|Forty 11th and 12th graders are attending a two-month free English teaching programme, Fulbright Everest Launchpad. — VNS Photo Gia Lộc|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Fulbright Everest Launchpad, a free English teaching programme for 40 11th and 12th graders around the country started on Monday.
The programme included eight weeks of learning English in HCM City and online.
The cost of VNĐ65 million (US$2,850) per student to travel, stay in the city and learn is provided by Fulbright University Việt Nam, thanks to a donation by Jack Tate, founder of the Baby Superstores chain in the US.
The programme is designed by Fulbright University Việt Nam in co-operation with a local social enterprise, Everest Education, to personalise learning.
The 40 students, chosen from among 1,215 candidates, have to use English for daily communication.
Chu Hoài Ngọc from the northern province of Thái Nguyên, one of the 40 students, said the programme would help her improve her English skills and communication.
Nguyễn Minh Nguyệt from another northern province, Bắc Ninh, said soft skills would also be improved.
Moreover, they would be making friends from around the country, she said. —VNS