Hanoi University of Education – Faculty of Chemistry (English teaching) (VNM-136)

Type: Education - Country: Vietnam

Brief description and main aims

Hanoi National University of Education (HNUE), founded in 1951, strives constantly to sustain and enhance its quality in teaching, research, public service and educational development. HNUE offers a full range of degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral and professional levels and pursues a board agenda of research and creative activities.
HNUE has a wide range of faculities focusing on different fields. The Faculty of Chemistry trains students to become future chemists or Chemistry teachers. The students are between 18 and 22 years old with a basic level of English.
The aim of the program is to provide an English speaking environment for students and develop their English communication skills for the labour export market.

Main Activities

The university provides basic English communication lessons for the students in order to meet the high demand of society in the integration process, especially with the labour export market.

Volunteer tasks

Volunteers are expected to be the teaching assistants in the classes with the support of Vietnamese
Teachers. The possible tasks of the volunteers may include (depending on volunteers’ capacity and
  • Preparing lesson plans with Vietnamese teachers of English
  • Assisting in English classes with pronunciation, speaking and listening skills
  • Organizing and participating in side activities for students
  • Participating in seminar/conference organization with lecturer and students
  • Assisting in some researching projects
Working time will be from 8.00 am to 4:30 pm but it is changeable, depending on the schedule of specific classes/faculty. Volunteers work approximately 25- 30 hours per week including in-class activities, weekly meetings with the team and other outdoor/extra activities.
Travel to work: about 30 minutes walking from the volunteer house.

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 18 years old


The University is located at Cau Giay district, Ha Noi.


Minimum: 2 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, volunteers can go back to the volunteer house for lunch or eat out.

More Information

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

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