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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English as an official language in Vietnam: would it work? Opinion is not divided on the desirability of learning English, but making it an official language is easier said than done. Vietnam write history, win AFF championship Entire nation is going to have a sleepless night as Vietnam won the AFF cup after an excellent return game against Malaysia.. Anti-abortion campaign slammed as sexist, moralist in Vietnam The tenor and content of an anti-abortion campaign launched by two men has been slammed as sexist, clueless and patriarchal. Vietjet CEO becomes first Vietnamese Bloomberg game changer Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao is in Bloomberg’s list of 50 people who’ve been business game changers in 2018. Number of Chinese buying high-end Saigon apartments skyrockets Attractive prices and returns have seen the number of Chinese customers buying high-end apartments in HCMC soar this year. Quang Binh, the land of caves, has so much more The magnificent cave … [Read more...] about Weekly roundup: English language debate, football marvel, upbeat consumers and more
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?
Viet Nam News By Ngân Bình, for Việt Nam News from Kiev, Ukraine One autumn day, a Vietnamese teacher at a university in Kiev asked me to go for a walk. “I have just completed writing a new curriculum to teach Vietnamese to Ukrainian students. I need some fresh air and time to relax because it’s taken me two months,” said Hà Thị Vân Anh. Walking through the large park under the shadow of big trees and breathing in the fresh air, Anh happily told me the story of her journey as a bank official in Việt Nam to becoming a teacher in the Ukraine. She’d been longing for a breakthrough and had finally made it with a 200-page Vietnamese-Ukrainian bi-lingual textbook, the first of its kind. During those two months, she stayed at home and struggled with the book, and experienced a number of sleepless nights. “I wanted the students to have a new textbook for the 2018-2019 school year. Now it’s a reality.” … [Read more...] about A former bank official nurtures her mother tongue in Ukraine
Speakers at the high-level conference on the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (Source: VNA) Brussels (VNA) – Vietnam is determined to build an open trade and investment environment and welcomes all European investors and entrepreneurs to do business in the country, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Quoc Khanh has said. The official made the statement in Brussels on September 18 at a high-level conference on the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), which was attended by nearly 100 delegates who are experts, entrepreneurs and representatives of organisations from the EU and Vietnam. Speakers at the event provided participants with an insight into the agreement and the benefits it will bring to the two sides’ enterprises in fields ranging from services, trade, investment and intellectual property to e-commerce. Peter Berz, Head of Unit in the Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission responsible for trade relations with Southeast Asian … [Read more...] about Vietnam pursues open trade, investment environment: official