English teaching at Hanoi Vocational College of High Technology - North (VNM-129)

Type: Education: Teaching languages - Country: Vietnam

Brief description and main aims

Hanoi Vocational College of High Technology teaches over 1000 students from 18 to 21 years old, according with the Ministry of Labour-Invalids and Social Affairs plan. The main purpose is to provide multi-level vocational services of high quality to meet the labor demands, equipping students with effective and practical professional skills related on computer repairing, computer programming, metal works and accounting, in different levels of professionalism. The College provides as well communicative English skills in order to meet the high demand of the society in the integration process, especially with the labour export market.

Main Activities

The aim of the program is to provide English language speaking environment for students and develop English communicative skills for labour export market.

Volunteer tasks

Volunteers will be expected to help with the followings: 
  • Improving listening and speaking skills for students.
  • Improving students’ competency in communication.
  • Teaching students following the university’s curriculum. 
  • Organizing games and other activities in classrooms or outdoor in more flexible classes.
Normally volunteers will teach about 30 hours a week. No placements available in summer time (June – July-August).
Travel to work from volunteer accommodation: about 1 hour by bus.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

Volunteers should like to work with students, maturity and initiative spirit. Volunteers should be able to work independently in the classroom.
  • Fluent English
  • Age: 20 or over
  • Minimum stay preferred 4 weeks.
  • Be open-minded and sociable.
  • Be willing to learn more about the country and adapt to different and working style in Vietnam.


The school is located in Tu Liem district, Hanoi. It is approximately 16 kms far away from city center. Hanoi Vocational College is located Tay Mo commune, Tu Liem District, about 15 km from Hanoi city centre. One of the increasing labour market requirements is the English language skills and usually this sector of the population have a very little chance to learn foreign languages or to meet foreigners to practice English and exchange communication skills.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

Volunteers will stay in a dormitory with rooms shared with other volunteers. Living conditions will be Vietnamese standard with shared bathroom, shared room with bunk-beds. Mattress, blanket, pillow and mosquito net are provided. Food will be provided at accommodation. Meals will be mostly local food, which vary from the daily cooking schedule. Volunteers, especially those who are vegetarian may be required to do some cooking by themselves. During working-days food is provided by the host placement.

More Information

Volunteers needed: 2.

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