United States and Vietnam Enhance English Teaching through VietTESOL Conference

United States and Vietnam Enhance English Teaching through VietTESOL Conference, 12/8/17

HANOI, December 8, 2017 – Thai Nguyen University hosted the 3rd International VietTESOL Conference from December 7 – 8, in coordination with the U.S. Embassy, National Foreign Languages Project 2020, Ministry of Education and Training; and the VietTESOL Community.

The VietTESOL conference brought together diverse stakeholders of English language teaching, learning, research, and usage in an engaging platform to support the English language teaching profession, enhance English proficiency and lifelong learning among professionals and learners, and advance English language teaching, learning, research and usage in Vietnam and beyond.

United States and Vietnam Enhance English Teaching through VietTESOL Conference, 12/8/17
Participants at the 3rd International VietTESOL Conference.

This year’s conference offered a wide range of professional development opportunities to English language teachers of all levels. The conference featured key note speeches from University of Hawaii’s Dr. J.D. Brown as well as University of Languages and International Studies’ Professor Hoang Van Van and Professor Le Van Canh. In addition, participants shared over 80 papers, posters and tech fair sessions and led 30 workshops, including many from U.S. Department of State English Language Fellows. Approximately 280 English language instructors from around the country and 25 international participants registered to attend the conference.

The U.S. Embassy’s Regional English Language Office (RELO) was a proud sponsor of the conference, and RELO sponsorship funds were used, in part, to support the travel and attendance of regional teachers.
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Background:
The Regional English Language Office (RELO) opened in the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi in 2015. Part of the Public Affairs Section, it cooperates with the Ministries of Education, teachers’ associations, universities, schools and English language teaching professionals on a variety of educational and cultural exchange programs and projects in order to enhance mutual understanding between the peoples of the region and the United States. The RELO in Hanoi helps to manage English Language Programs in Vietnam, Cambodia and Lao PDR.

For additional information regarding the conference please go to: VietTESOL.org
For additional information regarding the Regional English Language Office, U.S. Embassy, Hanoi, please go to: https://vn.usembassy.gov/education-culture/relo/
For additional resources for English language learners and teacher, please go to: http://AmericanEnglish.state.gov