My partner and I are having lessons with Standard Vietnamese twice a week since we arrived. We have our lessons with Hoa. She is a very capable, responsible and lovely teacher. We enjoy every time we have a class with her. Moreover, you get to learn a lot about Hanoi and Vietnamese culture. The best is to go somewhere with her, i.e to visit the market or the silk village. Then, you really get to learn a lot.
It should be also mentioned that the price is quite ok. She has a great flexibility with the schedule. We usually are really busy, tending to cancel the classes quite often, but she never has a problem with that. I really recommend her if you want to learn Vietnamese while having fun and if you need great flexibility.
I was learning Vietnamese with Hoa during the time I lived in Vietnam. She made the lessons very enjoyable and interesting and was prepared to customize the course based on my needs (sometimes even my moods).
Hoa was also very informative and took time to explain the many interesting (and often confusing) things about Vietnam and Vietnamese culture. While Hoa was very patient with my many attempts with Vietnames language (and I did learn a lot), I also learned so much about my colleagues, friends and the other people around me.
Tôi đã học tiếng Việt cùng với em Hoa trong khoảng 5 tháng rồi. Em Hoa là một giáo viên rất tốt vui vẻ. Trong khi đang học chúng tôi sướng cười nhiều. Em ấy nói được tiếng Anh tốt hơn một người Việt bình thường. Đó là một lý do em ấy cũng có thể giải các loại khó khăn cho những người nước ngoài. Tôi thấy những người mới bắt đầu nên mua một vài buổi cùng với em Hoa nhé.
(In case you cannot understand the above try Google Translator and then call Hoa.)
I studied with Hoa for 3 months. It was a very uncomplicated way of studying, we just met in a cafe twice a week. She also offers to study on skype, so you can even start learning before you arrive. After this 3 months now I have a good basic knowledge of the language. When I spoke vietnamese with other friends, they were all surprised that they can even understand me. You can also ask her all the questions you have about the vietnamese culture.
I learned Vietnamese with Hoa and other Standard Vietnamese Group teachers during my stay in Hanoi, 2009-2011, and briefly came back to the city to have a three-day lesson on holiday this year. I enjoyed lessons with Hoa who friendly and patiently taught me every time. I also thank her that she introduced me a lot about life and culture in Vietnam which are all new to me.
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