In pursuance of the Ministry of Education and Training project of reforming and improving the effectiveness of teaching and using English in Vietnam’s national education system, the National Foreign Language 2020 Project has collaborated with the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Training Center (SEAMEO RETRAC) to conduct a training of the trainers (TOTs) program for lecturers/teachers of English in Vietnam.
The training program aims to build a core teaching faculty who are capable of delivering annual professional development courses for teachers of English nationwide.
SEAMEO RETRAC is in charge of organizing and coordinating the courses for 400 out of 838 competent lecturers/teachers of English from different universities, colleges, educational institutions and typical schools throughout Vietnam at two premises: The University of Foreign Language Studies, the University of Da Nang, from 25–30 August, and 24–30 September; SEAMEO RETRAC from 03 to 23 September.
A blended mode of face-to-face and online learning is applied. The program includes two modules: ‘English for Teaching’ and ‘ICT in Language Instruction’ which aim to improve participants’ teaching methodology and to harness ICT skills for English language teaching and learning. The first module will be conducted by international experts from the United Kingdom and the United States of America, while the second module will be instructed by Vietnamese lecturers with internationally recognized expertise in ICT application in language teaching and learning.