A small coffee house located in a small alley in Truong Dinh Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City became a venue for English learners in Ho Chi Minh City.
The owner of the 16-square-metre coffee house, with just with few small tables and a tiny coffee making bar, is Vo Thanh Luan, a tourist guide.
As a tourist guide, Luan usually met foreigners in Ho Chi Minh City and he asked them to come and have free coffee at his café. He also asked these visitors to help Vietnamese students with English and foreign cultures.
Over the last seven months, Luan’s café attracted around 400 youths who come regularly to practice English. Besides, it is also an interesting place for foreign visitors to wrest for a while.
Luan confided that he wants to create an English-speaking environment for English learners in Vietnam to help improve communication skills.
There is a rule that whoever utters a single Vietnamese word will be fined VND 1,000. This sum of money will be collected for a party at the end of the month.
Source: TN Translated by Tran Hoai