English language is a difficult language to learn for Vietnamese. The main problem is Vietnamese language itself and this podcast analyzes two of the problems Vietnamese learners of English have when it comes to pronunciation.
There are nations that can learn English easily (Northern European countries for example) and nations that can’t learn English that easily (Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, etc.)
Now we are going to talk about Vietnamese and why learning English is so difficult for them.
The biggest problem of Vietnamese learners of English is pronunciation. They go to school, learn hard, then when speaking English with foreigners they realize that nobody understands a word they are saying. But, interesting enough, when they speak English with other Vietnamese they can understand very well. There are two main reasons why this happen (I call them problem no 1 and problem no 2) and I will try to talk about each problem and provide a solution. [read the full article …]
If you are wondering if you are too young for teaching English abroad, particularly in Vietnam, without having a university degree, and just an online TEFL certificate then you should watch this video. It gives you good insights on your chances to find an English teaching job abroad and useful advice on how to do it.
Too young to teach ESL in Vietnam – 20 years old, no degree, TEFL online.
Many young people who are in their early 20s have no university degree and would like to teach ESL abroad. If that is your case then this podcast is for you.
This question comes from one of my YouTube viewers and I believe it might be interesting for many other viewers as well.
The question says:
“Hi, I’ve watched some of your videos on teaching English in Vietnam and would like to do just that. I don’t have a degree but I was going to get a TEFL certificate online before heading there to look for a job (on a tourist visa). My main concern is I am only 20 years old and do not have any experience, but I am very willing to work hard and believe I would enjoy teaching and become good at it eventually. Do you think I have a good chance of finding a job or am I too young? I would just have turned 21 around the time I would enter Vietnam. Are there any cities I would have better luck in finding work?”[read the full article …]
This article is from the series Questions & Answers and it is about finding an English teaching job in Vietnam that offers a work permit. This question comes from one of my YouTube viewers and says:
I have been looking at teaching in Hanoi for a while now and have been applying from the U.S. but it seems everyone wants you in country, one big question I have is that I wish to teach but by the books and want a legal work visa and permit, can I actually LEGALLY acquire this there or do I need to prior to entry like China?
Also how long would it take (weeks, months) to simply show up and get a job. 3+ years swimming instructor (k-Adult), AS in IT and BA in Geography minor History, 4 months substitute teaching experience with sub permit.
English teachers are supposed to use only English when teaching English as a second language. It is simple most of the times but sometimes I find it difficult especially when teaching vocabulary, because some of the words are difficult to explain (or I better say difficult to be understood by the learners). So, here are my thoughts on this matter.