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Enjoy Hanoi culture, make lifelong friends and gain valuable teaching experience!

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    Enjoy Hanoi culture, make lifelong friends and gain valuable teaching experience!
    Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
    • Description
    WHO ARE WE?

    Creating memories that last a lifetime!

    This is a growing NGO providing a fun, affordable and highly effective way for students to learn English!
    English has become a necessity for our younger generation. It provides better career opportunities as our economy grows with the times. We offer students the opportunity to learn English in the most fun way possible at an affordable cost.

    WHAT IS A HOMESTAY?

    A homestay is an opportunity to for you, the teacher, and a group of mature students to live under one roof and learn from each other, also known as immersion learning!

    We have homestays all around the city available for volunteers to join. Each Homestay is located in one of the many exciting districts and located close to cafes, restaurants, lakes and vibrant nightlife.

    WHO ARE OUR STUDENTS?

    From university undergraduates to business professionals, all of our students are ambitious learners looking to improve their English skills for a wide variety of reasons. All students are over 18 and have a basic understanding of English before joining the Homestay program.

    Each homestay also has a live in Vietnamese manager who will make sure you’re comfortable and can help you, should you have any questions or need anything during your stay.

    WHAT WILL YOU DO?

    You will spend time cooking, going on day trips, having loads of fun and giving students the opportunity to learn English in REAL life situations! In return you will experience Hanoi and the surrounding areas as a true local. This has proven to reap excellent results and is guaranteed to be an experience no one forgets!

    You will teach our students for 3 hours a day. There are two classes of between 10 and 15 students that take place for 1 hour and 30 minutes each. One basic and one advanced lesson, these are split between 2 teachers. There will also be tutoring time where you will help 2-3 students out of the class for 1 - 2 hours on topics they require more help on. The classrooms are based within each homestay and have a whiteboard and a television available for presentations etc.

    In return you will receive comfortable accommodation, three meals a day and a house full of your very own tour guides who cannot wait to show you the best of North Vietnam!

    Help
    We need English speaking volunteers from all over the world, especially from countries such as America, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, etc...

    It is helpful if you have previous teaching experience. However, if you do not have any experience but are keen to help our students or are looking to gain experience for professional purposes we would love to hear from you!

    This is about culture exchange and conversational English not just lessons.

    We have teachers staying all over the city that will be able to guide you with lesson planning as well as experienced managers who can answer any questions you may have and provide you with examples of previous lesson formats. The students are vey eager to learn and will also help you anyway they can.

    If you’re interested in learning Vietnamese the students will be more than happy to teach you!

    We would really like teachers to stay for at least 4 weeks to fully experience life in our homestay environment, get to know the students and gain valuable teaching experience. However other lengths of stay can be discussed should you want to join us.


    Just a few of the activities outside of class:

    - Exploring Hanoi!
    - Visiting pagodas, museums & lakes
    - The best cafes
    - Traditional restaurants
    - Weekend trips (Ha Long Bay, Sa Pa and other mountainous areas)
    - Day trips to some of the most historic sights in Vietnam
    - Day & Night Markets
    - Old Quarter
    - Bowling
    - Karaoke (this is Vietnam after all)

    Languages spoken
    English

    Accommodation
    **Ideally we would like volunteers to join us for a minimum of 4 weeks (the longer the better) but do contact us should you be interested and we can discuss arrangements**

    In return for your help we offer:

    - Comfortable accommodation in one of the fun and busy districts of Hanoi
    - Free WIFI
    - Free breakfast, lunch and dinner (sometimes cooking, sometimes eating out)
    - Weekly daytrips
    - Free laundry
    - Coffee & tea
    - Free lift from the airport if you need it
    - Living in a friendly and family-like environment
    - An insight in to traditional Vietnamese lifestyle
    - Help with transportation if needed
    - Weekends free to do activities with students or on your own
  • LocationVietnam, Hà Nội, Đống Đa

  • Work
  • Type of work Language practice
    Teaching
  • Hours per day 3 -4 hours per day from Monday to Friday
  • Work requirements: We need people from all over the world to come and help our students to practice their English speaking. So people from all over the world who can speak English fluently are welcome. You also need to be sociable and friendly because our students are young and they also want to have fun :D
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: we're always available so you can join at any time of the year
  • Duration of stay: we offer volunteers to stay for minimum 3 weeks
  • Maximum number of helpers: 1000
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:English
  • Has pets? We don't have pets at home
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: We have dorm rooms with 6 people in a room separated Male and Female
  • Additional info
  • We provide a free online 120-hour TEFL course for someone who can stay for 2 months