Apollo overview




Apollo Education and Training was founded in 1995 with the mission to educate global citizens and foster prosperity. Apollo was the first fully foreign-owned English education and training organisation in Vietnam.
With the values of Passion, Accountability, and Integrity Apollo remained a trailblazer. Apollo saw the need to educate global citizens though out Vietnam and opened the first center in Ho Chi Minh City in 2002.
Apollo became recognized for educating global citizens across Vietnam. In 2006, co-founder Khalid Muhmood became the first foreigner in the private sector to receive the Medal for the Cause of Education. In 2007, Apollo received the Golden Dragon Award (and continues to get this award every year since then) and Best of Vietnam Award.
Apollo's mission is to develop global citizens. We believe it’s critical for young people to have an awareness of the wider world and to understand their place in it. As we grew, Apollo began to branch into Adult English classes to promote global citizenship.
The idea of Our English Language program is designed to engage learners in developing their understanding of the world and we ensure that learners develop their language skills through a process of enquiry. Apollo gained recognition of this with the Certificate of Trust for their Learning English Through Subject Teaching Method.
In 2018 Apollo won the highly esteemed EducationInvestor Asia awards. Today, Apollo has over 500 teachers and nearly 21,000 young global citizens. Apollo continues to be where the best become better.
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Do I need to speak to Vietnamese to be considered for a job?

We require your written and spoken English to be of a high standard, but knowing Vietnamese is not a prerequisite to joining Apollo. Our teachers tend to pick up enough of the language to get around and enjoy life during their time with Apollo, and we occasionally arrange classes for teachers to study or improve their Vietnamese.

Can I take a gap year with Apollo?

So long as you meet our minimum requirements, you can apply and be considered for any teaching positions that are available. It may be difficult at times to plan in advance as we only post vacancies when they become available. But do not be put off by this as Apollo continually expands its teaching classes and facilities throughout Vietnam. Full-time Teaching contracts last for one year and include fully-paid annual leave (with public holidays) so it is possible to travel during your stay. Be flexible with your planning though, as we find many teachers enjoy teaching English and living in Vietnam so much that they often stay with us beyond their first contract!.

Am I experienced enough to be an Apollo teacher?

We recruit aspiring and ambitious new teachers, and we also welcome more experienced teachers, too. We do not discriminate against applicants on any unfair grounds such as age, gender or race and welcome all teachers of all experience and backgrounds to apply and be considered for our roles. Certain roles will require certain levels of experience and specific competencies, particularly for more senior teaching positions. But overall, we look for ambitious teachers who have a good awareness and understanding of the English language and a solid understanding of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) methodology, as this will make you naturally suited to a role in Apollo.

What is the progression of a teacher at Apollo?

There is no set path as it is very much up to each individual. Apollo is proud to provide various professional development opportunities and we recognise talent throughout the company. Less experienced teachers may be limited in the roles they can be considered for, but hard work, ambition and teaching talent are all prosperous qualities that will enable you to be considered for various positions.

I can’t find a role that is suitable for me today. When will new positions be available?

Apollo is always offering exciting opportunities to join our team. Peak hiring seasons are between March -September and we have continuous opprtunities throughout the year.

There are other teaching opportunities in Vietnam. Why should I choose Apollo?

As well as taking a look at the benefits of being an Apollo teacher, there are other reasons to choose Apollo. Not only does Apollo have many years of experience in the ELT market, but also we are still growing at rapid rate. This means that there are plenty of opportunities. As an affiliate member of International House World Organization, we also have access to the world-recognised training, qualifications and resources they offer. Apollo teaches at world class standards and you will be recognised as a top quality teacher by working with us.

I do not understand some of the acronyms or phrases that are used with English teaching (e.g. EFL, TESOL, ELT…)

→ (T)EFL = (Teaching) English as a Foreign Language

→ TESOL= Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

→ ELT= English Language Teaching

→ CELTA= The Certificate of English Language Traning to Adults

→ (T)ESL = (Teaching) English as a Second Language