PANO - Ly Thai To private primary school in Hanoi has carried out a pilot online English teaching program since December 2006 and gained much good result. The pilot program aims to help students practise skills of listening, speaking and pronouncing properly. Learning through the “Let’s go” software created by Dyned company with 3D images, students are expected to get excited with the program, thus, improving their pronunciation. As many as 30 computers have been installed at the Ly Thai To private primary school to support this pilot program. There have been 10 schools throughout Hanoi implementing that experimental program so far. Translated by Mai Huong … [Read more...] about Experimenting online English teaching
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VietNamNet Bridge - Topica Native, a prestigious online English teaching service provider, on November 20th held the "Teacher's Award Ceremony" in Hanoi and HCM City to honor hundreds of English online teachers who have contributed to TOPICA Native program in 2015. "Those who teach in physical classrooms or those who do it through the internet are all educators" is one of the core values that TOPICA Edtech Group has embraced from the very first days. The ceremony was held to nurture this spirit. A ceremony of enthusiasm and joy The "Teacher's Award Ceremony" has always been one of the most important internal annual events of TOPICA, a pioneering group in the education technology area. This event was held not merely to express TOPICA’s appreciation to the highest-achieving teachers of the year (including local individuals and foreign ones from the UK, America, Australia, Europe, Thailand, Philippines etc) but also served as a corporate bonding activity for all of its … [Read more...] about TOPICA Native honors online English teachers
Another framework for testing English language proficiency will be applied to teachers and students in Ho Chi Minh City, where a system designed by the University of Cambridge currently holds a monopoly. The city's Department of Education and Training on September 20 signed an agreement with IIG Vietnam Company, representative of the American-owned Educational Testing Service (ETS), on applying ETS tests. The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), and the TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) will be for K-12 and university students, and ELTeach for teachers of English. Since 2010, tests for K-12 students' English language proficiency have been undertaken in accordance with the standards of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), said Nguyen Hoai Chuong, vice director of the education department. The addition of ETS's tests will make frameworks for assessing the city's students and teachers' proficiency more diverse, he said. RELATED … [Read more...] about Vietnam city to apply new English language testing system
The use of foreign teachers for English teaching is a measure to enhance pupils’ listening and speaking skills, which has been a weakness at general schools for years. To begin an extra English period in class 3G (Ly Tu Trong Primary School, Hai Duong city), teacher Deidre Mary Kelly warmed her pupils up with a song. The entire class excitedly stood up to sing and perform some movements along with the music. Ending the warm-up with a round of applause, the class started a new lesson with cheerful faces. Throughout the period, Kelly constantly changed teaching methods and forced the pupils to continuously use listening, speaking, and writing skills. The whole lesson was communicated in English, and the assistant teacher only translated long sentences with new words for the pupils to understand. Though having to think quickly and uninterruptedly, the pupils in the class very eagerly volunteered to speak and do exercises. Pupil Nguyen Dinh Nam Son happily said: "I really love … [Read more...] about “New wind” in English teaching
Racism abounds in the Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) business in Asia This is a running joke in English as a Second Language (ESL) circles, which is indicative that racism abounds in the TEFL industry in the continent. For those with fair skin and a university degree or an English teaching certificate, finding a teaching job in Asia is uncomplicated and easy as recruiters actively seek the quintessential all-American. For everyone else, racial discrimination is a harsh reality. In South Korea and China it isn't uncommon to come across job posts that read "white color preferred" or "only white Americans should apply." Employers in Asia operate under a completely different set of legal rules where it's the norm to be asked to submit a photograph with your application, or be questioned about your race, religion or age. While the hiring criteria is said to be standardized, applicants are sometimes recruited based not only on their English fluency, experience or … [Read more...] about English teaching: Is white right?