A class at the course (Photo: VNA)

Prague (VNA) – A summer course in Vietnamese for Vietnamese-origin children in Prague and neighbouring localities in the Czech Republic opened in the city’s Sapa trade centre on June 30.

Along with teaching the children to read and write Vietnamese, the annual course also aims to get the children understand the culture and history of their motherland.

Held by the Vietnamese Centre of Prague under the Vietnamese Association in Prague, the course drew 50 trainees.

Addressing the event, Vietnamese chargé d’affairs in the Czech Republic hailed the Vietnamese Centre of Prague’s efforts in popularising Vietnamese language and culture in the country.

Nguyen Van Son, Director of the Vietnamese Centre of Prague appreciated the support of the Vietnamese Embassy in the Czech Republic, donors, teachers and students’ parents in maintaining and expanding such summer courses.

He affirmed that the centre will continue renovating the teaching methods to enhance quality of both teaching and learning.

Meanwhile, Vice President and General Secretary of the Vietnamese Association in the Czech Republic Vu Nam called for the engagement of the whole Vietnamese community in inspiring children to learn their motherland’s language.

The Vietnamese Centre of Prague, formerly known as Sapa Vietnamese Centre, was formed 16 years ago. Along with summer Vietnamese courses, the centre has held three regular Vietnamese courses in weekend, drawing thousands of Vietnamese children.-VNA