About the local hosting organizationICYE Vietnam
About the volunteer workThe aim of this teaching project is to provide foreign language (English) speaking environment for children to practice and improve their confidence in using a foreign language in communication. The education or teaching project in Viet Tri is a joint project of three different schools: Hung Vuong high school for gifted students, Van Lang secondary school and Tan Dan primary school. Vietnamese schools traditionally favor Â‘passive learning' the teacher standing in front and lecturing. This does not help students to gain confidence in speaking. The pronunciation of the English teachers is not excellent so the children have little opportunity to hear English as it is really spoken. Moreover, English levels of students are very different. Some are very outstanding in terms of pronunciation and performances while some are very shy to speak out. Volunteers can organize games or interactive activities to let all students get involved in the lessons.There is very little chance for the students and teachers to meet foreigners to practice English and exchange communication skills. That is why international volunteers are highly welcome and appreciated here. Where possible, volunteers are encouraged to take part in cultural and sport activities with the children as well. Volunteers will have the opportunity to work with all three different schools, interacting with students from 6 to 17 years old. Volunteers will also have the unique chance to learn about the educational system in Vietnam. The three schools cooperate with each other well to prepare a clear schedule for volunteers. Therefore, volunteers should not be afraid of confusing timetable or huge workload. All in all, volunteers will not work more than 30 hours per week. At Hung Vuong high school and Van Lang secondary school, upon request of teachers, volunteers run the activities in the class, with the focus on speaking and listening skills. Each class is run by an English-speaking Vietnamese teacher who teaches according to the governmental English books. First, volunteers will observe the way the local teachers work in the class and assist them in speaking and listening part. After a few lessons, volunteers can continue the role of a teaching assistant or ask to teach alone if they are confident enough. If teaching alone, volunteers will need to prepare lesson plan and get approved by the main teacher. Then, they will need to run the class all by themselves. Often, volunteers can prepare the lessons freely, choosing the topics, activities, discussions or games they prefer.They do not have to follow the governmental book. At Tan Dan primary school, volunteers will join the English club twice a week. Together with one English teacher, they will help organize games or activities to encourage students to speak English.
Local accommodationVolunteers will stay in a guest room at Hung Vuong high school. Living conditions will be Vietnamese standard with separate bathroom, single bed with mattress. Food will be provided at accommodation. Meals will be mostly local food, which vary from the daily cooking schedule. Volunteers, especially those who are vegetarian may be required to do some cooking by them.
About the project locationAll three schools are located in Viet Tri city, Phu Tho province, which is about 80km to the North West of Hanoi.
Extra info about the projectParticipation :12 semaines minimum. Frais supplémentaires : 400 € pour 4 semaines, 75 € pour chaque semaine additionnelle. Le projet est ouvert toute l'année, arrivée le lundi ou le mardi.