I've been teaching now for three months and enjoy it more everyday. I'm very grateful to TTV for all their help and support both during and after the training.
There is something very special about teaching in this country that you cannot learn in books. You need to experience it to understand. It is not always easy to adopt new habits and methods but it is precisely in trying and doing it that, everyday, you learn to appreciate the whole experience and get better.
It required a bit of time before I knew what and where to eat. When you know where to go, you experience tastes that are unique and delicious. But so it goes for all your senses. This country is simply beautiful and its people warm and welcoming. Teaching in Vietnam has been and continues to be the richest experience I ever had. I met lots of awesome people, taught hundreds and hundreds of students that are eager to learn.
If I had a recommendation but it is totally up to you, it would be to bring a laptop with you as you will need a great deal of organisation. I use it everyday for teaching, be it for looking for resources or showing students something on the screen or on TV. It is also very useful to keep in touch with the rest of the world.
One of the biggest requirement for this whole program, is to be able to smile and love what you're doing and who you're doing it for. The rest will come by itself.
Thanks again to TTV who made this experience possible. The first steps is always the most important part in everything, and I feel that TTV was the springboard to quickly get on the right track.