Native English Speaker (NES)

NES (Native English Speaker)

A NES is a person whose first language is English (they learned English from birth or as a very young child), and for whom English is the primary means of communication. It refers to someone born in an English speaking country (USA, Canada, Australia, UK, South Africa, etc.). I am a Native English Speaker from England and have British received pronunciation.

TEFL Certificates

TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. However, in reality this phase is widely used to describe both the occupation of teaching English as a foreign language (usually abroad) and also the certification youโ€™ll need in order to TEFL. The CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is the most widely recognised TEFL qualification in the world. I am a CELTA qualified teacher.

NES and NNES teachers

In terms of English proficiency, DOLISA (The Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs) has stated that from 2020, a work permit for an English Teacher will be approved if they are:

  1. NES teacher with a University degree and a teaching certificate
  2. Non-native teacher with degree in teaching English
  3. Non-native teacher with degree in English/language and a teaching certificate
  4. Non-native teacher with degree and a teaching certificate and an English certificate at C1 level or equivalent

Getting a Visa

Applicants must be:

  • Over 18 years old
  • In good health condition
  • Free of any criminal record in their home countryย 
  • Have a high degree of specialized knowledge, qualifications or experience, etc.

TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication)

English proficiency is now a necessity in the global work environment. The TOEIC program has set a high standard for assessing English-language skills needed in the workplace for more than 40 years. These tests are the most widely used around the world. I am TOEIC Certified Teacher and Centre test assessor. More information on me can be found my my CV web-page: Curriculum Vitae



Author: Piers Midwinter
Piers Midwinter is a Qualified Teacher, Native English Speaker, ex-Company director and ex-University lecturer. I now live and work in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
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