Many Vietnamese schools and private language programs lack teachers with sufficient English competencies to teach practical English capabilities beyond basic writing and speaking skills. Your English teaching assignments build on these skills, and help them improve their conversational abilities.
- As a volunteer at Foreign Trade University, you teach conversational English skills using standard English curriculum texts and established lesson plans to present lectures on specified topics, but occasionally you may lead open discussions on North American culture, history, lifestyles, and the like…all in English.
- As a volunteer at Nguyen Binh Khiem School, you use games, songs, quizzes and puzzles to coax primary and secondary school students into expanding their English vocabulary and conversational skills. Team-teach in classrooms, or work independently with small student groups.
- As a volunteer at Blind-Link, you teach basic conversational English skills to young, visually impaired adults who are in training for professional massage therapy careers. Your skills, enthusiasm and encouragement go the distance in giving them a “leg up” in their long-term professional development, and ultimately, their self-sufficiency.
- (Available in late 2020) As a volunteer at the Vietnam Institute for Development Strategy (VIDS), a research center on national socio-economic development strategies, you’re a resource to their English Communication Program. Tutor high- and mid-ranking officials and bright young researchers on conversational English pronunciation and vocabulary. You work with up to five students and a local volunteer who helps prepare English teaching materials and coordinates logistics. You may also be called on for simple English translation.