Students at Vietnam USA Society English Centers. Photo courtesy of VUS HCM CITY — Foreign-language instruction could greatly improve the quality of the educational system, but language-proficiency outcomes in recent years have been disappointing, Minister of Education and Training Phùng Xuân Nhạ has said. The ministry had made great efforts to improve the quality of foreign-language instruction, but the expected goals had not been met, Nhạ said at a forum held on Saturday in HCM City. Nhạ said that teaching needed to be improved at the primary to high school levels so that less time was needed to study a foreign language at tertiary levels. To improve teaching, schools should learn more about teaching methodologies and materials used by foreign-language training centres in Việt Nam. Many English teachers in Vietnamese schools … [Read more...] about Foreign languages key for development of education
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Aging population also goes with prevalence and correlates of chronic non-infectious diseases in an elderly population. The Central Geriatric Hospital in Hanoi is always crowded with patients; some of them are escorted by their relatives. A 71 year old inpatient in Hanoi often seeks doctors for medicine though he has taken medication already. He is diagnosed with memory loss. Meantime, Bach Mai Hospital’s Mental Health institute, medical workers said that there has been a rise in people with brain disorder. More importantly, most senior citizens go to the institute to treat another illness not brain disorders but doctors find out they also suffer brain disorders. Head of Mental Health institute Tran Thi Ha An shared the proportion of Vietnamese elderly people suffering brain disorders increase gradually especially those above 65. Researches have showed that around 4.8 percent – 5 percent of people over 60 ( or around 500,000) suffer from mental problems. The most popular … [Read more...] about Vietnam suffers from aging population, brain disorder
Chinese scientists announced Thursday they had cloned five monkeys from a single animal that was genetically engineered to have a sleep disorder, saying it could aid research into human psychological problems. Monkey clones Zhong Zhong (left) and Hua Hua at a research institution in Suzhou in China's Jiangsu province. (Photo: AFP) The claim, detailed in two reports published in a Chinese science journal, is the latest in a series of biomedical advances in the country, some of which have fuelled medical ethics debates. Most recently a Chinese scientist claimed last year he had altered the DNA of babies to make them HIV-proof. A research team from the Institute of Neuroscience at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai said it had altered the genes of a macaque to give it circadian rhythm disorder, in which the body's "clock" is out of sync with normal sleep times. They went on to clone five macaques from that individual, and found that the new monkeys -- born over … [Read more...] about China clones gene-edited monkeys to aid disorder research
Pioneers: Ukrainian teacher Victoria Musiychuk and Hà Thị Vân Anh (first and second left) are pioneers inspiring local students to learn Vietnamese. VNS Photo Ngân Bình Viet Nam News Hà Thị Vân Anh is a Vietnamese national living in a country in eastern Europe called Ukraine. She is teaching Ukrainians how to speak Vietnamese. Her students love the language. One of them once told her: “It feels like I was born in Việt Nam. I love the Vietnamese language so much.” By Ngân Bình, for Việt Nam News from Kiev, Ukraine One autumn day, a Vietnamese teacher at a university in Kiev asked me to go for a walk. “I have just completed writing a new curriculum to teach Vietnamese to Ukrainian students. I need some fresh air and time to relax because it’s taken me two months,” said Hà Thị Vân Anh. Walking through the large park under the shadow of big trees and breathing in … [Read more...] about Love of a language
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?