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Monday, December 5, 2022

New rule on testing of Vietnamese language proficiency for foreigners

Updated: 18:22’ - 10/10/2021
The Ministry of Education and Training has recently issued a regulation on organization of Vietnamese language proficiency tests for foreigners under Circular 27 enacted on October 7.

Accordingly, those tests, designed to assess foreigners’ Vietnamese language proficiency, including four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, are based on the current Vietnamese language competency framework for foreigners.

Regarding the testing format, listening, reading and writing skills will be tested on paper or using computers, while the speaking skill test will be completed in face-to-face interviews with examiners or using computers.

The testing format will be decided on a case-by-case basis by test organizers, and informed to test takers before their registration.

Eligible for hosting tests are higher education institutions providing literature studies, Vietnamese literature teacher training, Vietnamese language studies, and Vietnamese culture studies, as well as units assigned by state agencies to provide Vietnamese language training for foreigners.

Under the Circular, Vietnamese language proficiency certificates will be granted to foreigners who have passed a test within the six-level Vietnamese language competency framework.

The certificate form will be provided by the Ministry of Education and Training while the certificate validity duration will be decided by agencies and units using certificates.

This Circular takes effect on November 22.- (VLLF)

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