VietNamNet Bridge – German Ambassador to Vietnam, Jutta Frasch and Vietnamese Minister of Education and Training, Pham Vu Luan on July 17 signed a cooperative agreement on teaching German as a first or second language in selected Vietnamese schools.
Under the agreement, students in these schools will be equipped with sufficient knowledge about German language, literature and culture to attend preparatory universities or directly apply for universities in Germany.
The signing is part of the “Schools: Partners for the Future” initiative (PASCH) launched by the German Embassy in Vietnam in coordination with the Central Agency for Schools Abroad (ZfA), Goethe Institute (GI), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Educational Exchange Service of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany (PAD).
PASCH is a global network of some 1,500 schools that place a high value on German and over 1,400 Vietnamese students in schools in Hanoi, Haiphong and Ho Chi Minh City are learning German within the network.
Earlier, in May, 2007 the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training and the German Embassy in Vietnam had agreed upon a pilot project to teach German as a second language in several secondary and high schools in Vietnam.