EDUCATION PROJECT IN VIET TRI
The program fee is 400USD for the first 2 weeks and 100USD for each week after. This is to cover pick-up, orientation, food and accommodation, transportation to work as well as regular support from VPV team. Lisez les informations spécifiques
- Code : VPV11
- Dispo : 2M / 2F (Total Part 4)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
The education or teaching project in Viet Tri is a joint project of three different schools: Hung Vuong high school for gifted students, Van Lang secondary school and Tan Dan primary school. Main Aims and Activities Hung Vuong High School for Gifted Students is a public school located in Viet Tri city, Phu Tho province. This is one of the best schools in the North of Vietnam and very well-known for its students’ outstanding studying results. There are about 1400 students of the age from 15 to 18 attending grades 10, 11 and 12. Van Lang secondary school is a public school located in Viet Tri city, Phu Tho province. There are about 1,300 students attending grades 6, 7, 8 and 9. The teaching and working staff includes 97 people with university degree. Tan Dan Primary School is a public school located in Viet Tri city, Phu Tho province. There are about 700 students, ranging in age from 6 to 10 years old, attending grades 1 to 5. Among the teachers and staff members, there are 4 English teachers. The children do have some knowledge of English, but as it is often the case with Vietnamese students, they have poor pronunciation due to their lack of contact with native English speakers. Teachers and children had not had many chances to meet and talk with foreigners until VPV sent its volunteers to help there. All three schools are located in Viet Tri city, Phu Tho province, which is about 80km to the North West of Hanoi. There is very little chance for the students and teachers to meet foreigners to practice English and exchange communication skills. That is why international volunteers are highly welcome and appreciated here.
The aim of this teaching project is to provide foreign language (English) speaking environment for children to practice and improve their confidence in using a foreign language in communication. Where possible, volunteers are encouraged to take part in cultural and sport activities with the children as well. Volunteers will have the opportunity to work with all three different schools, interacting with students from 6 to 17 years old. Volunteers will also have the unique chance to learn about the educational system in Vietnam. The three schools cooperate with each other well to prepare a clear schedule for volunteers. Therefore, volunteers should not be afraid of confusing timetable or huge workload. All in all, volunteers will not work more than 30 hours per week. The schedule for one week may look as follow: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Morning Van Lang secondary school Hung Vuong high school Hung Vuong high school Van Lang secondary school Hung Vuong high school Free time Free time Afternoon Van Lang secondary school Tan Dan primary school Tan Dan primary school Hung Vuong high school Tan Dan primary school Free time Free time At Hung Vuong high school and Van Lang secondary school, upon request of teachers, volunteers run the activities in the class, with the focus on speaking and listening skills. Each class is run by an English-speaking Vietnamese teacher who teaches according to the governmental English books. First, volunteers will observe the way the local teachers work in the class and assist them in speaking and listening part. After a few lessons, volunteers can continue the role of a teaching assistant or ask to teach alone if they are confident enough. If teaching alone, volunteers will need to prepare lesson plan and get approved by the main teacher. Then, they will need to run the class all by themselves. Often, volunteers can prepare the lessons freely, choosing the topics, activities, discussions or games they prefer. They do not have to follow the governmental book. At Tan Dan primary school, volunteers will join the English club twice a week. Together with one English teacher, they will help organize games or activities to encourage students to speak English. Some notices: Vietnamese schools traditionally favor ‘passive learning’ – the teacher standing in front and lecturing. This does not help students to gain confidence in speaking. The pronunciation of the English teachers is not excellent so the children have little opportunity to hear English as it is really spoken. Moreover, English levels of students are very different. Some are very outstanding in terms of pronunciation and performances while some are very shy to speak out. Volunteers can organize games or interactive activities to let all students get involved in the lessons. Each class has one Vietnamese English-teacher about 40 students, depending on the class. Each period lasts for 45 minutes. Volunteers participate in different classes per day, working from Monday to Friday. The general timeframe at school is from 7:30 to 17:00. The lunch break is between 11:15 and 1:05 o’clock. Depending on volunteers’ schedule, they may have different beginning and ending time.
Volunteers will stay in a guest room at Hung Vuong high school. Living conditions will be Vietnamese standard with separate bathroom, single bed with mattress. 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 them.
Viet Tri city, Phu Tho province is approximate 73 kms far away from Hanoi.
Volunteers should like to work with children, maturity and initiative spirit. – Fluent English – Age: 18 and over. – Minimum stay preferred 3 months. – Be open-minded and sociable. – Be able to work independently in the class. – Be willing to learn about the country and integrate into local community.