At the event, the president of the association, Dr Do Huu Nguyen Loc, signed a memorandum of understanding on co-operation and support for research and teaching activities in English with Tan Tao University. The HCM City Association of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL HCMC) in collaboration with Horizon TESOL Centre and Tan Tao University successfully organised the 2019 TESOL Camp with the theme ‘Global TESOL Nexus’. With a mission to improve English teaching in HCM City, the association, reputed as a dynamic professional organisation, regularly organises free English seminars to improve teachers’ skills. Seminars it has organised recently include TESOLTalk (in collaboration with RMIT University), OpenTESOL (in collaboration with the Ho Chi Minh City Open University), HorizonTESOL workshop (in collaboration with the Journalism Foreign Language Center) and TESOLCamp (in collaboration with Tan Tao University). TESOLCamp is not a traditional … [Read more...] about TESOL HCMC Association helps improve English teaching
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Hear.Us.Now (HUN) is a special community project in which founder Lê Đình Hiếu and his team offer English lessons to hearing-impaired children. Photo courtesy of HUN Viet Nam News HCM CITY – In the heart of buzzing HCM City is a small group of young people teaching English to hearing-impaired students. They are part of the Hear.Us.Now (HUN) community project that offers education access to English language, computer science and life skills training. Led by Lê Đình Hiếu, the nonprofit HUN project proves that the impossible can be possible as long as group members deliver their best effort. The members of HUN are currently offering English lessons at Anh Minh Special School in the city’s Bình Thạnh District. Lê Đình Hiếu, who founded the project, has been recognised by Forbes as one of the country’s outstanding young faces. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, … [Read more...] about Hear.Us.Now offers English lessons to hearing-impaired
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?
Gordon Lewis from the Oxford University Press speaks at the conference. — VNS Photo Thanh TùngViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Experts and speakers from Oxford University Press, Cambridge University, MacMillan Education and National Geographic Learning outlined new ways of teaching English using technology during a conference held on Friday in Hà Nội. The Việt Nam–USA Society hosts the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) conference annually. This year, the theme focused on Teaching with Technology: Creativity and Innovation. It gathered 1,000 participants interested in learning and teaching English in Việt Nam. This awakens teachers to the changes in English language teaching and learning so that they will be able to successfully cope with this fast-changing globalised world, where local learners grow up surrounded by global developing technology, internet access, and a myriad of digital devices infiltrating into … [Read more...] about Teaching experts urge use of technology to maximise potential
An inspection by Nghe An Provincial People's Council has showed various problems in the operation of foreign languages teaching centres in the area. An English centre in Vinh City in Nghe An Province According to the inspection team, there are 76 training facilities in the central province with 616 teachers and 78,768 students who are mostly teaching and learning English. However, many facilities are operating without licenses or expired licenses like the Scots English Australia, Happy Kids DT, and Kids Today, the inspection report said. Besides some training centres do not have proper classrooms and teaching and learning equipment. Local homes, warehouses, libraries are being transformed into temporary classrooms which lack of proper teaching equipment and do not ensure fire safety. The inspection also revealed lax management from local education authorities in monitoring the operation of foreign languages teaching centres in the area. The provincial Department of … [Read more...] about English training centres poorly managed in Nghe An