order to best meet learners' needs
  • To complete teaching-related administrative tasks to specified standards
  • To actively engage in professional development and performance management systems and procedures to assure high standards in teaching and learning
  • To contribute positively to the British Council's reputation and position as a benchmark standard in best practice in the sector
  • To support marketing and promotional activities and to assist the teaching team in delivering excellent customer service
  • To ensure safeguarding standards are rigorously applied and upheld in line with applicable policy in the following areas:
  • Child protection
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
  • Health and safety
  • Qualification


  • Undergraduate degree (BA or equivalent / higher)
  • Cambridge CELTA, Trinity CertTESOL or equivalent recognised entry-level qualification to teach English as a Foreign/Second Language
  • For Vietnamese nationals only: A BA or equivalent/ higher in ESL
  • Desirable

  • PGCE in Primary/Secondary or equivalent
  • Recognised diploma in EFL i.e. Cambridge DELTA/Trinity DipTESOL
  • CELT-YL extension/TYLEC
  • Work Experience


  • At least 1-year post-qualification experience (600 hours) covering at least two of the following age-groups
  • Young learners aged 6 to 10
  • Young learners aged 11 to 13
  • Young learners aged 14 to 17
  • Desirable

  • Experience of IELTS or Cambridge Exams Preparation
  • Experience in teaching Adults (500+ hours)
  • At least 600 hours' experience in teaching two or more young learners age groups
  • Salary & Benefits

  • Salary: VND 34,922,500 to VND 38,357,500 gross per month, on the Part- Time Teacher salary scale. The salary quoted is the minimum base salary for 50 hours of teaching per month. Hours taught above this are paid additionally at the applicable hourly rate.
  • Location: Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Annual Leave: 12 working days per annum plus Vietnamese public holidays (currently 11 days per year).
  • Reimbursable travel expenses if you are recruited from outside Vietnam : For employees taking up a part-time teaching role joining from outside Vietnam, any expenses incurred relating to travel to Vietnam, including airfare, baggage or temporary accommodation on arrival will be reimbursed against receipts up to a permissible allowance limit of USD1,500.
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP): offers practical information and emotional support for work and personal issues impacting any aspect of your life. This is a confidential and free of charge counselling and support service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Additional Information

  • Contract Duration : 24 Months
  • Contract Type – Fixed term
  • Renewable Period - Renewable
  • Contact Teaching Hours – 50 or more per month
  • Passport requirements/ Right to work in country: Applicants must be potentially eligible to work in Vietnam and must hold a passport which has at least two blank pages and at least 6 months' remaining validity.
  • Vaccination Status - Need proof of double-vaccination to be eligible for Vietnamese work permit
  • Work schedule (as per operational needs) : Teaching schedules typically involve both evening work and working on Saturdays and Sundays – the times at which most teaching activity takes place. Teachers may be required to work in one or more centres in the city they are based in, but scheduling policy is to restrict teaching to one location only on any given day. Schedules are subject to change periodically, but advance notice is given.
  • Part-time teachers are required to make themselves available to teach at least the monthly number of hours specified in their contract according to the schedule given. Should operational needs require, teacher may be asked to carry out teaching-related non-teaching tasks in lieu of teaching (e.g. developing teaching materials, administrative tasks etc.) as part of their scheduled hours. Part-time teachers may be offered more hours of teaching than in their core contract. If they accept, they will be paid additionally for these hours.
  • Closing Date – 6th June 2023, 23.59 (India Standard Time)

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    Equality , Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement

    The British Council is committed to policies and practices of equality, diversity and inclusion across everything we do. We support all staff to make sure their behaviour is consistent with this commitment. We want to address under representation and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, in particular, but not exclusively, on grounds of ethnicity and disability. All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria are guaranteed an interview and we have Disability Confident Employer Status. We welcome discussions about specific requirements or adjustments to enable participation and engagement in our work and activities.

    The British Council is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults who we work with.

    We believe that all children and adults everywhere in the world deserve to live in safe environments and have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse, maltreatment and exploitation as set out in article 19, UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) 1989.

    Appointment to positions where there is direct involvement with vulnerable groups will be dependent on thorough checks being completed; these will include qualification checks, reference checks, identity & criminal record checks in line with legal requirements and with the British Council's Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.

    If you have any problems with your application please email [email protected]

    Please note: Applications to this role can only be considered when made through the Apply section of our careers website. Our ‘ASK HR' email is only to be used in case of a technical issue encountered when applying through the careers website. Emails with supporting statements and CV/Resumes sent to this email address will not be reviewed and will be deleted.

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