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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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?
FDI in Vietnam according to pundits, illustration photo Shim Won Hwan - President, Samsung Vietnam In 2008, Samsung began the construction of the Samsung Electronics Vietnam (SEV) factory in Bac Ninh. This was the first project of Samsung’s grand investment plan to turn Vietnam into the corporation’s global manufacturing hub. After 10 years, going from the initial investment of $670 million for the SEV factory, Samsung is currently the top foreign investor in Vietnam with the total investment of $17.3 billion, with six factories in Bac Ninh, Thai Nguyen, and Ho Chi Minh City, creating 160,000 jobs. By June 2018, Samsung had produced one billion hi-tech mobile products in Vietnam, including smartphones, tablets, smart watches, and feature phones. In the future, Samsung will work towards maintaining our growth in Vietnam and contributing to the country’s total export turnover as well as developing the Vietnamese economy. We also plan to start producing 5G network … [Read more...] about FDI in Vietnam according to pundits
Back to English Comments News - October 8, 2018 | 09:20 am GMT+7 National Geographic photojournalist Catherine Karnow’s unique works are well known, but not many know why she’s drawn so much to Vietnam. American Catherine Karnow has been a household name in Vietnam for sometime now, but what kept her returning to the country for almost three decades has not drawn much attention. “It was literally because of General Giap that I came to Vietnam for the first time. I think it was ‘duyen’,” Catherine told VnExpress International, using the Vietnamese word for fate.She was already a professional photographer working on assignments and editorial and corporate projects when she first came to Vietnam in 1990, but it was not until she began photographing General Vo Nguyen Giap that she rose to stardom in Vietnamese eyes. She had the privilege of getting close to Giap thanks to her father, Stanley Karnow, a journalist and a … [Read more...] about It was destiny: How Catherine Karnow became a household name in Vietnam – VnExpress International
After moving to Vietnam to work in the most vibrant city in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, in 2016, 30-year-old bank officer Ms. Sasaki Kaku has decided she will try to live here as long as possible. “I came to Ho Chi Minh City after graduating after finding a job a Vietnamese friend from university told me about,” she said. “I wanted to challenge myself with a new life away from home and with differences in culture.” Initial impressions Like other foreigners, Ms. Kaku’s biggest difficulty has been the language. Working for a foreign bank, it’s not a problem at the office as she communicates with staff and business partners in English, and most people she deals with are foreigners. But it’s a different story outside of the office. “Vietnamese is very complex in both vocabulary and grammar,” she said. “Vietnam is famous for its street food and culture, but the language barrier can be a problem.” But … [Read more...] about Japanese expats at ease in Vietnam