Published on Thursday, 05 April 2018 15:39Written by Luca Powell. Photos courtesy of Teach For Vietnam.
Vu Thi Hang’s (not pictured above) teaching style is far from traditional.
In her class, it’s common to find students moving, dancing, acting and singing. In fact, she encourages it.
“I think it helps students to feel the language,” Hang, 25, tells Saigoneer. She describes herself as a theater hobbyist, while also holding a Masters in Asia Pacific Studies. “I like to encourage expression, so the students can try and use the language creatively.”
The kind of creativity and free-play her class fosters is relatively uncommon in most public school English programs in Vietnam. At every rung, from rural county classrooms to top-tier universities, traditional programs have long prioritized reading, writing and grammar as benchmarks for fluency.
Subjects like speaking and listening don’t get enough attention, Hang believes. “When we started teaching our kids, they were scared to speak English. We had to build their confidence.” Tiếp tục đọc “In Rural Tay Ninh, Teach For Vietnam Brings a Jolt of Change to English Teaching”
Sometimes you feel bored and tired to learn English. You have tried many times but gotten nothing. So, English is really difficult as you think, isn’t it ?
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Updated : 09/07/2015 18:16 GMT + 7
As the world marks the 48th annual International Literacy Day on Tuesday, have a look at how children in Vietnam and several Asian countries go to school in this photo feature provided by World Vision Vietnam.
Millions of children across Asia returned to school this month, pursuing their right to education. The new school year in Vietnam officially kicked off on September 5.
While many have schools in their own communities, others have to go on long and difficult journeys to access their education, which is a major challenge in Asia and the Pacific.
In remote villages, schools are often far away and difficult to reach. The distance from home to school is one of the reasons why 26.3 million children are out of school in Asia and the Pacific, according to UNESCO. Tiếp tục đọc “How kids in Vietnam, other countries embark on extreme journeys to school (photos)”