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
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Learning English through apps is not a new idea in Vietnam, but in 2018 Vietnam’s startup community saw the arrival of the ELSA app, or “English Language Speech Assistant”, which raised $3.2 million for its AI-assisted language learning platform. This pre-Series A round of funding was led by Monk’s Hill Ventures, which invests in post-seed stage startups in Southeast Asia. One education startup applies AI technology to help English learners with their pronunciation. Photo: Viet Tuan Unlike other platforms that focus mainly on teaching grammar and vocabulary, ELSA uses AI and speech recognition technology to help language learners with their pronunciation. “Our main focus is always on making the best product possible with better technology and a more engaging experience for users, while continuing to grow user numbers around the world,” Ms. Van Dinh Hong Vu, Co-Founder and CEO of ELSA, told VET. AI app in 4.0 era ELSA’s … [Read more...] about App for English pronunciation wins over learners
Participants are seated in groups so everyone gets a chance to talk (Photo: VOV) The project’s cafes involve no registration, no attendance sheet, and of course, no homework, but still try to help students improve their English conversation skills. The “No name” café, which is part of the “Talks Café 100% English” project, is hidden in a small alley along Pham Van Thuan street in Bien Hoa, Dong Nai province. Like the other cafés in the project, “No name” is an ordinary coffee shop during the day, but turns into an English class at night. The participants are diverse in age, gender, and job, but all have to follow one basic rule: “No Vietnamese maybe spoken in class”. Through activities led by a qualified instructor, participants learn to make small talk and work effectively in teams while improving their pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary. By creating a friendly environment where people can … [Read more...] about Talks Café, a learning English start-up project by Dinh Minh Quyen
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?
Students at the English class (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - Dozens of local children and adolescents were eagerly learning and practicing English activities with their foreign and Vietnamese teachers in an English class on Sunday morning in Phap Van pagoda in Hanoi’s Hoang Mai district. The class is remarkable in that students learn English for fun, rather than for an examination, meanwhile their parents are not having to spend money. The Happy Class, launched in July 2017, aims to offer an English practicing playground for kids whose parents are unable to afford expensive English courses. Nguyen Minh Anh, co-founder of Happy Class (Photo: VNA) “Many children don’t have much money to study in the various English centres around the city, so we decided to set up Happy Class to share our passion for the English language with everyone,” Nguyen Minh Anh, co-founder of Happy Class, told the Vietnam News Agency. “We connect with English centres in Hanoi … [Read more...] about Free English classes offered at pagoda: Hanoi