VN mothers wake up to early education gains

A class at the iSchool Kindergarten in HCM City's District 3. iSchool is one of schools applying the Montessori method of early childhood education. - Photo mamnon.ischool.vn by Chi Lan HA NOI (VNS) - Nguyen Bich Trang had become inured to the derisive or pitying laughter that she heard sometimes when she was reading out aloud from a book to her two-month old boy. "Everyone on my family thought I was doing something stupid. They kept asking how such a young baby could understand anything I … [Read more...]

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Vietnam media violate child’s right to privacy in reporting abuse: experts

Experts say journalists need to be careful when writing about children. FILE PHOTO

Many Vietnamese newspapers "rudely" violate children's right to privacy when reporting cases in which they are victims of domestic violence and rape, experts say. A recent study by the non-government Center for Community Development and Social Work found that every year at least 6,000 news articles fail to protect children's privacy, Infonet - the online newspaper of the Ministry of Information and Communication reported. Most of these articles dealt with violence and sexual abuse and carried … [Read more...]

Summer book fests blossom in HCMC

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A number of book festivals have been organized in Ho Chi Minh City, offering a lot of choices for local book lovers, especially kids in their month. Nha Nam Publisher in collaboration with Kim Dong and Woman publishers as well as the Vietnam Women's Museum on May 29 opened its Summer Book Festival at the museum, attracting many local book lovers. Also, from May 31 to June 30, as part of the Month of Kim Dong Summer Book, hundreds of book titles at Kim Dong Publisher's bookstores as well as … [Read more...]

Child prodigy’s interview stirs up the public

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VietNamNet Bridge - Do Nhat Nam, 11, called a "Vietnamese child prodigy" for his brilliant achievements obtained so far, has raised a big controversy in the society after giving an interview to a local newspaper and talking about his dreams and sharing his experience in learning English. Do Nhat Nam At the age of 11, Nam has become very well known in Vietnam for the achievements that no one could imagine could be made by an 11-year-old boy. He was the MC at a VTC program for children. He is … [Read more...]

Child prodigy faces Facebook outrage

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An 11 year-old Vietnamese prodigy has been criticised for boastfulness by fellow Facebook users. Hanoian Do Nhat Nam worked as television presenter and also taught English for many children living with cancer. He is also regarded as Vietnam's youngest translator. He recently had his "How have I learnt English" book in both Vietnamese and English published. Nam recently gave an interview in which he talked about his hobbies, saying that he liked books on politics and science, but didn't like … [Read more...]

Kaleidoscope (13-01-2013)

by Phuong Mai A boy of many words Three years ago, he was named the youngest translator in Viet Nam. Now, when the student of the Le Quy Don Primary School in Ha Noi turns 11, he is setting yet another national record as the youngest ever author of an autobiography. In his new, bilingual, 199-page book called To Da Hoc Tieng Anh Nhu The Nao? (How did I Learn English?), Nam tells the story of how he became a published translator just two years after he began learning … [Read more...]

Vietnamese Talents Awards 2012 results announced tonight

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The names of the winners of the Vietnamese Talents Awards 2012 will be made public at a ceremony in Hanoi at 8pm tonight, November 19. Last year’s award ceremony … [Read more...]

Child translator has the world at his feet

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Do Nhat Nam is well known in the literary world for many of his translations, most recently the translation of Mat troi moc, mat troi lan – cau chuyen ngay va dem (Sun Up, Sun Down – The Story of Day and Night). His special talent has also led to several appearances on children's shows, including Qua chuong nho (Little Bell) and Chuc be ngu ngon (Good Night, Baby!) … [Read more...]

11 year-old boy makes two Vietnam’s records

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VietNamNet Bridge - Every minute of Do Nhat Nam's day is scheduled, but the boy still has time for relaxation, talking with his parents or taking exercise. Nhat Nam and his parents. Nam was recognized as the youngest translator in Vietnam at the age of seven. He has just won the second record: the youngest autobiography author for the book "How I learn English?" Many people think that this boy is very busy with studies, translation and writing, and has no free time, but it is a surprise that … [Read more...]

Kaleidoscope (18-03-2012)

by Van Dat A boy of many words Three years ago, he was named the youngest translator in Viet Nam. Now, when the student of the Le Quy Don Primary School in Ha Noi turns 11, he is setting yet another national record as the youngest ever author of an autobiography. In his new, bilingual, 199-page book called To Da Hoc Tieng Anh Nhu The Nao? (How did I Learn English?), Nam tells the story of how he became a published translator just two years after he began learning English. Eight-year-old Do … [Read more...]

ART & ENTERTAINMENT IN BRIEF 16/3

Vietnam-Philippine friendship concert in Hanoi A Vietnam-Philippine friendship concert will be held at the Hanoi Opera House on March 19 by the Vietnam Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Philippine Department of Tourism and Cebu Pacific. The concert is organized on the occasion of the three sisters of President Aquino's visit to Vietnam and Cebu Pacific's opening of a direct air route between Manila and Hanoi. It will attract famous artists from the two countries, including … [Read more...]

HCMC’s book fest to kick off

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The 7th bienial book festival, one of Vietnam's biggest such events, will kick off in Ho Chi Minh City on March 19 with the participation of around 160 local book producers featuring roughly 20 million books. Themed "Book - Knowledge - Integration and Development," this year's event will gather about 500 booths displaying around 200,000 titles of all varieties. One of the highlights of the festival is a 200-page novel telling the history of math titled "Ai va Ky O Xu So Cua Nhung Con So Tang … [Read more...]

Nation’s youngest translator to meet fans

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Do Nhat Nam, 11, will meet fans as he sets a record as the 'youngest autobiographical published writer' by Vietnam Record Books (Vietking) at 7:30 p.m. on March 23 at the HCMC Book Fair at Le Van Tam Park in District 1. Nam is the nation's youngest translator and the program aims to inform parents on how to teach their children English using Nam's experience as an inspiration. Do Nhat Nam - Photo: Courtesy of the organizers … [Read more...]

HCMC’s book fest to kick off next week

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The 7th annual book festival, one of Vietnam's biggest such events, will kick off in Ho Chi Minh City on March 19 with the participation of around 160 local book producers featuring roughly 20 million books. The gate of the HCMC's 7th book festival has been finished. The event will kicked off on March 19 and run until March 25Photo: Tuoitre Themed "Book - Knowledge - Integration and Development," this year's event will gather about 500 booths displaying around … [Read more...]

Thousands flocked to book festival on first day

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Around 80,000 thousand book lovers in Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring areas flocked to the 7th biennial book festival on the opening day, March 19. Around 80,000 thousand people flocked to the 7th biennial book festival on the opening day, March 19Photo: Tuoitre Themed "Book - Knowledge - Integration and Development," this year's event gathers about 500 booths displaying around 200,000 titles from 160 local book publishers. The biggest draw on the first day of … [Read more...]

7-year-old pupil recognised as youngest translator

The Vietnam Guinness Book Centre (Vietbooks) on March 20 granted a certificate of record to Do Nhat Nam, a primary school pupil, recognizing him as Vietnam's youngest translator. The seven-year old translator, who is currently a second grade pupil at Le Quy Don Primary School in Hanoi, has translated two books for children namely Mat troi moc, mat troi lan (Sun up, Sun down) and Nap dien (Charging about). The books have been published by the Social and Labour Publishing House and Thaihabooks … [Read more...]

Warm-hearted wunderkind

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A second-grade student astonishes everyone with his writing abilities and philanthropic spirit. Do Nhat Nam reads at his home. At age seven, Nam writes books, translates English children's novels and even donates money to cancer stricken kids. … [Read more...]

The youngest translator in Vietnam

Do Nhat Nam finished his first book at the end of the 2007-2008 school year. This year, he signed a contract to translate a children's book from English into Vietnamese with Thai Ha Books. At the moment, he is also preparing to teach English to children who are being treated at the Central Hospital for Children. What is most surprising is that Do Nhat Nam is only seven years old, and is studying in the second grade at Le Quy Don School in Hanoi. From an excellent student at English ... Nam … [Read more...]

Researchers dubious about effectiveness of Hanoi’s draft behavior code

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Several Vietnamese academics, culture researchers and artists have pointed to several shortcomings in a draft behavioral etiquette code intended for public facilities and communities in a bid to improve the attitudes adopted by those living and working in the capital, including tourists and expats, though they acknowledged the code's notable benefits.Vietnam capital drafts behavioral etiquette code Leaders of the Hanoi People's Committee and relevant agencies heard the city's Department of … [Read more...]

Vietnam capital drafts behavioral etiquette code

Hanoi's cultural authorities are seeking approval for a draft behavioral etiquette code intended for public facilities and communities in a bid to improve the attitudes adopted by those living and working in the capital, including tourists and expats. To Van Dong, director of the Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper in a Wednesday interview that his department had handed the draft of the Hanoi Behavioral Etiquette Code to the People's Committee for … [Read more...]