It’s time to get abroad! 

Join our short-term Vietnam Teaching Programme to get teaching experience and gain a TEFL/TESOL certificate. Along the way, experience a fascinating new culture and language, and gain valuable qualifications and skills, all while enjoying delicious food in the sun! 
We are delighted to invite you join us in Vietnam for TESOL/TEFL training and a tour of Vietnam and classes on Vietnamese language/ culture, before starting a teaching internship, with expenses paid, including: flights, teacher training, and accommodation. Join a vibrant community of Gotoco’ers and gain professional development support to launch you on a global and impactful career.
This is a short programme! You will have an option to join us for a 6-month or full year programme once you graduate from this.
This is a potential career move, and it’s all funded – that includes flights, TEFL/TESOL certification, and your salary too.

We are recruiting for upcoming intakes right now. Just scroll down to see all dates listed on the form at the bottom of the page!


What do you get?

Our short-term Vietnam Teaching Programme is your launchpad for a global and impactful career. On the programme, you will receive:

  • Full funding to cover your flights, food and accommodation during your initial training and orientation tourism.
  • TESOL/TEFL training and  certification in Vietnam, with accommodation and food provided.
  • Placement in a supportive school in rural or suburban Vietnam with all expenses paid, accommodation and visa support.
  • Professional development mentoring and training throughout your time in Vietnam, with a focus on teaching and social enterprise. We do this so that your fellowship with us becomes a first step in a lifetime of interesting and impactful living.
  • Personal and community support, including 24/7 support for emergencies.

What does the training include?

Before starting your teaching placement in Vietnam, you will join our teaching and Vietnamese culture orientation period – an exciting cultural introduction filled with excursions. All your accommodation and meals will be fully-funded. The training will include:

  • Trinity CertTESOL training in Vietnam.
  • Vietnamese culture and language lessons.
  • Cultural introduction to Vietnam, including learning about local businesses, cooking, customs, and more.

What does the teaching involve?

You will be teaching English to local Vietnamese students, usually in a primary school setting. 

  • You will be in a smaller town or rural area to give you a chance to be immersed in local culture, with at least two other Gotoco’ers and continuous community support from our team.
  • You will have funding to cover your meals, accommodation and flights.
  • You will receive continuous professional development support and mentoring to support you in your teaching and with your future career plans. 

How do you apply?

To apply you need to:

  • Completed high school/A-level/college
  • Be an advanced level English speaker, e.g a native speaker or otherwise have native-level English.
  • Have the right to work in the UK to be eligible for full Trinity CertTESOL funding (through citizenship, residency, leave to remain, student visas, et al.)*
  • Have a clear criminal record
  • Be available and excited to travel to Vietnam!
  • Holding a prior TEFL certificate is a bonus, but not required; Trinity CertTESOL training and certification is provided

This programme is ideal for recent graduates from UK universities that want to explore building a life as a teacher abroad, but is open to anyone, including mid-career changers, college grads and those from ‘non-traditional’ educational backgrounds. There is extra support available for applicants from widening participation backgrounds, including all funding you may need to make this happen. You will be able to indicate if this applies to you on your application form. 

*We can consider candidates with non-UK university backgrounds and those who do not have the right to work in the UK, but they would not always be eligible for full funding for the Trinity CertTESOL and flights. If this applies to you, please apply and contact us by email to let us know more about your situation. 

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