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English training initiative kicks off

Update: September, 04/2014 - 09:34
SEAMEO RETRAC is in charge of organising and coordinating the courses for 400 out of 838 lecturers and teachers of English from universities, colleges, and educational institutions in Da Nang and HCM City this month. — Photo vnseameo.org

HCM CITY (VNS) — A Training of Trainers Programme for lecturers of English at universities, colleges and education departments in the country was launched in HCM City yesterday.

The programme aims to create a group of core trainers who can teach annual professional-development courses for teachers of English at all levels, from primary to high school education.

It is carried out by the Ministry of Education and Training's management board of the National Foreign Language 2020 Project, in co-operation with the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Training Center (SEAMEO RETRAC).

SEAMEO RETRAC is in charge of organising and coordinating the courses for 400 out of 838 lecturers and teachers of English from universities, colleges, and educational institutions in Da Nang and HCM City this month.

A blended mode of face-to-face and online learning is applied. The program includes two modules: English for Teaching and ICT in Language Instruction which aim to improve participants' teaching methodology and to harness ICT skills for English-language teaching and learning.

The first module will be conducted by international experts from the UK and the US, while the second module will be taught by Vietnamese lecturers with internationally recognised expertise in ICT application in language teaching and learning. — VNS

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