University of Languages and International Studies (ULIS) cooperated with National Geographic Learning in teacher training

On October 10th, 2016, ULIS worked with representatives of National Geographic Learning. This working session resumed contents which was discussed by both sides on September 12th, 2016.

The working session was attended by ULIS’s president Do Tuan Minh, Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Lan Trung, Director of Cooperation and Development Department Do Minh Hoang, Director of Science and Technology Department Lam Quang Dong, Head of Department of Academic Affairs Ha Le Kim Anh, Vice-Dean of Faculty of English Language Teacher Education Tran Quynh Le, Head of Department of Foreign Language Training Vu Thuy Quynh, Director of Center of Information Technology and Learning Resource Khoa Anh Viet, Director of Center for Testing and Examination Assessment Nguyen Thi Ngoc Quynh, Director of International Education Hoa Ngoc Son.

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From National Geographic Learning, the working session received the presence of Director of National Geographic Learning in Asia Michael Cahill, Global Marketing Director Steve King, Director of National Geographic Learning in Vietnam Luong Duy Anh and Director of Government Relations of National Geographic Learning in Vietnam Nguyen Hue Chi.

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National Geographic Learning is a big organization in the world on training, education research with many branches in every country. In Vietnam, it is mainly taking part in National Foreign Language Project 2020, as while coordinating with universities, Provincial Departments of Education and Training and Ministry of Education and Training to train teachers, develop English teaching programs, exchange academically and research this language. For secondary teacher training, National Geographic Learning has been coordinating with Board of Management of National Foreign Language Project 2020 to improve English proficiency in teaching through 838 core lecturers nationwide which had been training by National Geographic Learning in 2014.

In today working session, both sides put forward many cooperation options for teacher training and discussed above activities. By that, instead of using only one cooperation model, both ULIS and National Geographic Learning agreed to cooperate intensively and extensively in numerous models. Specifically, on October 11th, 2016, both sides will co-organize the Symposium on Classroom English Proficiency Improvement for English Teachers with the participation of Assoc. Prof. Donald Freeman, Assoc. Prof. Le Van Canh and Dr. Do Tuan Minh.

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Addressing at the working session, President Minh extended his thanks to National Geographic Learning for its efforts in promoting this cooperation. He thought that by this quality of teachers of ULIS and all over the country will be improved.

Meanwhile, Director of National Geographic Learning in Asia Michael Cahill recognized the determination to develop and improve quality of teachers of ULIS. He asserted that with the support of a leading foreign language training and research facility in Vietnam, this cooperation would surely successful.

The working session closed with the high unanimity and many creative ideas. In the upcoming time, many activities on teacher training between both sides will be implemented in the real terms.