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?
He said that he can talk about Vietnam’s unique cultural identities for hours and always set tasks of promoting the cultural identities to not only foreigners but even Vietnamese people. Bridge connecting the two countries’ culture Q: You have had a strong attachment for over 30 years. Could you tell us about your natural attachment? A: My wife is Vietnamese, but was born and grew up in France, therefore, her knowledge of Vietnam is not very great. I wished to learn about Vietnam to tell my children. In 1987, one of my friends, who was an expert of black-and-white photos, wanted to travel to Vietnam to make a photo book and he asked me to go with him. In order to implement the project, we had to return to Vietnam many times. In addition, I worked for several French and German newspapers, so I also had more opportunities to return to the country. Currently, I work in Vietnam around 3-4 months every year. Almost half of my friends are in Vietnam. I have also had many jobs in … [Read more...] about Photographer Nicolas Cornet: I wish viewers know more about Vietnamese culture
Cuckoo officially enters the household electrical appliance sector in Vietnam On September 19, Cuckoo officially announced the establishment of a subsidiary in Vietnam, with the vision to bring high-quality home appliances closer to Vietnamese people. The move will help Cuckoo make sales and after-sales services at its authorised distributors more professional. To meet the increasing demand of Vietnamese people, Cuckoo will open the “Easy on” programme allowing customers to buy water filters, air filters, and electric stoves, which rank at the high-end segment, at prices that are a quarter or one-third of the general market price in the segment. Besides, customers will be able to enjoy after-sales services of the highest quality. "Launching the two pressure rice cooker models, which are designed for the Vietnamese market, will help to meet the demand of Vietnamese people. Cuckoo expects to become an electronic home appliance brand close to the hearts of Vietnamese … [Read more...] about Cuckoo sets foot in Vietnamese household electrical appliance sector