Australian experts support Vietnamese new-graduate speech therapistsThe Saigon Times Daily Speech therapy expert Lorie Koll from Trinh Foundation Australia supports her mentee Hoang Thi Van Anh at the Lotus Therapy Center in Hue City during a speech therapy session with a client - PHOTO: COURTESY OF TRINH FOUNDATION AUSTRALIA HCMC - New-graduate speech therapists in Vietnam are now able to meet their professional development goals thanks to their engagement with the Beyond Borders Mentoring Program, developed and coordinated by Australian speech pathology advisor Sarah Day in collaboration with her Australian partner organization Trinh Foundation Australia (TFA). Nearly 30 Vietnamese speech therapists have been matched with 21 experienced mentors from Australia and across the world in an endeavor to support these motivated new-graduate health professionals to continue to improve their clinical and professional skills after graduation. Each mentoring partnership was supported … [Read more...] about Australian experts support Vietnamese new-graduate speech therapists
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Chinese scientists announced Thursday they had cloned five monkeys from a single animal that was genetically engineered to have a sleep disorder, saying it could aid research into human psychological problems. Monkey clones Zhong Zhong (left) and Hua Hua at a research institution in Suzhou in China's Jiangsu province. (Photo: AFP) The claim, detailed in two reports published in a Chinese science journal, is the latest in a series of biomedical advances in the country, some of which have fuelled medical ethics debates. Most recently a Chinese scientist claimed last year he had altered the DNA of babies to make them HIV-proof. A research team from the Institute of Neuroscience at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai said it had altered the genes of a macaque to give it circadian rhythm disorder, in which the body's "clock" is out of sync with normal sleep times. They went on to clone five macaques from that individual, and found that the new monkeys -- born over … [Read more...] about China clones gene-edited monkeys to aid disorder research
The specialized programme aims to serve Korean nationals, the Korean community within Vietnam, and other Korean speakers throughout the country. A number of art performances are also held at the ceremony, including Chiec Khan Pieu (Pieu Scarf). Along with traditional Korean dance performances by students from the National University of Hanoi. The event draws the participation of Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications (MIC) Hoang Vinh Bao, VOV President Nguyen The Ky, Korean Ambassador to Vietnam Kim Dohyun, among other guests. Korean Singer Kim Joon Ji, who currently works as an advisor for VOV Korean, performed at the event. Kim Dohyun, the Korean Ambassador to Vietnam, gives a speech at the ceremony. VOV President Ky says the Korean-language programme expresses VOV’s and Vietnam’s respect for the relationship between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea. The airing of the programme also demonstrates the development … [Read more...] about VOV launches Korean-language programme
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?
Viet Nam News by Khánh Linh The clip is only three minutes long, but it has Vietnamese parents up in arms: it depicts young Vietnamese children who started studying English at a very early age, even before they fluently spoke their mother tongue, struggling to express themselves in either language. The clip immediately sparked a debate on the unforeseen impacts of early foreign language education among parents. The largest concern is that foreign language study for children under three can raise the risk of language disorders. Some children end up struggling with Vietnamese or need to work with a language therapist. Parents’ comments revealed their worries. They had considered it essential to teach their kids to sing English songs and learn simple words on Youtube or via learning software—but now they are trying to decide if there’s a downside. Some said they would keep their children from studying English until they were in the first grade. … [Read more...] about Fears of language disorders dampen parents’ enthusiasm for English