Hanoi High School for Gifted Students (English Teaching)- North (VNM-37)

Type: Education, Development - Country: Vietnam

Brief description and main aims

Hanoi High School for Gifted Students belongs to Hanoi National University, which is located in the western gate of Hanoi Capital. These students will become in the future high qualified professionalsand their good English skills will be decisive for the international development of the country.
The aim of the program is to provide English native language speaking environment for gifted students in a special program to develop their skills before starting university studies.

Main Activities

The school has about 1, 000 gifted students from a wide region around Hanoi. The students are trained in
different majors related in Sciences, IT, Mathematics or English language. These students will become teachers of foreign languages or will use a foreign language as a professional tool.

Volunteer tasks

Volunteers will be expected to help with the following:

  • Helping students improve their listening/speaking skills.
  • Helping students improve their pronunciation
  • Organizing games and other activities in classrooms
  • Teaching indeüendently in the classrooom

Normally volunteers will teach about 25 hours a week.

Travel to work: about 20-25 minutes walking.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

Volunteers should:
  • Like to work with students.
  • Be mature and take initiative
  • Be able to work independently in the classroom
  • Be fluent in English.
  • Be at least 20 years old
It is preferable for the volunteer to be a Native English speaker who has a university degree and/or teaching certificate.


The school is located in Cau Giay district, Hanoi. It is approximate 10kms far away from city center.


Minimum: 4 Weeks

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.

More Information

There are no placements available during summer (June – July- August).

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