The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has said that students without IELTS tests would not be at a disadvantage when applying for university.
Parents are willing to spend tens of millions of dong on English lessons that prepare their children for the IELTS test.
More Vietnamese students are registering for exam preparation classes for international certificates as more universities now require the certificates.
Beginning study for the IELTS (the International English Language Test) exam in primary school when students don’t have much real-life experience may reduce children's motivation and interest in reading and writing, experts say.
In 2021, about 20 universities in the southern region of Vietnam will enroll students based on their IELTS and international certifications.
The British Council in partnership with University Access Centre HCMC (UAC) has launched the new computer-delivered IELTS test centre at 56 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Dakao Ward, District 1 of HCM City.
Most schools require IELTS 4.5 English skill level for their graduates in non-linguistics majors, but this is seen as too low by many educators.