VietNamNet Bridge - The English teaching curriculum, with a focus on grammar lessons, and the lack of speaking practice, are behind the failure of the national English teaching program, experts say. Students learn English for seven years at general schools Tran Phuong Hoa, founder and CEO of Summit, a Hanoi-based education organization, who was a student at the Hanoi-Amsterdam High School for the Gifted and higher education in the US, said many teachers of English cannot speak and write well. The problem doesn’t exist at English centers, where students are classified based on their capability. Suitable lessons are designed for groups of students and there are only 10-15 students in each class, instead of 50-60 students in state owned schools. The problem doesn’t exist at English centers, where students are classified based on their capability. Suitable lessons are designed for groups of students and there are only 10-15 students in each class, instead of … [Read more...] about Failure in English teaching blamed on teaching method
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At night, the Trang Tien Plaza in downtown Hanoi is a striking sight with a grand, silver and red Christmas tree on the roof above its lobby. Inside, the center's lobby hosts nativity scenes that draw many visitors. Hanoi's St. Joseph Cathedral has arguably the most detailed and magnificent decorations in the city center. Stars sparkle on the trees in front, a comet adorns the cathedral's facade, and a collection of Xmas trees and large floral arrangements have been drawing thousands of visitors over the last few ways, which has also seen carol singing, other concerts including choir perfomances. On top of the roof of the Sofitel Metropole Hotel on Ngo Quyen Street, a brightly lit Christmas tree and reindeers contribute to the Christmas cheer. Built in 1901, this was the first 5-star hotel in Hanoi, and is a French colonial landmark in the capital city. Vincom shopping mall on Ba Trieu Street has been attracting a large number of visitors with a dome of lights and other … [Read more...] about Splendrous Hanoi landmarks get set for Christmas Eve festivities
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?
After announcements that the format of the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) will be renewed from February next year, hundreds of students have been waking up early and lining up in front of the IIG Vietnam office in District 3 from 4 a.m. onwards over the past few days to register for the exam. Currently, IIG Vietnam is the only official representative of the U.S.-based Educational Testing Service, which has been authorized to organize the TOEIC exam in the country. Images and videos have gone viral on social media, showing scores of exam-takers standing in line from 4 a.m. during the weekends awaiting their turn to register for the TOEIC test and the crowds were still going strong until Monday. Candidates fill up the stair of the IMG Vietnam's office in District 3 waiting to take the exam. Photo by Nguyen Duc on Facebook Explaining the reason for the early exam registration, many students said that they were worried about the updates as they were familiar … [Read more...] about At 4 am, Saigon students queue up to register for English exam
The Hanoitimes - Lotte Mall Hanoi is designed to offer 1,200 shops, 48 restaurants and cafés, a supermarket of 8,500 square meters (sq.m), a cinema, and 71,000-sq.m of underground parking lots. South Korean Lotte Group is preparing to kick off construction of a US$600-million trade complex in Hanoi later this year, becoming the city’s largest mall once it is put into operations in 2021, CafeF reported. A perspective view of the Lotte Mart project. Photo: Internet Lotte Group acquired this project from Nam Thang Long Urban Area Development Co., Ltd in 2017. The value of the acquisition deal was not disclosed, but sources said the Hanoi authority licensed a Lotte trade complex project worth US$300 million after the acquisition. The original mall project, called Ciputra Mall, was designed to cover an area of 7.3 hectares, with 1,200 shops, 48 restaurants and cafés, a supermarket of 8,500 square meters (sq.m), a cinema, and 71,000-sq.m … [Read more...] about South Korea’s Lotte to revive largest trade complex in Hanoi