The site has broken into the regional elite after just nine months, according to ASEAN UP. VnExpress International, the English version of Vietnam’s most-read news site VnExpress, has been listed among the top 15 English websites in terms of information quality and presentation in Southeast Asia. It is the only website from Vietnam on the list, standing together with established sites in the region such as Channel NewsAsia and The Straits Times of Singapore, Bangkok Post and The Nation of Thailand, The Star Online of Malaysia and Indonesia’s Jakarta Post. The Philippines also has several sites on the list. The six countries, which make up 95 percent of total ASEAN GDP, are the most advanced countries and more proficient in English than their peers, according to ASEAN UP, which compiled the list. The websites are great sources of information about their respective countries from a local perspective, it said. They have a large reader base and are also popular on social … [Read more...] about VnExpress International named among top 15 English news websites in Southeast Asia
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Investors in Dong Nai: What Do They Say About Vietnam? They are the owners of FDI projects in Vietnam who regard Vietnam as their second homeland. In addition to dedicated efforts for business development in their new homeland, they also leave beautiful images in their workers and the native people. They are the representatives for investment styles in their fatherland in Vietnam. The following are excerpts of their opinions about the land and the open and friendly people of Vietnam. Mr Robert Van Mol- General Director of Vinastar Diamond I highly appreciate the skill and the spirit of studiousness of Vietnamese workers. Many workers work very hard. Apart from work, they also attend extra classes like English language or computer use. However, I feel very sad when I see many others only think that they can work seasonally. They apply for posts in my company to earn money for their ambition of studying at a Vietnamese university. Each person has his own way, but I think the … [Read more...] about Investors in Dong Nai: What Do They Say About Vietnam?
The Ho Chi Minh City education department has released a set of requirements for elementary school English curricula, including a ban on giving English names to students and using music and smart boards as teaching tools.Many English teachers assign western names to their students in order to ease the difficulty of pronouncing Vietnamese names. This practice, however, will be prohibited during the 2017-18 academic year in Ho Chi Minh City, according to the new guidelines issued by the education department.“Native teachers should call students by their Vietnamese names and under no circumstance address them by English names,” the document reads.The guideline also stipulates that teachers refrain from using such audio-visual tools as cassette players, CD players, and smart boards to play music or videos for students during their lessons. Instead, teachers will be expected to create conditions for students to practice the language through social interaction.The new … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh City bans use of music, smart boards in English teaching
Pioneers credited with introducing the Internet to Vietnam faced never-ending hurdles. >> The Internet turns 20 in Vietnam: P1 – Forerunners >> The Internet turns 20 in Vietnam: P2 – Australian professor’s contribution Dr. Mai Liem Truc, head of the National Administration of Posts (now the Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group), often tells stories of an era when he and his associates, all craving access to the Internet, were forced to “resort to all lines of reasoning to persuade each other and their superiors to reach a consensus.” Vu Hoang Lien, chairman of the Vietnam Internet Association and former director of Vietnam Data Communication Co. (VDC), revealed that VDC was expected to give demonstrations to State and Party leaders and officials from competent agencies on what the global computer network was all about in order to push them towards acceptance of the new technology. “We should have given online … [Read more...] about The Internet turns 20 in Vietnam – P3: The ‘semi-illegal’ era
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 A trainee teacher from Denmark is packing kindergarten classes in central Vietnam by using fun, novel learning experiences and showering his special needs students with care and devotion.Nikolai Hansen, 28, is working as a teaching assistant at Uoc Mo Xanh (Blue Dream) School, which helps students with special needs to integrate socially, and Ngoi Sao Xanh (Blue Star) Kindergarten, both of which are based in Da Nang.He is making the most of his six months at both schools before returning to the University College of North Denmark to complete his studies.Despite being unable to speak a word of Vietnamese, the young man, sporting a bushy beard, has quickly become the focus of children’s attention.They jump at any opportunity to sit in his lap and burn themselves out playing his … [Read more...] about Danish teacher adds fun to kindergarten classes in Vietnam