Tuesday, July 31, 2007

VUS Vietnam will require ESL teachers throughout 2007!

Wed 1st Aug 2007 01:30 GMT
Employer: VUS English Training Service Centre
Location: HCMC, Vietnam
Deadline: Sunday 30. December 2007
Experience: No experience required

Teach English in Vietnam with VUS! Qualified ESL Teachers Needed for Immediate Starts

Vietnam USA Society English Training Service Center (VUS) is one of the largest and most respected English language institutions in Vietnam, offering a wide choice of courses and locations for students. Due to ongoing expansion and regular staff turnover VUS is constantly on the lookout for qualified ESL teachers to work at our various training centres in HCMC. VUS offers a professional work environment with excellent resources and a competitive remuneration package in a friendly atmosphere.

Interested candidates are invited to send their application details including:

1. An updated CV/ resume
2. A copy of your passport (the page with photo and details)
3. Copies of degrees/ certificates
4. Letter of reference
5. A recent photo

To: Mr. Steve Baker � Senior HR Manager, Teachers Department
E-mail: stevebaker@vus-etsc.edu.vn

Vietnam USA Society English Training Service Center (VUS)
Tel: (848) 943-3435 ext. 176
Head Office: 4th Floor, 243-5 Khanh Hoi, Ward 5, District 4, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

If you are in HCMC, Vietnam interviews will be conducted at the above address. Overseas applicants will be interviewed by phone.

For more information about VUS, please visit our website:
www.vus-etsc.edu.vn or www.vas.edu.vn


� Native English speaking teachers
� University Degree (BA or higher)
� English language teaching certificate or degree (RSA CELTA / Trinity College TESOL or equivalent TEFL certification)
� 1 year experience preferred for higher level classes

Competitive salary and remuneration package including:

� Contract completion bonus (equal to 100 hours x your hourly rate at the time of signing your contract)
� Health Insurance Supplement
� Additional supplements for TOEFL exam prep and some Corporate classes
� Visa & visa renewals
� Assistance in acquiring a work permit and reimbursement of up to $300 US upon completion of work permit application process
� Free Vietnamese language classes

VUS English Training Service Centre
Company Background: Vietnam USA Society English Training Services Center (VUS-ETSC) is one of the largest and most respected language institutions in Ho Chi Minh City and nationwide. Offering a wide range of high quality English-language training programs designed in cooperation with the Center and the City University of New York (CUNY) all English language programs lead to internationally recognized certificates.

Currently, VUS-ETSC has over 15,000 students enrolled at 6 campuses located throughout Ho Chi Minh City. VUS employs a teaching staff of over 300 trained and qualified Vietnamese and foreign teachers.
243-5 Khanh Hoi St
District 4
Ho Chi Minh City, NA
NA - Vietnam
Telephone: (848)943-3435
Fax: (848)
Contact person: Steve Baker, Senior HR Manager, Teachers

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

TESOL teachers learn tricks of trade

15:31' 24/07/2007 (GMT+7)

VietNamNet Bridge – About 500 teachers of English in HCM City and neighbouring provinces last Saturday attended the second annual TESOL conference, learning about the latest language teaching methods that incorporate a fun, individualistic approach.

At the one-day TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) conference, participants from local schools and training institutions learned about skills for teaching extensive reading, understanding the problems of teaching grammar and writing, and using modern approaches to enhance student comprehension.

In his talk about extensive reading, the main lecturer of the conference, Richard Day, head of the University of Hawaii's Department of Second Language Studies, said that teachers should give books that are relevant to students' ages and interests.

He also added that reading should be different from translating because each requires different skills. This approach is different from the traditional method in Vietnam of reading texts aloud prior to translation.

Nguyen Thi Hong Thu, a teacher of English, said that she learned different approaches at the conference that would help her teach small children.

This is the second time the Viet Nam USA Society English Training Service Centre (VUS) together with TEFL International and the Australian International School organised such an event.

(Source: Viet Nam News)

Thursday, July 12, 2007

A Quiz on Vietnam


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  1. Vietnam is surrounded __ Cambodia, Laos, China and the South China Sea.
    a. on
    b. by
    c. with
    d. for
  2. The capital ___ Vietnam is Hanoi.
    a. in
    b. for
    c. of
    d. on
  3. Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city in Vietnam, ___ formerly called Saigon.
    a. is
    b. was
    c. were
    d. are
  4. The main religions in Vietnam __ Buddhism, Christianity and Confucianism.
    a. is
    b. was
    c. were
    d. are
  5. In the past fifty years, Vietnam ___ fought wars against France, China and the United States.
    a. have
    b. had
    c. did
    d. has
  6. Vietnam is a member ___ ASEAN (the Association of South East Asian Nations), along with Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, The Philippines, Indonesia and Brunei.
    a. of
    b. in
    c. for
    d. with
  7. The Mekong River starts in Tibet and flows ___ China, Burma, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia before finishing up in South Vietnam's Mekong Delta.
    a. in
    b. over
    c. through
    d. inside
  8. Vietnam's main industries ___ rice growing, fishing and petroleum production.
    a. is
    b. are
    c. were
    d. was
  9. The greatest hero in Vietnamese legend was the Emperor Le Loi, ___ expelled the Chinese conquerors in 1428.
    a. which
    b. what
    c. who
    d. that
  10. Vietnam now ___ a Romanized alphabet called quoc ngu, developed by a Christian missionary named Father Alexandre du Rhodes.
    a. used
    b. uses
    c. does
    d. had
  11. The 'father' ___ modern Vietnam was Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969), often called Bac Ho (Uncle Ho).
    a. in
    b. for
    c. of
    d. by
  12. Vietnam, formerly divided into North and South Vietnam, has been unified ___ 1975.
    a. until
    b. before
    c. since
    d. after
  13. Ha Long Bay, near the northern port of Hai Phong, is regarded by most Vietnamese as the ___ beautiful place in the country.
    a. more
    b. very
    c. most
    d. main