Bilingual teaching in Vietnamese and English of maths and natural science subjects will be conducted on a trial basis at senior high schools for the gifted and those meeting certain conditions, in the 2014-2015 academic year, according to the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET).

This forms part of the pilot activities under the programme “Teaching and learning foreign languages in the national education system for the 2008-2020 period.”

The Ministry of Education and Training also requested schools participating in the pilot English programme for 5th, 7th and 10th graders continue to expand the programme to other grades to ensure the continuity in study.

At the same time, the ministry will continue to assess the competence of teachers of English and organise training courses to ensure they meet the requirements of the new curricula.

On the other hand, the teaching of other foreign languages, including French, Japanese, German, Chinese and Russian will be encouraged depending on the capacity and needs of localities.-VNA