Foreign languages back in kindergartens

15:08:00 - 20/03/2014

An English class at the Viet Nam-Korea Kindergarten in Ha Noi. — VNA/VNS Photo Bich Ngoc

 

HA NOI (VNS)— The ministry of Education and Training has allowed standard kindergartens to teach foreign languages based on demands from parents.

 

The move was made following public concern with the ministry's decision to ban nursery schools nationwide from teaching foreign languages, released last month.

 

Many argued the ban should only be applied to kindergartens with sub-standard teaching.

 

Under the new decision, kindergartens will be permitted to teach foreign languages if they meet requirements relating to facilities, teaching staff and equipment. Books and documents used for foreign language teaching and learning must also be tested and permitted by education and training departments.

 

Under the decision, foreign languages will be taught in a manner specific to children, including through games, singing or using visual aids.

 

Education and training departments have been assigned to manage, supervise and inspect the teaching of foreign languages at kindergartens.

 

Deputy minister Nguyen Thi Nghia said reports from local education departments revealed many kindergartens had registered to teach foreign languages but lacked vital teaching resources and facilities to deliver the programmes in way that wouldn't detract from other areas of learning.

 

The ministry has since asked education and training departments to conduct frequent inspections of kindergartens to ensure they are complying with quality standards. — VNS

 

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