Who We Are – Founding Committee

As active members of VietTESOL Association (VTA), U.S. alumni, and lecturers of English at Vietnamese universities  with high spirits of networking, sharing and learning, we have established VTA K-12 Professional Development Special Interest Group (or VTA K-12 PD SIG, in short) which primarily caters to K-12 (from kindergarten to 12th grade) teachers’ continuous professional development in English language education in Vietnam.

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/336441340703646

The founding committee are as follows:

Position

Full name

Affiliation

Initiator and Founder

Ms Nguyễn Tâm Trang

-       Faculty of English, Hanoi National University of Education

Co-Founder

Ms Tạ Thị Mai Hương

-       English Department, University of Economics and Business Administration, Thai Nguyen University

Founding members

Dr Đỗ Thị Phương Mai

-       Faculty of English, Hanoi National University of Education

Mr Trần Quang Nam

-       English Department, Ho Chi Minh city University of Education

Ms Trịnh Ngọc Anh

-       Faculty of Foreign Languages, Banking Academy of Vietnam

Board of Consultants

Mr Lê Thùy Dương

-       Vice director, Regional English Language Office, the U.S. Embassy, Hanoi, Vietnam

Ms Nguyễn Hạnh Đào

-       School of Foreign Languages, Hanoi University of Science and Technology

Dr Đặng Tấn Tín

-       Dean, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education 

Mr Roy Cross

-       Principal Consultant, Partnerships and Evaluation, English for Education Systems, British Council, London

What We Pursue – Our Motto

Empowering Teachers, Inspiring Students & Promoting Teaching and Learning

What We Aim – Our Vision

In tune with the overarching vision of VTA, we aim to take the lead in offering and advancing continuous professional development experiences for K-12 teachers in English language education in Vietnam. 

What We Do 

Our Mission 

The SIG offers interactive platforms for professional sharing, training, learning and researching among experts, professionals and researchers of English language education. 

Our Signature Initiative – The Webinar Programme for K-12 Vietnamese Teachers of English in Using New Textbook Series

The webinar programme for K-12 Vietnamese teachers of English invites featured talks from speakers who are experts of the field and holds sharings from facilitators who are exemplary K-12 Vietnamese teachers of English. Furthermore, the webinars provide specific activities and practical takeaways applicable to the curriculum and the new textbook series currently used in Vietnamese schools.

The webinar programme focuses on four main areas, including:

  • English Language Teaching (ELT) Methodologies;
  • Testing and Assessment;
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Implementation in ELT;
  • Professional Development.

The webinars call for teachers’ initiatives in putting the suggested strategies and skills into practice, in adapting the demonstrated teaching activities to different contexts and in doing action research for conference presentations and paper writing as follow-up activities.

How We Work – Our Operation

We undertake the initiative with concerted efforts and collaborative, rotating leadership, which means rotating to lead the programme yearly and hosting webinar programme alternately among organising committee members. 

Position

Time

Full name

Affiliation

Group leader

3/2019 – 5/2021

Ms Nguyễn Tâm Trang

-   Faculty of English, Hanoi National University of Education

6/2021 – 5/2022

Dr Đỗ Thị Phương Mai

-   Faculty of English, Hanoi National University of Education

6/2022 – 5/2023

Ms Tạ Thị Mai Hương

-   English Department, University of Economics and Business Administration, Thai Nguyen University

6/2023 – 5/2024

Ms Trịnh Ngọc Anh

-   Faculty of Foreign Languages, Banking Academy of Vietnam

6/2024 – 5/2025

Mr Trần Quang Nam

-   Department of English, Ho Chi Minh city University of Education

 

We also welcome Vietnamese practitioners and researchers who work in English language education to join us as group members, project organisers and leaders so that we, altogether, can empower teachers, inspire students and promote teaching and learning. Training to develop practical skills, such as webinar organisation, teamwork and leadership, will be fully provided.

Currently, we are having the following teams:

No.

Teams

Members

Activities

Full name

Affiliation &

Contact details

1

Designing

Trần Quang Nam

Ho Chi Minh city University of Education

·   Designing

o   event flyers (bios of speakers and facilitators, webinar description, etc.)

o   certificates (form of automatic e-certificates for participants, e-certificates for speakers, facilitators, hosts, moderators, members of the organising committee, etc)

Nguyễn Đức Ân

Tay Bac University

 

Tô Thị Như Quỳnh

Lao Cai High School Number 3

Văn Thái Hoàng

Que Phong High School

 

 

2

Public Relations (PR)

Tạ Thị Mai Hương

Thai Nguyen University

  • Releasing and spreading information about the events to 
    • the social media
    • the teachers within our network
    • the event registrants
  • Uploading the event materials to VTA forum
  • Discussing with teachers on VTA forum before and after the events

Phạm Đức Thuận

Hoa Lu University

 

Nguyễn Diệu Ngọc

Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology

Phạm Thị Hải Ngọc

Tuyen Quang Boarding High School

3

Technical Support

Đỗ Thị Phương Mai

Hanoi National University of Education

 

  • Creating events on VTA website
  • Sending the list of registrants to PR group
  • Setting up the event facilities: 
    • Livestream
    • Controlling participants (muting, allowing participants from the waiting room to enter the webinar, etc, unmuting)
  • Producing event recordings 

Bùi Thị Anh Vân

Hanoi National University of Education

 

Phạm Thị Thanh Huyền

Thai Binh University of Medicine and Pharmacy

 

Nguyễn Thị Thùy Linh

IIG Vietnam

 

4

Quality Management

Nguyễn Tâm Trang

Hanoi National University of Education

  • Creating needs surveys and sending the results to event hosts
  • Developing proof of attendance, e-certificate and feedback survey
  • Analysing feedback surveys to develop event quality
  • Organising trainings and consultancy meetings for the group members
  • Supporting teachers on follow-up activities (along with facilitators)
  • Nominating teachers to be granted sponsors’ gifts (along with facilitators)

Giang Thị Trang

University of Languages and International Studies, VNU

 

 

Trần Thị Cúc

Nha Trang University

 

 

Nguyễn Thị Hồng Nhật

Hanoi Pedagogical University 2

5

Membership and Partnership Development 

Nguyễn Tâm Trang

Hanoi National University of Education

  • Looking for potential memberships, partnerships and sponsorships
  • Writing proposals

Đặng Thị Hương Thảo

Hung Yen University of Technology and Education

Đinh Minh Thu

Hai Phong University

You can register to be a member of the VTA K-12 PD SIG at https://tinyurl.com/K12PDmembershipregistration.   

How to Contact us – Contact Information

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.

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