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Cooking
Several hotels offer cooking classes, including the following:
Caravelle Hotel (Tell: 823 4999:19 D Lam Son Sq, District 1; per person US$40) offers a one-day class that includes a visit to the market, followed by in-depth instruction on meal preparation. A minimum of 10 are needed per class.
Bi Saigon (185/26 0 Pham Gnu Lao, District 1; per person per dish US$15). organises private cooking classes on request.
Language
The majority of foreign-language student; enrol at Teacher Training University (Dai Hoc Su Pham: 28 D An Duong Vuong, District 5; private/group class US$4.50/3), a depart -ment of Ho Chi Minh City University. Classes at the University of Social Sciences & Humanities (Dai Hoc Khoa Hoc Xa Hoi Va Nhan Van; Tell: 822 5009; 12 Dinh Tien Hoang, District 1; group class per hr US$3) run on a term schedule. More informal study is available at Utopia Cafe (17/6A D Le Thanh Ton, District 1; private lessons per 60/90 min 70,000/90,000d; (8.30am-9pm), with one on one instruction. Utopia can also arrange visa extensions.