replied to the thread saigon/.nha trang
on the Vietnam forum on April 01, 2015:
I am moving to vietnam this year and am deciding between siagon or nha trang to live....I do not reqire paid work but wish to help out with english speaking and /or helping in orphanage.......I have been to both these places..like them both.
Does anyone have a sugestion on best choice?
Nha Trang is a hot spot for Russian Tourist. Its a beautiful place but its also like little Moscow. The Vietnamese tolerate them but don't care much for them.
PLease tell me more re Russians ??
Show me the way to own the property in Vietnam!!
Highly appreciate for your advice.
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replied to the thread Permanent move to Hanoi
on the Vietnam forum on April 01, 2015:
My wife and I have been looking to permanently move to Hanoi. There are two questions that we have.
1. Can we take up permeate residency in Vietnam?
2. Being able to work. She is a nurse and I am a telephone lineman. How difficult is it to find work in Hanoi?
replied 5 hours ago with:
Try expat . blog, you will get real time answers from ex pats who have been here years, but I'll answer 1. Permanent residency is practically impossible, ( I've been waiting 3 yrs , given up ) 2 Work, Linesman no, Nurse No, the only job readily available for a Foreigner is teaching English , to do it legally and avoid Visa hassles, you will need a Uni Degree, or 5 yrs provable teaching experience. Or you can look at buying a business in VN.
replied to the thread French speaking
on the Vietnam forum on April 01, 2015:
Hi everyone, I'm 31. I'm an expat living in Tan Phu, HCMC. I've recently started studying French. I need to practise speaking with somebody who is also learning or willing help me. I'm a native English speaker so perhaps we could help each other...? Please contact me!
Hi there, I'm also just at A1 level. I've only recently started to learn it but so far I love it. I'm a native English speaker and I'm also fluent in Vietnamese. How about you? Where are you from?
replied on March 31, 2015 with:
What is your level of French?
I have an A1 level only and it has been a year since I last took a French course.
replied to the thread $3500+free accomodation
on the Vietnam forum on March 30, 2015:
I would like to know what will be the total amount i will get after deduction of tax from $3500? What will be my monthly expenditure in Hanoi if I live a modest lifestyle?
replied on March 30, 2015 with:
This link may help
The income tax is graduated meaning that you will pay 10% straight off and then more based on any salary over a certain amount.
There aren't many people here making that much money so it will be hard to find someone with whom to compare.
I make about $1,500 a month and pay 10% as does my husband.
There is no post about lessons. And I create one to get your suggestion, guys, where is the best center or individual for Vietnamese private lessons? I am alone, but want to join in a group fo a class.
replied on March 29, 2015 with:
If you are in HCMC, you can take classes at university of social sciences and humanities. If you are a tech savvy guy, you can use Itunes to learn Vietnamese. I have some free podcasts there for self-taught learners under Vietnamese for Everybody.
replied on March 26, 2015 with:
I am a Vietnamese teacher at International school in Hanoi. If you are interested in learning Vietnamese please contact me via email of my mobile phone +84975077463 firstname.lastname@example.org
replied to the thread FOREIGNER COMMUNITY IN QUY NHON AREA
on the Vietnam forum on March 29, 2015:
I'm Alex, 25 years old. I've just finished my Bachelor degree in Finland and got back to Quy Nhon, my hometown for 3 months. At the present, I live in Quy Nhon and operate an English center in this city.
For ones who didn't know the city before, you can check Quy Nhon - Binh Dinh from Google, then you can see how it looks like. I'm sure with the beautiful and peaceful beach along with friendly people, you'll like the city very much! :)
I open this topic in order to gather you guys who currently live here or who live in Vietnam in other regions and plan to move to this area in the upcoming time. The purposes are first, to exchange information and help you guys for any difficulty you face here about language, accommodation, etc. and second to organize some sporting activities like football, volleyball, badminton, etc. to make your lives in Vietnam meaningful and enjoyable. As you may know, when I was abroad, I received help a lot from my international friends, so, now I would be very happy if we have a family in my city.
Anyone is welcomed and don't hesitate to contact me:
+ 84 934 151 165
replied on March 28, 2015 with:
I hope you find someone to help you with your English, and you run a school??? LOL
replied to the thread Looking to learn Vietnamese through Skype...
on the Vietnam forum on March 28, 2015:
I'm Vietnamese-American living in America, looking for a partner I can practice and learn Vietnamese with through Skype. I have some basic Vietnamese, but my pronunciation is not great. Perhaps we could help each other study, with you learning English and me learning Vietnamese?
Also, any tips as to which textbooks would be best would be great!
If you're interested, send me a message! Thanks :)
Northern Vietnamese is recognised as 'standard Vietnamese'. However, if you wish only to learn to speak, I suggest you learn the local accent of where ever you live. This will make learning less confusing for you.
If you wish to learn to read and write as well, learning the northern accent will help you learn how to read and write a lot more easily.
This is because the northern accent pronounces all vowels clearly, whereas accents in the centre and south omit many vowels when speaking, and they also completely change the pronunciation of almost all vowels they actually do use.
As a small example of the different accents, my sister in law's name "Oanh" is pronounced the the English word 'Won' in the south, 'Wine' in the north, but she pronounces it 'On' here in Nha Trang.
If later you have any questions, just PM me. I have spoken Vietnamese for 45 years. No, it was not easy to learn.
Learning Vietnamese is not much difficult I think. If a foreigner learns, he has to learn the official Vietnamese as the Hanoi speak.
replied to the thread Background check for US citizen?
on the Vietnam forum:
getting ready to move to Saigon, trying to understand how to go about the background check. Am I right that I need an FBI/federal check, not just a state check? I plan on teaching but don't have anything setup yet - should I wait until I have an offer or should I apply now from the US. I know the VN laws change often regarding how recent your check must have been done but I also see on the fbi site this charming note:
"anticipated processing time for an Identity History Summary is approximately 14-16 weeks. Allow additional time for mail delivery. " http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/identity-history-summary-checks
All of which has produced complete confusion in your humble correspondent. Please advise if able. Thank you for your help...
Hi all -
thanks for the help. I went head and got a channeler (?) to help with the background check and after a week in HCMC i felt like I wouldn't want to deal with that traffic nonsense all the time and have moved south to Phnom Penh. I'll teach English and anything else that is possible. I know people disagree about HCMC and I was totally ready to love it - had been there briefly a decade ago - but to me it seems that their moto frenzy has really spoiled the place. Just one wanderer's opinion of course...
Thanks again for responses - robin
Will you be working in Saigon? What visa are you entering in on?