Teaching English and travel in Hanoi
- Accommodation: “ Homestay Nong Nghiep” in Gia Lam district, which is covinient with Hapro supermaket, many restaurants, , coffee shops within 10 minutes walk, near Vietnam National University of Agriculture, near Vietnam Ethnic Meseum, near the bustop which convinient come to the Noi Bai airport and Old Quater.
++ The house contains a large living room, five bedrooms with five bathrooms, hot water in bathroom, and air conditioner in bedroom (from 10:00PM to 8:00AM in summer), a kitchen and a rooftop to drink tea
++ Volunteers share their rooms with other volunteers, using bunk beds
++ There is full internet connection in the accommodation.
++ The centre is approximately 45 minutes away from Hanoi's Old Quarter by bus, which only costs 7.000 VND for one way ($0,30).
- Meals: Two meals per day (Lunch and dinner). We do not supply breakfast, but we have full kitchen facilities which you are free to use. And should not meals outside the volunteer house.
- Various scenic visits with students.
(*) More benefits for volunteer/internship:
- Two (2) days off per week
- One (1) small party per week
- One (1) Vietnamese class per week
- Culture exchange in every weekend (Program about Vietnamese family, food, landmarks, gifts and some ethnic culture)
Before you decide to volunteer in Vietnam, you should think about what you expect from a project. Whether you'd like to work with children or animals, in the city or in remote areas, there is something for everybody. We show you lots of volunteering opportunities in Vietnam to help you find the right project for you.
Support conservation projects
The country has to deal with many environmental issues due to the effects of the Vietnam War. Another problem that affects the environment is the country's rapid industrial growth. Vietnam faces problems with land degradation, as well as forest degradation. Other problems are the massive pollution and improper management of waste in cities like Hoh Chi Minh City or Hanoi. Volunteers who work in this field will support reforestation efforts, plant new trees and conduct research. Conservation volunteers could also work on organic farms and protect endangered areas from destruction.
Volunteer as an english teacher in the rural areas and enjoy the peaceful life here.
Education in Vietnam
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world".
In the suburban and the rural area in Vietnam, the learning outcomes of Vietnamese children show little progress. Sometimes, they do not have any motivation to acquire knowledge.
After graduating from high school, almost all of the students who do not pass the exam are primarily trades people or street vendors, selling clothing and a myriad of other items in the market places or cooked food on the streets because of the shortage of life skills. The fact is that a number of their parents are rice farmers in the rural areas. Their work also includes caring for draft animals (such as water buffaloes, which are used for pulling carts and plows), fishing, repairing equipments and helping to clear gardens. Therefore, they do not have time for their children in order to give them a good orientation for the future. They would like their children to stay at home to earn money as soon as possible and get married..
In addition, many students graduating from university cannot find a good job although they have good experiences in specialized skills. The reason is that they cannot speak English after learning English for 5 years or even 10 years at school. The vast majority of Vietnamese students are good at grammar without speaking. Communicating with the foreigners is the barrier.
To change their mind and help them becoming global citizens, we join hands to create an English speaking environment for all people in the suburban parts of Hanoi and provinces around with free and low-cost classes. Attending these programs, students have good opportunities to exchange the culture, learn English and new life skills.
What you will gain from this project
· A memorable and satisfying experience by teaching Vietnamese children.
· Enhancement of your teaching skills.
· An opportunity to see rural Viet Nam closely and be aware of the problems faced and the life of the people living there.
· An opportunity to spend time in Viet Nam and have knowledge about the culture, language and traditions.
Why We Need You
· Join your hands to break the fear of learning English.
· Bring a bright future to all people especially children from the rural areas in Hanoi.
· Given the condition of our rural elementary schools, volunteers will be providing valuable support to overburdened teachers.
· The volunteers’ objective should not be to teach the intricacies of grammar; this is something the children can get from their textbook. The volunteer’s objective should be to motivate the children to learn English. As educators are aware, students can best be engaged when lessons are organized, relevant, challenging, interesting, interactive, and also when the instructor is enthusiastic, empathic, and encouraging.
English Teaching Guide
This is your opportunity to support Vietnam's education, a topic which is recently becoming increasingly more important in this unique country.
Education is becoming an increasingly important issue in Vietnam. Traditionally, agriculture has provided jobs for the masses, but this sector’s growth has plummeted. Nowadays, international commercial trade governs the Vietnamese economy, especially in major cities such as Hanoi. This economic shift has created a greater demand for skilled labour and particularly a workforce that is multilingual with English being the main language required.
In recent years, access to primary and secondary education has risen significantly and schools have received increased levels of funding. Furthermore, there is a greater focus on physical, psychological, social and emotional growth, alongside general educational achievement. English language training was introduced into the national curriculum in 2010 as the government continues to recognise the importance of the ability to speak English to young people.
Homestay Nong Nghiep support community education classes for the local community.
English language skills are of growing importance at the school. However, the local teachers tend to focus on teaching listening, reading and writing skills and do not focus on speaking and communicational skills, as this is an area they are often limited in themselves. Our aim is to create an environment within the classrooms that encourages the pupils to practice their English and improve their confidence. We encourage volunteers to keep the lessons fun. Adding games, songs, music etc to the lessons will encourage the students to engage and improve their confidence. If willing, volunteers can also spend time helping improve the English of the teaching staff. This helps bring about long development at the school.
If you have a specific type of placement you’re interested in then please let us know in your application. However, if you do not outline a preference then we will place you where the need is greatest at the time.