Some say Vietnamese culture must be respected, while others say calling students by English names is no big deal An official statement from an education department leader in Ho Chi Minh City, who said giving students English names during language classes is “against Vietnam’s traditional education,” has sparked fresh debate among Tuoi Tre News readers. Unlike the controversial rule to ban audiovisual tools from English teaching in citywide primary schools, the ‘name issue’ is winning support from English teachers, native and local. Vietnamese don’t need English names Commenting on Tuoi Tre News’ Facebook Page, Michael David Kemp said he agrees “100 percent” with the idea that students not be called by anything other than their Vietnamese names. “Vietnamese names mean something and have a meaning behind them,” he wrote. “I always try to learn [how to say] my students Vietnamese names.” … [Read more...] about Phuc or Fuchsia? Should Vietnamese students have Western names in English classes?
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Leaders of the International School @ ParkCity Hanoi cut the ribbon at its inauguration ceremony. — VNS Photo The International School @ ParkCity Hanoi (ISPH) was officially opened on Friday in Hà Nội, bringing the newest international school to the capital over the past three years. ISPH becomes the second international school launched by the ParkCity Group, following in the footsteps of the International School @ ParkCity Kuala Lumpur (ISPKL), which opened in Malaysia in 2011. ISPKL now has more than 1,100 students representing over 50 nationalities and was recently graded “outstanding” in all eight standards and awarded Gold status by ISQM Accreditation (International Schools Quality Mark). Both schools employ teachers of the very highest calibre. ISPH’s Leadership Team is able to draw on extensive international experience, including many years working together previously at ISPKL. Located in ParkCity Hanoi urban area in the western fringe of … [Read more...] about The newest UK style international school opened in Hà Nội
8 REASONS TO CHOOSE THE MARQWyndham Soleil Danang officially launches Nimbus TowerTHE MARQ – A PEACEFUL OASIS IN THE HEART OF DISTRICT 1BIM Land has signed 2 offshore loan agreements worth USD 137.5 millionBamboo Airways welcomes first Airbus A320neo aircraft in “Fly Green” livery CapitaLand Limited (CapitaLand), one of Asia’s largest diversified real estate groups, has reached a significant milestone of 25 years of operations in Viet Nam. On 14 November, CapitaLand celebrated this journey of transformation with a gala dinner with about 400 distinguished guests in attendance. The event was graced by Roy Kho, Consul-General of Singapore in HCM City, as well as representatives from CapitaLand, business partners and key stakeholders of the company. CapitaLand’s journey in Viet Nam began in 1994, with the introduction of Somerset West Lake in Ha Noi. After 25 years of operation, CapitaLand’s portfolio comprises two integrated developments, close … [Read more...] about CapitaLand Vietnam celebrates its 25th year of operations and pledges S$25,000 to further its commitment to CapitaLand Hope Schools in Vietnam
HCM CITY— The 2019 Steps Challenge is a community event meant to raise awareness of autism and bring appropriate care and access to special education to hundreds of thousands of children with the disorder in Việt Nam. The event, organised by Saigon Children’s Charity CIO (saigonchildren) in partnership with property company CapitaLand, will take place on May 25 in HCM City’s District 2. It is a free event designed for the community with activities suitable for various participants. For six weeks before the event, saigonchildren and CapitaLand will run an online social campaign, #stepupforautism. It is expected to gather up to 100 million steps from participants and supporters through the internet. Everyone can join by taking photos of the number of steps they have walked or run and posting on social networks with the hashtag #stepupforautism. Each step, each photo and each shared hashtag will raise awareness of autism and autism education around the community. … [Read more...] about Community event to raise awareness of autism
Nearly 1,500 people on May 25 joined The Steps Challenge 2019 in HCM City. Photo courtesy of Saigon Children’s Charity HCM CITY— Nearly 1,500 people on May 25 joined The Steps Challenge 2019 hosted by Saigon Children’s Charity (Saigonchildren), in partnership with CapitaLand Vietnam, to raise funds for people with autism. The event aimed for 10 million steps to unlock a donation of US$25,000 from CapitaLand Hope Foundation (CHF), which will be used for the Special Needs Education Programme of Saigon Children’s Charity to directly support the autism community across Việt Nam. An online campaign #stepupforautism was launched a month ago for the programme. After six weeks, the number of steps recorded online had almost doubled, attracting thousands of people across the country. Tickets for The Steps Challenge sold out two weeks before the event and attracted a wide range of participants in HCM City, including youth, families with kids, … [Read more...] about The Steps Challenge raises funds for autism community