A little about Vietlesson
Vietlesson is an established language training centre in Hanoi, specialising in Vietnamese and English languages, as well as TEFL / TESOL courses and more. Highly regarded for achieving high results in Vietnamese and English language courses for foreigners and locals alike. We only employ fully qualified and experienced teachers who are committed to providing quality training, real results and great value to our customers. Our success has come from an honest approach to teaching and personal development by listening to what our students want and delivering what they need.
“Learn language and connect cultures” is our unique learning system that Vietlesson students can benefit from. As well as developing and executing our own course curriculums, we also provide our students with ‘real world’ practice sessions. In our training centre Vietnamese and foreigners come together to practice their language skills together. We regularly organise Vietnamese and English classes (known as Language Exchange) that allow practice between opposite students for that “real world’conversation and correction element in your development. Not only do the students ‘get a real buzz’from it, we also see big increases in understanding and improved confidence throughout.
Vietlesson Coffee House’ is where students can benefit from elegant spacious learning in a quiet pocket of Tay Ho district, close to hotels, shopping centres, local restaurants and public transport routes. Our relaxed and traditional setting has large colonial classrooms and a tranquil courtyard café, which brings our fresh, clean and green language school concept to life.
WHO WE ARE
Vietlesson is a unique dual language centre specialising in teaching both English and Vietnamese languages.
Our courses have been developed & updated over time to achieve the goals of the student in reading, writing, speaking and listening. With a range of different levels from beginner to advanced, each student can be sure that we have the right level for them and we will map your progression and give you regular feedback.
We only employ teachers who are fully qualified and have experience teaching, who are native or at native level. They will also receive on-going training and regular feedback, to ensure the highest standards are met. Combining simple and fun learning techniques with useful, day to day subjects for business, travel or at home which we need for work and home.
Why choose Vietlesson?
WHAT ARE OUR GOALS
Our goal is to help our students achieve the very best quality of life possible through learning. Such as studying and working abroad, progressing to higher levels within their current work, working for international companies, and using language and soft skills to catapult them into new positions.
We do this by sharing our worldly travel and culture experience. Teaching communication and business skills such as manager training, customer service, sales and marketing and business writing for emails. These are just a handful of the specific training courses we offer.
Our first priority with any new student is to identify their language level. Anyone can book a free test at any time with a native teacher, and will include both grammar and speaking to understand each students strengths and weaknesses. Serious new-comers are also invited to ‘try before they buy’ by attending a suitable class based on their ability. This provides the student with a full understanding of Vietlesson, our teachers, curriculum and location without any pushy sales tactics. Just good old-fashioned customer service.
PRACTICE WITH FOREIGNERS
At Vietlesson our mission is to provide real life training wherever possible. So you must practice with natives of the language you are learning. Vietlesson holds weekly speaking lessons designed for this:
Coffee Talk: Is for Vietnamese students learning English. A weekly speaking club with Native English teachers, designed to help you improve your speaking, pronunciation, listening and overall confidence. Held in our coffee shop to promote a comfortable and relaxed environment for those who need more practice.
In both our English ‘Coffee Talk’ and mixed ‘Language Exchange’ our students gain fantastic results in communication and confidence, as well and having fun, learning about new cultures and make new friends.
In these conversational lessons we focus on a range of different subjects for real life situations, communication techniques and business skills.
We learn new vocabulary and pronunciation whilst listening to each other describe their experiences about different subjects. Example subjects may include: Making mistakes, facing fears or having open debates, quizzes and games.
Coffee Talk’ hones many valuable skills which are required for business. Giving a personal introduction, as well as talking about your job, education, skills and work experience are all vital skills for meeting a new client or having a job interview. Coffee Talk starts at 2pm every Sunday at Vietlesson. Everyone is welcome to try. To register email us at [email protected]
A STUDENT MINDSET
Once a student begins learning, they are encouraged to create good learning habits by using a range of study techniques to keep help them develop everyday. Each Vietlesson course includes two 90 minute classroom lessons per week, 1 speaking lesson per week, given homework, all study materials and our ‘online learning app’ with a course designed to mirror that in the classroom. Providing additional vocabulary and pronunciation practice.
Language Exchange: Here we welcome both students of English and Vietnamese. What better way to practice than with foreigners who are also learning Vietnamese? In these sessions we spend 15-30mins speaking English, where the foreigners can help correct dialogue and pronunciation of Vietnamese natives. Then we swap over and speak 15-30mins in Vietnamese.
In both ‘Coffee Talk’ and ‘Language Exchange’ our students gain fantastic results in communication and confidence, as well and have fun, learn about new cultures and make new friends. The smiles on everyone’s faces at the end of these sessions says it all!
We understand that everyone learns at different speeds, therefore we never push anyone who is not ready for the next level. Actually many students choose to redo a course twice before moving on as this helps create a stronger learning foundation.