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American professor suspended after demanding Vietnamese student Anglicise her name

A university professor in the US has been placed on leave after he twice demanded a student of Vietnamese heritage 'Anglicise' her name as he said it “sounds like an insult in English".


Urban heat islands make VN’s cities hotter than ever

Urban heat islands in HCM City and other large cities in Vietnam are causing heat waves with some of the highest recorded temperatures ever in the country, affecting public health.

Vietnam Rivers Network call for protection of untouched rivers

VN Rivers Network is launching a campaign to search for untouched rivers all over the country to call on policy makers, investors of development projects and the community to protect rivers.

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Top 50 IT firms named in Vietnamese, English, Japanese

 A programme to select the top 50 IT firms in Vietnam in 2016 has been officially kicked off by VINASA (Vietnam Software and IT Service Association). 

Who will be learning Korean?

VietNamNet Bridge - Many parents said they fear their children would be overloaded if they have to learn both English and Korean.

Vietnam considers using CEFR-V standard for English teaching

Linguists and educators believe that it is necessary to create a local CEFR-V, that is, a Vietnamese version of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, a set of standards used in teaching of English in Vietnam.

English remains the biggest choice for general school students

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam has been consistent with its policy on teaching many different languages at general schools. However, it meets a lot of big difficulties that hinder the program implementation.

Child prodigy’s interview stirs up the public

Do Nhat Nam, 11, called a “Vietnamese child prodigy” for his brilliant achievements obtained so far, has raised a big controversy in the society after giving an interview to a local newspaper..

Vietnamese children get confused with too many English certificates

Vietnamese parents urge their children to attend foreign language training courses and attend the exams for certificates.

Vietnam lays red carpet to welcome foreign teachers

Thousands of English teachers would come to Vietnam within the framework of the national program on teaching foreign languages at schools by 2020.

Program to improve English in schools faces funds shortage

 VietNamNet Bridge – In an effort to improve the standard of English in schools, the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City had approved a pilot program to raise English language proficiency for the period 2011-2020