Job Details

Job title: Summer 2017 Young Learner Programme in Haiphong, Vietnam (Accommodation provided)

Hai Phong
Job Description:

Spend a summer working in a fascinating country and experience a unique cultural combination of old and new, traditional and modern at Apollo English in Vietnam.

***Free hotel accommodation for all of your summer contract!

***$300 flight allowance paid on arrival in Vietnam!

***Visa arrangements and costs taken care of!

***End of summer contract completion bonus!

We have a small number of vacancies remaining for our summer programme in Hai Phong. Contracts include a short induction, classroom observations and a short training programme before teaching starts. Our friendly team offers ongoing academic support throughout the summer.

At Apollo you can expect:

  • Commitment to professional development and high-quality teaching standards
  • A wide range of resources and modern facilities
  • A variety of courses and learners
  • Academic and personal support from a dedicated team


Please note that although the majority of teachers will follow the dates given below, some Apollo schools will follow the same programme with adjusted start dates.

Positions remaining will start on June 2nd or June 9th and run for 11 - 15 weeks. 

Teachers will be teaching the young learner summer programme from kindergarten through to teens. Depending on the placement centre, some teachers may be asked to teach the extra-curricular activities programme. Teachers also need to be aware that there is a possibility of travelling to other centres, particularly in Hanoi.

Classes are scheduled between 7.30am and 10.00pm Monday to Friday, 7:30am and 8:15pm on Saturday and Sunday; teachers may be scheduled anytime during these hours. Generally, teachers are timetabled to work on average of 4-6 hours per day, 5 days a week, with two consecutive days off.

Placement testing and attendance at extra-curricular activities are paid at an administrative rate (2 administrative hours = 1 teaching hour.). Normal administrative duties such as preparing for classes, marking tests, writing reports, attending in-house training and meetings, etc. are considered part of teaching duties and therefore there is no extra remuneration for these.

Job Requirement:

  • Native level English speaker
  • CELTA/Trinity TESOL or equivalent
  • BA or MA
  • At least one year’s experience or B in CELTA preferred
  • Enthusiasm, energy and a strong sense of cultural awareness are essential
  • Previous young learners experience is also desirable

If you are considering extending your contract after summer, we recommend you obtain a police check before arriving to allow us to obtain a full work permit.

Application Information:


Owing to varying programmes there are currently three contract lengths available. The rates below are in Vietnamese Dong (VND) and represent the total amount paid over the duration of the contract. Payment during the contract is paid every two weeks.

10 working weeks (11 weeks total):

  • 45,000,000VND / ten weeks of teaching
  • Final teaching day July 30th
  • Contract length – 19th May to 3rd August
  • Contract completion bonus of 6,750,000
  • Teachers are contracted for 200 teaching hours over the period of the contract*. Overtime is calculated and paid at the end of the contract on any teaching hours over the 200 contracted hours.

12 working weeks (13 weeks total):

  • 54,000,000VND / twelve weeks of teaching
  • Final teaching day August 13th
  • Contract length – 19th May to 17th August
  • Contract completion bonus of 8,437,500VND
  • Teachers are contracted for 240 teaching hours over the time of the contract*. Overtime is calculated and paid at the end of the contract on any teaching hours over the 240 contracted hours.

14 working weeks (15 weeks total):

  • 63,000,000VND / fourteen weeks of teaching
  • Final teaching day August 27th
  • Contract length – May 19th  to August 31st
  • Contract completion bonus of 10,125,000VND
  • Teachers are contracted for 280 teaching hours over the time of the contract*. Overtime is calculated and paid at the end of the contract on any teaching hours over the 280 contracted hours.

*Please note that owing to the Summer School market in Vietnam, teachers on longer contracts may teach more hours during the first 8-10 weeks of their stay to reach the target teaching hours. These hours may then be balanced with fewer teaching hours during the last 4-6 weeks depending on demand.

All contracts include:

  • Overtime rate at 430,000VND per hour paid for any hours taught over contracted hours
  • Accommodation provided at a local hotel from May 18th for entire contract length
  • Meet & greet at the airport. Transportation to and from the airport on arrival and departure
  • Flight allowance of up to 6,750,000VND (paid on arrival)
  • Visa arrangement and costs

*Please note that all salaries and bonuses are subject to Vietnamese tax laws

To Apply

Interested candidates are invited to apply via email to Tim Barker at Your application should include a cover letter stating your desired working location, your updated CV in English and scanned copies of your degree(s) and Teaching Certificates. Candidates who have already obtained a current valid Police Check preferred. Submission of original documents will be required later for Work Permit application if teachers plan to stay in Vietnam after summer to work for Apollo, photocopies will not be accepted.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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