Sean Laurence

154 posts
I’m an American living in Vietnam. I teach English, organize teacher workshops, run an English club and write about the English language.

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

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]