In the morning of 21 October 2013, at the office of the Provincial People's Committee Standing Deputy Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Ngo Hoa gave a courtesy reception to Ms. Angela French, Director of Operations, Cambridge English Language Assessment in South Asia and Southeast Asia, Ms. Pham Hoang Uyen, Development Director, Cambridge English Language Assessment in Southeast Asia. Leaders of Department of Education and Training and Department of Foreign Affairs. At the reception, Ms. Angle French was very glad to be in Vietnam at the first time on the occasion of the 100th Cambridge English Language Assessment operation, especially to Hue after trips in Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh city. She informed that among education of 10 countries in Southeast Asia she was impressed with Vietnam's education and training achievements in general and those of Thua Thien Hue province in particular. Attaining certificates of Cambridge English Language Assessment is compulsory for students … [Read more...] about Standing Deputy Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee Ngo Hoa gave a courtesy reception to Cambridge English Language Assessment, South Asia and Southeast Asia.
Certification to teach english
Teaching is always the most respected career in any country. Teaching English to speakers of other languages can be even more honored and higher rewarded. Western countries might complain hard that their jobs have been shipping overseas, they seem to forget that eastern world itself has transformed to be a large and valuable market segment, especially for those who enjoying living and working abroad. There has been an upward trend for native English speakers to find their golden opportunity to work as teachers in dynamic developing countries like Vietnam, China and Korea. There is no shadow of doubt in their high and optimistic demand in studying the language of global citizens - English. However, it is the matter of fact it is not easy to be qualified to teach English in foreign countries, candidates need to take standardised courses and tests to become English teachers. And the best available choice would be CELTA which is awarded by Cambridge ESOL, part of the world-famous … [Read more...] about CELTA is king for Apollo English
VietNamNet Bridge - Many schools get puzzled when implementing the pilot English teaching programme for first graders. The problem is that the demand far exceeds the teaching ability. "160 first graders have registered to learn English. The students are now put in the same classes with the students who do not have the demand to study English. However, they will be put in separated classes from the second semester. What I am worried about is that the splitting cause a great chaos," said a teacher of Bau Sen Primary School in District 5 in HCM City. … [Read more...] about Teaching English for first graders: where to start?
VietNamNet Bridge - The project to teach English to secondary school students has been described as "setting many ambitious goals". Teachers still have worries about the feasibility of the project, because they do not have much time - just 9 months - to prepare for to execute the program. English teaching programs will be implemented nationwide by 2020. … [Read more...] about Teaching English at secondary and high schools: haste makes waste
VietNamNet Bridge - After 6-7 years of learning English at grammar school, Vietnamese students still cannot speak a correct English sentence. They are not confident enough to communicate in English. Nguyen Huy Duc, who has graduated from the Nguyen Trai High School in Hanoi, honestly admitted that though he learned English at school for seven years, from sixth to twelfth grade, he still cannot speak English. "Besides the lessons at school, I also went to English centers. However, I could not pass the exams to get the A-level English certificate," he said. "Now I have to struggle with English again at the university". Duc is not alone. Many Vietnamese students cannot communicate in English, even though they spent 6-7 years learning English at grammar schools. The problem is that they learn English just to pass regular tests or examinations, while they cannot use English in reality. Especially, many students got high scores from exams and tests, but they can only write grammatical … [Read more...] about Vietnamese students afraid to speak English