Athena English

Help our Rural Students with English Practice

Hanoi, Viet Nam show on map

Agency | Athena English

Teaching English and enjoy peaceful life in our town

About the Program

Our program is about teaching English for children in the rural areas. We-Vietnamese teachers will teach them grammars and vocabularies. Volunteers will focus on speaking and listening skills, so we need your help in this field. Because we want to help our students overcome the fear of learning English and be confident in using English in communicating. Vietnamese students are often shy and afraid of speaking English, even if they are good at grammar and writing.  

What you will gain from this program

  • A memorable and satisfying experience by teaching Vietnameses children.
  • Enhancement of your teaching skills.
  • An opportunity to see rural Viet Nam closely and be aware of the problems faced and the life of the people living there.
  • An opportunity to spend time in Viet Nam and have knowledge about the culture, language and traditions.

Why We Need You

 We need you to help us with English practice not grammar which students can get from textbook.

Vietnamese are usually shy and unconfident in communicating, and we believe you can help our students overcome the fear of learning English

Typical day

Most of our classes are in the afternoon, so you have lots of free time during the day time to go discover around or visit Hanoi. 

Details on Arrival

Our program is available all year.

Free-time activities

During your free time, we would like to give you some trips to Tay Thien mountain, Tam Dao resort, Hai Ba Trung Temple, Dai Lai resort, Hanoi Old Quarter or a cafe. 

We can also take you to a super market for shopping and invite you to join our traditional holidays and festivals nearby 

We can also guide you to cook some traditional dishes in our traditional festival.


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
Education Requirements
English at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
teaching skills
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Suitable for


Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Athena English (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

Airport pick-up is free included. 


We have 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a kitchen. One of the bedroom is for couple. One is for group and the other is for sharing room. You can take a look on our images to know what exact the accommodation looks like.

Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Food is provided by a Vietnamese family. They may cook you traditional Vietnamese and sometimes we would like to invite you to eat-out

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.
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.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
7 weeks
9 weeks
11 weeks
50 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

You can volunteer at the project site in Hanoi/Viet Nam between 4 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Athena English will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Viet Nam.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Athena English during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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