- Type of volunteer : Volunteer
- Duration : 2 weeks - 3 months
- Placement fee : 665 USD/ person for 2 first weeks
- Location : Hanoi city centre
- Type of placement : Education
- Arrival airport : Noi Bai Airport
- Available : During the year
- Age : 18+
Volunteering in Hanoi , Vietnam to teach English for tourism, which is very unique teaching activities for volunteers.
You will be teaching at an English class which can be indoor or outdoor one as a teacher or teaching assistant for students who are studying at the colleges or universities . You will help them improve their vocabulary, pronunciation, listening, and speaking skills; you can also get involved in giving topic for presentation, checking their homework, organising games & activities. You can also take the students to the tourist attractions to practise their presentation as tour guide
Duration : 2 weeks to 16 weeks
Location : Vietnam
Project activities : Teaching English for tourism, running outdoor class at the tourist spots
Working schedule : Monday to Friday, 4 – 6 hours a day
Age Limits: Minimum 18 yrs or older for solo travelers.
Accommodation : Motel
Start date : Flexible
Requirements : None
Overview of Volunteering in Hanoi for English teaching
Volunteering in Hanoi for teaching English for tourism in private classes, a center for students in Hanoi. Experience a fascinating Vietnamese culture and tradition as well as gain a in-depth understanding of local ways of life via lesson related to tourism . For Vietnam’s long-term development, students need to improve their ability to communicate in English in the global market, which depends on high-priority effort to make English a second language so that every single volunteer who love teaching in Vietnam, means a lots to us. You can lead your class with assistant from Vietnamese volunteer. Besides, we do focus on tourism so all the lessons are all about tourism. Because we believe that learning about tourism is a great way to communicate with travellers in Hanoi, show them this beautiful and rich history city as a little ambassador in order to improve their spoken English very fast. We have found that many students talk to a tourist about basic topics such as greetings, introducing themselves, jobs, family and so on. They are unable to extend the conversation due to lack of vocabulary, knowledge and incorrect pronunciation. Tourists really want to learn more about Vietnam in term of culture & traditions, customs and habits, traffic, daily life activities, things to do, food culture as well. We ensure that those topics are really helpful to travelers and it’s the best way for students to improve their spoken English so quick. You can also gain hands-on teaching experiences, invaluable English language training and skills as well as have a wide range knowledge of tourism in Vietnam by studying about it. The project is great for those who wish to pursue a career in teaching,love travelling, exploring this fascinating country and learn some Vietnamese
Highlights of Volunteering in Hanoi for teaching English
- Offering a great chance for volunteers to help students in order to make their dream come true is to have good English for their future job
- Gain in-depth understanding into local ways of life (how they live, eat and travel) via lessons in tourism sector.
- Travel like a local by taking students to the tourist attractions, hawkers stalls, Bia Hoi restaurants, local markets…. in Hanoi to practise spoken English
- Home visit tours are a great way to learn authentic local culture, enjoy the very best local dishes and study hands-on Vietnamese lessons.
- Low-cost travel with support from Vietnamese staff members and students.
- Real practical teaching skills and experiences
- Creating a long-lasting impact on student lives
- Making friends with many locals in Hanoi and its surroundings
- Offering free Vietnamese language lessons
- Volunteers make a difference for a better student’s life and career.
- Volunteers give a great passion for students of studying English
- We believe that both international volunteers and Vietnamese students will get a mutal learning experience
- We create opportunities for volunteers to travel like a local and learn the very best of Vietnam with many aspects such as language, foods, traffic, lifestyle.. Which helps them a lot
See suggested brief schedule for English teaching volunteering in Hanoi
Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi city (Noi Bai airport)
This is the first day you come to Vietnam joining in our project. VVS staff will pick you up from Noi Bai airport and take you to your hotel in Hanoi. You are free at leisure.
You will take a Hanoi city tour to learn more about Asian style tree-lined boulevard, rich in history and culture. You’ll see well-known tourist attractions in Hanoi based on your interest. After the tour there is still time available, we will have a short orientation at the hostel for all needed procedure for your stay and get involved in the project.We will show you how to be safe during the trip. Moreover, you can spend time getting acquainted with local people, visiting workplace and staffs whom you will work with.
From Day 3 to the end of duration (Working day only)
From Day 3, you will be working with full-time support of Vietnamese staff members and will be involved in a variety of tasks that will be scheduled for you in every day.
(Saturday & Sunday): This is the weekend and you are free at leisure.
You are free to choose travel somewhere in Vietnam or the place you want to go. From Hanoi, it is very interesting for you to take a city tour around Hanoi. If you want to take this tour, VVS can arrange a free city tour for you with the support of Vietnamese staffs.
Besides, please see our suggestions for things to do in Hanoi
+ Take a Hanoi city tour for a brief about the city
+ Visit Trang An ecotourism site & Bai Dinh pagoda
+ Cruise spectacular Halong Bay on an overnight boat
+ See Duong Lam ancient village which is famous for its unique ancient houses which are made of mud and laterite
+ Travel Mai Chau valley to learn more about hill tribe ethnic minority of Thai.
In addition, if you want to travel around Vietnam, VVS can also help you plan your trip and give the best advices on services to use with affordable rate . Travel in this fascinating, beautiful country like Vietnam with lots of things to do and see, which makes you a great interest.
Your Final day
Have a small farewell party to say goodbye to all students, take your final photos and pack your bag full of souvenirs. You’ll travel back to the airport, or continue to further adventures elsewhere. The return transfer from your accommodation to Noi Bai airport is not covered within your project fee, VVS will be able to make recommendations and help you arrange a transfer if you need them to. You should budget approximately US$12 for this trip.
Price : US$665 for 2 weeks and US$260 for an extra week
Placement fee include:
VVS’s placement fee includes the following:
o Written materials pre-departure
o Facilitating a volunteer experience in program site that specifically meets your needs
o Accommodation: Dorm bed at backpacker hostel. Any other requests, please contact us.
o Food: 3 meals per day
o Transport to and from work where required
o Assisting with local transport and providing advice on public transport routes
o Airport meet and greet service
o Complete English preparation and orientation information pack
o Advice, assistance, and guidance before, during, and after your stay
o Support: 24-hour support from on-site coordinator
o Assistance with planning your weekend excursions from local staff
o All flights
o Travel & health insurance
o Transfer back to airport at conclusion of program
o In-country trips and tours
o Personal expenses
o Other services not mentioned above
What does the project do?
VVS believe that education is fundamental to human progress, enabling students to acquire skills and knowledge essential for their better life and future But for many Vietnamese students who don’t have the chance to learn English with a native speaker, that’s why their listening and speaking skills aren’t that good. We have great passion to change old teaching methods and give practical English training to students which mean a lot to them. At our class, we don’t teach, we coach. It’s our primary motto. That’s the way to make their dream come true with a better career.
What’s the project like?
This project site is located in the heart of Hanoi . You can enjoy the very best of this fascinating city with a wide range of street foods, learn about rich history & culture and learn a new foreign language. Teaching English for students is a great way to help community development, bring better lives to Vietnamese young generations and lead their way to be a global citizen.
The class is situated in the city centre of Hanoi, which is very convenient for transportation and easy fo find
Why do we need volunteers?
Learning English in Vietnam is just based on grammar and writing, not speaking and listening. They sometime don’t understand very simple sentences such as “How’re you doing, Where’s about?” due to wrong pronunciation and lack of practical experiences. We believe that international volunteers can do it the best. That’s why the class is open to give real life English lessons to students. On the other hand, the students can learn hands-on experience how to speak English fluently and be able to have a long conversation with foreigners. We want to do something different for students
It is very important that all volunteers must have a great passion of teaching because it’s not easy to teach English to students who don’t know a lot of English.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. These can either be university students (a degree is not necessary) or relevant working experience. The participant must speak English fluently and IT skill and knowledge of Vietnam tourism is preferable
The class has no support from local authority, all teaching materials are made by ourselves so we do need support such as pens, books, notebooks or anything else that you think is helpful for students. We also advise you to give a lesson about your country in terms of geography, culture, things to do….. so the students can learn more about you.
Activities and schedule
The activities and schedule will be set by VVS or the inquiries, suggestions from participants. The plan will be finalised before the trip . All of the activity plans will be sent to let participants know via email.
Project resources and advice
Please read this articles for packing list. We only advise you to bring suitable clothing based on the weather . There are four seasons in the North of Vietnam: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. The weather is really hot in Summer, cool in Autumn and Spring, and really cold winter. Then when you plan to go to Vietnam take part in the project, you should check the time and weather how it is.
Camera and laptop will be very helpful for you to record all interesting things and memorable things. A story book also helps you to relax in your free time.
You will be staying at mixed dorm bed at a backpacker hostel. If you have any other request to at guest house, homestay or hotel, please feel free to contact us. The hostel is provided with WIFI, air conditioning and share western style toilet.
Where is the accommodation?
Centrally located at Hanoi Old Quarter or other locations based on your interest. You can easily get to the class by bus, motorbike or taxi. It takes you only 30 minutes to the class and you can go visit any famous attractions in Hanoi
There’s a wide range of “Com” restaurants – a common buffet rice meal near the hostel. You can take whatever you want. You sometime can eat with local students too. The fee will be covered by us.
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