I joined LLV in May 2017 having been in Hanoi for around 18 months prior to that.
I knew LLV by reputation as a leading provider of ESL teaching and also as a professional and reliable employer. Needless to say, I have not been disappointed. Across the board LLV supports all employees from teachers to management and admin staff. In my role in the recruitment team I analyse the marketplace in Hanoi on a regular basis to ensure we stay ahead of the game when it comes to offering a competitve package to our teachers both in terms of recompense and the manner in which we support them and make their lives as easy as possible. The general comment I hear in interviews is 'I hear Language Link is a great place to work and develop my teaching skills in a professional environment'. I am proud to be able to promote that message and back it up.
I've lived and taught in a few countries, but LLV gave me the opportunity to learn about and experience SE Asia for the first time - while I helped build a great blended learning program.
I enjoy meeting people from different backgrounds and LLV employees are people from all parts of Vietnam as well as The Philippines, Russia, India, Poland, The UK, South Africa, to name a few countries. In a way, our staff is a melting pot of cultures, ideas and attitudes. Oftentimes I'm learning and sometimes I'm teaching, so I feel I'm growing personally and professionally here.
At LLV, I get to use a lot of my creative and professional background to help empower people through education. I just signed my second contract as my opportunities to learn and apply myself here are expanding. So I feel lucky to have this opportunity.
Our CELTA course at Language Link has been running for 15 years, training over 500 teachers, and our course consistently receives praise from Cambridge assessors on the excellent course structure and the knowledge and experience of our trainers. We pride ourselves on being the best CELTA centre in Hanoi and there is always high demand for places on our courses. Our former trainee teachers always comment on the support and guidance they receive from our trainers. Many of our current teachers at Language Link started with us as trainee teachers on the CELTA.