It’s been an absolute delight to study at VLS for the past 5 months. I couldn’t think of a better environment to learn Vietnamese. The teachers and administrative staff are so supportive and there’s always such a happy/fun atmosphere around the classrooms. The teachers I’ve had are really experienced who can easily identify strengths/weaknesses and are dedicated to improving ones Vietnamese skills. The events organized by VLS are also fun! You’d be silly not to learn Vietnamese in Saigon if you live here mid/long term. Highly recommended!!
I was so nervous about starting to learn Vietnamese, but straight away I was made to feel relaxed and comfortable. I have had two amazing teachers, so professional and friendly. Each week I come to my lesson with well prepared and personalised resources. Everything I’m taught is relevant and I feel I am making progress. The admin staff are also great and make an effort to get to know you! Would highly recommend!
I am super satisfied with the VLS. My parents are both from Vietnam, but I was born in Germany. I could speak Vietnamese, even if it was more at elementary school level, but I couldn’t read or write at all. I’ve wanted to learn Vietnamese for a long time, but with this skill set I fall out of the box. At adult education centers, where you learn things like “Hello, my name is …”, I would not have been linguistically challenged. On the other hand, as a quasi illiterate person, I cannot simply take part in a “normal” Vietnamese course for Vietnamese people. So I’m really happy to have found the VLS. My sister and I have a tutor. (Super affordable!) The lessons take place online via Zoom and are very individually tailored to us. Thank you for this great experience.
I can’t believe it’s already been a year of studying at VLS! I started my classes when I moved to Saigon and was quickly paired with a great teacher and classmate. My teacher has been incredibly patient, compassionate, and easy to get along with and learn from. She incorporates everyday experiences of living and working in Saigon into our classes, and I’ve used my beginner Vietnamese well with colleagues, neighbors, and friends. Since COVID-19 hit, I’ve been learning online and the transition has been smooth and efficient. I highly recommend VLS for students looking for a wonderful and supportive community of enthusiastic students, teachers, and staff alike. I’m excited to continue learning with VLS!