At the 20th anniversary of the SEAMEO regional training centre in HCM City, Minister of Education and Training Phùng Xuân Nhạ praised the centre’s achievements in offering innovative training incorporating face-to-face and online study and instruction. — Photo Courtesy of SEAMEO RETRAC
Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation’s (SEAMEO) Regional Training Centre (RETRAC) has used Tech4Teach, an online site, in 40 training courses for 1,200 foreign-language teachers in 11 southern provinces in the last two years.
Created in 2014, Tech4Teach is one of eight key teacher training components in the Ministry of Education and Training’s programme called Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages in the National Education System, which is being implemented between 2008 and 2020.
The use of Tech4Teach is part of a blended learning approach being used in a number of training programmes at the centre. The approach involves face-to-face and online study and discussion.
At the 20th anniversary of the centre held on Thursday in HCM City, Minister of Education and Training Phùng Xuân Nhạ praised the centre’s achievements in researching and training in educational management and foreign language courses.
He said that SEAMEO RETRAC should aim to become a prestigious centre in Southeast Asia. Việt Nam officially became a member of SEAMEO in 1992.
In 1995, the Ministry of Education and Training established the centre and organised specialised training in the fields of innovative education technologies, technical vocational education, and language teaching for human resources. — VNS