My first few months teaching English in Vietnam

    Hello, my name is Linus. I am 32 and from Dublin. Ireland. I earned my CELTA qualification in April 2018. I immediately got to work on trying to find employment in Vietnam. Having tried to go the direct route by emailing potential employers, I eventually gave up and instead turned my attention to […]

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Teaching English in Vietnam – My First Days

Teaching English in Vietnam -My first impressions. Entering into the city I could already see the chaos. It was a far cry from the well-paved streets of Dublin. We arrived early morning, dropped our bags at the hostel and set out for a bite to eat. We were stopped just steps away from our hotel […]

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5 top tips when thinking of teaching English in Vietnam

Teaching  English in Vietnam -Some Student Tips  Bikes: Our students may love their bikes but remember to check your insurance policy to see what it includes around motorbikes. You may need a Vietnamese licence to be sure you are covered. Visa: Let’s make this process as smooth as possible, and I do not say that lightly. Checking through immigration is […]

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Top 7 reasons to live in Vietnam

I asked one of our teachers to list the top reasons to live in Vietnam–and this is what she said.  1. The Vietnamese. The Vietnamese are the most wonderfully caring people. A nation who have persevered through the worst and come out the other end welcoming and full of smiles despite their hardship. They have a good sense of humour which is why they say […]

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My Top six places to see while teaching English in China

In this vast country, there are so many places to see, but these are on my bucket list while here teaching English in China. The Great Wall of China: The largest wall in the world. Standing for 2300 years and crossing 9 provinces and municipalities you should be within traveling distance at some stage. The […]

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Eight things to know about China

China is safe. Most of the people are hardworking, honest and basically mind their own business. There are however some petty thieves so watch out for pick pocketers and keep your money and passport close. Vendors: The Chinese do not have a set price on anything so they expect to haggle. This makes browsing extremely difficult […]

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What not to do when teaching english China

Be respectful always, especially in homes or Temples. When entering a home look to see if shoes are removed. This is a long tradition but many homes do not follow it anymore-Don’t be afraid to ask. If you do remove your shoes note that it is rude to show the soles of your feet so […]

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