Our school is close to five years old now and has both, foreign and Vietnamese, teachers. Trung Tâm Ngoại Ngữ Toàn Cầu, or the "Global English Centre", was founded by the current principal Mrs. Thao to provide the citizens of Quang Ngai and the vicinity with the same opportunity that she has had: to study abroad (Mrs. Thao was the person from Quang Ngai ever who studied abroad on a scholarship).
Currently, we have about 1,100 students aged between 5 and 18, plus a few adults. Every class has three or four 90-minute lessons per week, depending on the age of the students: Young students have two classes with a foreign teacher and two with a Vietnamese teacher, who teaches grammar, using the textbook the students use in school. Starting in 10th grade, students have three classes per week with a foreign teacher. Depending on need, students also get additional, often individual help from our teachers and staff. The classes are small to medium-sized with about 10-15 students. For grades 1 and 2, the foreign teachers get a Vietnamese assistant who speaks some English. A few months back, we started offering preschool classes.
Our 16 foreign teachers are between 22 and 65 years old. Currently, we have six teachers/interns from the Philippines, four from Germany, two from the U.S., two from New Zealand and one from each, the U.K. and South Africa. One year ago, we moved to our new school building, which is one of the spiffiest in south central Vietnam.
Another view of our school
The Global English Centre in Quang Ngai