Gifted high schools to teach more English


High schools for the gifted will soon begin teaching some of their classes fully in English to have at least 50 percent of their graduates achieve average English language skills according to European standards.

The target is expected to be hit by 2015, according to a new plan by the Ministry of Education and Training. The plan is based on the Common European Framework of Reference, developed by the European Council, which has established six levels of language skills. The rate is expected to increase to 70 percent by 2020, the ministry representatives told a gifted high school conference in the northern province of Nam Dinh on Saturday.

Source:  Thanh Nien Daily, 31.12.09

Here is a link to the assessment grid (MSWord file) for the Common European Framework of Reference for English.

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