I spent slightly more than a month teaching in this wonderful place.

It was my first teaching experience. I was nervous and didn't really know what to do from the beginning, as you can imagine. But thanks a huge help from Ms Hay and other amazing volunteers, I managed to get into a teacher role 'easily'. 

It was my first teaching experience. I was nervous and didn't really know what to do from the beginning, as you can imagine. But thanks a huge help from Ms Hay and other amazing volunteers, I managed to get into a teacher role 'easily'. 
First few days were a bit of challenge as I was in the outskirt, teaching in an English centre for elementary children with basic English knowledge. I was the only volunteer there for couple of days so it was a bit of hustle as I had to visit and teach in every single class (20 minutes each). But after few days, I was transformed into the centre of Hanoi, teaching private classes. This time I had to teach high school children and adults with a good level of English. You will get a topic and all necessary materials in advance so you can nicely prepare for your lessons in order to nail it! 
The private lessons are amazing. Students are motivated to learn English so you won't spend all your energy on convincing them to focus. Eventually, I really liked the role of being a teacher.
You will also have many free time to explore whatever you want to explore. 

During your stay here with Ms Hay's gang, you will get to meet countless amazing people. There is always a great bunch of volunteers at the apartment, plus Ms Hay organizes at least one trip a week for all volunteers and students around Hanoi, so for sure you going to have a lot of fun here while teaching! 

I spent slightly more than a month teaching in this wonderful place. Some days were easier and funnier, some days were tougher and more serious. But that's like everywhere in the world. 

So basically, I had a great time with Ms Hay's organization and am very grateful for this opportunity.

Thanks for having me, Ms Hay and Hang! I'm going to miss you! xx

 

Name: Renata

Nationality: Czech Public

Age: 25

Program: Teaching English

Date:  September & October 2015

 



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