In the summer of 2008, Chris and Victor traveled to Hue, Vietnam to participate in a summer teaching program. For a 5 week period, they interacted with students, their families, and their communities, gaining an immense appreciation for the diversity and wonder of a foreign culture. However, they also realized that their creative skills were underutilized while teaching, and so desired to create a completely comprehensive curriculum, using every possible approach to create the ultimate English learning experience. They also came to the conclusion that doing sustainable, life changing community work could be done during their time abroad.
It was out of this concept that ETA4 came to fruition. By combining comprehensive English instruction with sustainable, plausible community work, ETA4 will positively impact the lives of hundreds of students, their families, and their communities around the world, creating and promoting international goodwill and understanding.
In the summer of 2009, Victor and eight other volunteers traveled to Hue, Vietnam to begin their annual summer program there. In the summer of 2010, ETA4 had 29 volunteers travel to 3 different locations. In 2011, 21 volunteers went to 3 different locations, instructing over 1200 students that summer alone. In 2012, 9 ETA4 volunteers returned to Hue to instruct over 1000 students. 2013 saw a new program in Duc Linh, and 2014 expanded on both the Duc Linh and Hue programs, instructing over 1700 students in 2014 alone. You can read more about these on the programs page.
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