It’s time, once again, to take a step back, rationally assess the state of English language instruction in Vietnam and reframe the debate. Aside from the limitations of an exam that only tests for grammatical and reading knowledge and neglects speaking, listening, and writing skills, there is the far more important question of whether it makes pedagogical and societal sense to require all students to study English or any other foreign language, for that matter. Another related issue is the steadily improving English proficiency of growing numbers of young Vietnamese. … [Read more...] about Missing the forest for the trees: National English exam results reconsidered
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About Sunlight REITSunlight REIT (Stock code: 435) is a real estate investment trust authorized by the Securities and Futures Commission and constituted by the trust deed dated 26 May 2006 (as amended and supplemented by six supplemental deeds) (the "Trust Deed"), and has been listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited on 21 December 2006. Sunlight REIT offers investors the opportunity to invest in a diversified portfolio of 11 office and five retail properties in Hong Kong with a total gross rentable area of over 1.2 million sq. ft.. The office properties are primarily located in core business areas, including Wan Chai and Sheung Wan, as well as in decentralized business areas such as Mong Kok and North Point. The key retail properties are situated in regional transportation hubs and new towns including Sheung Shui, Tseung Kwan O and Yuen Long. … [Read more...] about Sunlight Real Estate Investment Trust (“Sunlight REIT”) Annual Results for the Year Ended 30 June 2020
The city of canals is cutting the number of passengers allowed to board from six at a time to five, to stop water dangerously slopping over the sides of the famous slim vessels, said Roberto Luppi, former head of the Venice Gondoliers association. … [Read more...] about Tubby tourists force Venice gondoliers to slim down numbers
Gautam Adani, the founder and chairman of Adani Group, attributes the group’s high ranking directly to Adani's commitment to building the necessary infrastructure to play a part in a clean energy future. Over the course of the next decade, some existing business models will be affected by disruptions caused by plummeting costs of renewable energy, coupled with the changing ability of technologies in comparison to the scale of industries. … [Read more...] about VIETNAM’S BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES SEPTEMBER 10
When being asked about Mien, one of the typical poor people in the commune, people here said her family is very poor but their will is great. Her three children have pursued tertiary education with loans from the Vietnam Bank for Social Policies. The one-floor wooden house is quite old, as if it is telling a story about the situation of Mien's family. … [Read more...] about When the Party’s Directive 40 spreads in life!