The British Council in Vietnam and the Hanoi Department of Education and Training sign an agreement on August 15 in the presence of new British Ambassador to Vietnam Gareth Ward. (Photo: laodongthudo.vn)

Hanoi (VNA)
– The British Council in Vietnam has agreed to help Hanoi improve education of English language at schools from September 2018 to September 2021.

The deal came through a memorandum of understanding between the British Council in Vietnam and the Hanoi Department of Education and Training signed on August 15 in the presence of new British Ambassador to Vietnam Gareth Ward.

Per the pact, the British Council will support the capital in capacity building for local English teachers in terms of both English proficiency and teaching methods as part of efforts to fulfill goals set by the 2008 – 2020 project on foreign language education in Vietnam.

The agreement allows the British Council to enhance English language teaching and learning at schools through capacity building of school managers, teachers and students. It will also assist the city in assessing the English proficiency of teachers and students.

Under the deal, Vietnamese students and parents will get easier access to information about the United Kingdom and its education system, and have better awareness of opportunities for study in the UK as well as the network of the British Council. -VNA