Sweden to support Vietnam in training English

The Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training and The Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi, Vietnam have signed an agreement to boost cooperation in teaching and learning English in higher education in the 2018-2020 period.

The agreement fouses on encouraging the cooperation and exchange of experiences in training English, promoting English proficiency evaluation and English improvement for teachers and students.

As per agreement, the Swedish Embassy will provide free practice tests in reading, listening and grammar; and free online training courses for local teachers as well as support the Ministry of Education and Training to develop English Training Skills Clubs at schools nationwide.

Since 2016, Educational institutions in Vietnam have been directed to implement English as a second language on campus, it has been announced, which could increase student mobility and international collaborations with the country.

The Minister of Education and Training, Phung Xuan Nha, has initially aimed this regulation at 61 universities, academies and colleges under the Ministry.

The regulation will ensure that lecturers at universities hold their meetings in English, with students also required to give presentations and discussions in English.

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