Video: Nguyễn Lưu Cảnh Hào Speaks at Hello! English Club

– Everest Education inspires intellectual curiosity as a foundation for lifelong learning. Watch this video they made: “Advice for high school students who aspire to study abroad for college”. It has Vietnamese subtitles. Nguyễn Lưu Cảnh Hào spoke at Hello! English Club. Hào is 19. He’s a sophomore at Wabash University, a liberal arts school in America. Hào studies Economics and Political Science and teaches hip hop dance. He talked about what his life is like […]

Phuong Nga Shares her Secrets to Learning English

In this video I interview Phuong Nga about how she has learned English. She has a lot of really good tips for anyone who wants to improve their English skills. You can find more tips about learning English at Hello! English. Here are links to the apps and websites that Phuong Nga mentioned: Hello! English Club Cambly ELSA QZ New York Times

Can you get better at English by playing PlayStation and PC games?

Can you get better at English by playing PlayStation and PC games? Bạn có thể học tiếng Anh tốt hơn bằng cách chơi trò chơi PlayStation và PC không? {Update! July 19, 2018} Check out this extensive guide Shannon Kennedy wrote, “Language Learning with Video Games: How to Make Games an Effective Learning Tool”. Are you a gamer? I am. Well, I used to be! I don’t have time to play them now. When I […]

Work hard to achieve what you want: Han’s Story

My name is Sean. I’m an American from Boston. Boston is about a four hour drive from New York City. I’ve been living in Vinh City for five years. I’m married to a beautiful Vietnamese woman. Her name is Thuy. We just had our first child. His name is William. He’s half Vietnamese and half American. You can call him Amerinese or Vietnamerican. Whichever you prefer. I’m going to tell you a story. In this […]

Talk to yourself in the shower and other ways to get better at speaking in English

A question I get asked a lot is, “How do I get better at speaking in English?”. In this post, I will talk about creating a self study schedule, finding an online language partner, English clubs and more. It’s really important to say English words, sentences and have conversations in English often. You can do this alone in your bedroom, kitchen or even the bathroom. 🙂 Use the mirror to become more comfortable speaking. Try […]

How can I get better at listening in English?

Someone asked me this question on Facebook: “How can I get better at listening in English?” Being able to understand what you hear in English is an important skill. According to Rohan Cox (an English teacher), improving your listening skill also improves your pronunciation skill at the same time. Can you hear the difference between the words three and tree? If you can, then you’ll be able to pronounce the different sounds at the beginning […]

A Teacher’s Advice for Students Learning English

Join an English club – Hello! English Club meets every Tuesday morning in Vinh City at Sonata Cafe. Here’s a list of other English clubs in Vinh City. Practice makes perfect – Practice often inside and outside of the classroom. Speak English every day. Listen, read and write in English as much as you can. Create a schedule for yourself to practice. Learn to think in English – When you look at something try to […]

Creating harmony between teachers and students

Teaching is like dancing. The teacher should try and create harmony with his students. It’s not easy to get your students excited about learning. Most of them would rather be doing something else than sitting in a classroom. It’s not easy for the teacher because he has to find a way to relate with every student. Here are a few things I’ve learned from dancing with many students. Find out what students like. What are […]

Make the world a better place: volunteer opportunities for students

Make the world a better place: volunteer opportunities for students Làm thế giới trở nên tốt đẹp hơn: Cơ hội tham gia các chương trình Tình nguyện dành cho Học sinh, Sinh viên. My friend Mai and I were talking about her summer plans. She was thinking about getting a part-time job. I suggested volunteering instead. I knew that she has a plan to study abroad. Foreign universities like to accept students who have volunteered. […]