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Vietnam University Teaching

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Vietnam University Teaching

A project that aims at empowering university students in Phan Thiet, Vietnam, by teaching English and thus increasing their employability opportunities.

Prices from US$895

After emerging from years of conflict and war, Vietnam has now become a permanent fixture on many a wanderer's bucket list and attracts millions of visitors annually. It is a diverse country, both geographically and demographically. From the chilly and lush jungle-clad mountain peaks of the north and the unique, traditional tribes that occupy them, to the vast marshes and waterways of the mighty Mekong delta in the south, there is much to experience throughout Vietnam.


Traditionally the economy in Vietnam has been rooted in agriculture and rice production, and though this is still a very important part of the economy, Vietnam has transformed itself into one of the fastest growing and most diverse economies in Southeast Asia with the expansion of manufacturing and tourism.


This project will present you with the unique opportunity to teach English to local students who attend university in sunny Phan Thiet. With your help the students will develop their English language skills and therefore improve their employability opportunities in the growing Vietnamese economy. Using fun teaching methods you will help the students improve their vocabulary, sentence structures and pronunciation. This project will also allow you to improve your own teaching skills and learn about the unique Vietnamese culture.



  • Gain experience teaching local University students
  • Expand your knowledge of fun and effective teaching methods
  • Discover this beautiful corner of South East Asia


·         CRB /DBS Check - criminal record check      


Location Phan Thiet, Vietnam


  • Help University students improve their employability skills by helping them develop their English language skills
  • Assist local staff with fun teaching methods and gain valuable teaching experience


Transport            Airport pick up on arrival

Accommodation Dormitory accommodation on University campus


Before you go

Pre-departure support
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Kit advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt (UK only)



Airport pick up

Local orientation
Project training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up


A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.


During the project you will be teaching English to local University students aged between 18 and 24. Most of the students are likely to be at a beginner level, but will be eager to improve their knowledge of the English language to increase their employability. 
Your main role will be to improve their speaking ability, attending the student’s usual English classes as a guest lecturer.


You will be working at the centre Monday to Friday; your work schedule will cover a comprehensive, varied and enjoyable teaching programme which will engage you fully with your students. Methods of teaching will include having one-on-one conversations with students or using the whiteboards to demonstrate grammar and vocabulary material. Since your main role is to improve the student speaking ability there will be little preparation work to do outside of the classroom. Each day you will be involved in 4 lessons, two in the morning and two in the afternoon, with plenty of free time after lunch and in the evening for you to explore local markets or go to the beach.

You will be guided by a local professor at the University, which will encourage you to formulate ideas and develop your teaching skills and techniques. As you practice dialogue with your students, you will learn more about their culture and respond by telling them about yours. Overall, you are sure to gain huge satisfaction from inspiring these students, whilst significantly enhancing your own skills and experience.


A member of staff from our local partner organisation in Vietnam will meet you on arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport and take you to your accommodation.

You will need to arrive on the Sunday to allow you time to relax and settle in before your project starts on the Monday.






Your accommodation will be located on the campus of Phan Thiet University, where you will be staying in single sex dormitories for up to 6 people. The rooms are equipped with bathrooms, air-conditioning and hot water to ensure you are comfortable during your stay.






You will be provided with three meals a day during the week and two meals a day at weekends, all of which will be provided at your accommodation. The food will be cooked by locals, which will give you the chance to taste traditional Vietnamese dishes cooked using delicious local ingredients.

Traditional Vietnamese cooking is known for its fresh ingredients, minimal use of oil, plentiful use of herbs and vegetables. Typical meals may include rice vermicelli noodles, jasmine rice, dried shrimp and bean sprouts. However, meals may include some Western dishes such as sandwiches, spaghetti and bread. Did we mention rice?

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A range of adventure and cultural activities like visits to remote villages, mountain biking through the stunning landscape, diving, canopy tours, and river rafting may be available. Get lost in the mystical world of ancient temples, where you will be inspired by the beautiful unspoilt monuments, the magical atmosphere, and the charming monkeys tumbling amongst the ruins. Visit the local towns with their complex and multifaceted architecture, and friendly, welcoming locals. Or just get a 5 minute bus to the beach!

Ask your local hosts to arrange extra activities for you – they will help ensure that you get the best prices whilst booking direct helps to support the local economy


1 week US$895

2 weeks US$945

3 weeks US$1,195

4 weeks US$1,445

extra week US$395


Courses start every Monday. Please aim to arrive on the Sunday to be ready to start your project the next day.

Program is suspended during Tet - school holiday of 1 month (normally mid Jan to mid Feb)


Minimum 1 week, maximum of 12 weeks


Nearest airport(s): Ho Chi Minh City (SGN)


  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


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To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.

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