My name is Esther Bedik. I am 69 years old. I am originally from the United States, but now I am living in Ecuador in South America, where I am learning Spanish. I have also lived in France, Israel, Morocco, and, most important, Vietnam. After a career in business, in 2014 my husband and I moved to Nha Trang, where I spent one year teaching English to students age 8-12. From 2016 to 2019, we lived in Da Nang, where I had English conversation groups for adults in my home. I also volunteered at Da Nang University and at the Architecture University, where I met Ms. Chi and became involved with ABVN. I enjoy giving students an opportunity to practice and improve their English by having natural conversations with a native speaker. I look forward to chatting with you!
Teaching with ABVN has been a very enjoyable experience. The students are all self-motivated, optimistic, and so delighted to have contact with a native English speaker. Their enthusiasm is contagious! Even though I am not a teacher by profession, I have found that just by speaking, listening, and giving the students feedback on their English skills I can help them gain confidence and improve their level of fluency. Through our conversations, I have learned a great deal about Vietnamese culture and met many people I now consider friends.