Update news teachers of English
Diep and her daughter were shocked about the news that Hanoi would stop enrolling students in the double-degree training program for the next academic year as they have been preparing for the entrance exam to the program for two years.
Teachers of English in Hanoi have been asked to attend an exam to assess their qualifications under IELTS international standards.
Many teachers have expressed concern that they may fail to achieve a 6.5 score on IELTS. But parents say this is not an high requirement.
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.
When opening the new academic year, the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) emphasized that this is an important year to prepare for application of the new general education program and textbooks for next year.
VietNamNet Bridge - Economics, diplomacy and social science majors find it easier to learn foreign languages than students at polytechnic schools.
VietNamNet Bridge - With disappointing results of the English test in the 2016 national high-school finals, experts have raised questions about the effects of the 2008-2020 national program on teaching foreign languages at general schools.
VietNamNet Bridge - The HCM City Education and Training Department has changed its mind again about the English textbooks to be used for primary school.
VietNamNet Bridge - It is estimated that Vietnam will need 7,770 more teachers of English by 2020 to implement the national program on teaching English, under which third, fourth and fifth graders would have four English sessions a week.
Over 50 percent of primary school teachers of English, 63.29 percent of secondary school and 73.88 percent of high school teachers cannot meet standards as required by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET).
VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Education and Training’s (MOET) decision on setting limitations on universities’ training scale has raised strong opposition from schools.
VietNamNet Bridge - Teachers of English at general schools cannot communicate well in English, so they focus on teaching reading and writing. As a result, Vietnamese students also cannot speak English well.
The HCM City Education and Training Department has released a list of 43 high school teachers who did not participate in refresher courses as part of the project on upgrading English skills in 2011-2020.