The New Colombo Plan provides Australian students with the opportunity to gain the cross-cultural awareness and experiences that are vital in today’s globally connected workforce. Australian students undertake study and work-based experiences in Vietnam Of the 36 New Colombo Plan host countries in the Indo-Pacific region in 2020, Vietnam will receive the 4th largest group of students. This year, the number of Australian undergraduates who will have received scholarships to visit Vietnam since 2015 – the inaugural year of the program – will rise to 3,609, making Vietnam the 5th most popular destination in this program. The 47 New Colombo Plan projects in which students will participate in Vietnam in 2020 include projects in health, information technology, community development, agriculture, environmental management, innovation and entrepreneurship, and language teaching. “Over time, the growing cohort of New Colombo Plan alumni will play an … [Read more...] about 677 Australian students will come to Vietnam to undertake study and internships in 2020
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At the event (Photo: VNA) Sydney (VNA) – Vietnam’s leather, footwear and handbags were lauded to be comparable to those made in China, Pakistan, India, Singapore, Indonesia and South Africa during an international fair held in Melbourne city, Victoria state of Australia from November 12 – 14. Led by the Vietnam Leather, Footwear and Handbag Association (LEFASO), the delegation of participating Vietnamese enterprises introduced their well-known brands at 14 stalls. As the largest-scale international fair in Australia, the event featured hundreds of stalls by more than 700 manufacturers and companies around the world, and attracted about 4,000 foreign visitors. During the first day of the fair, several contracts with Vietnamese exhibitors were reached, notably the one by CNES to open an agent in Melbourne. LEFASO Vice Chairwoman Phan Thi Thanh Xuan suggested Australian businesses pay more attention to tapping the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s leather, footwear lauded at int’l fair in Australia
Some say Vietnamese culture must be respected, while others say calling students by English names is no big deal An official statement from an education department leader in Ho Chi Minh City, who said giving students English names during language classes is “against Vietnam’s traditional education,” has sparked fresh debate among Tuoi Tre News readers. Unlike the controversial rule to ban audiovisual tools from English teaching in citywide primary schools, the ‘name issue’ is winning support from English teachers, native and local. Vietnamese don’t need English names Commenting on Tuoi Tre News’ Facebook Page, Michael David Kemp said he agrees “100 percent” with the idea that students not be called by anything other than their Vietnamese names. “Vietnamese names mean something and have a meaning behind them,” he wrote. “I always try to learn [how to say] my students Vietnamese names.” … [Read more...] about Phuc or Fuchsia? Should Vietnamese students have Western names in English classes?