All our teachers are dedicated professionals who specialise in teaching English to children.

They come from all over the world and have gone through a rigorous selection process.

They also participate in our continuous professional development programme, which allows them to extend their skills and knowledge and also obtain further formal qualifications.

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 (equivalent to IELTS 8.5 /9, or CEFR C2)
  • at least two years’ prior teaching experience.

Besides, it will be useful to add that all our teachers are professionals and engaged in continuing professional development. This includes regular internal training, as well as performance management and observations. We also provide our teachers with training and support towards formal qualifications, such as Trinity TYLEC (Teaching Young Learners) and Trinity Diploma (a post-graduate diploma at Level 7 of the National Qualifications Framework).

Meet some of our teachers

James Fidgett

Hi, my name is James. I have been teaching in Vietnam for over three years. I have taught a wide variety of courses including IELTS and exam courses. My aim as a teacher is to give my students the best possible learning experience by creating lessons that are interesting, fun and engaging whilst also being highly informative. Outside of work, I enjoy studying medieval English texts and swimming.


I have been a teacher for almost ten years, and have worked in Italy and the USA. I am excited to learn more about Hanoi - a beautiful city. I enjoy teaching English. I think learning English should be fun and communicative. I want my students to have the confidence to speak and engage with people from all over the world. In my free time, I like reading, cooking (and eating), surfing, and practicing yoga.