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Japanese to be taught at primary schools

Update: September, 16/2016 - 16:00
Studying Japanese at Chu Văn An School in Hà Nội. - Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI – The Japanese language is being taught at some primary schools in Hà Nội and HCM City, on a trial basis.

An opening ceremony for Japanese language classes at primary schools in Việt Nam was held yesterday at Chu Văn An primary school in Hà Nội, with the participation of representatives from the Ministry of Education and Training and the Japanese Embassy in Việt Nam.

In a letter sent to students, Japanese Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Việt Nam Fukada Hiroshi said language was a foundation for cultural exchanges among countries.

Those students learning Japanese language would contribute to the development of relations between Japan and Việt Nam, he said.

First Secretary and Head of the Japanese Embassy’s Department of Culture and Information, Anazawa, said Japanese language was taught for students beginning in the third grade, which was quite early, but the younger the students are, the better they can learn.

The program is being carried out on a trial basis at four primary schools during the 2016-2017 academic year, including Nguyễn Du, Khương Thượng and Chu Văn An schools in Hà Nội and Việt Nam-Australia school in HCM City.

Japanese language classes are expected to be expanded nationwide for all primary schools in the future. – VNS

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