Saturday Vietnamese Tutorial (SVT) was founded to address the language barrier that currently exists between the Vietnamese American youth and their elders, offering weekly lessons at the Văn Hiến Language School in San Fernando Valley to encourage the younger generation to embrace their heritage and learn more about their language, culture, and traditions. By designing and implementing interactive lesson plans, SVT tutors enable students of all ages to become engaged in the linguistic and cultural aspects of Vietnam, gradually developing writing and speaking skills and becoming more informed about their culture.
Following the Fall of Saigon in 1975, a large number of Vietnamese arrived in the United States in search of better opportunities for themselves, as refugees of the Vietnam War, and for their children. However, because the Vietnamese representation in America was limited to only a small percentage of the population, it had become increasingly difficult to retain old customs and remain culturally-involved. In present day, while many members of the older generation continue to utilize Vietnamese in daily conversation, the majority Vietnamese American children struggle to speak, write, and read Vietnamese. VNLC founded SVT to bridge this gap in communication and encourage students to remain in-touch with their heritage.
Sites: Saturdays | 9:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
Rides to Văn Hiến Language School are provided. Pick-up will be around 8:45 A.M. – 9:00 A.M. at the UCLA campus.
Project Meetings: Thursdays | 6 P.M. – 7 P.M.
Project meetings take place twice every quarter in Ackerman Union 2410. Volunteers will receive an email about specific dates.
Contact our Programs Directors Willson Nguyen and Thy Vo at email@example.com for more information or to sign up to volunteer here.