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Thi Thao Suong Nguyen

Da Nang, Vietnam


Thi Thao Suong Nguyen was working as an English teacher at a high school before deciding to study for the MA TESOL at the University of Sunderland. She is now the vice-principal of an upper secondary school.

I was an English teacher at a high school and received a full scholarship from my city council to study the MA TESOL course at the University of Sunderland. The thing I liked most was the atmosphere of learning. The tutors are very helpful and enthusiastic, and learning both the theory and practice of teaching was my favourite part of the course. Life at Sunderland is peaceful which suits my way of studying and the living cost is low.

I use the experience I have about the culture and life of the UK as well as the real-life language to teach my pupils, which makes my teaching more effective and persuasive. I am now the vice-principal of Phan Chau Trinh upper secondary school, but I am still in charge of a team specialising in English because teaching is, and will always be, my passion.

I would definitely recommend the University of Sunderland to other students. It's a great environment to study with enthusiastic tutors and great friends. It was interesting to experience a different corner of England – if you like peace and friendliness, then come to Sunderland.”

Published 26 March 2020

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