|A Vietnamese language teaching class in the Czech Republic. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — A training course on Vietnamese language teaching opened in Hà Nội on Monday for 80 Vietnamese teachers from nine countries.
Addressing the opening, Vice Chairman of the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese (OV) Affairs Mai Phan Dũng said that for the 5.3 million-strong Vietnamese community abroad, maintaining the use of the Vietnamese language is significant in keeping their connections with the Fatherland.
However, he pointed to the risk for the language to fall into oblivion among the community, especially young generations who are born and raised abroad. The limitations of teaching methods and textbooks is also a great challenge for the community.
Dũng said that as part of efforts to spread love for the Vietnamese language among the community, recently, the Government chose September 8 as the Day for Honouring Vietnamese Language in Vietnamese Communities Abroad.
The annual training course for teachers of Vietnamese language abroad, which was first held in 2013, aims to enhance the teaching capacity of professional and non-professional teachers, and update them with new knowledge in the field.
To date, more than 600 overseas teachers have participated in the courses with the support of teachers who are leading language experts of the Ministry of Education and Training.
In 2020 and 2021, due to COVID-19, the course was held online with the participation of more than 400 OV teachers.
The course will run until August 30. — VNS