Friends of Hue

Information and Communications Technology (ICT): Step Forward or Backward?

What’s hot around the table? Just recently, Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Education and Training has introduced a proposal which will cost around VND 4 trillion ($189 million USD) in total to “bring around 300,000 first, second and third grade students into special e-classes,” according to a draft of the new law. This means …

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University Entrance Exams in Vietnam and “chè đậu đỏ” Superstition

Again, it’s the time of the year when nearly 2 million students have to take tests in the hope of landing only one of 300,000 spots in Universities nationwide. This University Entrance Exam, taking place in the first 10 days of July, dividing into two phases, is one of the most intense exams in Vietnam. …

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ETA4 đến thăm các em

Thứ 7 vừa qua, nhóm sinh viên tình nguyện của ETA4 (English Through Academics, Athletics, and the Arts Abroad) đến thăm các em cùng với những món quà nhỏ. Những trò chơi kéo theo những tiếng cười lại xích các bạn sinh viên và các em nhỏ gần nhau hơn. Huggy bears, những chú gấu …

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International Children’s Day & End of Year Awards

Yesterday at our Children’s center, we celebrated International Children’s Day and End of Year Awards for our kids who have achieved academic success throughout the school year. The awards ceremony included an Academic “Competition” and plenty of dancing and singing. In the Vietnamese school system, kids receive overall marks at the end of each semester …

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