Train to Teach - Language Link Vietnam Teacher Recruitment

Train to Teach

Introduction to TYLEC

This specialist certificate is designed for qualified English language teachers and is designed to equip them with the skills and knowledge to teach English to children and adolescents in the age range 7-16.

TYLEC is now available at Language Link Hanoi after meeting Trinity’s rigorous validation criteria. All TYLEC courses are validated and moderated by Trinity College London.

TYLEC courses are designed to build knowledge, understanding and confidence in areas such as using resources, classroom management and lesson planning. They also raise awareness of the context and theory of language teaching and learning to children and adolescents. Courses consist of over 50 hours of input, assisted lesson planning time and tutorials. There are also five assessed observations (one diagnostic and four assessed) as well as opportunities to observe experienced teachers working with young learner groups.

In addition, participants have to keep a teaching practice journal and complete an externally-assessed assignment on materials development. Validated courses build on pedagogical and practical skills and also give participants a firm foundation for self-evaluation and further professional development.


Courses are generally scheduled Monday-Friday, over four-five weeks.

Mornings are given over to input sessions, covering topics related to teaching methodology and practical teaching skills for young learners, and lesson planning. Afternoons are dedicated to supervised teaching practice, tutor feedback and assisted lesson planning.

In addition to this, candidates will be required to attend six hours of observations of experienced teachers and 2 hours of peer observation, usually scheduled in the evenings.

The TYLEC course is intensive in nature and outside timetabled hours candidates will need to dedicate time across the course (evenings and weekends) for the required research and lesson preparation.

2019 Course Dates

2019 course dates are still to be confirmed.

However, all courses are limited to 10 candidates, so you are advised to apply as soon as you may be interested in taking the course, at which point we can assess your suitability and advise you when the course dates are confirmed.

Language Link Vietnam is happy to take early applications for any of our courses.


The cost of the TYLEC @ Language Link Vietnam is US$1400. Upon acceptance to the course, a non-refundable deposit of US$300 is required to secure your place.

The balance of the course fees (US$1100) is required no later than four weeks prior to commencement of the course.

Applicants must:

– Be at least 20 years old by the start of the course.
– Have a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into higher education.
– 1 year of young learner teaching experience preferred
– Have a CELTA, CertTESOL or equivalent
– Have the potential to develop the necessary skills to become effective teachers and to complete successfully the assessment of practice teaching.
– No criminal convictions that forbid working with children.
Due to the demanding, intensive nature of the course, applicants should be in general good health.

Non-native speakers of English are very welcome to apply, but will need to demonstrate in their applications that their level of English, both spoken and written, can cope with the demands of the course. A near-native-speaker competence is required. An IELTS score of 7.5 (or equivalent) is the absolute minimum requirement.

How to apply

Applying to Language Link Vietnam is really simple, and you can submit your application at any time of the year.

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