Training course for teachers teaching Vietnamese language abroad launched in Hanoi

Tuesday, 16/08/2022 10:57
As many as 80 Vietnamese teachers from nine countries participate in a training course on Vietnamese language teaching opened in Hanoi on August 15.
At a Vietnamese class in the Czech Republic (Photo: VNA) 

Speaking at the opening, Vice Chairman of the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese (OV) Affairs Mai Phan Dung said that for overseas Vietnamese community of the 5.3 million people, maintaining the use of the Vietnamese language is significant in keeping their connections with their fellows at home and the Fatherland.

However, he also pointed out the risk for the Vietnamese language to fall into oblivion among the community, especially young generations who are born and raised abroad and adding that the limitation in teaching methods and textbooks is also a great challenge for the community.

The Vice Chairman said that as part of efforts to spread the love for the Vietnamese language among the community, recently, September 8 has been chosen as the Day for Honouring Vietnamese Language in Vietnamese Communities Abroad.

First held in 2013, the training course aims to enhance the teaching capacity for professional and non-professional teachers in community language facilities, and update them with new knowledge in the work.

So far, more than 600 teachers teaching Vietnamese language abroad have participated in the courses with the support of teachers who are leading language experts from the Ministry of Education and Training.

Due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2020 and 2021, the training course was held online with the participation of more than 400 overseas Vietnamese teachers.

The course will prolong until August 30./.