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
AkzoNobel offers a number of tips about using Dulux colour to create romantic décor for families, especially couples, making them fall in love on every day of the year and understand that romance does not have to be saved for February 14. Though many often think of soft pastels and ornate accessories when it comes to adding romance to a room, bold colours and a simplistic style can also make for sophisticated and unexpectedly amorous décor. Here is a guide from Dulux colour experts on using bold colours to create a personalised space that you will fall in love with. AkzoNobel picked spiced honey as the colour of the year, with good reason A calming place to dream Seeking somewhere to get lost in the moment? Combine the earthy notes of Spiced Honey, also known as Crème Brulee (00YY 26/220), with muted pastels, warm woods, and tactile textiles to create the perfect soothing space for rest and reflection. As the colour of the year for 2019, this warm amber shade … [Read more...] about Tips from AkzoNobel to creating a space to fall in love
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?