I studied with CILD for 5 months. My teacher with CILD was kind, patient, and intuitive. She knew exactly when to move on and when to press harder. CILD is a HUGE asset to your language learning. 5 stars from me!
I have been learning Vietnamese with CILD for almost 9 months. Before studying with CILD, I had tried a few different approaches including a one on one language tutor, grammar textbooks, and just trying to pick it up from people around me. I felt frustrated and stuck and wasn’t making any progress. However, when I started studying with CILD, I felt very comfortable and was able to make progress in a short time.
f you’ve given up hope on learning Vietnamese, then give CILD a try. I speak from experience. I’ve been studying Vietnamese with CILD for just a few months and my understanding of the language has progressed further that my previous 2 years of fairly intensive study.
One of the best things about CILD is the foundation that it gives you to continue learning Vietnamese after your lessons have ceased. The more you use what you have learned, the more you will learn from those in your community–your market lady, your xe om driver, and your Vietnamese friends.
Some of my friends have struggled to find the right tutor/language helper partially because they felt like the person really didn’t care whether or not they actually learned to speak/listen well. I always felt like it was just as or more important to Hinh that I learned to speak and listen correctly, both in skill as well as being culturally proper.
In Hà Nội, it is very easy to find people who want to help you learn Vietnamese. Finding people who have a well-conceived method and structured plan, who are also prepared and dedicated, is another story all together. For these reasons, CILD and the services they provide are an invaluable resource for any foreigner hoping to learn Vietnamese
I can’t say enough about my Vietnamese learning experience with CILD! My language tutor understands my pace and then challenges me when I need it and encourages me when I feel like I hit a wall. It is specialized and personalized for your learning style!!! I feel like I’m learning so much in such a short time! I look forward to my lessons everyday!
I have loved learning with CILD so far. My friends comment how good my Vietnamese is getting after only 8 or so lessons. CILD works and best of all, the teachers come to your house! Highly recommend.