Le Hong Phong Gifted Secondary School

Placement Address

Le Hong Phong Gifted Secondary School,
76 Vi Xuyen St., Vi Xuyen Ward, Nam Dinh city, Vietnam

Truong THPT Chuyen Le Hong Phong,
76 Vi Xuyen, Phuong Vi Xuyen, TP. Nam Dinh, Viet Nam

Tel:  +84 (0)350 3640 297 (Principal’s office)
Fax:  +84 (0)350 3638 605

Placement dates

•  Late August to 15th January
•  Late January to 31st May

Please note that we work with hosts to establish start and finish dates for placements in each programme. However, exact end dates may vary somewhat from placement to placement and year to year.  On arrival at your placement, you should receive guidance and training on your role and responsibilities, and you should take this opportunity to establish when your host expects you to finish.  This date should be respected, and you should only leave your placement earlier than this date with the express agreement of your placement and Programme Manager.

Placement contacts

Placement Head: Principal Mr Vu Duc Tho
Mobile:  +84 (0) 913 005 356
Email: vuductholhp@gmail.com 

Volunteer mentors: Ms Tran Thi Ha, English teacher
Mobile:  +84 (0) 917 493 290
Email: hatran1978lhp@yahoo.com

Background on host institution

Le Hong Phong Gifted Secondary School is one of the five best secondary schools in Vietnam. It recruits gifted and talented pupils and has a longstanding experiences in training gifted pupils, therefore it gained a lot of achievements and has great reputation in whole country.

Nam Dinh city is situated 100 km south of Hanoi.

Volunteers duties

Class sizes are variable (30-40 students) but average 30 students.  Volunteers are required to stimulate the students to speak to each other in English.

Accommodation and food

Volunteers will stay at a guest house on the campus. The guest house has good facilities.

There is a 2,000,000 VND food allowance.

Financial allowance

There is an additional allowance of 3,000,000 VND per month for incidental expenses.

Suitable clothing

Vietnam is a reasonably conservative country and both male and female Lattitude volunteers should dress appropriately at their placements.  As teaching assistants, Volunteers need to dress in professional attire and not as backpackers.  Blouses, tops (no strappy singlets), knee-length skirt and trousers are good choices for females and collared tops and neat trousers are required for males.

Other information

This placement received Lattitude volunteers since September 2011.

Recent volunteers

Jessica Horner: jessicah692@hotmail.com
Linda Ma: lighthorse166@gmail.com 

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Le Hong Phong Gifted Secondary School
Quick facts
Capital: Hanoi
Government: Republic
Language: Vietnamese
Population: 88.1 million
Religions: Buddhism
Timezone: GMT +7
Climate: climate, with humidity averaging 84 % throughout the year
Currency: đồng
"Discovering Vietnam and how radically different it is from England (I really did fall in love with it) has also made me want to travel more and explore the world and all it has to offer. I would never have been this adventurous had I not been on this placement; it’s really opened my eyes to the world."

Marianne, English teacher