Teaching English in Vietnam – What Fillipinos should know

As the number of Filipino teaching English in Vietnam has considerably increase in recent years. In this post, we would like to point out the easiest way for Filipino to become English teachers in Vietnam, as well as Visa requirement for those who want to stay in Vietnam for more than 21 days.

Tefl certification

In order to become an English teacher, one will need a TEFL certificate (or so-called TEFL teaching certificate).

First, you should understand the huge differences between English Certificate and English teaching certificate. English certificate includes IELTS, TOEFL, FCE, CAE, etc. As Filipino is regarded as non-native English speaker, so when you want to study abroad or teach English in other countries, you will have to take one of the above tests.

IELTS is designed by British Council, thus using British English. If you intend to go to the UK or Australia, this test system would be recommended.

TOEFL, on the other hand, is run by organization based in the US, therefore, using American English. It is suggested for those to want to migrate and work in America and Canada.

However, owning an IELTS or TOEFL certificate doesn’t mean you can become an English teacher in Vietnam. You will need a TEFL certificate to start teaching English here.

TEFL course and certificate are not just tests, indeed, you need to pass 120 to 140 training hours, whereby, you will be prepared with proper skills and knowledge to start your career. Whether you want to teach for a long or short term, the best preparation for becoming a Filipino TEFL teacher is a 140 hour online TEFL course.

You can go online and search for the online course that you are interested in. For example, is offering an online course of 120 hours of training, after that you are fully-equipped to start your TEFL career.

Other teaching certificate like CELTA or TESOL can also offer you hundred priorities to enter the world of teaching opportunities.


TEFL is a popular certificate to being hired as a teacher in Vietnam


VOA Vietnam (Vietnam Visa On Arrival)

As a Filipino, you are not required to apply for a Vietnam Visa for a stay less than 21 days provided that your passport has at least 6 months of validity following the arrival date to Vietnam and 02 blank pages.

However, if you want to visit our country for a longer time, it is a must apply for one. In this case, Vietnam Visa on Arrival is highly recommended because this way of visa application is much more convenient, transparent and cost-efficient. For detailed guide to get Vietnam tourist Visa for Filipino staying over 21 days or Vietnam Business Visa, kindly click on: 

  • First, you can start by filling in an online application form with written information such as your full name, age, arrival and exit date, etc.
  • Then, you will receive Visa Approval Letter via mail after making payment. You can make payment using Credit/Debit Card. Under normal circumstances, Approval Letter will be sent to you after 2 business days, however, in an urgent or super urgent cases, it will take you only 1 business day or 4 working hours to receive it. Please visit our website to find out more information on Service and Stamping fee.
  • Lastly, your visa will be stamped at the international airport that you arrive at. Please bring along necessary documents and stamping fee to finish your procedure.

If you have any trouble regarding Visa application, please contact us through mail [email protected] or phone number (+84) 946 583 583 to seek for help. We will try our best to solve your problems.