Ministry to scrutinise English qualification of language teachers
  • By Hong Hanh | | July 30, 2013 06:51 AM
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The Ministry of Education and Training will carry out an English teacher quality assessment at colleges and universities nationwide in September.


Teachers are required to have 90 points or more on the TOEFL iBT, 7.0 in IELTS, 850 for all four English communication skills in TOEIC tests or have passed the Cambridge CAE, CPE.

Lecturers for specialised courses must have 70 points or more on the TOEFL iBT, 5.5 points of IELTS, level four certificates issued by the Ministry of Education and Training or have passed the Cambridge CAE, CPE.

On September 30, 2008, the Prime Minister issued Resolution 1400 on foreign language teaching and learning during period of 2008-2020. Out of 3,650 foreign language teachers who were assessed in Hanoi, HCM City and the provinces of An Giang and Tien Giang, only 454 teachers met the requirements.

The Deputy Minister of Education and Training, Nguyen Vinh Hien, said that although the resolution was issued in 2008, they only received funding for implementation of the project in 2011. Hien said the most difficult task is teacher training.

"There are several teachers of Russian who have turned to teaching English," said the deputy minister of Hai Duong Province's Department of Education and Training with Tienphong Newspaper.

According to the ministry, many teachers do not have effective teaching methods because of a lack of real world experience.

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