Phu Thuong Primary School (French Teaching) - North (VNM-102)

Type: Education - Country: Vietnam

Brief description and main aims

Phu Thuong primary school's main aim is to  provide a French language speaking environment for children to practice and improve their confidence in using a foreign language in communication.

Main Activities

There are about 1,200 children aging from 6 to 11 years old who start learning English and French at grade 1 (6 years old).  There are 40 teachers, of which two are English teachers and two French teachers. English teachers are in charge of 15 classes with about 40- 50 students per class, meanwhile there are only 2 French classes with 30 students per class.

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
  • Assisting local teachers in managing the classes
Normally volunteers will teach about 20 hours a week. Volunteers will always work with a local teacher.

Travel to work: about 1 hour by local buses.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

Volunteers should:
  • Like to work with children.
  • Be mature and take initiative
  • Be fluent in French.
  • Be open-minded and sociable.
  • Be willing to learn more about the country and adapt to different and working style in Vietnam.
  • Be at least 18 years old


Phu Xa village, Phú Thuong ward, Tay Ho district, Hanoi. It is approximate 9kms far away from city center.
Phú Thuong Primary School is situated in Tay Ho district of central Hanoi; just close to West Lake. The local area has many cafés and charming shops in the neighborhood. You can have relaxing walks with fresh ice-cream on the warmer afternoons.


Minimum: 2 weeks
It is preferable for the volunteer to stay at least 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.During working-days food is provided by the host placement.

More Information

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

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