Seminar on improving Vietnamese language teaching abroad held in Hanoi

Monday, 22/08/2022 14:00
A seminar was jointly held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the Ministry of Education and Training and the Vietnam Education Publishing House (VEPH) in Hanoi on August 20 to seek solutions to improve the teaching and learning of Vietnamese language among overseas Vietnamese children.
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The event is as part of activities in response to the day for honouring the Vietnamese language (September 8).

Speaking at the event, VEPH General Director Hoang Le Bach said September 8 has become an annual day for honouring the Vietnamese language under a decision signed by Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh approving a project on the day among the overseas Vietnamese community for the 2023-2030 period.

The project aims to enhance awareness of the community of the Vietnamese language’s beauty and value as well as honour individuals and organizations that make positive contributions to maintaining and expanding the coverage of the language among the community, keeping it as a language for communication among the Vietnamese families abroad, and spreading it to foreigners.

According to him, over the past years, the VEPH has compiled and published many books serving the study, research and teaching to improve knowledge and love for the Vietnamese language as well as the Vietnamese literature and culture.

He added that in the future, the VEPH will coordinate with the State Commission on Overseas Vietnamese Affairs under the MOFA to implement a range of activities including training and sharing methods of teaching Vietnamese to overseas Vietnamese children; building libraries, introducing books and spreading the Vietnamese culture in other countries.

At the seminar, the delegates exchanged experience in teaching the Vietnamese language for overseas Vietnamese children.

According to Nguyen Thuy Anh, author of a collection of six books named "Hello Vietnamese", the most important thing when teaching Vietnamese to overseas Vietnamese children is to arouse their interest, curiosity and need to communicate in Vietnamese through interactive activities such as games and festivals./.