A survey done by Go Overseas, a U.S.-based listing and reviews site for programs abroad, reveals that Vietnam is among the world's nine countries that pay the highest salaries for ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers. With data updated until May this year, the survey found that a foreign English teacher can earn from VND22.7 million to VND45.5 million ($1,000 to 2,000) a month in Vietnam, where the average annual income last year was $2,385. English is an obligatory subject from sixth grade across Vietnam and in large cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, many primary schools opt for English programs for students and demand high proficiency. Therefore, the ESL industry has been thriving in Vietnam in recent years, with jobs offering high salaries available all year round. Candidates only need to hold a bachelor’s degree and a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate; and previous experience in teaching is highly preferred. The report, based on ESL … [Read more...] about Foreigners cash in on teaching English in Vietnam
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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.
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