The British Council (BC) and the Ministry of Education and Training on Feb. 22 held a ceremony in Hanoi on Feb. 22 to review activities of the Access English project and presented English curriculum design awards to high school teachers nationwide.

After three years of implementation, over 1,000 teachers have benefited from the Access English project which aims to provide training to trainers of the English language who will then train teachers at elementary schools in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City.

Access English is a four-year project developed and run by the BC in partnership with education sectors in the Southeast Asian countries, aiming to provide support to changes in English language teaching in three areas including support for policy makers, support for teacher educators and support for teachers.

At the event, three first prize winners of the English curriculum design contest were awarded with a study trip to the United Kingdom and three second prize winners received a trip to Singapore.

Launched in October, 2010 at , the contest drew 200 entries from numerous teachers across the country./.