To know few thingh about the Teaching english in vietnam

By johnhrq To know few thingh about the Teaching english in vietnam Custom Tag

Teaching is a highly challenging as well as rewarding and fulfilling career. For those looking forward to lucrative teaching positions abroad, Vietnam is one popular destination holding a lot of advantages. While teaching English in Vietnam could be a highly interesting and beneficial assignment, knowing a few things about the typical situations and difficulties an English teacher would come across in the country can help prepare oneself the right way.

As a general rule, Vietnamese consider English very seriously. Right from the curriculum in primary school, English is given a top priority along with the native language and mathematics. Besides making their children undergo the English curriculum of the schools, the parents take immense interest to arrange of private tuitions for their children in English out of the school hours. Therefore teachers can make use of this opportunity to boost their income once they are in Vietnam. Also a large number of parents wish to give lessons through a native English speaker.

Most teachers working for the schools in Vietnam find their teaching career a highly stimulating experience. Notably, Vietnamese children in the school level seem to be comfortably advanced in grammar. However, many of them lack the fluency in conversation as they feel shy to express themselves. While prompted, they speak rather slowly, reluctantly and hesitantly. Therefore the main aim of a teacher teaching English to the school kids of Vietnam should be to boost up their self confidence in self-expression stretching over speech and writing.

Often, in a typical English class, one or two students, especially boys might have a good degree of fluency. A teacher would find the rest of the students remaining reluctant to join in the activities connected to speaking. While they are required to express themselves, they might make these fluent speakers their spokesperson. Yet another aspect an English teacher would find in the Vietnam students is the lack of curiosity. Most of them never come forward to ask any questions to the teacher. The teacher must therefore create an interest in the students and make them ask questions in English so that they pick up the speaking and expressing skills in English.

Games and written exercises are highly popular among the students in Vietnam. They take immense interest in solving crossword puzzles, jumbled and hidden words. More than the standard crosswords that come with clues, the puzzles known as codeword that have a few missing letters to be deduced are very popular among them. They are adepts in this area that they can solve the codeword puzzles that are soured from British Newspapers with little help from the teachers.

Observing their students, English teachers would often find their students picking up the written skills much faster than the conversation skills. If asked, they often write paragraphs of 100 words and more with near accurate English. They take interest is writing about the common topics from different subjects as well as topics of general interest and social life. Therefore, understanding the typical nature of the students in Vietnam can help the English teachers device the right strategies to make their teaching the most effective and successful endeavor.

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By johnhrq October 8, 2013 10:23 Custom Tag