(CPV) - To support institutions in Vietnam in building English language capacity, in Hanoi, on May 29, British Council Vietnam and Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) co-organize a conference on the Internationalization of education English capacity building.
Participating in this conference are MOET, General Department of Vocational Training under the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs, some Vietnamese universities, vocational and community colleges.
The aforementioned capacity building initiative is presented in a range of core areas including language proficiency, course design, English for special purposes, teaching methodologies, testing and assessment, and in addition, linking Vietnam and UK institutions and faculties in developing partnerships and sharing best practice.
Via this conference, the British Council introduces a range of English language teaching and training resources, courses and expertise to support English language capacity building demonstrating how British Council and Vietnamese institutions can work together to improve the quality of English language teaching and learning.
An English classroom for pupils in Ho Chi Minh city. (Source: Internet)
According to Ms Kate Harrisson, Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Vietnam, the event reinforces the long-standing relationship between the British Council, MOET and MOLISA as well as the UK's commitment to supporting Vietnam's educational initiatives.
Education cooperation is one of the seven key strands of the Strategic Partnership signed between the two nations in 2010. Therefore, developing university capacity and standards is a crucial area for successful development.
The conference also aims to raise awareness of the role of English in the internationalization of education as well as to demonstrate how the British Council and Vietnamese Government agencies can work together on the English language capacity building project in the vocational and tertiary sectors.
The 2020 National Foreign Languages Project aims to thoroughly renovate the tasks of teaching and learning foreign languages within the national education system, to implement a new program on teaching and learning foreign languages at all school level and training degrees.
It is pledged to enable most Vietnamese graduates to gain a good command of at least one foreign language by 2020, thus giving them more confidence in communication and further develop opportunities to study/work in an integrated multi-cultural multilingual environment./.