Our school is a charity organization founded in 2014 by an American war veteran and his Vietnamese colleague. The school provides minimal administrative fee English language instruction to Vietnamese of all ages. We currently serve central Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam.
The majority of those attending our school are university students from the northern provinces. Most of them are from farm families who cannot afford the expense of studying with native English speakers.
Being conversant in English is critically important for every student's career.
The school places great emphasis on speaking skills, especially pronunciation. We offer classes in the evenings and weekend mornings and afternoons. Volunteers have an opportunity to learn from students about the diversity of culture, climates and economies in Vietnam's unique provinces.
Engage in English language dialogue with students, correct their grammar and pronunciation.
Community maintance - Repair exterior wall surfaces in preparation for painting of murals. Art skills helpful but not required.
Volunteers will be provided with a private non-smoking bedroom with bath.
The school house is a traditional five-story structure located on a quiet lane in central Cau Giay district but has no elevator (sorry!). The rooms have balconies that offer views of a seven hundred year old pagoda. Classrooms are within walking distance (1.5 km). Internet and laundry facilities available on site.
Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam and celebrated its one thousandth anniversary in 2010. In this ancient city, there's an abundance of historic sites. Museums, temples and university campuses are spread throughout the city. Hanoi has one of the youngest population in Asia which is renowned for its respect toward the older generation.
Vietnam's beautiful countryside is only 45 minutes away. Travellers can observe the daily life of traditional Vietnamese farmers as they work the fields. There are tours available to visit ancient villages and temples in the countryside.
The School prides itself in providing a clean, tranquil, smoke free environment. There's a quiet patio garden available for dining or as a place to just relax. There are no televisions in the house so bring your imagination and a good book.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Volunteers will meet students from all over of Vietnam, share conversations about the cultural specifics of their respective provinces and have opportunities to visit the student's home villages.
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week, 1 month minimum stay.