Foreign teaches instruct Vietnamese kids to make banh chung
VietNamNet Bridge - Having lived in Vietnam for several years, two English teachers--Andrew William and Alastair Hill, are interested in the traditional New Year of Vietnam. They both teach pupils to make banh chung (square glutinous rice cake) and teach them the English words on the lunar New Year.
While the lunar New Year is coming, students in many primary schools in Hanoi participate in the banh chung making festival held by an English teaching center. Kids are instructed to make banh chung by both professional chefs and foreign teachers.
Before the festival, teacher Alastair Hill and colleagues held a class on banh chung making.
Raw materials and a sample banh chung are prepared.
Teacher Andrew William Burden and the kids arrange phrynium leaves to start making banh chung.
The children are taught about the lunar New Year customs in English.
Teachers and chefs wear traditional costumes of Vietnam.
More than 100 banh chung are made by pupils.
Kids are very happy with their own creations.
During the program, pupils use English to communicate.
They have the interesting experience before Tet.
Each banh chung is noted with the name of the maker.
Teacher Andrew said: "This is one of the activities to help students strengthen their vocabulary, grammar, and be able to introduce about banh chung making in English for foreigners."