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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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
Students seek information about university admission requirements. — Photo tuoitre.vnViet Nam News HCM CITY – Several universities have included English as one of the criteria in their enrolment plans for the 2019-2020 academic year. HCM City Medicine and Pharmacy University, for example, has three enrolment plans for new students this year. Of the three, the second requires students have a TOEFL iBT 60 or IELTS 6.0 score. The plan is being used for one-quarter of medicine and pharmacy majors. Similarly, Foreign Trade University (FTU) for the first time will admit new students based on their high school performance and English competency. Applicants eligible for FTU’s enrolment plan should be high school graduates from specialised maths, physics, chemistry, literatures and language classes from specialised schools nationwide. They must have an IELTS certificate score of 6.5, or a TOEFL PBT of 550 or TOEFL iBT of 90 points. Many opportunities are also given to … [Read more...] about Many universities set English as admission criterion
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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?