All of our passionate and dedicated teachers meet high international standards with formal qualifications and extensive experience in teaching English to adults.

To be eligible to apply for a teaching position at the British Council, teachers must have:

  • a university degree (bachelor’s or above)
  • a post-graduate qualification in teaching English as a foreign language recognised by the British Council
  • highly proficient English (CEFR C2, IELTS 8.5 / 9.0)
  • at least two years prior teaching experience

Meet some of our teachers

David Thompson

I’ve been teaching English for about six years now and have worked all over the world during this time. If you’d like to chat about China, Kenya, India, Palestine or Tanzania, let me know. I think the most pleasurable way to learn a language is to learn about the culture of the countries where it is used. For this reason, I enjoy using authentic materials such as English songs and news articles, in my classes. In my free time I enjoy playing 5-a-side football, going to the cinema and travelling.

Katie Godwin

I went to university in Ireland, where I studied English language and literature. I then studied a post graduate diploma in education. I have 4 years of teaching experience in the UK and have been teaching in Vietnam since January. I am a passionate teacher and work hard to help my students achieve success in the international community. I put a strong focus on developing speaking and pronunciation skills in my classroom.

Neil Mann

I've been a teacher for around six years. I have a Cambridge certificate in teaching adults and young learners and a diploma. I've worked and lived in Tanzania, Egypt, Hanoi and HCMC. I think it is really important to create a warm and friendly environment in the classroom and I enjoy helping students with any questions or problems they have. I also encourage students to study as much as they can outside the classroom, the more time you can spend studying, the quicker your English will improve.

Richard Nolan

I’ve been teaching English for ten years and completed the Cambridge CELTA (2012), the Trinity TESOL Diploma (2017) and the Trinity Young Learner Extension (2018). In the short time living in Vietnam I’ve found the people here to be very kind and endearing despite language and cultural barriers making immersion and communication difficult. I’ve found Vietnamese people to be conscientious and attentive students and my teaching experience here thus far has been an absolute pleasure.

Steve Andoe

I have taught in Vietnam for four years and in the 20 years prior to this, in New Zealand, The UK, Spain, South Korea and Hong Kong. I have English Teaching qualifications for both Adults and Children. I love my work and seek to bring positivity into the classroom, to help foster better communication and language skills. My aim in every class is to enable every student to progress toward their goals in a friendly, fun and engaging environment.

Tereza Hunt

Being a learner of languages myself, I believe in creating a positive classroom environment where language is acquired and contextualised through engaging and meaningful activities, while also promoting learner autonomy. I am passionate about Asian food, experiencing different cultures and art in all shapes and forms.