Teaching Conversational English to children and adults in the suburbs of Hanoi with the help of a local teaching assistant. Maximum of 20 working hours/ week dependent upon the number of volunteers available at Everest Center.
We believe that education unlocks the door to greater potential and empowers people to make good decisions that lead to a brighter future for all of humankind. Therefore we aim to create an open and fair learning environment for all communities regardless of economic status. Everest provides low fees as well as some free English classes for all ages in rural areas of Hanoi. Our priority is to help students overcome their fear of speaking English and achieve their desires to be able to communicate with foreigners fluently. Thus, conversational English in the classes is our primary focus. This will help the students sharpen and refresh their speech, pronunciation and communication skills. We also strive to empower the local people through enabling them the opportunity to get a good job in an English speaking environment.
Moreover, we create a multi-cultural environment for both volunteers and Vietnamese people. You can discover the Vietnamese culture and customs through meals, daily life, traditional landscapes and festivals. We believe that your contribution can fuel our mission and make a positive impact to our local community and society.
- Ideally be able to commit to volunteer for 4 weeks or more
- Lead English lessons with the help of a Vietnamese teaching assistant, working with children and adults in the suburbs of Hanoi (Me Linh, Dong Anh, Soc Son district) and in Vinh Phuc province.
- Help to increase work capacity and teamwork skills for Vietnamese youth and students in community activities
Everest Center will:
- Prepare resources such as flashcards, audio clips, textbooks or handouts.
- Support Volunteers with teaching and translation during lessons
Volunteers can ask for guidance and ideas from other volunteers and teaching assistants, or if you are confident you can prepare plans by yourself. Your lesson plans may be shared so others can learn from your experience.
The volunteers’ objective should not be to teach the intricacies of grammar; this is something the students can get from their textbook and local teachers. The volunteer’s objective should be to motivate the children and adults to learn English. As educators are aware, students can best be engaged when lessons are organized, relevant, challenging, interesting, interactive, and also when the instructor is enthusiastic, empathetic, and encouraging.