Seminar seeks better Vietnamese language teaching abroad

(VOVWORLD) - Solutions to improve the teaching and learning of Vietnamese language among overseas Vietnamese children were tabled for discussion at a seminar in Hanoi on Saturday.
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The textbook series "Hello Vietnamese" complied by Nguyen Thuy Anh targets children between 6 and 15 years old. (Photo: VNA)

The event was jointly held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the Ministry of Education and Training and the Vietnam Education Publishing House (VEPH) as part of activities in response to the day for honouring the Vietnamese language (September 8).

Addressing the event, VEPH General Director Hoang Le Bach said the Government had approved a project to enhance awareness of the Vietnamese language’s value, while honouring individuals and organisations who contribute to maintaining and expanding the coverage of the language among the overseas Vietnamese community and spreading it to foreigners.

In the future, VEPH will coordinate with the State Commission on Overseas Vietnamese Affairs to implement a range of activities including training and sharing methods of teaching Vietnamese to OV children; building libraries, introducing books and spreading the Vietnamese culture in other countries, he added.

Nguyen Thuy Anh, author of a collection of six books named "Hello Vietnamese", said that the most important thing when teaching Vietnamese to OV children is to arouse their interest, curiosity and need to communicate in Vietnamese through interactive activities such as games and festivals.