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Review for ETA4, Oceanside, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was a volunteer in Dong Nai City for the summer of 2010. Throughout the program we visited multiple schools, youth centers, and orphanages. This program allows the teacher to become immersed in their student's learning experience. The teachers are allowed a great deal of flexibility to be creative in their approach to teach English. At the end of the program I noticed improvement at every level for all the students I taught. They became more confident in their abilities and were not afraid to share what they know with the class.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The students I taught initially had confidence issues. They were not comfortable with their ability to speak English. It was difficult to get them to answer in-class questions voluntarily. Using interactive activities such as dance and music the students gained confidence while learning English. At the end of just one month of teaching the students had the confidence to stand up to speak their mind.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The organization is quite new. Additional help is needed financially. If we were able to get more funding the teachers would have more resources to do more exciting and creative projects for the students.

Role:  Volunteer & I taught English to a class of 30 students from ages 5 to 7.