Welcome to ILA
Welcome to ILA
Welcome to ILA, the leading ESL provider in Vietnam. By visiting our website, you have taken the ﬁrst step in what could be a great adventure – teaching English to our wonderful students in our incredibly diverse country.
ILA in numbers
ILA is one of the largest International Language Providers in Vietnam. We currently have:
Language Centres located in 13 towns and cities across the country
Qualiﬁed & experienced Teachers and Teaching Assistants
Professional & friendly staff
Life with ILA
The ILA story
Vision - Misson - Core Values
Where are we located?
Why work at ILA ?
01 Competitive Package
02 Premium Health Insurance
03 Visa & Work Permit
04 Contract Completion Bonus
05 Re-signing Bonus
06 Holiday Allowance
07 Housing Allowance
08 Social Events
09 Relocation Opportunities
10 Experienced & Dedicated Management Team
11 Corporate Social Responsibility Activities
12 Career Pathway with Professional Training
What do our employees say about us ?
"I decided to start a new career in education and teaching English at ILA 8 years ago. It has proven to be the best career decision I have ever made. The opportunities for professional development and career advancement within ILA are limitless. If anyone is interested in working with a dynamic and well-established organization that offers numerous opportunities in teaching and career development, I highly recommend ILA."ToddRegional Academic Manager
"I started with ILA as a teacher 7 years ago. The reason I first came to ILA was for its strong reputation towards academic training and development. I wanted to be somewhere that took professional development seriously. As ILA has grown, there have been many opportunities for me to develop myself and to progress in a career in academic management. ILA has been the perfect place to grow and develop as both a teacher and a manager!"JasonRegional Academic Manager
"ILA is full of supportive and energetic people. There is always someone you can ask for help about work or life in Vietnam. Both teachers and teaching assistants here are proactive with their teaching and want to give their students the best experiences. Vietnam is a great place for long-term teaching and living."NathanAcademic Manager
"I'm now into my 3rd contract and have developed so much as a teacher since that first day. The teaching team are great and also happy to help with some advice or a new activity that they have found, and the local support staff are real professionals who make your transition to life in a different culture really easy. As a company ILA is all about development of their teachers- investing with training and support and have made me the teacher I am today."DianaTeacher
"Ho Chi Minh City is a dynamic place full of interesting people and things to do. You will never feel bored here - there is really something for everyone. My ILA center is a friendly center located in an interesting and very beautiful area of the city. There are many Korean and Japanese restaurants in the area and it is much quieter than a lot of the city."JesseAcademic Manager
"My center has also grown a lot since I arrived and has always been a happy place to work at. We have staff ranging from their mid twenties to later years, from new teachers to very experienced teachers. While everyone brings their individual personality and culture to work, they are open to sharing and helping each other be the best teachers they can be."JenniferTeacher
"I love the centre and the people I'm working with. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. Most of us do have a sense of humor, but everyone here keeps it respectful and professional. We also all try to get together after classes at least one evening a month to relax."JuliusTeacher
"I love my centre! I get along with all of my coworkers. Everyone is friendly, flexible, and willing to offer help. I look forward to coming into work because I love my students and I am always happy to see everyone I work with."DaniTeacher
"ILA is great! People are friendly and we have good teamwork there. A big range of countries and ages makes everyday in the office interesting. Lots of backgrounds so bouncing ideas off a co worker is never an issue."AndyTeacher
"I like the city so much I bought some land and built a house here. The ILA centre is very close knit and professional. The people are very focused on their work, eager to share experiences, and to help each other with their problems."MiguelAcademic Manager
"The center has a great mix of new and experienced teachers. I believe it has been a great place for me to develop over the years. Don't be afraid to ask lots of questions. I have found that the quickest way to improve my teaching was to ask other teachers for advice and for activity ideas."MatthewAcademic Manager
"I enjoy working at my centre a lot. The environment is very open and casual, and there is very open communication between the management and the staff. I also really like my classes, which helps a lot."DavidTeacher
"The teachers at ILA are really professional and friendly. They can always help you out if you are struggling and give you tips. Vietnam is a vibrant place with its unique character. You can always find things to do and see. It will always surprise you."AnastasiaAcademic Manager
"Teachers and Teaching Assistants get along amazingly well. Everyone’s helpful, friendly, incredibly talented and hardworking. The Academic team is second to none. All these are the reasons why I’ve stayed on as long as I have."CelineTeacher
"I am fortunate enough to work with a staff of around 30 teachers, all of whom are driven, passionate, and extremely experienced. A mixed-pot of personalities and nationalities... Life will never be boring here!"TheoAcademic Manager
"The people are very friendly and give you as much privacy as you would like. Our teachers, teaching assistants, staff and everyone at the center work together harmoniously, we are helpful to each other and generally create a positive and fun environment."RowenTeacher
Start your ESL career with ILA now!
One of our job requirements is that all our teachers have completed a Bachelor’s degree. This is also a legal requirement to gain a Work Permit in Vietnam.
All of our contracts are a year in length. At times we will consider part-time contracts for a minimum of 6 months for in-country hires. During the Summer period, we may offer shorter term contracts.
Yes, ILA offers full support for teachers to get a Work Visa and Work Permit to work legally in Vietnam.
One of our hiring criteria is that all teachers must have completed a certification in English Language Teaching. We consider all applications from candidates that have an English language teaching certification. Your course must be at least 120 hours in-class with 4 hours of observed teaching practice with real students.
We hire all year round, but our busiest period is over summer (Jun-Jul) and the start of the new school year (Sept). May through to October is the peak hiring season for ILA. If you are unsuccessful in an initial application you are welcome to reapply at these times. Around Tet (the Vietnamese Lunar New Year – Jan-Feb) is the slowest time of year for recruitment.
ILA does not offer any flight reimbursement. We do however offer teachers a re-signing bonus for every year you continue to stay on at ILA. We also offer many other packaged incentives such as supplements on top of base pay rate for teaching certain classes etc. Many teachers prefer this is as it rewards our current staff who want to stay at ILA rather than only new staff.
We use the following to define a native speaker: A native speaker is someone who has spoken English from early childhood. It’s the language they used at school and with their family. Many people grow up speaking 2 languages and are bilingual, which would also qualify as a native speaker...
When overseas teachers first arrive we will pick you up at the airport and put you up in a hotel for up to 10 nights. After that, housing in Vietnam is cheap, diverse, flexible and easy to find. Whether you are looking to save money and live modestly or want to enjoy the high life in luxury serviced apartments, you are sure to find something suitable...