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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Renters work at a WeWork coworking space office in HCM City (Source: english.thesaigontimes.vn) HCM City (VNA) - The first WeWork co-working space in Vietnam opened in HCM City on March 13. Covering 5,000sq.m in the E Town Centre, District 4, the office can accommodate 1,000 customers in four floors ranging from freelancers to bigger enterprises. “With Vietnam’s rapid economic growth, we see immense business potential,” Turochas T Faud, managing director of WeWork Southeast Asia, said. The company said since its first coming to Southeast Asia in December 2017, it has expanded to 18 locations, with more than 13,000 customers. Founded in 2010 in the US, it has 425 offices in 100 cities and 27 countries. Over 45,000 companies use WeWork with member companies including Dell, KPMG, GE, Microsoft, and Samsung.-VNA … [Read more...] about WeWork opens first co-working space in Vietnam
Back to English Comments News - March 5, 2019 | 10:13 am GMT+7 An insidious cocktail of abject poverty in Vietnam and desperation for progeny in China turns babies into commodities. Over the past three years, Ky Son District in the central province of Nghe An, one of the most underprivileged mountainous districts in Vietnam, has seen a boom in the business of selling newborns, mainly in Huu Kiem Commune.An initial estimate by local authorities is that 22 pregnant women, mainly belonging to the Kho Mu ethnic minority residents of the commune, have gone to China in order to sell their newborn babies to strangers for VND40 million to VND80 million ($1,720 to $3,450).Unforgettable memoriesSitting in a three-story stilt house, Moong Thi Tho, 26, recalled a journey she went on more than a year ago, returning home with VND40 million, the largest sum of money she’d ever had in her life.In 2017, Tho was pregnant with her third child. When she came to a local clinic for a prenatal … [Read more...] about Babies for sale: poverty in Vietnam, desperation in China – VnExpress International
Back to English Comments Travel & Life - December 25, 2018 | 03:26 pm GMT+7 They may be very basic but actually go a long way in ensuring poor ethnic children get education. UNDP statistics show ethnic minority high school students in Vietnam have to travel an average of 17.6 km (10.9 miles) to reach school. Only 41.8 percent of ethnic people make it to high school, according to a report of the National Assembly's Ethnic Council.Going to school in the mountains requires great effort on the part of students as well as their families.VnExpress chose nine typical objects and images connected with the life of a high school student and recorded them at schools in Hoang Su Phi District, Ha Giang Province in the far northeast of Vietnam. 1. Plastic flip-flopsAt high schools in the northern mountains, shabby and torn plastic flip-flops are a common sight on the feet of children. Eighty percent of mountain communes here do not have proper roads, meaning the path to school, … [Read more...] about 9 ubiquitous items students have in Vietnam’s northern mountains – VnExpress International
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?