The people of Vietnam have such an eagerness and openness to meet foreigners and share their culture with us. They look into our lives with curious hearts wondering why we do things the way we do, why we make the choices we make, why we serve our spouses and spend time with our family. They wonder why we would give up the comforts of America to travel around the world and be away from our families, to receive only a little salary, just to be with them.
— Jason Fizzard, ELIC Vietnam Country Director
The resilient and engaging people of Vietnam have endured an amazing amount of adversity and are a remarkable example of letting go and moving on to the next chapter. This is a gifted people with warm hearts who have embraced the winds of change and are now a part of one of the fastest-growing economies in the region. With the recognized need for the English language, ELIC has the great privilege and opportunity to make a significant contribution to its modernization program.
Like other recently open countries, Vietnam has embraced English as a way of entering into the international mainstream of the 21st century. In 1993 the Ministry of Education invited ELIC to send the first teachers to the country’s most prominent universities. Since that time we have been helping to advance and upgrade English education in universities across the country.
With a very young population (52% under 24 years old) the Vietnamese are developing and growing by taking advantage of one of the longest periods of peace the country has known for centuries. High quality English training is a primary tool needed for the surge of investment happening in Vietnam. ELIC is poised to be on the cutting edge of meeting Vietnam’s voracious desire for English language training in the years ahead.
Our year-round Vietnam team consists currently of 27 teachers and staff, along with 9 children. We have teams in Hanoi, Dalat, Danang City, Hai Phong, Quy Nhon and Thai Nguyen. The opportunities in Vietnam extend far beyond the capacity of our current staff and we are actively seeking additional personnel to join our vibrant team. If you are open to exploring this strategic opportunity, please click on the Contact link under the program of your choice.
We presently offer four compelling programs in Vietnam:
University Teaching Program (university graduates through late 60s)
Teaching Fellowship Program (university graduates through age 25)
Summer Teaching Program (university graduates through late 60s; some current university majors)
Engage Program (current university students; one-week vision trip to Hanoi following four weeks in Hong Kong SAR)