At the workshop (Source: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – A workshop focusing on new solutions and educational technologies to facilitate English teaching in vocational schools was held in Ho Chi Minh City on October 4.

The event was organised by the UK’s Department of International Trade in cooperation with the municipal Department of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs.

Deputy Director of the department Nguyen Van Lam said that English is an important tool for students in vocational facilities, which helps to raise their competitiveness in both Vietnamese and ASEAN markets after graduation. 

The city has launched numerous activities to improve the capacity and quality of English teachers in colleges and vocational schools, he added.

At the event, participants put forward new pedagogical theories and methods to raise the quality of teaching staff towards advanced training programmes.

Experts from the UK also shared solutions towards integrating UK certificates with Vietnam’s current vocational programme.

The UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Vietnam Ed Vaizey suggested the two sides strengthen cooperation in the improvement of vocational training quality, as well as enhance collaboration between vocational facilities to design suitable training programmes for Vietnam. 

He also voiced his hope that increasing ties between Vietnam and the UK will provide a chance for students and entrepreneurs to gain knowledge and skills on global labour markets.

Raising the quality of English teaching and learning in Vietnam’s vocational facilities needs concerted efforts, appropriate measures, and a thorough roadmap, contributing to the target of training skilled labourers to be fluent in English, he noted.–VNA