Everest English Centre

English Teachers to improve communication skills

Hanoi, Viet Nam show on map
Teaching Conversational English to children and adults. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

Everest English Center was founded on the idea of a group of students and supported by many social workers from all around the world.

We believe that education unlocks the door to greater potential and empowers people to make good decisions that lead to a brighter future for all of humankind. Therefore we aim to create an open and fair learning environment for all communities regardless of economic status. Everest provides low fees as well as some free English classes for all ages in rural areas of Hanoi. Our priority is to help students overcome their fear of speaking English and achieve their desires to be able to communicate with foreigners fluently. Thus, conversational English in the classes is our primary focus. This will help the students sharpen and refresh their speech, pronunciation and communication skills. We also strive to empower the local people through enabling them the opportunity to get a good job in an English speaking environment.

Moreover, we create a multi-cultural environment for both volunteers and Vietnamese people. You can discover the Vietnamese culture and customs through meals, daily life, traditional landscapes and festivals. We believe that your contribution can fuel our mission and make a positive impact to our local community and society.


Volunteer will:

- Ideally be able to commit to volunteer for 4 weeks or more
- Lead English lessons with the help of a Vietnamese teaching assistant, working with children and adults in the suburbs of Hanoi (Me Linh, Dong Anh, Soc Son district) and in Vinh Phuc province.
- Help to increase work capacity and teamwork skills for Vietnamese youth and students in community activities

Everest Center will:

- Prepare resources such as flashcards, audio clips, textbooks or handouts.
- Support Volunteers with teaching and translation during lessons

Volunteers can ask for guidance and ideas from other volunteers and teaching assistants, or if you are confident you can prepare plans by yourself. Your lesson plans may be shared so others can learn from your experience. 

The volunteers’ objective should not be to teach the intricacies of grammar; this is something the students can get from their textbook and local teachers. The volunteer’s objective should be to motivate the children and adults to learn English. As educators are aware, students can best be engaged when lessons are organized, relevant, challenging, interesting, interactive, and also when the instructor is enthusiastic, empathetic, and encouraging.

A bit about Me Linh:
- There is a stadium close by where you can partake in sporting activities such as football, volleyball and running. Sometimes, there are some traditional festivals for the community to enjoy. 
- There are nearby markets and supermarkets where you can buy fresh produce and daily essentials. Also there are many food stands and shops where you can try different
types of local food.
- We are a short
drive from the airport and a short walk to the bus station (bus 07,56,58,64) which makes it easy to travel to Hanoi center and other interesting areas around the city. In addition, you can drive a motorbike to Hanoi center in just 30 minutes.
- Volunteers are often invited to visit local families for drinks and food to learn about traditional culture.
- You can drink beer, play pool and sing karaoke in one of the many local bars.

 

Typical day

Maximum of 20 working hours/ week dependent upon the number of volunteers available at Everest Center.  Most classes are in the afternoon but there are a few children classes start at 9:00AM.  Depending on each volunteer teaching schedule, the volunteer is required to prepare lesson plan prior to each class and usually accompanied by local teaching assistant.

Details on Arrival

Available throughout the year and subject to change due to capacity.

Free-time activities

During the day, Volunteers will have a lot of free time allowing you to travel, explore and meet with friends in Hanoi or surrounding areas. Sometimes we schedule day trips or picnics that volunteers, staff and students can enjoy together. If you would like to travel somewhere in particular we are happy to help you arrange your trip.


Swimming
Sightseeing
Shopping/Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports
Yoga/Meditation

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Conversational English at level
Required Documents
CV
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Only require fluent English speaker
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Everest English Centre (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Airport Pickup at Noi Bai International Airport

Flight information and photo are required for Airport pick up arrangement

Accommodation

- Free comfortable accommodation shared with other volunteers
- Shared bathrooms (with hot water)
- Kitchen with fridge and gas cooker
- Balcony with view of the fields and gardens                                                                                                                                

- Free meals (Lunch and Dinner- delivered to the Center by the local cook). Breakfast is self-served.  

- Free fast Wi-Fi
- Free coffee, tea, drinking pure water and hot water

- Free gym access
- Washing machine
- Pick you up from Noibai International Airport.
- Volunteer Certificate.

Please be aware in the winter months (December - February) it can get cold here, and there is no heating in the house.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

- Free meals (Lunch and Dinner- delivered to the Center by the local cook). Breakfast is self-served.  

- Free coffee, tea, drinking pure water and hot water



Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) in Hanoi. We assist you to find cheap flights to Viet Nam.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Viet Nam provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Viet Nam you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Viet Nam.
  Asia South-Eastern Asia Viet Nam  Hanoi, Group 4th, Gia Thuong village, Me Linh district, Hanoi, Vietnam
Reservation
The project site is open in: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

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