Content and Language Integrated Learning program refer to teaching subjects such as science, maths and science subjects in English. In the new academic school 2017-2018, the city is planning to recruit teachers for four senior high schools. After two-year learning maths and science subjects in English, most students of primary schools and secondary schools are interested in the program meanwhile headmasters said that teachers are professional who deliver advanced program; accordingly, students showed their eagerness to learning. Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim Huong, Principal of Primary school Lac Long Quan in district 11 said that students are confident and active while learning the program; they can talk to teachers and participate in lessons amazingly. In addition, they are encouraged to conduct experiments to remember deeply. Devoted foreign teachers with direct methodologies offered interest amongst students. Parents totally believe in the program … [Read more...] about HCMC expands teaching maths, science in English
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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
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.