A new online portal will enable Vietnamese people living overseas to learn Vietnamese via the Internet, following a project recently approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
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The project, entitled “Intensifying teaching Vietnamese online to overseas Vietnamese” aims to help Vietnamese people living abroad, particularly the young generation, gain sufficient knowledge about their mother tongue in order to nurture their love for the homeland and maintain national traditions and character.
The project will develop and maintain online Vietnamese teaching programmes at six levels, meeting the criteria of being basic, effective and easy to access.
Vietnamese lessons and learning materials will be provided to learners to improve their pronunciation and knowledge in various majors, such as folk culture and art, science and technology and social science and humanities, among others. Learners will also be provided various documents such as handbooks in Vietnamese on communication, travel, business and gastronomy, among others.
The project will develop an online portal to serve as a platform for learning activities, including classes with teachers, exams and forums to exchange teaching experiences.
The education and training ministry, authorised by the government, is already running a website to teach Vietnamese to overseas Vietnamese at tiengvietonline.com.vn.
In 2015, the overseas Vietnamese community consisted of roughly 4.5 million people spread across 109 countries and territories, Deputy Foreign Minister and Chairman of the State Committee on Overseas Vietnamese Affairs Vu Hong Nam said.