What will I earn in Vietnam?

Teaching English in Vietnam has a lot of perks, not least of which is the pay.  The salary for teaching English in Vietnam is definitely very persuasive! Team that with low living cost and you can save a very pretty penny or two. But how much you make (and save)...

Top places to see in Central Vietnam!

Hue The ancient capital of Vietnam is a pleasant river city, it has the ruins of a huge walled citadel as its centrepiece. Here at Teacher’s Friend – Vietnam, we consider the monasteries and tombs outside of the city to be the real attraction. These peaceful...

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year everyone!!! To celebrate the end of another year, and another year of Teacher's Friend, I am going to look back on one of my my scariest and fondest memories from Hanoi. Have a great 2019 everyone!!! White Knuckles, Classy Entrances and Navigational...

Catch-Ups, Travel Stories and Dubious Nicknames

Dinner time in Hanoi. I decided to go out with my friends – a really lovely bunch. We chatted for a long time and caught up on all of our recent tales and anecdotes. They particularly enjoyed hearing my crazy stories from Thailand in the middle of the restaurant....

Mixed Classes, Skyping Connor, and a Surprising Dinner

I arrived for my classes early, and that was a good thing because the usual chaos awaited me. I tried my best to establish what, who, and when I was teaching (and of course where the flashcards were). My first class was practice for ‘filming’ the website. It was with...

A Stormy Night, A Painful Goodbye, and an Unlikely Saviour

A Stormy Night, A Painful Goodbye, and an Unlikely Saviour It was Connor’s last night. We all had a chilled meal together and watched the thunderstorm, which was awesome. I’ve never heard thunder that loud, it sounded like gunfire and made me think of Vivianetnam...

Finding my Class, Teaching Pros, And Harry’s Woes

I couldn’t get hold of my ‘boss’ for my private classes, so I used Google Maps to guesstimate the location and tried again at ringing her when I was almost there. Luckily, this time she answered. I passed my phone (tentatively) to the ‘xe om’ (motorbike taxi) driver....

Amy’s story- A Testimonial for Teacher’s Friend

Teacher’s Friend – Vietnam (TFV) has helped many people achieve their traveling dreams. Below you can read about Amy, a nervous traveller who sought out TFV’s help. After considerable deliberation, Amy and her boyfriend decided to take the plunge. They had been...

Laura’s Story

Laura’s Story After making contact with TFV, Laura* instead chose to find a job via a Facebook post. It was a decision she lived to regret. Read her story below to ensure you don’t make the same mistake. Laura had made good after good decision: she had decided to...

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