My name is Ty (pronounced 'Tee'). I was born in 1972. I live in Hong Ngu, Vietnam. I have a wife and 2 young children. They currently live in Ho Chi Minh City while I work in Hong Ngu. I started an English Center in 2015 to help the less fortunate children in the area learn English. I enjoy coffee, music, soccer, and the occasional beer. We are looking for volunteers to speak English with our student. We are in Hong Ngu Town, Dong Thap Province. We have the sweetest children that are so interested to learning English from foreigners. Please come to visit our center. We opened this English Center to help children who don't have a lot of money. We rarely have many chances to speak english with foreigners. We have no foreigners in this town. Thus, we'd love if you could come speak to them and help them practice English. If you have no experience in teaching or if you are not confident - do not worry! Our primary goal is for the children to speak to you. You do not have to be a professional at teaching - just be a fun and kind person. This is a very relaxed environment. If you teach a full lesson, we will provide a lesson plan to follow (very easy, do not worry) Facebook Page:https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2121644351410623&id=1846085378966523 Whatsapp contact Vietnam:+84918110663 Mr Ty
- You will eat free Vietnamese food every day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) - You will be immersed in Vietnamese culture - there are no foreigners in the area - You can explore the small town (island, ancient pagodas, temples…) in your free time. Many local people will smile or say hello to you Free accomodation: You will live with us in our English center or small apartment room next to the center. You will sleep in a small apartment next to the center with air con, a matress, a blanket, and a pillow. Getting here is really easy. Purchase a bus ticket through Futabus to Hong Ngu. When you arrive, we will pick you up at the bus station on a motorbike. Our English Center is a 3 minute motorbike ride from the bus station. If you have any questions about anything, please send me a message! We will respond as soon as possible! We hope to hear from you!!
Volunteering at the center definely was one of the best experience of my 3 months trip in Asia. You can expect accomodation, (local) meals, gifts and plenty of good memories!
During my 2-weeks stay I was speaking and teaching to children and teenagers from beginner to advanced english level. Class schedule was flexible so I had some hours free to walk/cycle around, relax and do my stuff.
Mr. Ty (the owner) and his friend Viet made me feel like a family during my whole stay. The town is simple and quiet (except for karaokes 😂). I already miss everyone and teaching the children so much! 😌
about 1 year ago
Thanks for my excellent teacher! in spite of short time but you help me to do a lot of things, so greate to help me any time. Some students asked me why you can speak the same American voice, they will learn a lot if they have a chance to speak with you again.
We hope that, you will come back with us in the near future!
Thanks for your support!
A experiência foi muito positiva. O período que passei lá havia poucos alunos por causa do coronavirus, então as turmas eram pequenas e as vezes de apenas um aluno. Mr Ty foi um ótimo host, sempre tentando agradar e tornar a experiência confortável. Ele é bem flexível e respeita o oferecido na vaga, mas sempre perguntava se eu podia ajudar com horas a mais, inclusive nas folgas, e eu aceitei algumas vezes. A cidade é agradável, mas distante de outras cidades. Acho que vale a pena pegar a bike e sair para explorar as pequenas ruas e ver o pôr do sol no rio Mekong como fiz várias vezes. Recomend
over 1 year ago
If you want to experience the life of a true South-Vietnamese then this is a great opportunity for you, the town of Hong Ngu is totally free of tourists. Mr. Ty is a positive person who is eager to help you with anything you need. Food was great all the time I was there. My casual day went like this: lesson from 8 to 10:30, lesson from 15:30 to 16:30 and one final lesson from 18:15 to 19:15. During the day you can go around the town or stay in the center and talk with children. NOTE: you can't rent a motorbike in Hong Ngu, so if you want to bike around, you should rent beforehand.
over 1 year ago
I had a great time at My Uc AU Center. Mr Ty is a great host and wether it was him taking care of my daily meals, arranging my transport, or singing Queen songs he made me feel comfortable. The children are lovely and it is a great experience to interact with them. Hong Ngu might be a small town, but we visited many coffeeshops, restaurants (including a BBQ buffet) and had a Legendary Karaoke Night!
over 1 year ago