Vietnamese class for Vietnamese children in Netherlands opens

Monday, 19/09/2022 16:01
The Vietnamese Embassy in the Netherlands recently held the opening ceremony of the Vietnamese language class for overseas Vietnamese children in 2022 at the Embassy's headquarters.
 Ambassador Pham Viet Anh, the Board of Parents and students at the ceremony (Photo:

Six years ago, the Overseas Vietnamese Association in Den Haag and surrounding areas took the initiative and promoted the establishment of a Vietnamese class to help their children learn Vietnamese language. Representatives of the association and the Board of Parents were moved to review the memories of the first days of the class. Ambassador Ngo Thi Hoa, Vietnamese Ambassador to the Netherlands at that time, and her daughter, wives of diplomats and an overseas Vietnamese woman volunteered to be the first teachers of the class, held at the headquarters of the Embassy. Students of all ages were classmates. Many of the students couldn’t understand or speak Vietnamese at that time, but are now able to communicate in Vietnamese.

Teacher Do Thu Thuy, the diplomat's wife, has been teaching for 3 years, sharing touching memories at the direct class as well as difficulties at online classes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Teachers and students were very pleased to receive Vietnamese textbooks donated by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh during his visit to the UK and France in 2021.

Vietnamese Ambassador to the Netherlands Pham Viet Anh was delighted that the Vietnamese community loves the Vietnamese language and aspired for their children to keep the Vietnamese language.

On this occasion, the Ambassador introduced Uncle Ho's unique initiative in the movement "Killing the ignorance", which is: literate people teach illiterate people. He also showed photos of Uncle Ho thoughtfully visiting classrooms in the mass education movement, farmers writing letters on the main road, backs of buffaloes, and old people lighting kerosene lamps in simple classrooms.

He advised and encouraged people to follow Uncle Ho's method, talking in Vietnamese language every day with their children and relatives. That is the best way to preserve the Vietnamese language while living abroad.

At the opening ceremony, Ambassador Pham Viet Anh and representatives of the Board of Parents presented gifts and flowers to the teachers./.