Parents embrace heavier English class schedules (02-11-2009) by Gia Loc Students at Long Say English Centre in HCM City. More activities are being introduced to make learning English more fun for students. — VNA/VNS Photo The Anh HCM CITY — Second-grade student Nguyen Anh Tuan began learning English eight times a week when he started school a year ago, but his mother feared it would be too difficult or tiring. However, Tuan who studies at District 3’s Nguyen Viet Hong Primary School in HCM City, enjoyed the heavier schedule, much to his mother’s delight. "My teacher, Mr Linh, is very humorous and guides us to play lots of games in Vietnamese and English," Tuan said. Like Tuan’s mother, many parents now prefer that their children take eight English sessions during the week, rather than two sessions, an option that is still available. Thanks to teachers’ efforts and incentives from the city’s Department of Education and Training, … [Read more...] about Parents embrace heavier English class schedules
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VietNamNet Bridge - The major goals of the national plan to develop schools for the gifted have not been met in the last five years. The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) said many schools have poor facilities and teaching aids, and teaching and learning foreign languages are encountering serious difficulties. According to MOET, there are one to two high schools for the gifted in every city or province. By the 2015-2016 academic year, 69,554 students at schools for the gifted had enrolled, accounting for 2.1 percent of all high school students. Vu Dinh Chuan, director of secondary education department, said 14 schools for the gifted were put into operation in 2010-2015, helping raise the proportion of national standard schools to 63 percent in the 2015-2016 academic year. The problem is that many schools still lack facilities and teaching aids. They have small campuses, and lack classrooms and dormitories. Though schools prioritize to spend money … [Read more...] about Poor English skills remain problem at schools for the gifted
VietNamNet Bridge – Weak English skills are a major problem for university students, with many of them unable to graduate despite good results in their majors. Tran Van Duy, a third-year student of the HCM City Industry University, for example, still cannot read sentences well. Duy said that he “passed” English tests over the last two years because he copied his friends’ exam papers, while he could not fulfill the tests himself. “It is really difficult for me to understand the meanings of the words, let alone to translate texts or speak English,” said Duy, who began learning English when he was in sixth grade at secondary school. “I spent a lot of time on learning English, but my efforts were all in vain. Therefore, I am tired of English,” he said, adding that he does not intend to apply for a job which needs English skills when he finishes school. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese university students struggle with English tests
City student excels at English-speaking contest in U.K. By Kieu Giang in HCMC Trinh Hoang Nam, 16, from HCMC-based Asian International School was named runner-up at the Cambridge English Best Young Speaker from Asia Competition held at Cambridge University in the U.K. Nam defeated contestants from China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Indonesia to win a scholarship for the Graduate Certificate in International Business offered by the University of Tasmania in Australia. Nam was also the youngest contestant among the nine finalists. “If you want to improve your English you should practice speaking English even at home to promote your self-confidence,” Nam said. His upcoming target is to achieve the CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) by Cambridge ESOL.This year’s winner was Indian student Sruthi Vijayachandran, 25, who has a Masters degree in Public Relations. She won an MBA scholarship awarded by the London School of Business and Finance. … [Read more...] about City student excels at English-speaking contest in U.K.
(Cinet) – A group of the translation, namely Paul Hoover, a professor in California University, a poet and a translator Nguyen Do in San Francisco, in America, a poet Nguyen Duy and a critic Pham Xuan Nguyen will have a journey for an exchange and an introduction of the English-translated collection of Nguyen Trai poem. Discussing about Nguyen Trai’s poem, the poet Paul Hoover stated “Nguyen Trai wrote about a life specializing a light and darkness through a language with various experiences. Like Nguyen Trai, I has experienced the rise and the fall in my life.” During a translation, Nguyen Do is responsible for translating a meaning of the Nguyen Trai’s poem in an advance and then, Paul Hoover translates into English. However, the collection is highly appreciated by a careful translation and logicality. It is the first time that readers in America and English speaking countries have an opportunity to enjoy a total work pened by Nguyen Trai. As known, … [Read more...] about An English-translated collection of Nguyen Trai poem to introduce