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Join Global Volunteers for one to two weeks in Vietnam as a volunteer English teacher! Teach at a variety of institutions. Volunteer teachers in Hanoi, Vietnam will have a standard curriculum to use but are also encouraged to share their knowledge of their own culture. Experience Vietnam’s culture with Global Volunteers as a respected and valued visitor!
On our program, you have the opportunity to teach English at:
• Nguyen Binh Khiem School - a high school with 2,200 students.
• Foreign Trade University - a public university considered one of the top institutions of higher learning in Vietnam.
• Blind-Link - a private, non-profit organization teaching job skills to young adults who are visually impaired.
• Vietnam Institute for Development Strategy - a leading think tank in Vietnam which researches and makes policy recommendations.
We have opportunities for you! The students at these institutions will impress you with their dedication and motivation to learn English!
- Immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture.
- Work with Vietnamese people to support their English language learning and increase their employment opportunities.
- All logistics (except for international airfare) arranged by our staff, so you can focus on volunteering.
- Global Volunteers' policy: safety trumps everything. Volunteers are well taken care of by their Team Leader while on a service program.
- Discover the fascinating culture of Vietnam and delight in its gastronomy.
Our host organization in Vietnam is the Department of International Cooperation in the Ministry of Education and Training where we have been serving since 2008. The goal of our hosts is to help the students improve their English and support the goals of the department to have more subjects taught in English. At the invitation of the Department of International Cooperation, you can teach conversational English to students at four educational institutions: Nguyen Binh Khiem High School, the Foreign Trade University, Blind-Link, and the Vietnam Institute for Development Strategy. Having the opportunity to practice conversation and other language skills with native speakers is very important to Vietnamese students. Talking about the American lifestyle and culture prompts students to interact, question, and practice their speaking ability. It’s largely through sharing life stories and experiences that the teaching, the learning, and the friendships occur!
The long-term effect of volunteers working in the classroom is that many students have seen that education can be fun. Their motivation to learn the language can be greatly heightened by having these experiences with volunteers.