Michael de Valle

When my family and I returned to Melbourne from our first trip to Vietnam in January 2016, we were already making plans for a second – and third – visit to this amazing country. But first, I was keen to find a teacher that would enable me to continue to build on the basic survival traveller’s Vietnamese I’d already learned so that I could become more fluent and confident. How lucky I was to find Nguyễn Thanh Xuân Vi. As a highly experienced, professional, friendly, patient, encouraging and organized language teacher of adults, Xuân Vi has proved to be the perfect teacher for me. Xuân Vi lives in both here and in Da Nang and understands the cultural perspectives and references of both countries. From the first lesson, Xuân Vi was keen to tailor my lessons to my specific needs and goals, building on what I’d already learnt. Xuân Vi’s one hour Skype lessons are excellent value and fun and are designed to both challenge and build confidence in speaking, listening, reading and writing. The lesson materials are well prepared and easy to follow and integrate all aspects of grammar and pronunciation, with particular emphasis on revising and addressing any particular aspects I’m having difficulty with as they arise. I highly recommend Nguyễn Thanh Xuân Vi to any prospective student of Vietnamese. Michael de Valle