HANOI, March 30, 2022 – Leading Vietnamese policy makers, influencers, educators, and other key stakeholders working in the field of English language education gathered in Hanoi today for a two-day conference on the future of English language teaching and learning in Vietnam. Hosted by the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) from March 30-31, 2022, the Vietnam English Language Teaching Forum aims to support Vietnamese educational institutions as they shape the way they teach English in a post-pandemic era.
Speaking at the Forum, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Marc Knapper observed, “English is now widely spoken by Vietnam’s large youth population. We can all see young Vietnamese people using English in just about every possible way – in the classroom, on the street, and online in conversations with people from other countries.”
In his opening remarks, the Ambassador assured participants of the U.S. Government’s continued support for English language education in Vietnam. “We know that young people who speak foreign languages well are prepared for academic and professional success. We know that countries with higher levels of English attract more investment and tourism dollars. We see the ways that language can open a whole world of possibilities for future generations,” he said.
Sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Vietnam’s Regional English Language Office and organized by the VietTESOL Association, the National Foreign Languages Project, and the DAV, the Vietnam English Language Teaching Forum brings leading voices in the Vietnamese English language education community together to identify global, regional, and local trends in education and to discuss challenges and opportunities in English language learning and teaching going forward.
Participants at the conference include Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Huu Do, other representatives from the Ministry of Education and Training, the General Department of Vocational Training, the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Justice, Provincial Departments of Education and Training, leading universities and vocational training colleges, and influential leaders from the private sector.