Open University hosts drama week in English Quy Quang Students of the Open University of HCMC are seen in a poster of the play “Safe Haven” adapted from the novel of Nicholas Sparks Students of the HCMC Open University will perform dramas adapted from American literature works in English at the university campus in HCMC’s Go Vap District on December 16, 17, 18 and 21. The performances are part of the Drama Week 2016-American Literature program that kicked off on December 9 and will wrap up on December 21. “A Walk to Remember” by Nicholas Sparks and “The Pursuit of Happiness” by Chris Gardner will be played on Friday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m, respectively. Highlights of the week are “Safe Haven” by Nicholas Sparks and “The Danish Girl” by David Ebershoff respectively played from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The play “Safe Haven” tells … [Read more...] about Open University hosts drama week in English
Expectations in english class
Dear readers, Here we are at the last week of May. Many children should be excited as school is over and summer has just begun. Meanwhile, their parents are now concerned about where to put their kids during the 3-month holiday: camp site or cram school? It is a fact that every parent wants the best for their children. Most of them turn to education, believing it would create great initial steps for their kids to a bright future. Michael Tartaski, an American teacher who has taught from public school to language center, noticed the intense emphasis Asian parents put in education and their child's performance at school. The children, who are under great pressure to achieve high grades, gradually become exhausted in the accumulation of knowledge. "One thing that always amazed me in class, especially at the language centers, where most classes are held on weekends and weekday evenings, was how tired all of my students looked. I would sometimes ask how much sleep they got on an … [Read more...] about What to expect in education?
University students to stage dramas in English Nguyen Quy The play “Forrest Gump” by Winston Groom will take place from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on May 27 at HCMC Drama Theater in downtown HCMC - PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE ORGANIZER Students from the English linguistics and literature faculty of the HCMC Open University will stage dramas adapted from American literary works in English at the HCMC Drama Theater in downtown HCMC on May 20 and 27. “The Danish Girl” by David Ebershoff will be played on Saturday, May 20 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be a free tea break where guests can take photos and chat with actors from 7:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. The Danish Girl tells a story about portrait artist Gerda Wegener who asks her husband, popular landscape artist Einar Wegener, to pose as a female model for her painting she works on. The act of posing unmasks Einar’s lifelong identification as a woman and sets off a struggling journey for this artist. On May 27, … [Read more...] about University students to stage dramas in English
The Ho Chi Minh City education department has released a set of requirements for elementary school English curricula, including a ban on giving English names to students and using music and smart boards as teaching tools.Many English teachers assign western names to their students in order to ease the difficulty of pronouncing Vietnamese names. This practice, however, will be prohibited during the 2017-18 academic year in Ho Chi Minh City, according to the new guidelines issued by the education department.“Native teachers should call students by their Vietnamese names and under no circumstance address them by English names,” the document reads.The guideline also stipulates that teachers refrain from using such audio-visual tools as cassette players, CD players, and smart boards to play music or videos for students during their lessons. Instead, teachers will be expected to create conditions for students to practice the language through social interaction.The new … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh City bans use of music, smart boards in English teaching
Editor’s note: Many readers, including local and native English teachers and parents, have expressed objections to a recent regulation by the Ho Chi Minh City education department, which includes a ban on giving Western names to students and using music and smart boards as teaching tools . In this opinion sent to Tuoi Tre News, local reader Sy Phu says the education department has made a ‘trivial yet pointless’ request.Read his view below and share yours with us in the comment box or mail it to [email protected] the Ho Chi Minh City education department has insisted that native English teachers refrain from using such audio-visual tools as cassette players, CD players, and smart boards to play music or videos for students during their lessons. But is it feasible to enforce such a ban? If we put ourselves in the shoes of those who compose the regulations, we might somehow understand why they do so. If a school has … [Read more...] about Should music, smart boards be banned in English teaching?