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?
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8 REASONS TO CHOOSE THE MARQWyndham Soleil Danang officially launches Nimbus TowerTHE MARQ – A PEACEFUL OASIS IN THE HEART OF DISTRICT 1BIM Land has signed 2 offshore loan agreements worth USD 137.5 millionBamboo Airways welcomes first Airbus A320neo aircraft in “Fly Green” livery CapitaLand Limited (CapitaLand), one of Asia’s largest diversified real estate groups, has reached a significant milestone of 25 years of operations in Viet Nam. On 14 November, CapitaLand celebrated this journey of transformation with a gala dinner with about 400 distinguished guests in attendance. The event was graced by Roy Kho, Consul-General of Singapore in HCM City, as well as representatives from CapitaLand, business partners and key stakeholders of the company. CapitaLand’s journey in Viet Nam began in 1994, with the introduction of Somerset West Lake in Ha Noi. After 25 years of operation, CapitaLand’s portfolio comprises two integrated developments, close … [Read more...] about CapitaLand Vietnam celebrates its 25th year of operations and pledges S$25,000 to further its commitment to CapitaLand Hope Schools in Vietnam
Young people prepare applications at Can Tho University to find jobs in big cities (Photo: tienphong.vn) Can Tho (VNA) — The Mekong Delta is one of the richest parts of Vietnam, leading the country in rice, shrimp and other agricultural products. But now the area is facing a labour shortage as young people leave to work in HCM City and southeastern provinces. Ly Sa Ruong from Tran De district in Soc Trang province told Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper that many young people had left their hometowns to find jobs in Binh Duong province. “Only old people and children are left behind. Young people have gone to Binh Duong province including my three children,” he said. “Farming does not provide a stable income.” Vice Chairman of the district’s Thanh Thoi An commune Nguyen Hai Quan said local people mostly worked in agriculture with two rice crops a year. Mechanisation had replaced manual work so people had more free time after the harvests. As … [Read more...] about Mekong Delta provinces voice concern over shortage of workers
Nguyen Khoi Nguyen holds a bottle on his head while riding a unicycle and juggling eight balls at Tam Viet Centre (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - “I want to become the world’s number-one ball-juggling artist,” a Hanoian handsome and agile teenager told the Vietnam News Agency while practicing circus stunts. Nguyen Khoi Nguyen, now 17, was diagnosed with the West syndrome at six months old and an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at three. However, Nguyen refused to surrender to fate. With his own non-stop efforts and unconditional and endless support of his parents, Nguyen has not only made admirable success but also become a source of inspiration and encouragement for Vietnamese teenagers, particularly the community living with autism. In 2017, Nguyen was recognised by the Vietnam Records Organisation (Vietkings) for holding a bottle on his head while riding a unicycle and juggling eight balls for longer than any other Vietnamese who has attempted … [Read more...] about Vietnamese autistic teenager wants to conquer the world
Scene at the conference on Vietnam-Taiwan agricultural development on August 27 (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Fifteen outstanding youths from Taiwan (China) are in Vietnam to take part in a Vietnam-Taiwan agricultural development exchange, which runs from August 27 to September 1. The young people had surpassed 200 candidates at home to represent Taiwanese farmers with the aim of either establishing a business, transferring technologies, or distributing products in Vietnam. They are competent in agro-forestry-fishery practices with diverse knowledge on agribusiness, organic farming, and agricultural medicine. While in Vietnam, the delegation is scheduled to visit the Vietnam National University of Agriculture, the Fruit and Vegetable Research Institute, the National Institute of Animal Sciences, and the Research Institute for Aquaculture No.1, among other agro-forestry-fishery research establishments. These trips aim to help them understand Vietnam’s … [Read more...] about Taiwanese youths seek agricultural opportunities in Vietnam