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Organization Review

Overall Experience: 
I had an amazing time here. I had never taught English before and had no idea what to expect but once I got there I was shown some really good resources to help me plan my lessons. You teach at both a learning centre (children) and also at the apartment (children and adults) which can sometimes be overwhelming with a lot of people at the house but its actually a really good way of meeting new people and it makes the lessons at the apartment seem a lot more relaxed. The children are so cute and really well behaved. Make sure to teach and play lots of learning games with them because they love games! Ms Hay and other volunteers can suggest games to play if you don't really know any before heading to VCV like me. The adult lessons are taught with another volunteer which is awesome because you can plan together and feed off each others experiences etc when teaching. The other volunteers that I lived with were so amazing and we were all constantly going out and exploring Hanoi together. If you want to explore further outside Vietnam, Ms Hay is really good at organizing your days off to be in a row so that you have enough time to explore other places. The apartment is in a pretty quiet/safe area with a few places to buy street food, drink beer or lesson plan at a cafe. Its about 20 mins motorbike to the learning centre and about half an hour to the Old Quarter. Linh and Tony also work at the house and they cook/take us to class/help us out with anything we need and they're both lovely! Ms Hay is super chilled and happily helps you out with anything you need. Overall I loved my experience here, I would have stayed for so much longer if I could and would definitely recommend doing this if your even slightly thinking about teaching English in another country!