VietNamNet Bridge - English will be a compulsory subject for third grades and above from 2018. This means that primary schools only have two more years to prepare teachers of English. Currently, English is an optional subject for primary school students. Therefore, 711,000 primary school students, or 1/10 of total students, still do not learn English at school. Under the national program on teaching foreign languages at general schools by 2020, to ensure that 100 percent of primary school students can learn English, Vietnam will need 7,766 more teachers. However, it is difficult to find enough teachers for primary schools, especially schools in remote areas. They cannot recruit new teachers, while having to use existing teachers and ask teachers to take on more classes. English will be a compulsory subject for third grades and above from 2018. This means that primary schools only have two more years to prepare teachers of English According to Nguyen Thuy Hong, deputy head of the … [Read more...] about Vietnam gears up to train teachers of English for primary schools
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VietNamNet Bridge - Recent surveys found that most English major students do not want to become primary school teachers. This will make it difficult to implement the programme on teaching English to primary school students. No one wants to become primary school English teachers … [Read more...] about Difficult to find primary schools English teachers
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?
VietNamNet Bridge - A lot of parents complain that the education market is now like a "bear garden," where it is so difficult to distinguish truth from falsehood. State owned schools have become overloaded with poor material facilities and numerous students in every class. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese parents don’t know what school to send children to
VietNamNet Bridge - HCM City authorities have decided to set up high-quality schools, considering this a necessary step in building up a modern education in a period of global integration. … [Read more...] about Vietnam will have high-quality schools