The results are in from this year's university entrance exams, and nearly 150 institutions across Vietnam have set their benchmark scores for admission, with some surprising results. Forget medical and engineering schools, it is the armed forces that are demanding the highest grades. Vietnamese 12th graders took the national exam in June with separate tests in math, literature, English and science. Their combined scores are used to determine what school, if any, they will be accepted by. While most schools are demanding higher scores than they did last year, which education experts blame on easier tests, police and military schools are proving to be the hardest to get into. Officials from the education ministry said that these schools are asking for a minimum score of at least 29 out of 30. The People’s Security Academy in Hanoi, which trains forces such as police officers, security agents and inspectors, is asking for up to 30.5 points (students from … [Read more...] about Why it’s more difficult for college hopefuls to become a soldier than a doctor in Vietnam
Why english is important for students
Viet Nam News Đức Lợi THANH HÓA - Although he has retired for more than a decade, 68-year-old Nguyễn Văn Hởi - a former teacher in the central province of Thanh Hóa - is still at Đông Vệ Ward's office every day. It is part of the professionalism he thought a chairman of a Study Promotion Association should have when communal leaders asked him to take the job. "I thought long and hard about it," said Hởi. "I wouldn't have taken the job if I couldn't think of practical ways to encourage children to study." Despite his meager allowance, every morning he comes to work at the commune's office. Every night he meets with leaders of each ward's study promotion team and visits disadvantaged households to encourage parents to keep their children in school. Over the last eight years, Hởi has helped several dropouts return to school. Nguyễn Công Sơn, residing in Mật Sơn Street, is one such student. A few years ago when Sơn was a sixth grader, his mother had had enough of her violent, … [Read more...] about Former teacher still is a lifelong mentor
VietNamNet Bridge - The three subjects that students find boring are English, literature and history, according to Do Tan Ngoc, an experienced educator. English is considered one of the most important subjects of general education in the context of Vietnam’s global integration. Vietnamese students study English from the third to 12th grade. The state, the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) and parents spend big money and time to teach English to students. A national program worth VND9.3 trillion aims to intensify the teaching and learning of English at general schools, to turn Vietnamese students into ‘global citizens’. A national program worth VND9.3 trillion aims to intensify the teaching and learning of English at general schools, to turn Vietnamese students into ‘global citizens’. However, despite the efforts, students are still afraid of learning English. Many students are scared of English lessons. Ngoc noted that the number of students who … [Read more...] about Which subjects are the most disliked by students?
Bùi Văn Ga, Deputy Minister of Education and Training, spoke to the newspaper Kinh tế & Đô thị (Urban & Economic Affairs) about Việt Nam's efforts to attract foreign students Will you please further elaborate on the movement of students in Việt Nam? At present, we have more than 130,000 Vietnamese students studying abroad versus 20,000 foreign students studying in our country. As a result of this disparity, the Government has worked out a plan to attract more foreign students to Việt Nam, particularly from the ASEAN block. The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has prepared 34 advanced programs in some elite universities, including the Việt Đức (Germany-Việt Nam), Việt Nhật (Japan-Việt Nam), Việt Pháp (France-Việt Nam) International Universities and the Việt Nam Britain Institute for Research and Training. Studies will be conducted in English. In addition, in mid-May a project of European Union Support for Higher Education in the ASEAN Region was launched to help … [Read more...] about VN preps to draw foreign students
Screening of Puzzle Fri 03 May 2013, 8 pm L'Espace 24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội Welcome to the screening of "Puzzle" (Viet nam, France, 2013, 38') by director Tran Phuong Thao, Swann Dubus. The film as an "extraordinary fate for young singers from France and Vietnam". For more information, you can see below: Puzzle band began its story two years ago: It's a story about music friendship blossomed among 4 French people who love Vietnam and 8 Vietnamese people who find French language and culture very charming. Since establishment in 2010, every month, this amateur band performs a cabaret music night at the French Cultural Center in Hanoi. With more than 100 songs for a growing and enthusiastic audience, Puzzle now is ready for a new music project with depth and creativity. Cast: Cédric Drouard, Diana Fournier, Bui Thai Linh, Nguyen Đuc Viet Vuong, Đinh Thi Lan, Claire Castelli, Le Vu Dieu Lan, Vo Khanh Linh, Ly Mai An, David Cousin, Vu Ngoc Han, Nguyen Xuan Son, Ania Topor Language: … [Read more...] about EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR MAY 1-15 (daily updated)