The Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that in response to the overwhelming demand the deadline for the 5th VietTESOL International Convention 2019 for abstract submission is extended to August 15, 2019. The Organizing Committee encourages submissions from all interested participants from across the globe. Please visit the VIC 2019 website for the details.

Register for the convention is open until September 15, 2019 for Presenters at http://tinyurl.com/vic2019registration and September 30, 2019 for Participants at http://tinyurl.com/vic2019registration.


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Aims and Objectives

The current communicative language teaching approach (CLT) in language teaching aims at developing EFL learners’ ability to communicate in English, emphasizing interaction as both the means and the ultimate goal of EFL learning (Wikipedia). Interrelatedness of language skills in real life and in the classroom requires a successful application of integrative approach, making students actively participate in a vivid and effective communicative class which is supposed to be involving the integration of the four language skills, in which the teacher needs to establish a positive atmosphere, plan appropriate activities, encourage learners and deal with problems sensitively (Davies & Pearse, 2000; Jing, 2006, as cited in Akram & Malik, 2010). This application prevails in the global EFL/ESL teaching and learning contexts and can be seen in almost all modern textbooks. The webinar session provides an overview of the skills-integrated approach, sharing the speaker’s awareness of what it is, why and when EFL teachers should teach integrated skills, how to design and implement a skills-integrated lesson/activity, and what qualities a classroom teacher needs to have for a successful integrated skills lesson. The speaker hopes that this sharing could remind the participants of some basic knowledge of teaching related to the issue while looking at several practical skills-integrated classroom activities, either in the currently used national textbooks or those written and published by international publishers.

Speaker

Dr. Ha Van Sinh

  • Founder (1994) and Director (since 1994) of PTC Language Center, Nha Trang
  • Fulbright Visiting Scholar (2016-2017), University of Pennsylvania
  • BA (TEFL, HCMC University of Education); MA (TESOL, UniSA - Australia);
  • Ed.D. (Language Teacher Education, La Trobe University - Australia)

Working as an EFL classroom teacher and teacher-trainer since 1979, Dr. Ha Van Sinh has many opportunities meeting and sharing with English teachers and lecturers from North to South, from pre-school to university institutions. His teaching experience varies between undergraduate level (30 years at Nha Trang Teacher Training College, 9 years at Phu Yen University) and post-graduate level: MA TESOL programs at Can Tho University (2005-2012), joint MA TESOL programs between HCM City University of Social Sciences & Humanities and La Trobe University (2008) and MBA programs of La Trobe University, based in Hanoi – Vietnam (2006-2008). He was also a teacher-trainer for English instructors from different colleges and universities under the Vietnam – Australia Training Project in Hanoi (1998 – 2004).

Dr. Ha Van Sinh has been a frequent speaker at national and regional conferences. His early research studies in language education can be found from his publications by some international publishers (TESOL, Inc.; Lambert Academic Publishing; Language Australia Ltd). He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Facilitators

Registration

If you are interested in the webinar, please register at http://bit.ly/2SkYqtr by August 7, 2019 (Vietnam Time). 

Contact Information

This webinar series is initiated by Nguyen Tam Trang (Hanoi National University of Education – HNUE) and organized by Nguyen Tam Trang (HNUE), Ta Thi Mai Huong (Thai Nguyen University), Do Thi Phuong Mai (HNUE), Tran Quang Nam (Ho Chi Minh City University of Education) and Trinh Ngoc Anh (Banking Academy of Vietnam). Questions should be directed to Ms. Ta Thi Mai Huong at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone number (+84) 96 399 0333. 

 

To support teachers with new textbook series, lecturers of English at Vietnamese universities and U.S. alumni introduce an online professional development (PD) initiative exclusive to K-12 (kindergarten to grade 12) teachers of English throughout Vietnam. The initiative offers professional sharing and training from ELT experts who are also U.S. alumni via the webinar platform. To encourage the interactions with the K-12 teacher participants, they also invite facilitators who are university lecturers and K-12 teachers across Vietnam to join their PD webinars. This series receives support, consultation and guidance from the Board of Directors and the Board of Secretaries, VietTESOL Association (VTA) and Regional English Language Office (RELO), U.S. Embassy Hanoi, Vietnam, as well as the sponsorship from VTA, RELO, Longman Pearson Vietnam, ISET-Cleverlearn Hanoi and Talk’in English.

With the motto “Empowering Teachers, Inspiring Students & Promoting Teaching and Learning”, the initiative endeavors to:

  • stimulate professional development among the K-12 teachers;
  • create a network and a PD forum for the teachers to share and learn from each other;
  • form specific interests groups (SIGs) to conduct projects about professional learning, action research, conference presentations and paper writing; and
  • advance teacher professional learning and innovating EFL teaching and learning.

The topics of the PD webinars are decided based on the needs of the teachers via the national survey and the expertise of the organizing committee. 


Agenda for upcoming webinar series

 

Certificates and Gifts

After attending the live PD webinars, participants may be awarded a certificate of attendance certified by VietTESOL Association, RELO and the speakers. The teacher participants of the live PD webinars who are the first to submit the correct answers to the quiz may win special gifts from the sponsors. If teachers can’t attend one or several PD webinars, they can watch the video recordings of the webinars.

Registration
Further information about upcoming webinars and detailed instruction on how to register to attend the first PD webinars in the series will be announced on July 20, 2019 at http://www.viettesol.org and the Facebook page.

Contact Information

This webinar series is initiated by Nguyen Tam Trang (Hanoi National University of Education – HNUE) and organized by Nguyen Tam Trang (HNUE), Ta Thi Mai Huong (Thai Nguyen University), Do Thi Phuong Mai (HNUE), Tran Quang Nam (Ho Chi Minh City University of Education) and Trinh Ngoc Anh (Banking Academy of Vietnam). Questions should be directed to Ms. Ta Thi Mai Huong at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone number (+84) 96 399 0333. 

Let’s join the PD webinars with academic experts on different methods, approaches, and tools which are effective and suitable to the new text book series to network, learn and share, to empower teachers, inspire students and promote teaching and learning with no worries about geographical distance. 


 

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VietTESOL Leadership

Nguyễn Hoà Nguyễn Hoà
President
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Phan Văn Hoà Phan Văn Hoà
Vice President
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Nguyễn Văn Trào Nguyễn Văn Trào
Vice President
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Hoàng Ngọc Tuệ Hoàng Ngọc Tuệ
Director
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Nguyễn Thị Lan Hường Nguyễn Thị Lan Hường
 Deputy Director
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 Nguyễn Thị Hương
Deputy Director
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Deputy Director
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