27 Sep 2017

Teaching English in Vietnam

Teaching English in Vietnam

Author: David Mance  /  Categories: Campus, Education  / 

Heritage University graduate Alejandra Cruz spent this past summer on a teaching mission in Vietnam through the Sisters of the Holy Names. Cruz and other volunteers helped the Sisters of the Lovers of the Holy Cross practice conversational English.

Cruz was in Hue (located in central Vietnam) for three weeks, where she conducted six classes a day, complete with fast-paced interactive lessons. She says the students were very eager to practice their grammar, presentation and singing in English. "One of the things that impressed me most was the pleasure I felt by having students willing to adapt to new circumstances," said Cruz. "The Sisters of the Lovers of the Holy Cross believe that we should always be ready for a new day because it will bring its own challenges. Their way of living has changed forever the way I perceive my own."

The trip was also a chance for the volunteers to learn more about the ministries with disabled children and adults, pregnant teens and the elderly. Agnes Ly Thi Le, snjm and Kay Burton, snjm, pictured above, direct this ministry, which started in 2001.

The people in the picture are: Agnes Ly Thi Le, snjm, Ebony Brown-Johnson, Alejandra Cruz and Kay Burton, snjm (courtesy Alejandra Cruz)

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