English to be second language in Vietnam HE (The PIE News)

Educational institutions in Vietnam have been directed to implement English as a second language on campus, it has been announced, which could increase student mobility and international collaborations with the country.

I was recently interviewed by The PIE News, an industry newsletter for professionals in international education, about a new initiative in Viet Nam involving the use of English as a second language at 61 institutions that was recently announced by Dr. Phung Xuan Nha, the new minister of education and training.

Here’s a choice excerpt that will hopefully whet your appetite for more:

Mark Ashwill, managing director of Capstone Vietnam, a full-service educational consulting company with offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), told The PIE News that the new regulation is a “bold move”.

“It sends a very strong signal that English proficiency is important for Vietnam, its ongoing integration into the global community, and its long-term sustainable development.”

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MAA