Ten teachers who have contributed to developing the French language at high schools in Vietnam received Valofrase awards at a ceremony hosted by the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) and the International Organisation of La Francophonie in Hanoi on December 3.

The awards were also presented to 50 students who earned high scores on Group D3 of literature, mathematics and French language during the 2014 university entrance exam and won prizes at the national academic competitions.

This is the recognition of the efforts by the teachers and students in the teaching and learning of the French language, said MoET Deputy Minister Nguyen Vinh Hien.

The award ceremony was part of the Enhancement of French in Southeast Asia programme (Valofrase), which aims to promote the French language in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. It has been implemented in Vietnam since 2006.-VNA