Ha Tinh

Hello everybody I'm looking for information on Ha Tinh City.
The usual things cost of rent,food,electric. I'm giving some thought as to doing some Teaching there, and if anybody can help with some information that would be gratefully appreciated.
Thanks.

I think I am be about 5 months late but I just signed up for an account with explatblog today because I have been living in Ha Tinh for 2 months and am bored. Could use some expat company for the occasional beer or lunch for a chat. Did you end up moving to Ha Tinh? If you still need the info let me know.

VietNam likes to confuse people by re-using some street names ad nauseum. The pronunciation simply makes it harder.

Same for town names.

Ha Tinh should not be confused with Ha Tien, for example.

if you want to find job in Ha Tinh, I think you should choose Vinh city as a suitable destination for peaceful city!

I was born in Vinh city, far from Ha tinh 50kms.
And i think that if you want to seeking teaching job, you should move to Vinh city, not Ha Tinh city. Ha tinh is not  develop enough.
I have some friend in Ha tinh city also.
But, my advice is not easy to looking for teaching job at Ha tinh.
And if you wanna open a Language center, you need a person knowledge about local and need a good marketting plan.
Anyway,hope you have a good choice and be success!
Btw, pls let me know if you wanna open a language center over there. I hope can help you something useful!
Best regar!  Trang

I agree. I worked in both and Vinh has more to do. I feel keeping a western teacher in Ha Tinh would be too hard.

Hi, I'm gonna work in Ha Tinh. If there's anyone nearby or Vinh I would like to meet you!

For AMA?

Yes, how did you know? Are you working there aswell?

I did. The school was extremely corrupt and the seemingly sweet owners and bosses were snakes. Worst experience of my life. They stole.money from my checks after I did them numerous favors. We left on good terms but head office contacted me to offer me work because they left me a great review (I know I did a good job ) but I told head office how they robbed me. Head office  said the school said I was lying. So I showed head office an email of them admitting to return my.money if I'd return to them. A year after a job agency told me the school said I came to work drunk and watched sports late at night and was a bad teacher.. very shady place. I'm not the best in the world but I have excelled in most of my jobs thus far. Shady thieves. Stay away and tell them "because Zoli said so". Or just count your hours.. they got a high turn over rate.

Hello everybody I'm looking for information on Ha Tinh City.
The usual things cost of rent,food,electric. I'm giving some thought as to doing some Teaching there, and if anybody can help with some information that would be gratefully appreciated.
Thanks.

Ha Tinh is currently still a developing city
The weekly groceries can cost up to $30-$50 dollars each week
Electricity bill cost is by the consumption rate (calculating if uses the AC everyday) $100
Rent fo a one room apartment cost on average would be $60
Water bill is $25-$30

So on average, the mothly cost of renting a home in Ha Tinh is roughly $310

Hello blue cheer. Before I answer. May I ask,  are you going to go work for AMA?

I am moving to Ha Tinh to work for MSN (https://msn.edu.vn) language school.  Do you know anything about them?

I am sorry I don't. I wish you luck though, Ha Tinh is perhaps the worse city I had to live in. No entertainment. Bad weather. Small. Few people speak English.

I do wish you luck and my only request is that you don't work for AMA.  They are scandalous. Stole over 20million VND from me over my 5 months working there.

What’s redeeming about the town/city/province? I’ve lived in Siberia so I understand isolation. Anything to heed or recommend?

Zoli954 :

I am sorry I don't. I wish you luck though, Ha Tinh is perhaps the worse city I had to live in. No entertainment. Bad weather. Small. Few people speak English.

I do wish you luck and my only request is that you don't work for AMA.  They are scandalous. Stole over 20million VND from me over my 5 months working there.

Don't work for AMA anywhere in Viet Nam. Terrible company owned by money hungry franchisees.

Honestly. Nothing no. I have lived in 6 Vietnamese cities and travelled to over 20. Sorry to tell you, you may have picked one of the worst options.

I was cheeky in one of my classes when I had to give a  writing assignment, I chose the topic of the most exciting place in town in hopes to find something fun to do. 18/20 of the students picked the Co-op mart and 2 students picked a park that has swings.

If you haven't gone yet then reconsider and find some place new. Vung Tau.  Da Nang. Nha Trang. Da Lat. Buon ma thuot. Even Vinh would be a huge upgrade.

Update: So I ended up moving to Ha Tinh because it was too late to consider a contract change and after 3.5 or so weeks here, it really is just a dead end.  Even if and when you get a good group of students, most don't care because they want to or will end up staying around here for their lives and therefore have no need or use for English.  This cultivates an environment of a "who cares" mentality which spreads across the board.  The town itself isn't the worst if you like small towns and villages.  But I wouldn't recommend anyone who truly cares about education coming here.

DCmatthew :

..."who cares" mentality...

That describes it very well also here around Ho Chi Minh City.  Be it in my wife's family or in our neighborhood.

DCmatthew :

Update: So I ended up moving to Ha Tinh because it was too late to consider a contract change and after 3.5 or so weeks here, it really is just a dead end.  Even if and when you get a good group of students, most don't care because they want to or will end up staying around here for their lives and therefore have no need or use for English.  This cultivates an environment of a "who cares" mentality which spreads across the board.  The town itself isn't the worst if you like small towns and villages.  But I wouldn't recommend anyone who truly cares about education coming here.

The parents are to blame, forcing the kids to study. At least the town is ok.

Matthew. Sorry your experience wasn't a good one. Wish you better luck on the next one.

Generally speaking, Việt Nam is not well-known as an exciting destination. There's not a lot happening even in the largest cities. So, of course small towns are going to be pretty dead.

People like to live in VN because it's cheap, easy, stable and peaceful. Eventually, you get used to the boredom.

As for the English schools, they're businesses with a focus on profit not education. Kids go there to hang out with friends and enjoy a bit of relief from their own tedious lives, so if you want to be a teacher, please don't be boring.

Anyway, if you can adjust your expectations and focus on appreciating the little things, you can live a reasonably content life here.

Hello,

My honest suggestion after traveling and living all over Viet Nam over the course of 5 years is to avoid that city. It's extremely boring, dirty, small, uneventful and in general ugly. I love this country but that was my least favorite portion.

If you must go there then avoid AMA at all cost as they are thieves amongst crooks. Their turnover rate is super high as they promise Engish teachers the world and rob them blind.

A little bit of research should find you an enjoyable city. I was forced to live in a hotel thst costs more than my 2 bedroom amazing apartment now. Hope this helps.

Zed

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