English teaching in Vietnam discussed

A seminar on English teaching in Vietnam was held in Hanoi on November 27. 

Gathering state and provincial officials, experts from Vietnam and international organisations, the event aimed to boost teaching and research capacity in Vietnam as well as reinforce connectivity among individuals working in the field. 

Participants focused on a range of topics, including impact of media and technology, culture differences, and capacity building. They discussed online learning, the use of social networking in teaching English, developing speaking skill and critical thinking, among others. 

At the seminar, Deputy Minister of Education and Training Bui Van Ga said the Government has implemented a project to completely overhaul the teaching and learning system of foreign languages nationwide from 2008 – 2020. 

Improving the quality of local teachers is key to the project, he noted