Vietnam wants India to train English teachers

Vietnam has sought India’s assistance in training its teachers in the English language and for curriculum development

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: April 2, 2012 12:26 am

Vietnam has sought India’s assistance in training its teachers in the English language and for curriculum development.

Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Thien Nhan has expressed keenness to source around 20,000 English teachers from India over the next few years to teach English and train Vietnamese teachers. The HRD ministry has suggested that the CBSE is well equipped to train English teachers and it will work out the modalities with Vietnam.

The acting Vice-Chancellor of English and Foreign Languages University,Hyderabad,R Amritavalli,has suggested a special three month training programme at the varsity in two batches of 50 teachers per year over the next three years. EFLU has also proposed to give proficiency training in English by deputing experts to Vietnam.

JNU and Delhi University have also agreed to cooperate with Vietnam’s academies and two national universities and this include offering Indian studies in Vietnam and Vietnam studies in India. Two fellowships at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study,Shimla,will be instituted for Vietnamese nationals. A Joint Working Group with Vietnam will be formed to effect these proposals.

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