International Pacific School Dong Nai (IPS DN) is a K-12 bilingual school located in the city of Bien Hoa, Vietnam, which is approximately 28 km (45 minutes) northeast of Ho Chi Minh City. We are currently looking for qualified, reliable native (L1) English language teachers from the United States, Canada, Australia or England for the following full-time teaching positions:
ESL Teacher (secondary)
IPS DN offers a dual curriculum with students taking the national Vietnamese program concurrently alongside the Internationally recognized Cambridge Primary Program OR a tiered EAP (English for Academic Purposes) program based on proficiency level (depending on student abilities). The program endorses a content and language integrated learning instructional (CLIL) approach with an emphasis on developing students’ cognitive and academic language proficiency (CALP) skills in preparation for study abroad.
Non-Certified Teachers: 1800 – 2100 USD NET monthly salary (school will pay all taxes on teacher’s behalf);
1a. Salary offered is dependent on qualifications and verifiable classroom teaching experience via references (Employer will contact references, so please make sure emails and phone numbers are valid);
1b. Annual salary increases (1,100 USD year on year) based on work / teaching performance reviews;
2. Full-time Contract
2a. 11 paid teaching months (August 1 – May 31);
2b. Initial contract will have a 2-month probationary period and be for 23 months;
2c. All new teachers are required to attend orientation and induction one week prior to the start of academic year (this is typically the last week of June).
3. Paid holidays
3a. 1 week for Christmas (5 days);
3b. 2 weeks for TET Lunar New Year;
3c. All statutory national holidays (~5 days);
3d. Note: summer vacation is non-paid leave (the month of June, however summer classes are optional if you want to work);
4. Accommodation / Housing Allowance
4a. 200 USD net monthly housing allowance (teacher is responsible for finding their own housing)
5. Visas, Work Permit and Temporary Residence Card
Once the teacher has provided all requisite documentation for the work permit application - a university degree and criminal background report from home country that has been authenticated / legalized by the Vietnamese Consulate in their home country as well as an original ESL teaching certificate (CELTA, TEFL, TESOL)...
5b. The school will pay for all visa extensions and related expenses until the work permit is issued;
5b. The school will pay the fees for the application and issuance of teacher’s work permits and renewals;
5c. Upon issuance of teacher work permit, the school will pay for and process the temporary residence card, which will negate the need for a visa;
6a. The school will establish a bank account for the teacher and deposit the monthly salary into this account by the 5th of every month;
7. Child tuition discounts
7a. Year 2-3: 20% discount;
7b. Year 4+ : 50% discount;
- Full-time Contract July 1 - May 31 (23 months)
- Monday – Friday from 6:50 AM – 4:30PM (1 hour 45 minute lunch break)
- Average instructional time (contact hours) is approximately 22 hours per week, non-instructional time is used to prepare for lessons and PLC meetings
- Weekly PLC Meetings for teacher collaboration (horizontal and vertical articulation)
- Please note, weekly lesson plans for all classes are required
Teaching Support & Benefits:
- Teachers will have the same classes and teaching assistant all year long;
- The work schedule is daytime Monday - Friday. Some school events are on weekends throughout the year and are compulsory to attend, but for the most part, your evenings and weekends are free;
- Teacher’s Room with access to communal computers, Wi-Fi, B&W printers, and B&W photocopy machine, small kitchenette, and tables;
- Robust online teacher platform to track student marks, communicate with students and parents;
- Reflective observation program to support teaching team;
- Professional Learning Community (PLC) on a weekly basis for 1.5 hours to collaborate with team members;
- A dedicated management team that will move heaven and hearth to make sure you have everything you need to do your job right!
School Website: http://www.ipsdongnai.edu.vn
- First and foremost, you must love to work with young children and enjoy teaching ESL.
- Secondly, you must be a positive, out-going, self-aware, reflective person who likes to teach and work in a culturally diverse setting, and is open to learning and sharing knowledge.
- Thirdly, you must be ICT literate – know how to use a computer, use the Internet to find teaching resources, use office suite software, check and respond to email, upload/download resources, etc.
As for the formalities, only applicants who are native (L1) English speakers from the United States, Canada, or England, between the ages of 22 – 55 will be considered. All applicants must have, at minimum, a
- Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and English language teaching certification (CELTA, TESOL, TEFL);
- Previous teaching experience is preferred, however, newly ESL certified teachers with a degree are more than welcome to apply.
How to Apply?
Please send a detailed resume, a recent color photograph, and reference letters or contact details from current, recent or past employers to [email@example.com ]
IPS DN Board of Principals