Hello! English Club – Practice Speaking English in Vinh City

March 3 was the first meeting of Hello! English Club. I didn’t expect a lot of people to come. Twenty people came! We’ve been gaining popularity ever since then. The English you speak in a classroom can feel repetitive and fake. The goal of our club is to give our members a […]


Classroom games & activities for ESL Teachers

  Playing a game is a great way to end a lesson. Take 10-15 minutes and try one of these with your class today. Most of these games are quick and require little to no preparation. I have a lot more links for ESL teachers here. Quick tip: How to make […]


ELSA: An English Teacher in Your Pocket

ELSA stands for English Language Speech Assistant. It’s a new app available in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. If you’re learning English as a second language, this is the app for you. It will listen to how you say a word. If you make a pronunciation mistake, […]

Screenshot from the homepage of the ELSA website.

Free coding course starts today in Saigon

Charles Lee and Marcus Ellison are engineers from Silicon Valley. They started Coderschool.vn to build a better engineer ecosystem. Coderschool.vn offers free courses for experienced engineers. Their training principles include real world examples (how does Facebook work?), hands on projects, and a “learn by doing” teaching strategy. All classes are […]


10 Amazing Moments in Vietnam

The last 6 months of my life have been amazing. It’s been filled with excitement, fun, and love. All kinds of interesting things have happened. A shoe thief stealing my US size 12 shoes, teaching scaring kids who have never heard about Halloween, organizing a 140+ person hackathon, and joining an IT […]