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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The increase in seats on domestic air routes will largely be from Hanoi, HCM City to Da Nang, Da Lat, Nha Trang, and Phu Quoc while the airline’s international routes have also seen a sharp rise to destinations such as Thailand, Japan, and the Republic of Korea (RoK). The airline is set to open a direct air route between the central coastal city of Da Nang to Busan in the RoK on July 20 with two flights per week taking off every Tuesday and Saturday. Passengers who purchase tickets between now and July 31 will be rewarded with a special discount from US$199 per return flight, excluding taxes and fees. This price is applied to all flights departing from July until the end of the year. Currently, Vietnam Airlines and Jetstar Pacific have put on offer a range of promotions with a 50 per cent discount on air tickets on domestic air routes when passengers purchase tickets every Thursday. Accordingly, a one-way ticket from Hanoi to Can Tho and HCM City to Nha Trang departing during … [Read more...] about Airlines add extra seats, offer low-cost tickets to summer destinations
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
Born in Dien Ban Town, Quang Nam Province, 37-year-old Duong Hien Tu has developed the area's first organic ecological agriculture system and a sustainable farming model over the past seven years to create the An Phu organic farm brand. A farmer checks his crops in central Vietnam. Organic farming takes more time than using chemical fertilisers and pesticides. As one of the first farming families in Go Noi, an agriculture-intensive area in the province, they began their adventure in organic farming on 2ha of land as part of a business-farmer co-operative model in 2012. Farmers who made a living from traditional agricultural production for years were assigned to follow organic farming under strict regulations and responsibility-related contracts as well as market price guarantees. Freshly cut organic vegetables at An Phu Farm in Quang Nam. Organic farming is seen as a positive step for sustainable farming development. “Each family was put in charge of … [Read more...] about Organic farms fuel sustainable development
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