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

Type: Youth, Education, Communication - Country: Vietnam

Brief description and main aims

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 low chance to learn foreign languages or to meet foreigners to practice their English communication skills.

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

Main Activities

Hanoi Vocational College of High Technology teaches over 1,000 students from 18 to 21 years old, according with the Ministry of Labour-Invalids and Social Affairs plan. The main purpose is to provide high quality multi-level vocational services 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 communicative English skills as well in order to meet the high demand of the society in the integration process, especially with the labour export market.

Volunteer tasks

Volunteers will be expected to help with the following:
  • Helping students improve their listening/speaking skills.
  • Helping students improve their communication skills.
  • Organizing games and other activities in classrooms
  • Teaching the students.

Normally volunteers will teach about 30 hours a week. 

Travel to work: about 1 hour by bus.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

Volunteers should:
  • Like to work with students.
  • Be mature and take initiative.
  • Be able to work independently in a classroom.
  • Be fluent in English.
  • Be open-minded and sociable.
  • Be at least 20 years old.


The school is located in Tu Liem district, Hanoi. It is approximately 16 kms far away from city center.


Minimum (weeks) : 2 weeks

It is preferred 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.

More Information

There are placements available during summer (June – July- August).

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