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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Young people prepare applications at Can Tho University to find jobs in big cities (Photo: tienphong.vn) Can Tho (VNA) — The Mekong Delta is one of the richest parts of Vietnam, leading the country in rice, shrimp and other agricultural products. But now the area is facing a labour shortage as young people leave to work in HCM City and southeastern provinces. Ly Sa Ruong from Tran De district in Soc Trang province told Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper that many young people had left their hometowns to find jobs in Binh Duong province. “Only old people and children are left behind. Young people have gone to Binh Duong province including my three children,” he said. “Farming does not provide a stable income.” Vice Chairman of the district’s Thanh Thoi An commune Nguyen Hai Quan said local people mostly worked in agriculture with two rice crops a year. Mechanisation had replaced manual work so people had more free time after the harvests. As … [Read more...] about Mekong Delta provinces voice concern over shortage of workers
Nguyen Khoi Nguyen holds a bottle on his head while riding a unicycle and juggling eight balls at Tam Viet Centre (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - “I want to become the world’s number-one ball-juggling artist,” a Hanoian handsome and agile teenager told the Vietnam News Agency while practicing circus stunts. Nguyen Khoi Nguyen, now 17, was diagnosed with the West syndrome at six months old and an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at three. However, Nguyen refused to surrender to fate. With his own non-stop efforts and unconditional and endless support of his parents, Nguyen has not only made admirable success but also become a source of inspiration and encouragement for Vietnamese teenagers, particularly the community living with autism. In 2017, Nguyen was recognised by the Vietnam Records Organisation (Vietkings) for holding a bottle on his head while riding a unicycle and juggling eight balls for longer than any other Vietnamese who has attempted … [Read more...] about Vietnamese autistic teenager wants to conquer the world
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
Chairman of Vingroup Pham Nhat Vuong Chairman of Vingroup Pham Nhat Vuong has been named among the top 50 theme park influencers in the world for his innovation and creativity in the global theme park industry in 2019. Vuong is the first Vietnamese person honoured by Bloobloop, a leading online resource for professionals working in the visitor attractions sector. Bloobloop says Vuong is Viet Nam’s first billionaire and heads up a conglomerate with interests in real estate, retail, healthcare and theme parks. Vingroup has a mission to “create a better life for the Vietnamese people”. Under the Vinpearl brand it operates hotels, resorts and two Vinpearl Land theme parks. A third park will open in the southern province of Kien Giang in 2020, bringing a new era of entertainment to what some believe is one of the hottest markets in the attractions industry in Asia and beyond. Now in his early 50s, Vuong studied in Russia and started a popular instant noodle business in … [Read more...] about Vingroup Chairman listed among world’s 50 theme park influencers