The program was an opportunity for cadets from military academies and schools to meet and share their English learning methods, to raise their English language competence as well as to improve quality of English learning and teaching at military academies’ and schools in the coming time. At the exchange program The highlight of the program were a short video clip reviewing English language teaching and learning at military academies and schools, and exchanges of excellent English language learners of the first training course held by the Department of Military School Management. During the event, participants enjoyed interesting art performances by cadets. Vietnamese and English songs aroused troops’ enthusiasm and determination to build the nation and the army. An art performance at the event Over the past time, military academies and schools have fostered education and training, especially foreign language teaching, showing their efforts … [Read more...] about Military academies and schools to foster English language teaching
VNA Vice Director General Le Quoc Minh speaks at the meeting (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The 44th Executive Board Meeting of the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA), hosted by the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) in Hanoi from April 18-20, has highlighted the important role played by professional journalism in the context of the emergence of social media and challenges posed by it. With the theme “For a professional and innovative journalism”, the event has focused discussion on how to effectively deal with fake news and how to regain public trust with this context in mind. Due to the fast development of social media, the role of journalists is changing. They are no longer the sole source of breaking news and their responsibility has extended to the verification of information being shared amongst the public. They are depended on to validate and analyse information, as well as help the public find what they need to know. According to VNA … [Read more...] about OANA 44: How to deal with fake news in modern journalism?
Inspiring: Phố painting by artist Tào Linh on poonah paper. Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Contemporary art works performed on dó (poonah) paper are featured in an ongoing exhibition at the VICAS Centre for Assistance and Development of Contemporary Arts (VICAS Art Studio) in Hà Nội’s Đống Đa District that began on Wednesday. Entitled Góp Dó (Contributing Poonah Papers), the exhibition showcases 43 paintings by 13 artists from HCM City, Hải Phòng and Hà Nội. Each of the paintings, which demonstrates the artist’s own visual language and creativity, offers diversity in visual effects. “Poonah paper is a traditional material. If it is preserved in a traditional way like printing traditional pictures on it, such tradition will gradually pass away,” addressing Bùi Quang Thắng, the arts director of VICAS Art Studio, at the opening ceremony. “So what should be done … [Read more...] about Exhibition showcases modern art on traditional material
VietNamNet Bridge - General Secretary of the Vietnam Linguistics Association Pham Van Tinh says language disorders are a product of modern society. Children may suffer if they are forced to learn foreign languages too early and follow the wrong methods. General Secretary of the Vietnam Linguistics Association Pham Van Tinh Experts believe that an early age is the best time for kids to start learning a foreign language. However, opinions vary about what ‘early age’ means. In Vietnam, some urban parents believe that their children should be studying English at the age of two or three, while others fear learning a foreign language at an early age increase the risk of language disorders among children. The critical age for children to use English is 5-6, when they obtain basic vocabulary. At this age, children can learn a second language quickly. The critical age for children to use English is 5-6, when they obtain basic vocabulary. At this age, children can learn a … [Read more...] about Language disorders: product of modern society?
Presenting certificates of merit to six Vietnamese teachers who obtained outstanding achievements in Russian language teaching (Source: CPV)The event drew the participation of leaders of the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Hanoi, lecturers from Peoples' Friendship University of Russia and over 30 Russian language teachers from educational establishments in Vietnam. From October 22nd and 25th, the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia will conduct the programme in Vietnam to systematize the viewpoint of participants according to "Russian as a foreign language" orientation, and introduce modern technologies in teaching culture and language. Participants will be introduced to modern editing technologies and use e-learning materials in Russian language books, methods of planning and organizing foreign language teaching using information technology, and communications through distance teaching. In addition, leading experts from universities in the field of … [Read more...] about Improving professionalism for Russian language teachers in Vietnam