By Kieu Giang in HCMC The University of Cambridge’s ESOL Examinations has launched its English speaking contest 2011-2012 to find the best speakers in English in Vietnam and Asia. In Vietnam, the contest is open for students from 16 to 22 with good results in the FCE (First Certificate in English) by Cambridge ESOL in 2011. Cambridge ESOL will choose the 10 highest scores in the FCE to enter the national final round. The first prize winner will represent Vietnam to compete with nine other Asian competitors in the Asia Region International Final competition. The national prizes are three month and five month courses at PSB Academy and PSB College in Singapore, HP laptops and English learning materials by Cambridge Publishers. The regional winner will be awarded an MBA course in London and a business course in Australia. “The contest is a good chance for young potential contestants to show their English speaking skills. I’m sure that the contest will attract a huge … [Read more...] about Cambridge speaking contest calls for entrants
City student excels at English-speaking contest in U.K. By Kieu Giang in HCMC Trinh Hoang Nam, 16, from HCMC-based Asian International School was named runner-up at the Cambridge English Best Young Speaker from Asia Competition held at Cambridge University in the U.K. Nam defeated contestants from China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Indonesia to win a scholarship for the Graduate Certificate in International Business offered by the University of Tasmania in Australia. Nam was also the youngest contestant among the nine finalists. “If you want to improve your English you should practice speaking English even at home to promote your self-confidence,” Nam said. His upcoming target is to achieve the CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) by Cambridge ESOL.This year’s winner was Indian student Sruthi Vijayachandran, 25, who has a Masters degree in Public Relations. She won an MBA scholarship awarded by the London School of Business and Finance. … [Read more...] about City student excels at English-speaking contest in U.K.
Aston names winners of English speaking contest in Can Tho Huynh Kim By Huynh Kim - The Saigon Times Daily Aston Vietnam, an international English center under Aston Education Group, has announced winners of an English speaking contest for elementary school children at its center in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho. Thirty finalists competed in topics about family, friends, school, pets and favorite activities. First prize winner in the category for second and third graders went to Thai Pham Khanh Tam of Le Quy Don Elementary School. Huynh Ngoc Minh Khue from Nguyen Du Elementary School won first prize in the category for fourth and fifth graders. The value of first prize is VND18 million, including a one-year scholarship to learn English at Aston Can Tho. The organizer also granted one second prize, one third prize and five other consolation prizes in each category. The total prize money in the contest was VND160 million. Can Tho’s elementary school children have a good … [Read more...] about Aston names winners of English speaking contest in Can Tho
Hanoi Times – A Korean speaking contest was held in Hanoi yesterday to strengthen the relationship between Vietnam and Korea in the field of culture and promote learning and teaching Korean language in Vietnam. The contest was held by the Kumho Asiana Vietnam Scholarship and Cultural Fund. Twenty Vietnamese contestants who are students from eight universities of the whole country presented a speech in the final round of the first Korean speaking contest in Vietnam. Along with the speaking contest, Korean singing contest also attracted many students to register. Five contestants who have beautiful voices competed in the final round. Addressing at the contest, General Director of Strategic Business Section of the Kumho Asiana Corp. in Vietnam, chief of the organizing board, Chang Bok Sang hope contestants would be important bridges to strengthen relationship between the two countries. Moreover,from next year, the Korean speaking contest will be held annually. The Kumho Asiana … [Read more...] about First Korean speaking contest in Vietnam
Students gear up for Global Me English speaking contest Kieu Giang By Kieu Giang - The Saigon Times Daily The International University at Vietnam National University HCMC is calling for contestants to register for the Global Me, an English speaking contest which takes place from now until April 26. The contest has new features to bring new challenges to participants via a Model United Nations (MUN). This is an educational simulation and academic competition in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. MUN involves and teaches researching, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, in addition to critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities. With a theme of “AEC: Opportunities and Challenges,” Global Me 2016 is expected to be a helpful platform for students to show their talent and skills. The contest is open to people aged between 16 and 22 at public and private high schools and universities who are fluent in … [Read more...] about Students gear up for Global Me English speaking contest