By Phan Thao – Translated by Anh Quan
Miami carol city senior high school
The Hanoitimes – The pilot teaching of Korean and German aims to help students improve their communication skills in the languages of these two countries.
German and Korean languages will be taught as optional subject for Vietnamese students from third to twelfth grade on a pilot basis from the academic year of 2021-22, according to the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET).
Vietnam to pilot teaching German, Korean in high schools. Photo: Kinhtedothi.vn
The pilot teaching of Korean and German aims to help students improve their communication skills in the languages of these two countries that have developed increasing exchanges with Vietnam, and meet the demand for foreign language interpreters and translators during integration, said the MoET.
Specifically, sixth grade learners of German or Korean could achieve level A1 (elementary), nine graders would finish intermediate and 12th grader could reach advanced level. The languages will be taught in a total of 1,155 periods and each period lasts 35 minutes.
The ministry also emphasized that these two languages are optional. Besides, high school students could be taught the two languages as the mandatory foreign language subject if schools ensure teaching staff and facilities.
The core content of the Korean and German program aims to train Vietnamese students to master four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in German and Korean.
Currently, schools in Vietnam are teaching English, Russian, French, Chinese, Japanese, German and Korean. Students who sit for the senior high school graduation examination can opt for English, Russian, Chinese, French, Japanese and German. English is the most common foreign language taught in high schools in Vietnam.
In addition, nine-grade students in Hanoi can choose English, French, German, Japanese, or Korean when taking foreign language tests for admission to high schools.
The Hanoitimes – The Hanoi mayor asked health and education authorities to closely supervise the health of candidates who returned from Danang, the country’s Covid-19 epicenter.
Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung has demanded absolute safety for the national high school exams in the city amid a fresh Covid-19 outbreak in the country, Kinh Te & Do Thi reported.
Mr. Chung on August 9 morning inspected the examination organization and encouraged the candidates at Phan Dinh Phung high school where 680 students were taking the exams. Nearly 80,000 Hanoi students sit for the exams this year.
The Hanoi mayor asked authorities to closely supervise the health of candidates who returned from Danang, the country’s Covid-19 epicenter. “We need to take combined measures to prevent the pandemic,” Mr. Chung said.
At Phan Dinh Phung school venue, there were three test-takers returning from Danang. Although the three tested negative for coronavirus, a separate room was arranged only for them to ensure the safety for other candidates.
Regarding pandemic prevention measures, Mr. Chung requested that after each exam, the school must be disinfected at once. Besides, the school needs to make hand sanitizer and medical masks available for students as well as check their body temperature.
He also suggested that parents should not gather outside the school gates. Instead, they should leave after taking their children to the exam venue to ensure social distancing and avoid traffic congestion.
This year, for the first time, around 900,000 high school seniors in Vietnam take the two-day exam amid the Covid-19 resurgence.
The candidates have been divided into four groups, depending on their links with Covid-19: those under medical treatment for Covid-19, those under mass quarantine, those in close contact with suspected cases, and other students. The classification of candidates aims to ensure students’ rights as well as anti-Covid-19 measures in the current period.
The exam results would not only award a high-school certificate, but also decide admission to universities and colleges.
The followings are some photos taken at Phan Dinh Phung high school on August 9 morning:
Candidates arrive at the exam venue early in the morning to prepare for the first exam.
Candidates are quite comfortable before taking the exam at Phan Dinh Phung high school.
|Candidates prepare for the Literature exam.|
|Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung speaks at the meeting Phan Dinh Phung high school.|
|The Hanoi mayor supervises and encourages candidates before the exam.|
|Mr. Chung encourages candidates before the Literature exam.|
The Hanoitimes – The competition this year was held online due to Covid-19.
Eight Vietnamese students from Hanoi-Amsterdam High School for the Gifted have brought home five gold, one silver, and two bronze medals at the fifth International Olympiad of Metropolises (IOM).
|Hanoi high-school students win eight medals at the International Olympiad of Metropolises|
The competition, organized by the Mayor of Moscow, was held on December 16-22 online due to impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Gold medals went to Nguyen Hoang Nam and Tran Quang Vinh in Physics, Nguyen Duy Anh and Nguyen Le Thao Anh in Chemistry, and Do Bach Khoa in Mathematics.
Besides, Nguyen Duc Anh won the silver medal in Mathematics, while Nguyen Gia Bao and Nguyen Anh Quan won two bronze medals in Informatics.
Especially, the team from Vietnam won the silver cup and ranks in top five best cities in the category of blitz-contest.
Last year, Vietnam achieved impressive results in their first-time participation in the fourth IOM, bagging three golds, three silvers, and two bronzes.
The IOM is an international team contest, which is held in Moscow annually at the initiative of the Mayor of Russia’s capital city. Students who participate in the contest are 14-18 year old dwellers of the world’s largest metropolises. A team of eight participants represents each city. They are to show their knowledge of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Informatics. The competition consists of a blitz-contest and two main rounds.
First held in 2016, after four years, the competition has been extended with contestants of 45 cities from 32 countries and territories such as Helsinki, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Berlin, Dresden, Frankfurt, Boston, New York, Beijing, Hanoi, among others.
Two female students from Tran Quoc Tuan High School have upgraded a so-called rice ATM into a 4-in-1 ‘Covid-19 prevention ATM which can disinfect hands and distribute instant noodle, rice and face masks.
The students and their ATM
A multiuse ATM has been at the entrance door to the school for the last two months.
Every day, students queue up in front of the machine to get their hands disinfected and receive face masks before entering the school. They can also receive instant noodles and rice if they want.
The ATM was invented by Vo Le Xuan Thuy and Ho Nguyen Minh Thu, 12th graders at the school.
Thuy said in early 2019, she and former students of the school made an ATM distributing rice to needy people. The machine was created within a short time, so it was not perfect and it could not operate well.
Thuy, together with Minh Thu, a classmate, decided to improve the rice ATM and turn it into a multiuse machine The idea of the two female students then got strong support from teachers.
The machine was completed after 2.5 months. At that moment, Covid-19 broke out once again in some northern provinces and cities. They decided to put the ATM at the school’s entrance door to help prevent coronavirus spread.
“We are happy that the machine has been running properly, with no trouble, though hundreds of students disinfect their hands and receive necessities every day,” Thuy said.
According to Minh Thu, the machine is small, created with aluminum and steel frame. It has an automatic conveyor that provides face masks, noodles and rice; a hand sanitizer spray equipment; a tray that contains essentials; and sensor and machine control circuit.
When students gets near the machine, the sensor will recognize them. Within one second, antiseptics, instant noodles, rice and face masks will be automatically pushed out from the machine.
To make the machine, besides the existing ATM equipment, the students had to buy electronic devices and were commissioned to make the frame. They spent time reading documents to make the ATM and used a piece of code under the instruction of teacher Nguyen Thi Mai.
According to Thu, the machine costs VND6-7 million. It runs with solar power, equipped with an LED lamp and camera.
“We decided to use a LED lamp so that it can operate in the evening. We installed a solar panel for the ATM in case the electricity is cut,” she said.
The parts can be assembled and disassembled easily.
Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are planning to reopen schools on March 1, according to the Ministry of Education and Training , after a two-week delay to the scheduled resumption when Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday end mid-February.
Hanoi could reopen schools on March 2 if the COVID-19 situation is under control (March 2 will be the date marking 14 days of local infections), according to municipal authorities.
The HCM City People’s Committee on February 24 approved the Department of Education and Training’s proposal to reopen schools on March 1 since the recent COVID-19 outbreak has been well controlled.
The department said most parents want their children to go to school.
To prepare for the reopening, the administration has called for disinfecting schools and adopting preventive measures.
This week the department will ensure these tasks are undertaken at all schools.
It also has instructed schools to ensure their students follow the Ministry of Health’s 5K message: Khau trang (face mask) – Khu khuan (disinfection) – Khoang cach (distance) – Khong tu tap (no gathering) – Khai bao y te (health declaration).
To date, 51 provinces and cities nationwide have already reopened schools.
As of the morning of February 24, Vietnam had 2,403 COVID-19 infections, with 1,760 recoveries. Ten localities hit by the latest outbreak have now gone many days without new cases./.