As many as 1,660 English language teachers at secondary and high schools nationwide will undergo further training to sharpen their English teaching skills this year.
An English lesson of students of the Quang Trung high school, Hanoi
The first course began on July 29 and runs through September 8 while the next one is scheduled for October 1-27, according to the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET).
Eleven universities will involve in providing the training, such as University of Languages and International Studies under the Vietnam National University and College of Foreign Languages of the Hue University.
The teachers will be trained to achieve level B1 in English (for secondary-school teachers) and B2, a higher level (for high-school teachers) as measured by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
The MOET required the universities involved to actively set up training plans and collaborate with the Departments of Education and Training in undertaking the courses.