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Teaching House Nomads Blog | May 7, 2021

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Teaching English in Vietnam

Everything to do with teaching English abroad in Vietnam.

An English Teacher in Hanoi – Giáo Viên Tiếng Anh ở Hà Nội

July 23, 2018 |

I’m a long way from Faneuil Hall when I begin my first lesson. Four stories up from the honking streets … Read More

The Truth about Teaching in Vietnam (That You Won’t Find Elsewhere)

July 16, 2018 | 1

The past few years have highlighted just how unreliable the internet can be as a source of knowledge. This is … Read More

Missing the Old, Embracing the New: A Food Adventure

January 18, 2015 |

It’s inevitable: at some point living overseas, it’s going to happen. You will miss home. Living overseas can be absolutely … Read More

Overcoming Fear: Driving a Motorbike in Vietnam

October 2, 2014 | 3

There is a motorbike in my living room. No, I didn’t drive it through the wall. I put it there … Read More

Becoming a TEFL Teacher

April 8, 2014 | 3

I think I have successfully adopted the image of a teacher; I grade with a red pen, I’m often covered in whiteboard marker dust and I lecture my students when they are late. I feel like I have turned into my 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Sawyer — minus the frumpy hair bun.

I’ve been teaching English in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam now for 5 months and it’s had its ups and downs. It was hard work at first, adjusting to my new role, but it’s been getting easier and easier, the more time I spend in the classroom. However, I’m still rapidly trying to learn the rules of English grammar most days and constantly reading up to stay one step ahead of my students. I wonder if I ever learned any of these grammar rules when I was in school or if it was simply a matter of learning from exposure.

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