70% of Foreign Teachers in Vietnam Work without Licenses: Official

Up to 70% of the foreign teachers working in 40 schools, training centers in Hanoi have not been licensed, the Vietnam News Agency said, citing an educational official. Most of the unlicensed foreign teachers work part-time and do not have any working license, Nguyen Quoc Bao, head of Hanoi’s Foreign Education Management Department, said at a conference on foreign-related educational center management November 5. Language Link Vietnam, the biggest foreign language training center in Vietnam, has 25 foreign teachers licensed out of total 101. Cleverlearn Vietnam has one legal foreign teacher out of 18. Many foreign teachers are unqualified and the authorities will inspect the centers to publicize incompetent cases, Bao added.