Programme aims to improve foreign language skills among children, youngsters
|At least 10 million people aged 6-30 are expected to engage in and benefit from the programme by 2030. (Photo: VNA)|
At least 10 million people aged 6-30 are expected to engage in and benefit from the programme by 2030.
Under the programme, chapters of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union at all levels nationwide should conduct at least one activity to raise public awareness about learning and practicing foreign languages, especially English, to promote international integration among young people.
By 2030, at least one foreign language and international integration club is planned for every university, college and high school, and at Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union committees at provincial and district levels.
In order to complete these goals, the programme offers a number of solutions, including designing mechanisms for children and youngsters, especially young officials, to improve their foreign language skills and international integration capacity, providing learning materials for them, and effectively investing in youth foreign relations and international integration.
Starting this academic year, English has become a compulsory school subject for students from third to 12th grades in Vietnam. The 100-million-strong country is currently ranked 60th out of 111 countries and territories for English proficiency, according to a ranking issued earlier this month by EF Education First.