Vietnam to scrutinise foreign language teachers
  • By S.H | | November 13, 2012 11:15 AM

The Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) will scrutinise the quality of foreign language teachers at tertiary level starting in November and build a training plan for future teachers.


This is the main point in the national foreign language scheme for higher education in 2020. According to the MoET, on September 30, 2008, the Prime Minister issued Resolution 1400 about foreign language teaching and learning during period 2008-2020.

Education centres have been asked to set up plans reporting the current situation, goals and solutions for two periods, 2012-2015 and 2016-2020. They will have to send the reports to the MoET by November 15.

To make sure that all the university and college students' who do not specialise in English must equivalent to the B1 level in in the common European framework of reference for languages skills, schools have been urged to quickly carry out these plans.

MoET said it will give financial aid to the universities to send the best teachers abroad to take foreign language courses. From 2013-1015, each university will have one teacher study abroad each year.

MoET will also help to set up high-standard foreign language centres, first at Thai Nguyen University, College of Foreign Languages of Hanoi National University, Hue University, Danang University and HCMC University of Education, in order to improve the teacher skills. Teachers who don't have experience will have to join a training course to enhance their knowledge.

Schools that have adequate equipment and teaching staff will be also be required to carry out the plan to teach some subjects in English such as information technology, finance and banking or tourism. They also are asked to send in detailed information about their teachers, tuition, methods to the MoET.

Leaders of MoET emphasised, "To meet the project's goal, we need the co-operation of all education facilities."

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