Language Link Vietnam is seeking an Academic Coordinator for our Schools Elite program.

Schools Elite is an arm of Language Link, a reputable global provider of English Language instruction.

Schools Elite does outreach work in the Vietnamese public school system, working with children who would not otherwise have access to quality English language instruction. Teachers will be making a positive difference in the lives of these students from the outset. We are one of a limited number of companies licensed to work within public schools in Hanoi and therefore, we are expanding rapidly.


The Academic Coordinator (AC) is responsible for managing the areas outlined below. The AC is tasked with helping to facilitate the development and piloting of the new Schools Elite program in Hanoi. This includes, but is not limited to, assuring teacher and student resources are available during the period covered in the contract. These duties reflect a general responsibility for the development, overview and improvement of the Schools Elite Program [including e.g. exams, pacing guides & resources as appropriate]. The Academic Coordinator is contracted to work 40 hours per week from Monday to Friday with occasional weekend work as necessary, such as special marketing events relevant to the program are planned.


  • With HR recruitment team, be responsible for teachers/ TAs recruitment to provide enough quantities and good quality of teachers/TAs before and during the school year
  • Design and conduct appropriate induction for teachers/ TAs before they start taking classes


  • Carry out formal and informal observations, as required during the academic year and during each of the 2 observation cycles with written and verbal feedback
  • Identify teachers who are underperforming and support them through a Teaching Development Plan in preparation for follow-up observations
  • Plan and deliver sharing sessions/workshops/training that help teachers develop specific competencies to improve their teaching
  • —> Provide daily support to teachers/ TAs: assist teachers to handle issues that arise, including difficulties with teaching, TA/school relationships, facilities, resources, and life in Hanoi
  • Develop daily and weekly lesson guides (pacing guides) for teachers to follow
  • Managing the assessment and reporting procedures very clearly and in a timely fashion, with ongoing and formal tests, and reporting on student progress to schools and parents
  • Work closely with schedulers of the project and at schools to make sure teachers are used most effectively in line with their skills and experience
  • Providing clear guidelines for Teaching Assistants
  • Organize twice-monthly meetings with teachers to establish a collaborative working relationship, discuss issues and brainstorm
  • Act as liaison between teachers and other Schools Elite management/staff


  • Develop the program in kindergarten, primary, (and potentially secondary schools) for both students and teachers so as it is very prescriptive and effective
  • Developing an ongoing improvement process with regular course review and modification to better fit changing requirements from schools and Department of Education and Training;
  • Selecting appropriate course books and implementing curriculum
  • Suggest an Academic Management Team/structure that meets the changing needs of the SE program while being cost-effective
  • Liaise frequently with operation team to communicate issues and solve problems/ complaints in a timely and productive manner
  • Work closely with Operation team dealing with regular and irregular inspection from MOET and DOET
  • Test creation under the guidance and standardization of the company
  • Resource creation/ management
  • Emergency cover (when needed)
  • Act as Schools Elite Academic Marketing- Liaison to attend and help organize special events such as, Opening and Closing events, New school year assemblies at big clients’ premises. (20/11 is taken charge by Operations, other events should be arranged and paid to teachers)
  • Design material and select and train appropriate teachers to provide training to selected students and teachers of the partner schools to prepare them for International YL examinations, such as Cambridge YL exams, TOEFL Primary and TOEFL Junior exams
  • Design materials and train students at G5 to prepare them for Olympic English Contest
  • Provide suggestions for extra-curricular activities such as Bookworm club, team building activities, YEP…
  • Assist in developing/preparing potential STs, ACs and a successor(s) for the AC position.


  • Help design and organize or arrange academic workshops and/or level assessment for the Local District Office of Education and Training if required.
  • Complete development work projects as assigned by SE Director/ BOM



  • DELTA or equivalent
  • CELTA, Trinity CertTESOL, other TEFL certificates may be considered
  • An YL extension (TYLEC, CELTYL, IHCYLT)
  • A BA/BSc degree in an academic subject
  • A clean Police Clearance Check
  • Must be a native English speaker or equivalent with evidence of high proficiency
  • Verifiable references

Non-European, non-native speakers must have references that cover at least 3 years’ ESL experience for Work Permit purposes



  • Up to 60 million VND/month gross salary
  • End-of-contract bonus
  • Visa-Run flight reimbursement for Local Hires of up to 4,200,000 VND (payable after completing Probation) and Initial Entry flight for Overseas Hires up to 12,600,000 VND (payable on contract completion)
  • Airport pickup, 10 days and initial hotel accommodation for Overseas Hires of approx. 4,200,000 VND
  • Severance payment – ½ month per year of service
  • Paid Annual Leave and Sick Leave (up to 19 days)
  • Vietnamese National Holidays, Christmas Day and International New Years’ Day (approx 11 days per calendar year)
  • Issuance of Vietnamese State Medical card
  • Full In-Patient, Partial Out-Patient, Evacuation and Repatriation Medical Insurance for which LLV pays ½ of the annual premium
  • Visa and Work Permit sponsorship fully provided and paid for by GET (except for document authentication)
  • Taxi card
  • Telephone allowance
  • Direct deposit for payroll on the same day each month
  • Assistance in setting up a local bank account with an international bank
  • Welfare team support
Language Link Vietnam is seeking an Academic Coordinator for our Schools Elite program.

Language Link Vietnam is seeking an Academic Coordinator for our Schools Elite program.

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