The Hanoitimes - Vietnam is in the process of deepening international integration, the teaching of foreign languages is paid special attention to and the learners’ choice of language is well respected. Hanoi tightens control over foreign language centers Vietnam builds IT and foreign language center Making breakthroughs in studying foreign language Foreign language not considered to included in high school entrance exam First national Vietnamese language exam held in Japan The National Assembly (NA) on Friday gave passage to the amended Law on Education, but the proposal for English to become the second official language in Vietnam was not included. An English class in Vietnam. Photo: Internet The drafter argued that the 2013 Constitution stipulates the national language is Vietnamese and citizens have the right to use their native languages and select their communication languages, while there is no regulation on the second language. Besides, in … [Read more...] about English rejected to be second official language in Vietnam
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The Hanoitimes - In 2019, American retirees are collecting average monthly Social Security payments of US$1,461, or a mere US$17,532 for the year, that`s hardly enough to afford a decent life in the US. Vietnam among world’s friendliest countries Vietnam among world’s cheapest places to live in 2019 Vietnam among world’s surprising places to discover solo Vietnam has been named among 20 countries where you can retire comfortably on US$150,000, according to MoneyWise, a digital personal finance publication that helps people make good decisions and get ahead. Vietnam among 20 countries where you can retire comfortably on US$150,000. According to MoneyWise, culture-rich Vietnam is quickly becoming a popular retirement destination for North Americans. And with its French colonial architecture, endless natural pursuits and amazing street food. Particularly affordable expat-friendly destinations include the beach town Nha Trang and the bustling city of … [Read more...] about Vietnam among 20 countries where you can retire comfortably on US$150,000
At the Youth Entrepreneurship Forum 2018 last month, Minister of Information and Communication Nguyen Manh Hung suggested that the Prime Minister should soon recognize English as the second official language of Vietnam to help startups reach out to the world. The proposal stirred a heated discussion on social media and prompted numerous professionals to pitch in with their views and opinions. While some welcomed the idea and supported widespread use of the language in Vietnam, others were wary of the cultural, legal and other implications of formalizing it as an official language. Everyone agreed that it was good to improve English use and fluency in the country, so the debate boiled down to whether declaring and using it as an official language was a feasible, practical option for Vietnam. Professor Chung Hoang Chuong, who has juggled teaching at the University of California and doing research in Vietnam, was optimistic about Vietnam having two official languages. Chuong, currently a … [Read more...] about English as an official language in Vietnam: would it work?
Illustration image by Đỗ Minh ChíViet Nam News by Khánh Linh The clip is only three minutes long, but it has Vietnamese parents up in arms: it depicts young Vietnamese children who started studying English at a very early age, even before they fluently spoke their mother tongue, struggling to express themselves in either language. The clip immediately sparked a debate on the unforeseen impacts of early foreign language education among parents. The largest concern is that foreign language study for children under three can raise the risk of language disorders. Some children end up struggling with Vietnamese or need to work with a language therapist. Parents’ comments revealed their worries. They had considered it essential to teach their kids to sing English songs and learn simple words on Youtube or via learning software—but now they are trying to decide if there’s a downside. Some said they would keep their children from studying English … [Read more...] about Fears of language disorders dampen parents’ enthusiasm for English
President Tran Dai Quang will pay State-level visits to Ethiopia and Egypt from August 23 to 29. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The upcoming State-level visits to Ethiopia and Egypt from August 23 to 29 by President Tran Dai Quang and his spouse are expected to enhance the traditional friendship between Vietnam and the two African countries. The trips are made at the invitation of Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Vietnam and Ethiopia established diplomatic ties on March 23, 1976. The bilateral long-standing relations have been growing at a steady rate. Ethiopia supported Vietnam’s candidacy for the UNESCO Executive Council (2015-2019) and United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (2016-2018). In April 2014, Ethiopia recognised Vietnam’s market economy status. Recently, Ethiopia affirmed its support for Vietnam’s bid to run for a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council for the … [Read more...] about President’s visit looks to boost traditional friendship with African countries