VPVS - EDUCATION 7: FREE FOREIGN LANGUAGES COURSES
- VPVS - EDUCATION 7
280 EUR for 2 weeks, 400 EUR for 4 weeks, 80 per 1 extra week Lisez les informations spécifiques
- Code : VPVS - EDUCATION 7
- Dispo : 8M / 7F (Total Part 8)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / GER
- Age : 18 - 60
Volunteer for Peace Vietnam – The South Program – International Cultural Youth Exchange
*Theme/ Type of Project: Education project *Aims of the Project: On the changing of society &economic in Vietnam in the past recently years, knowing one foreign language is an advance to find a job opportunity. For many under-privileged students, the chance to improve a foreign language, especially with a native teacher from that language is really difficult and rarely. The aim of the project is to help under-privileged students &children IN HO CHI MINH city a chance to improve foreigner language speaking &listening skill and to develop their communication skill on that language. There are 6 languages offered on the project: English, French, German, Japanese, Chinese &Korean. All courses are free. The local students after joining that project will have more opportunity to find a better job, while children improving their foreign language background. The participants through this project will also have chance to exchange culture with local student/children and understand the challenges on the life of children/students in Vietnam. *Project’s Activities: The language center was established in 2010 by sir Thich Nhuan Tam, a monk from a local Buddhist pagoda in GoVap district, Ho Chi Minh city, in order to support young people and students who are under-privileged to have chance to learn foreign language properly. With his active dedication &contribution and many individual sponsors &volunteers, thousand of students &children have chance to learn a foreign langue for free. There are 6 language classes: French, English, German, Korean, Japanese, Chinese (From Basic/Beginning to Advance). Center opens from 8 AM to 5 PM everyday. On Saturday and Sunday, there is a class for pupils (from 6 years old to 15 years old). Teachers are international and local volunteer teachers. At the moment, there are 50 teachers and about 1.000 students. After finishing course, most of students can find a good job. *Community Context: Language center is located in Go Vap district . Traveling by bus in about 1 hour, sometime more, depend on the traffic. *Volunteer’s Tasks: Volunteer will have responsibility for a class. Depending on the skill and experience, volunteer will be assigned on a class with a level from beginning/basic to advance. At all class, volunteer is always working together with a local assistant who know both languages. A lesson lasts for 2 hours. Volunteer works from Mon to Fri, with a total about 15-20 hours per week, excluded planning time at home.
Volunteers will stay in a dormitory, sharing rooms with volunteers of other nationalities joining the same program. Normally, rooms are arranged with about 2-6 volunteers per room. During peak season, the maximum can go up to 7 or 9 volunteers per room, in 5 bunk beds (9 beds in total). Western toilets and showers are available. Air-conditioner at night time (9PM – 6AM), hot water is also available. The house has TV, PC, free WIFI, fridges, cooking facilities, and a common room &terrace. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided at the dorm. Food is typical Vietnamese meal, prepared by a local cook. The main types of food will be rice, meat, fish, and vegetables. For vegetarians, the choice is usually limited to rice, bread, vegetables, egg, and tofu. During the working day, volunteers will stay at the project site for lunch and for taking a lunch-break. The lunch will be vegetarian food.
The dormitory is located in an urban area of Ho Chi Minh City. It is 5 minutes away from ATMs, two local markets, multiple convenient stores, 20-30 minutes from the nearest supermarket and Banks. Laundry services are 3 minutes away, and cost $0.50 to $1.00 per kilogram. Various choices of restaurants ranging from BBQs, Vietnamese local foods, to other foreign foods such as Korean foods, or Thailand foods. Bowling alleys and Karaoke stores available within 2 kilometers radius.
Minimum age required for participation: 18 Maximum age required for participation: 65 First Language: English Participation of disabled volunteers: Yes Available vegetarian food: Yes Description of specific requirements: Volunteers must be 18 years old minimum. Volunteers must show eagerness, creativity and enthusiastic. Related to this, volunteers need to show creativity and initiative when planning and taking classes. Most importantly, volunteers need to have confidence in the classroom and time management skills to ensure an effective lesson. Documents the applicants have to provide: Travel information, Medical information, Motivation letter, Criminal Record