English conversations

SJ Vietnam often organizes non-formal English classes for Vietnamese students. “Non-formal” means that they’re not held by a teacher, but by a volunteer. Basically, these are a place where Vietnamese students can talk English to each other and improve their skills by having conversations and debates about different topics. I joined my previous volunteer colleagues and held one of these [...]


Life in Vinh, part four

Second week of real volunteering for our Brunei volunteers. To read the first week click here. Monday, 9th March 2020 Getting into the second week after the school reopens with a new energy. We spent two hours in the morning at the Reading Center. During the morning session, a student came to have a conversation with us. His name was Hoang, [...]


Life in Vinh, part three

This week is the first time Hazwan and Syakir will go to their English classes. To read the first parts of their life in Vinh, click on the first part and the second part. They are two volunteers from Brunei Darussalem, and are in Vietnam to help students learn English. Getting into the fifth week in Vinh with a great [...]


Taking care of disabled children and facilitating a non-formal language class for students

Interview of Cheima Six months ago, Cheima arrived in Vietnam. Related to her studies in specialized education, she chose to participate in a SJ Vietnam’s LMTV program by taking care of disabled children with mental disabilities. Her project took place in Phuc Tue center, in Hanoï. The center hosts about 70 children. Using specific education methods which are suited for each [...]

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