The British Council in Viet Nam in collaboration with National Foreign Language Project (NFLP) and Department of International Trade (DIT), British Embassy in Viet Nam are now launching a new round of UK-VN partnership to continue exploring a more inclusive and accessible approach to the provision of English language teaching and learning in Viet Nam post Covid-19. This event will also celebrate the pilot UK-VN Digital Learning Innovation Fund projects.
Date: Tuesday 26 April 2022
Time: 15.00–17.00 (Hanoi time), 09.00–11.00 (London time)
Delivery mode: Virtual via Zoom
Language: English and Vietnamese with simultaneous interpretation
Agenda: Please find it in the Downloads
Register link: https://bit.ly/37EKINQ
Participation link will be provided to registered list prior to the event.
- To celebrate Digital Learning Innovation Fund (DLIF) projects 2021–22: Digital Learning Innovation Fund has encouraged partnerships between the UK and Viet Nam which have generated new research, insight and/or innovations to improve the teaching and learning of English by 2025 and beyond. The three existing projects will disseminate some of the key highlights from their projects and make recommendations for sustainability beyond the project period as well as share available resources for English teachers created as part of the projects’ outputs.
- To launch a new round of UK–VN partnership in Viet Nam: The programme aims to explore a more inclusive and accessible approach in ETL testing and assessment as well as professional development for teachers. The five TAG projects and two research will outline their plans for the next 12 months as well as potential opportunities for external stakeholders to get involved in the projects.
- Viet Nam: Representatives from MOET, NFLP, Departments of Education and Training (DOETs), universities/colleges, education institutions and organisations, ELT providers, DLIF partners, TAGs partners, researchers, and English teachers.
- UK: Sir Steve Smith, UK International Education Champion, and representatives from Department of International Trade (DIT), British Embassy/British Consulate General, British Council global and EA, universities/colleges, education institutions and organisations, ELT providers, DLIF partners, TAGs partners, researchers, and trainers.
The British Council has operated in Viet Nam since 1993. Since then, we have cooperated closely with the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) and the National Foreign Languages Project (NFLP) on a wide variety of projects and programmes to improve the standard of English language teaching, learning and assessment in state primary and secondary schools, universities and vocational training institutions throughout the country.
English Language Teaching (ELT) development in support of NFLP’s 2025 Strategy has always been a priority area for the British Council. NFLP and the British Council in Viet Nam continually seek ways to develop cooperation in the areas of English language teaching, learning and assessment and this is evident in the activities proposed in the Collaboration Plan 2021–2022 with a vision for cooperation until 2024–2025, including (i) research and insight, (ii) engaging with stakeholders in both Viet Nam and the UK, (iii) capacity building and continuing professional development, and (iv) curriculum, resources and assessment.
Through this strategic collaboration, the British Council seek to partner with representatives from both the UK and VN ELT sectors to identify, pursue and implement various large-scale activities related to reforming English in formal education that supports NFLP’s priority to improve the quality of foreign language teaching and learning, where UK ELT sector expertise and experience is well placed to offer support.
Indeed, as the UK’s International Education Champion, Sir Steve Smith, is expected to say at the event, ‘The UK has a longstanding commitment to support the ambitions of Viet Nam to raise proficiency in English language, drawing on the expertise and experience of the UK’s world-leading ELT sector. And this is a key strand of cooperation under the incredibly active and productive UK/Viet Nam Education Memorandum of Understanding’.
Covid-19 has had a massively disruptive effect on education systems globally, including here in Viet Nam. This highlights the need for innovative and sustainable digital solutions that can promote access to quality English education for learners, while building teacher capacity.
The British Council Viet Nam has supported UK–VN partners to implement the pilot UK–VN Digital Learning Innovation Fund projects in 2021–22. To continue improving the quality of English language teaching and learning as well as testing and assessment post Covid-19, the British Council Viet Nam continue strengthening UK–VN partnership in research and professional development for English teachers in 2022–23.