A training course was opened in Hanoi on June 24 aiming to sharpen skills of overseas Vietnamese teachers in teaching their mother tongue.

Attending the course are 30 teachers from countries where the Vietnamese communities have high demand for learning Vietnamese such as the Czech Republic, Germany, the UK, France, China, Laos, and Thailand.

At the opening ceremony, Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Thanh Son voiced his hope that after this course, the teachers will better transfer knowledge about Vietnam’s history, culture and people to young generation in foreign countries so that they will know more about their homeland and work to preserve and promote national identities.

The course, which will run through July 12, is the second of its kind held so far, following the first one in 2013.-VNA