About the local hosting organizationICYE Vietnam
About the volunteer workOn the changing of society & economic in Vietnam in the past recently years, knowing one foreign language is an advance to find a job opportunity. For many under-privileged students, the chance to improve a foreign language, especially with a native teacher from that language is really difficult and rarely. The aim of the project is to help under-privileged students & children IN HO CHI MINH city a chance to improve foreigner language speaking & listening skill and to develop their communication skill on that language. There are 6 languages offered on the project: English, French, German, Japanese, Chinese & Korean. All courses are free. The local students after joining that project will have more opportunity to find a better job, while children improving their foreign language background. The participants through this project will also have chance to exchange culture with local student/children and understand the challenges on the life of children/students in Vietnam Volunteer will be responsable of a class. Depending on the skill and experience, the volunteer will be assigned to a class with a level from beginning/basic to advance. At all classes, the volunteer will always work together with a local assistant who knows both languages. A lesson lasts for 2 hours. Volunteer works from Monday to Friday, with a total about 15-20 hours per week, excluded planning time at home.
Local accommodationVolunteers will stay in a dormitory, sharing rooms with volunteers of other nationalities joining the same program. Normally, rooms are arranged with about 1-5 volunteers per room. In the busy time, the number can be maximum 7 or 9 volunteers per room in five bunk beds. Western toilets and showers are available. Air-conditioner at night time (9PM- 6AM); hot water using solar energy is available, but less during the raining season. The house has TV, PC with internet, free WIFI, fridge, cooking facilities, common room and terrace. Laundry service near the house with the cost US$1 for 2 kg. Breakfast, lunch & dinner are provided at the dorm. Food is local style, cooked by a Vietnamese cook from Monday to Saturday lunch. On weekend, food is beef noodle and will be served at local restaurant near by. The main types of food will be rice, meat, fish and vegetables. For vegetarians the choice is usually limited to rice, bread, vegetables, egg & tofu. Volunteers are free to use the kitchen.
About the project locationLanguage center is located in Go Vap district . Travelling by bus in about 1 hour from accommodation, sometime more, depend on the traffic.
Extra info about the projectParticipation : 4 semaines à 16 semaines. Frais supplémentaires : 400 € pour 4 semaines, 75 € pour chaque semaine additionnelle. Le projet est ouvert toute l'année, arrivée le lundi ou le mardi.