Outside VNU, where VSTEP

On March 11th, 2015 MOET approved using VSTEP format as Vietnamese Standardized Test of English Proficiency. According to this decision, since May 2015, VSTEP has been officially organized to evaluate English proficiency from level 3 to 5 in the 6-level foreign language proficiency framework for Vietnamese. To test English Proficiency, VSTEP includes 4 parts equivalent to 4 skills: listening (35 questions in 40 minutes)  reading (40 questions in 60 minutes), writing (2 tasks in 60 minutes) and speaking (3 parts in 12 minutes). Although it has been applied and held 6 times a year for more than one year, VSTEP has not gained much popularity among college students. Continue reading “Outside VNU, where VSTEP”

Mai Chau Vietnam Homestay, 3 Days, 2 Nights

Our homestay is unlike any other! Set amongst lush rice paddies our traditional stilt house offers unrestricted views from your comfy bed to offer maximum comfort and pleasure.

Relax on one of our ‘lazy boy’ bean bags to really kick back and have that holiday feeling in an amazing landscape.

Our top chef in Hanoi alongside our local chef in Mai Chau bring you traditional dishes that will keep your tummy happy after a great day of activities and sightseeing!

Day 1

HANOI TO MAI CHAU

Depart the hustle and bustle of Hanoi at 7:30 am and stop off at the Mai Chau Valley look out before arriving in the tranquil village of Mai Chau. Traditional lunch will be served in the beautiful surrounds of our homestay. In the afternoon enjoy a 2-3 hour guided bicycle ride taking in the local villages and minority tribes. Learn about the local culture 1st hand and really get a feel for rural Vietnam.

Later relax at the homestay and enjoy the delicious traditional food cooked by Miss Tan our homestay host! Continue reading “Mai Chau Vietnam Homestay, 3 Days, 2 Nights”

The Experience of travelling to Ba Vi 2 days 1 night

Ba Vi is an ideal destination for visiting and camping. Here is the experience for the self- sufficient travel to Ba Vi for 2 days 1 night with cheap price.

Preparing for the necessary items

The transportation: Tourists can go by private car, motorbike or bus. If you go by the private transportation, remember to bring the vehicle registration, full gasoline, mirrored and the car repair tools.

Costume: Tourists should bring the comfortable clothes, hiking shoes, gauze mask and thin coat

The lunch and personal belongings: Food, drinks and some items: wind oil, the topical insect bite, suncream…

The suitable time to travel to Ba Vi

Tourists can travel to Ba Vi in anytime in the year, but from April to October is the most comfortable time, because the weather is cool, airy and quiet, which is suitable for visiting and camping. Continue reading “The Experience of travelling to Ba Vi 2 days 1 night”

Living in Hanoi

Most visitors to Vietnam are impressed by the great beauty of the country’s natural settings: the Red River Delta in the North, the Mekong Delta in the South and almost the entire coastal strip is a patchwork of brilliant green rice paddies tended by women in conical hats.

There are some great beaches along the coast, while inland there are soaring mountains, some cloaked by dense misty forests. Up in the mountains the rice terraces hug the steep mountain sides and many different ethnic minority peoples in traditional costume work the fields and throng to the local market towns to sell their handcrafts and produce. Vietnam offers a unique opportunity to see a country of unspoiled charm and rare natural beauty, which has only recently been open to the outside world. Currently it is country of rapid change and the interface between the old and the new throws up many challenges to those who choose to move here.

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