I’ve been considering doing this one for a while. I, like many other teachers in Saigon, completed my TESOL course at the Australia-Vietnam School of English in Gò Vấp district (aka ‘the Ninja Teacher course’).…

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Recently I’ve been getting quite a lot of messages on Instagram asking me questions about teaching in Vietnam. Whilst I’m more than happy to answer, I thought it would be useful and perhaps more efficient…

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The post that will give my poor parents a heart attack. In Saigon, hardly anyone walks anywhere. You might walk the length of a few streets, pop to the convenience store or wander around a…

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A few months ago, I was messaging my friend, Sophie, talking about the prospect of spending Christmas 6308 miles away from home. Sophie was already planning to visit me at some point and suggested coming…

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Coming to Vietnam to teach English is, hands down, the best thing I’ve ever done. However, whilst it is a powerful, interesting and character-forming experience, it isn’t all fun and games. Teaching abroad isn’t the…

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