There is a group of about ten young people (from 16-28 years old), we organise a kind of homestay to offer to volunteers, in order to live together. With this way, we would like to improve our English by talking regularly, discussing every simple activity to understand each other’s culture.
We are eager to talk in English, but taking language lesson is really not the best efficient way to gain the fluency. So the idea to have an English speaker to live with is our solution. What do we need from volunteers: - Daily language practice in English in a family life style - Fixed main time to manage the group: weekdays, from 7pm to 8:30pm, topic to be given by us. In this time, volunteers will help us converse in the most natural way, tell out personal opinion confidently, pronounce correctly, answer or make question to us to create the conversation, in the sweetest ambience. - Volunteers need to keep available from 2pm to 4pm on weekdays for private tutoring in case any of us needs extra support. This will be scheduled the day before. If nobody asks for this extra support, you are free to hang out with any of us, or by yourself under your budget.
The teaching experience was good, met really nice people. The loft is awesome.
Full disclosure: never met or talk to Ha, Kani comes to the loft a couple times a week looks around and leaves, never got a proper induction on what the job was. Full on improv the whole time.
About "What you get": never got fed, no discount or free drinks, no parties or events, there are no bicycles, didn't get pick up, there are no surfboards, no language lessons, never got the certificate.
about 3 years ago
It was my first time teaching english and I have learned a lot with the adults and also with the kids!
The Homestay in Vung Tau is really nice, we lived in a beautiful flat with all the facilities you can imagine. Also the staff are really nice people and they help you to know the Vietnamese culture. We went to play football, having lunchs and dinners, party, visit he city... everything you can imagine. I just can say a big thank you to Kani, Sony, Ha and all the amazing vietnamese people I have met there.
I had one of the best experiences of my life!
over 3 years ago
Really grateful with Kami and Sony. They were so friendly, so the host will try to do everything for helping. The apartment is really comfortable. You will love it. The adults group I had to teach was great! Young kids are not much but if you try, they are cute too... My departure is hard because I enjoyed my time... I didn't spent a lot of time particularly, but would like to. If you have the chance come to Vung tau and enjoy!
over 3 years ago