At a meeting to review what had done for the school year 2019-2020 and implementation of new task for the new school year, Education Minister Phung Xuan Nha affirmed that one of significant task of the new school year is improving English teaching and learning to ensure most of third graders can study the foreign language and some other subjects will be taught in English as per Vietnamese Prime Minister. … [Read more...] about Solutions needed to enhance English teaching, learning quality
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Reviewing the implementation of the Action Plan to enhance the treaty during the 2018-2022 period, the meeting took note of activities conducted by specialised agencies in the fields of ensuring nuclear security and safety, use of atomic energy for peaceful purpose, and improvement of capacity to deal with radiation incidents and disaster. … [Read more...] about ASEAN 2020: 53rd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting held online
“I’m not well off or anything. I am a wage-earner myself, doing interpretation for a living. I saw him being all alone so I came by to help feed and clean him. He only had his motorbike to his name but had to sell it as well to cover the eye surgery cost. It was only enough for one of his eyes,” Long said. … [Read more...] about Falsely jailed in a foreign land: Alone, bankrupt, and dying
But, willfully ignoring the time I gave a horrendous and very public performance at a wedding, I’d rather keep my karaoke behind closed doors and more importantly, in a soundproof room. Why go deep into the glorious Vietnamese countryside just to taint the pristine environment with my bluster? Why would I want to deafen perfect strangers? … [Read more...] about Do foreigners have the right to complain about countryside karaoke?
Those who do will need different skill sets, depending upon the nature of their work. One size doesn’t fit all. This ranges from a solid reading knowledge of the language, functional proficiency, defined as "the ability to communicate in basic social, travel and non-specialized work situations," to C1 (effective operational proficiency or advanced) or C2 (mastery or proficiency) levels using the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). There are also those young people who want to learn English or another foreign language simply because of the intrinsic benefits and rewards of fluency. … [Read more...] about Missing the forest for the trees: National English exam results reconsidered