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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Dozens of outstanding inventions in IT, sciences and technologies, medicine and the environment were honoured at the Vietnamese Talent Awards 2019 held in Hanoi on November 15. With the theme of the power of digital transformation, this year's awards were intended to encourage the invention of products which help develop a digital economy. This year also marks 15 years since the Vietnamese Talent Awards were launched. Initiated in 2005 by the Vietnam Study Promotion Association and co-organised by the Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group, Vietnam Television and Dantri/Dtinews online newspaper, the Vietnamese Talent Awards have become a prestigious annual national awards event. This year's event saw the participation of the Politburo member and Head of the Party Central Committee's Economic Commission Nguyen Van Binh, Former Vice State President and Chairwoman of Vietnam Association for Promoting Education Nguyen Thi Doan, member of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central … [Read more...] about The power of digital transformation featured at Vietnamese Talent Awards 2019
Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Vu Hong Nam at the event (Photo: VNA) Tokyo (VNA) – The Association of Vietnamese Intellectuals in Japan (AVIJ) was established during a congress in Tokyo, Japan, on November 14. Its executive board for the 2019 – 2021 tenure was elected with nine members, including Dr. Le Duc Anh and post graduate Pham Van Long from the University of Tokyo as Chairman and Secretary General, respectively. The board agreed on the action plan for the near future, including focusing on successfully holding the Vietnam Intellectual Forum in Japan 2019 themed “Make in Vietnam: Opportunities and Challenges”. Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Vu Hong Nam said the congress will connect Vietnamese intellectuals in Japan together to create a collective power. He also pledged all possible support for AVJI to contribute to Vietnam’s socio-economic development as well as Vietnam – Japan friendship. AVIJ … [Read more...] about Association of Vietnamese Intellectuals in Japan formed