Viet Nam News Trần Thị Thúy’s world opened up after she read a magazine that was in both Vietnamese and English. It encouraged her to learn English. She then became an English teacher. Her classroom has often been on a computer screen because she wants her students to make friends all over the world. by Mai Khuyên HƯNG YÊN — Teacher Trần Thị Thúy, 32, from Đức Hợp High School in the northern province of Hưng Yên remembered how her dream started, when she got hold of a bilingual magazine in 1999. “That was really an unforgettable moment. A new world opened up and I was inspired, so I pledged to study English as a way to help myself realise my dream,” said Thúy. Her determination empowered her to study and become a teacher of English to help local students connect with thousands of friends around the world by joining MEC (the Microsoft Educator Community). At an English class … [Read more...] about Magazine opens up the world
English through the news
Sa Pa calling: The mustard flowers fields at Cát Cát Village in Sa Pa. VNA/VNS Photo Hương Thu – TTXVN Viet Nam News By Nguyễn Mỹ Hà Sa Pa is not just a travel destination. Sa Pa is the seventh heaven that belongs on another planet but really does exist on earth. Explore the place at your peril. It will surely be rewarding, but exhausting at the same time. Sa Pa is a place to revive. It’s a place to really feel alive. We visited Sa Pa in summer, when the scorching sun of Hà Nội burnt was enough to seek out pastures new. When we finally get to inhale the cool refreshing air up in Sa Pa, it tasted so fresh. After 30 years of renovation and a huge number of tourists pouring in the country, Sa Pa has changed beyond anyone’s wildest imagination. Mountain view: Far behind those white clouds, is the rooftop of Indochina peninsula, Mt. Fansipan. — VNS Photo Mỹ Hà The town now has boomed on … [Read more...] about Enjoying the true feelings of Sa Pa
Party, State leader warns of complacency General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng speaks at the Government’s meeting with localities yesterday. General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng acknowledged Viet Nam’s 2018 socio-economic development achievements but warned against self-satisfaction at the Government’s meeting with localities yesterday. Trọng noted the country still faced many difficulties and challenges due to unpredictable regional and global developments and latent risks in the world economy, especially in finance, monetary and exports due to impacts of trade wars, along with problems in the economy and social affairs. The Party and State leader underlined main tasks for 2019, including consolidating the macro-economy, controlling inflation, improving capacity to respond to abnormal market developments, … [Read more...] about Government News 30/12
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?
Thanh Thanh Cong Investment acquires 35 million SBT shares, lifting ownership to 32 per cent Thanh Thanh Cong Investment JSC has purchased 35 million shares in Thanh Thanh Cong - Bien Hoa JSC (SBT), lifting its ownership in the sugar manufacturer to 158.5 million shares, an equivalent of 32 per cent of SBT’s capital. The number fell short of its total registered purchase of 45 million shares. Shares in SBT were trading at around VND20,000-22,000 (US$0.90) on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange during the purchasing time from November 16 to December 14, putting the deal value at more than VND750 billion ($32 million). Earlier in November, chairwoman of Thanh Thanh Cong Investment JSC Dang Huynh Uc My completed the purchase of 20 million shares of SBT, raising her stake to 10.6 per cent. The two shareholders have a combined stake of 42.6 per cent of the outstanding shares of SBT. In October, the company approved a plan to allow My and her affiliates to increase … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS 20/12