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FT Cover Teacher - Schools Link - Hanoi

at Language Link Vietnam (view profile)
Location Hà Nội
Date Posted 18/12/2017
Job Type Full-time
Where is the school located: Hà Nội
Salary: competitve


Full-time Cover Teacher - Hanoi -  Immediate start date

Monday to Friday daytime classes.

Schools Link teaches primary, secondary and high school programs which are based on strict guidelines set by the Vietnamese Ministry of Education. Parents also appreciate the extra supporting material that Schools Link provides, including a Parents’ Handbook, Parents’ Kit, homework revision booklet, and TOEFL Primary/Junior practice books.

Please see our website:

Class sizes are limited to 25 students and are taught with the help of a Vietnamese teaching assistant, who in many cases is an English teacher from the public school.

The main textbooks used are Pearson Longmans, ODI (Our Discovery Island) for primary classes and Solutions for secondary classes put out by Oxford University Press. Schools Link teachers are provided with texts, pacing guides, flashcards, and other resources to help them teach their students.


These cover positions start soon. There is a paid induction for all teachers prior to starting to teach. All schools finish sometime in May 2017.



  • 50 guaranteed hours of teaching per month for full-time teachers (after probation). • Off-site bonus starting at 87,560 per/hour
  • End-of-contract bonus
  • Severance payment - ½ month per year of service (where applicable)
  • Visa-Run flight reimbursement for Local Hires of up to 4.2 million VND and for Overseas Hires up to 12.6 million VND
  • Paid Annual Leave and Sick Leave days
  • National holidays, including Christmas Day and International New Years Day (approx 11 days per calendar year)
  • Issuance of Vietnamese State Medical card
  • Full Inpatient, and partial Outpatient Medical Insurance through Liberty Insurance for which LLV pays ½ of the annual premium
  • Assistance in setting up a local bank account with an international bank (HSBC)
  • Visa and Work Permit sponsorship fully provided and paid for by LLV (except for document authentication)
  • Direct deposit for payroll on the same day each month
  • Welfare team support, with 24/7 emergency assistance
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Option to take TYLEC course (pending date suitability)
  • Ongoing training in a group setting
  • Intensive paid induction program
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Self-study materials for ongoing development
  • Teachers room and resources library in all centers as well as an extensive online teacher's room



*Covering a variety of classes throughout Hanoi

*Teaching the provided syllabus using ESL methods

*Creating and administering engaging speaking activities

*Administering mid-term and final tests

*Participating in mandatory monthly training workshops and meetings

*Regular communication with our office



  1. ESL classroom experience required, minimum 1 year preferred (Young Learners experience is beneficial)
  2. Bachelor's degree, in any subject*
  3. A CELTA, TESOL, Trinity or equivalent TEFL teaching certificate with teaching practicum.
  4. A clean Police Clearance Check from your home country/country of most recent residence as relevant
  5. Must be a native English speaker or equivalent with evidence of high proficiency**

* Some non-academic degrees may be rejected by the Vietnamese authorities

** Non-native speakers must be able to produce at least 3 years of original references on company letter-headed paper, signed and stamped by the referee




*Self-sufficient: ability to manage oneself in a new cultural environment

*Culturally sensitive: desire to interact with other Vietnamese teachers

*Flexible: willingness to adapt

*Mobile: flexible in adjusting to transportation in Hanoi

*Experienced: at ease with larger classes, various approaches to ESL teaching , and previous work in public schools

*Creative: ability to solve problems and come up with interesting and dynamic lesson plans

*Committed: willing to stay until contract completion


Start date:

Positions starting very soon. All schools finish in May 2017.


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