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Ministry issues general education programmes for more first foreign languages

Update: August, 02/2021 - 08:34

 

The first foreign language subject is mandatory from grade 3 to grade 12. —VNAVNS Photo for illustration

HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Education and Training has issued a circular promulgating the general education programmes of Russian, Japanese, French and Chinese as the first foreign languages to be taught in Vietnamese schools.

The first foreign language subject is taught from grade 3 to grade 12, in compliance with the provisions of the General Education Programme of the Ministry of Education and Training. Schools can choose to teach the first foreign language from grade 1 based on students' need and the schools' capacity.

According to the general education programme, Vietnamese students are required to learn one foreign language (the first foreign language) and can choose to learn at least one other foreign language (the second foreign language) in accordance with their aspirations and the ability to meet their needs of educational institutions.

At present, English, Russian, Japanese, French and Chinese are the first foreign languages taught in Vietnamese schools. The ministry is also piloting the teaching of Korean and German as first foreign languages.

The circular will become effective on August 16. — VNS

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