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Address: 14 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hoi An, Vietnam
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Description: The non-profit Lifestart Foundation Workshop is a not for profit charity...
The non-profit Lifestart Foundation Workshop is a not for profit charity offering visitors to Hoi An art and craft classes as well as the opportunity to find out more about the charity. Join us for a special half-day experience to learn more about the Lifestart Foundation and to enjoy our traditional art classes! Your half day includes participation in both classes, a brief video about our workshop and an opportunity for one-on-one dialogue with our members. All proceeds fund Lifestart Foundation philanthropic projects in Vietnam. Traditional Painting Class - Have lots of fun in our traditional painting classes offered by our Lifestart Foundation recipient and local artist, Sinh Trong. Lantern Making Class - Learn how to make your own miniature Hoi An lantern taught by our workshop staff. Take your unique lantern home as a memory of your time spent at the Lifestart Foundation. Free Daily Vietnamese Language Class - Feel less like a tourist, and more like a local! Every Morning & Afternoon FREE & FUN 1/2 Hour Lesson!
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Perfect free vietnamese lesson

We, a group of 3 friends, joined the language lesson and we loved it. We found the place by accident. The class was small so we all got the chance to practise a lot. You learn all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Dominik L
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Graz, Austria

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Graz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We, a group of 3 friends, joined the language lesson and we loved it. We found the place by accident. The class was small so we all got the chance to practise a lot. You learn all the basics for traveling and shoping. And all though the organization has a little shop as well, you don't feel pressured to buy... More 

Hurwenen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We, family of 4 (2 adults, 2 teenagers) joined the drawing and latern making workshop. We enjoyed the drawing workshop given by Vo Van Trong Sihn the most. Being able to make a tradional painting on rice paper from scratch made all of us very proud. The story of the artist/teacher Sihn is stunning. Sihn was abandoned by his parents... More 

Shanghai Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I joined the painting and lantern making class as i wanted to do something different in Hoi an. At first they told me I couldn't join since I was alone, but later they called back to my hotel and I joined the same day. Painting was fun! The instructor was great in explaining and guiding, besides he had lots of... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed both the lantern making and traditional painting classes. The teachers spoke excellent English and were patient and thorough teachers, which ensured everyone achieved good results. The work that lifestart does is very important and we were happy to support it, so did our souvenir shopping in their store also, for beautiful handmade goods.

KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of our Lantern making and Traditional painting classes. So glad to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your time with us. Your support is very much appreciated. Sincerely, Karen More 

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

An awesome 30 minutes course of vietnamese language. Lovely teacher With perfect English, great atmosphere , everything I have learned is very useful! Thank You so much!

KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review about our Free Vietnamese Language Class. So glad to hear that you enjoyed the class and the atmosphere. Best Wishes, Karen. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Lifestart foundation is a must see when in Hoi An! We did the free vietnamese class, we had so much fun, our teacher was amazing! It was a great way to learn about the culture!

KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this review

Thank you for joining our free Vietnamese lesson. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed it and I will pass on your compliment to your teacher. Best Wishes, Karen More 

Canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We did the free Vietnamese class and also took the lantern making and painting workshops. These were great fun and good way to learn more about the Vietnamese culture and the excellent work that this organise does.

KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this review

So happy to hear that you enjoyed all of our classes. Thank you for your recommendation and positive review, we really appreciate it! Sincerely Karen More 

Kep, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Me and my friend came here for free Vietnamese class yesterday. Our teacher was lovely and tried her best to teach us all the important words. I am not very good with foreign languages but wrote everything down and I am planning on practicing every day ;-) The whole place is amazing, we sampled some delicious tea and talked to... More 

KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this review

Thank you for joining our Free Vietnamese Language class. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope that your lesson will help you during your time in Vietnam. So happy to receive your super positive review about our workshop. Best Wishes, Karen More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We had soooo much fun with this. While recovering from beach burns, we decided to do something different and signed up for this workshop. We had an awesome time painting and making lanterns and meetings all the people that work at this establishment. You can check out our pictures and reviews @ http://beesgonewild.com/2015/06/hoi-an-vietnamese-riviera/

KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your awesome review. We are super happy to hear that you loved our classes and our workshop. Sincerely, Karen More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

Lifestart is a must visit when in Hoi An. It is Fair Trade shop where everything is made on the premises by people living challenging lives. There is a great team working together to produce a range of goods where there is something for everyone. A one stop shop for all those gifts you want take home. The highlight was... More 

KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted to hear that our Traditional Tea Ceremony was a highlight for you and that you enjoyed your visit to our workshop. Sincerely, Karen. More 

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