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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A Boeing 737 Max 8 of Ethiopian Airlines (Source: AP) Hanoi (VNA) – Director of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) Dinh Viet Thang has stated that Vietnamese airlines have yet to use the Boeing 737 Max. He made the statement while talking to the media about the Ethiopian Airlines accident which occurred on March 10 morning, making it the second involving the Boeing 737 Max in several months. Thang said the CAAV convened a meeting on March 11 morning and decided not to grant a licence to the Boeing 737 Max until the cause is clarified and the US Federal Aviation Administration issues measures to deal with it. A representative from a domestic carrier said it is closely tracking information regarding this kind of aircraft. Earlier, a spokesperson of Ethiopian Airlines said the flight ET 302 crashed near Bishoftu town, 62 km southeast of the capital Addis Ababa, with 149 passengers and 8 crew members aboard, confirming that the plane was the Boeing 737-800 Max. … [Read more...] about Aviation official: Vietnam is yet to licence Boeing 737 Max
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?
HÀ NỘI — A language festival will gather nine countries at Hà Nội Goethe Institute on Saturday to introduce diversity of European languages to local people at different ages. This is the 8th European Languages Day (EDL) which was initiated by the Council of Europe and is now organised by the European Union National Institutes of Culture (EUNIC) every year aiming to promote multilingualism. The EDL was first celebrated in 2001 and celebrated each 26 September. Every year, millions of people in the European member states and elsewhere organise or take part in activities to promote linguistic diversity and the ability to speak other languages. This year’s participations include the Aula Cervantes and the British Council, as well as the embassies of France, Italy, Poland, Finland, Czech Republic, Wallonie-Bruxelles Delegration and the Goethe Institute. At the 8th European Language Day, Hanoians can participate in half-hour classes … [Read more...] about Learn new words at European languages day