Tony Le Nguyen, born in 1968 in the Mekong Delta, moved to Australia and begun his career as an actor in 1985. For more than 20 years in the field of art, he has participated in many roles such as actor, writer, director and producer. He is also the author of some popular plays in Australia. Vietnamese-Australian director Tony Le Nguyen will talk about improvisation and humanity in the art of cinema, drama and public art late this month Receiving an Australian Government scholarship to study community cultural development around the world, Tony Le Nguyen has been invited to teach in many countries such as the U.S., Canada and Italy. In June 2019, he co-founded the Center for Improvisational Comedy Vietnam with the purpose of training and promoting various types of improvisational comedy, creating a platform for improvisational enthusiasts where they can explore their passion. He is currently travelling between Australia and Vietnam to teach film-making and drama to young … [Read more...] about Vietnamese-Australian director to talk about humanity in cinema
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The tech giant has also updated the app to automatically detect the language and translate directly back and forth between different languages instead of just from English to others and vice versa as before. Aside from Vietnamese, new languages supported in the update include Malay, Thai, Arabic, Greek, Hindi, Latin, Latvian, Mongolian, Nepali, Igbo, and Javanese. In all, the app now supports 88 languages. To use it, one only needs to point the camera at the text and take a photo, and the app will take care of the rest. The tool offers three options: instant translation, scanning, in which it scans the text and translates, and importing, in which it translates from a file already existing in the user’s device. The app is yet to support instant translation from Vietnamese. Instant translation shows text in the target language right when one points their camera over it. For now Google Translate offers the updated version only to limited users, but by this month most users will … [Read more...] about Google Translate adds Vietnamese to direct camera translation
By Tam Ky  February 22, 2019 | 06:24 pm GMT+7 Some of Vietnam’s most beloved post-war poets are reading their poems in Vietnamese on American radio along with English translations. "Lanterns Hanging on the Wind" has been broadcast since February 11 on several stations, including Radio Free Charlotte and SUNY Potsdam radio (New York). The 18 poems are mostly about an individual’s love for their homeland, loved ones and the Vietnamese language. There are also poems about the pain of loss due to war and agony about human conditions and social maladies. The show is co-produced by Melodically Challenged, a weekly radio show by Georgia State University, and Vietnamese poet and novelist Nguyen Phan Que Mai. The series is also available on the website Public Radio Exchange. The English translation of the works are read by poet Jennifer Fossenbell, a prolific writer about Vietnam, with works like In Hanoi, Again. Mai talks … [Read more...] about Classic Vietnamese poems celebrated on American radio
In this amazing adventure, Tim Severin had the only Vietnamese partner- Mr. Luong Viet Loi, a Vietnamese 59-year-old man, residing in Truong Son Ward, Sam Son City, Thanh Hoa province. Discovering Vietnamese bamboo raft Mr. Loi talked about the journey like it just took place yesterday when he was a carpenter and shipbuilder. The shipbuilder was very eager as Tim intended to find a sailor accompanying with him. After Mr. Tim tested a boat made by Mr. Loi in water, he realized that this man was not only a skilled worker but also a dynamic and enthusiastic sailor with the hard-working character. Before coming to Vietnam, Mr. Tim had ever come to China but the raft there was made of plastic pipes. Colin Mudie, a British shipbuilder and a friend of Tim guided him to go to along coastal areas in Vietnam, about 160 kilometers south of Hanoi. In 1992, Tim went to Sam Son in Thanh Hoa province. Colin Mudie warned that Vietnamese raft is highly stable but it is also the … [Read more...] about Story of Vietnamese bamboo raft traveling across Pacific
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?