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Thursday, December 8, 2022

Foreigners teaching foreign languages in Vietnam to be obliged to possess appropriate certificates

Updated: 08:00’ - 30/04/2021
A foreign teacher wishing to teach his mother-tongue language in Vietnam would have to possess a college or higher degree and a certificate of being trained in teaching of such language.

Children with their foreign teacher at an Apollo English center__Photo: Internet

Such is required by the Ministry of Education and Training in a draft circular revising the Regulation on organization and operation of foreign language and informatics centers issued together with Circular 21 of 2018.

As per the draft, if a to-be-taught foreign language is not the mother tongue of a foreigner, he would have to possess a college degree in language teacher training, or a college or higher degree in linguistics and an appropriate language teacher training certificate, or a college or higher degree and a foreign language proficiency certificate of level 5 or higher according to the six-level foreign language proficiency framework for Vietnam and an appropriate language teacher training certificate.

The draft also defines foreign language ​​and informatics centers as continuing education institutions in the national education system, regardless of whether they are public or private. Public centers are established by the State while private ones are established by domestic and foreign organizations and individuals. All centers would have to meet conditions for operation under Vietnam’s laws, have the legal person status and their own seals and bank accounts.- (VLLF)


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