1. Aims

The VietTESOL International Convention 2020 (VIC 2020) is a collaboration between VietTESOL Association, the National Foreign Language Project and University of Foreign Language Studies – The University of Da Nang (UFLS-UDN), Viet Nam to be held from 15-17/10/2020 at UFLS-UDN, Da Nang. It is an international platform for English language teachers, researchers, administrators and enthusiasts to share and exchange ideas and thoughts, experiences and resources. It is also an opportunity for Vietnamese and foreign practitioners and researcher in the field to network and build a robust community of practice.

The VietTESOL International Convention 2020’s theme is “Innovation and Globalization”. We welcome and embrace new and contemporary approaches to innovating English language curriculum, teaching methods, testing and assessment, professional development, technology in language teaching and learning.


2. Strands

Strand 1: Technology in Language Teaching and Learning

  • Online Teaching and Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Multimedia in Language Teaching & Learning, and Testing & Assessment
  • Using Electronic Gadgets/online Resources for English Language Teaching and Learning
  • Using Technologies in ELT
  • Learning Autonomy through Technology
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education via Online Learning Environment


Strand 2: Teaching Methods and Applied Linguistics

  • Teaching Language Skills
  • Teaching English Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
  • Teaching Vocabulary, Grammar and Pronunciation
  • Intercultural Language Teaching and Learning
  • English for Specific Purposes (ESP)
  • Global Englishes
  • Content and Language Integrated Language Learning (CLILL)
  • English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI)
  • Task and Project-Based Language Teaching (TBLT/PBLT)
  • Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Classroom-Based Assessment
  • Test Design and Development
  • Materials/ Curriculum Development
  • Classroom Management
  • Learner Motivation and Engagement
  • Learner Autonomy


Strand 3. Professional Development

  • English Language Teacher Education
  • Professional Development
  • Communities of Practice (COP)
  • Practical Teaching Contemplation
  • Teacher Autonomy and Identity


3. Language: English


4. Time and Venue:


  • Pre-convention workshops: October 15, 2020
  • Convention dates: October 16-17, 2020

Venue: University of Foreign Language Studies – The University of Da Nang, No. 131 Luong Nhu Hoc, Khue Trung Ward, Cam Le District, Da Nang.


5.     Important Milestones





Abstract submission

June 30, 2020


Attendance confirmation and registration for presenters

(for presenters and participants)

August 15, 2020


Notification of accepted proposals

August 20, 2020


Pre-convention workshops

October 15, 2020


Convention dates

October 16-17, 2020


Full paper submission

December 15, 2020

Note: Please submit the abstracts and register at the Convention management page:



6. Proposal Submission Guidelines: (Please see the file attached)


7.      Convention Fees:





Foreign participants/presenters

100 USD


Vietnamese participants/presenters

1.200.000 VND


Vietnamese BA/MA students

800.000 VND

Account information:

  • Account name: HOI NGON NGU HOC VIET NAM
  • Account number: 2891 0000 161 196 (for VND)

                                      2891 0370 008 835 (for USD)

  • Bank: Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV)
  • Branch: Ngoc Khanh, Ha Noi

Notes: Please specify the content of the transfer according to the format: “VIC2020 - <Submission ID> - <Full name>”.


The Organizing Committee will send a confirmation by email after the delegate has finished paying the convention fee.

8.     Convention Book:

        The delegates will receive Convention Book when attending the Convention.


9.     Program Book:

           After the Convention, Organizing Committee will issue the Program Book with ISBN. The full-text reports with good review results, which are highly appreciated by the Editorial Board and presented at the Convention, will be selected to be published in the Program Book with ISBN, or a Special Issue of “Ngon Ngu va Doi Song – Language and Life”, or the “Journal of Science and Technology” of The University of Da Nang (to be advised after the Convention)

         University of Foreign Language Studies – The University of Da Nang respectfully invites all prospective interested participants to register and send the abstracts and full-text reports to Convention Organizing Committee.


Contact us:

Email:      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mobile phone:          (+84) 905 29 00 95 (Ms. Nhi Ho) or

                              (+84) 919 52 04 68 (Ms. Huong Nguyen)



Best regards

VIC2020 Organizing Committee

VietTESOL is delighted to announce the 4th webinar FREE ONLINE LEARNING RESOURCES, presented by Dr. Bui Thi Khoi Nguyen from An Giang University. The webinar can be outlined as: 

Although the use of technology should not be the ultimate goal in and of itself (ACTFL, 2017), there are valuable technological resources that can significantly transform language learning and teaching. However, not all English language teachers can identify and have sufficient access to quality online learning resources. Information overloads, rapid changes in educational technologies, and new knowledge-acquisition modalities have also heightened the needs for a wiser selection and appropriate use of free online resources in English language learning and teaching.

Recognizing the complex and diverse nature of online learning resources, this sharing aims to focus on those that are free and effective for K-12 English language teachers’ professional development and their classroom innovation. Practical examples and a hands-on workshop will be presented for further discussion into the application of free online resources for teaching the new K-12 English textbooks. Taking a networked professional learning approach, the blended webinar will also facilitate learning with each other, from each other, and about each other through technology-enhanced and information-rich activities. By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to (1) classify essential types of learning resources, (2) clarify the importance of using online resources for language learning and teaching, (3) solve common problems in using online learning resources, (4) evaluate indicators of effective and quality online learning resources, and (5) compile a collection of free online resources for professional development, lesson planning, and English language teaching practice.

The 4th webinar entitled FREE ONLINE LEARNING RESOURCES is held from 10:00-11:30 on Sunday Feb 23, 2020. The webinar is supported with the following team

- Main facilitator: Mr. Pham Ngoc Duc (National Institute of Education Management).

- Facilitators: Dr. Dang Thi Huong Thao (Hung Yen University of Technology and Education, Hung Yen), Ms Nguyen Ngoc Anh (Viet Nam National Institute of Educational Sciences, Ha Noi), Ms Nguyen Thi Bich Hanh (Hoa Binh Ethnic Minority Boarding school, Hoa Binh), Ms Dinh Thi Thai Ha (Luong Son High School, Hoa Binh).

- Moderator: Mr. Tran Quang Nam(HCM University of Education)

- Secretary: Ms Ta Thi Mai Huong (Thai Nguyen University)

The webinar can be joined at: https://zoom.us/j/9132979798Meeting ID: 9132979798

Here are some more details about the webinar: 

- Please join the webinar 5 minutes prior to the starting time.

- Before you join the webinar

  • Please ensure you have a computer (or supported mobile/ tablet device), audio speakers and/ or working headset and a good quality connection to the internet before attempting to join. Guidance on how to use Zoom for webinar attendance can be downloaded at (1).
  • Get the most from your webinar experience
  • You can get the most from your webinar experience by
  • Trying 15 activities on this worksheet (download at (2)) before, during and after a webinar to support your professional development;
  • Sharing the things you hope to learn from the webinar and the questions you hope to address at the webinar to the co-ordinators at VietTESOL forum or sending them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible;
  • Having a look at the pre-webinar references at (3) to better prepare for the webinar;
  • Joining VietTESOL forum at (4) and discuss with our speakers, facilitators and moderators for more pre- and post-webinar activities.

- Electronic Certificate

After participating in the 90-minute webinar, you may be eligible to receive an electronic certificate! At the end of the session, we will provide a short quiz for participants to verify attendance at the webinar. Upon verification by the professional development webinar organizing committee, participants will receive an email with an electronic certificate. It may take up to two weeks for participants to receive an electronic certificate.

- Participation and Webinar Materials

Guidelines and tutorial videos instruct participants on how to prepare for the webinar. Pre- and post-webinar references provide participants with basic knowledge relevant to the topic of the webinar. These materials will be available on the VietTESOL Association website and you must register to participate on the website. If you haven't already done so,
please do so at (5).

After each event, the sharing materials and recording will be available on the VietTESOL Association website.


   (1) http://bit.ly/2nSigl7
   (2) http://bit.ly/2oEI04i
   (3) http://bit.ly/2n8ZDsH
   (4) http://bit.ly/2o1NIgF
   (5) http://bit.ly/2pAZSxD

If you have any questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Dear Experts, Specialists, and Colleagues,
The Organizing Committee of VietTESOL International Convention 2019 is looking for professionals to review full papers submitted to publish in the Convention proceedings. The review time is supposed to be in January 2020 and April 2020.  If you are an experienced reviewer or an author, and willing to contribute to the Convention Proceedings and can spare some of your time to help with the review, please fill in the registration form to be a volunteer reviewer. Your contribution will be recognized in the Reviewer section in the Convention Proceedings and you will be awarded the certificates by the Organizing Committee of the Convention.

Please follow the link https://tinyurl.com/application-form-for-reviewers and complete the form by 31st December 2019. You will be notified via email by 10th January 2020 if you are invited to be a reviewer for the Proceedings of VietTESOL International Convention 2019.
We greatly appreciate your time and support. 

The Organizing Committee
VietTESOL International Convention 2019

Within the framework of VietTESOL International Convention 2019, which took place at University of Foreign Languages, Hue University from 11-12th October, on the afternoon of 10th October, VietTESOL Association (VTA) already held a ceremony to award the certificate of collective membership to three units, including: University of Foreign Languages, Hue University and two affiliated faculties (Department of English, and Department of English for Special Purposes). VietTESOL Association, under the Vietnam Linguistics Association, consists of English teacher members nationwide, together with national and international researchers. The association set the fundamental aim of improving the quality of English teaching and learning in Vietnam to meet the human resource needs in economic development and international integration of the country in the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Here are some photos capturing the significant moments at this ceremony:

Professor Nguyen Hoa- the President of VTA rewarded the certificate of collective membership to University of Foreign Languages, Hue University.

Professor Nguyen Hoa- the President of VTA and Associate Professor Phan Van Hoa – The Vice President of VTA rewarded the certificate of collective membership to two affiliated departments in the university.

The delegates of VTA took photos together.


Hanh Le


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