Viet Nam News A woman in the northern province of Quảng Ninh has not let things get in the way of her dreams. Nguyễn Thị Hải Yến always wanted to become a teacher but things became very difficult for her when she lost both legs in an accident. Now, she teaches other people who are disabled. Not only does she teach them English, she is also there to make them feel good about themselves. by Nghĩa Hiếu As a child, Nguyễn Thị Hải Yến of Đông Triều town in the northern province of Quảng Ninh province dreamed of becoming a teacher. A serious accident, in which Yến lost both legs, threatened to end that dream. She was 18 years old, full of confidence and hope for the future. The accident proved to be a challenge for Yến, and she was determined that it would not stop her. She would go on to inspire and encourage others to overcome similar fates. And eventually, after much sweat and tears, Yến managed to see her dream come true. We visited one of Yến's classes, and saw both students and … [Read more...] about Shining example leads the way
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Whew... well now that 2016 is finally behind us... is 2017 going to be awesome? I guess that depends on your focus. For me, just being alive is enough to ensure that it’ll be a great year. Whew... well now that 2016 is finally behind us... is 2017 going to be awesome? I guess that depends on your focus. For me, just being alive is enough to ensure that it’ll be a great year. The fact that Donald Trump will take office as the next president of the United States makes the ‘Year of the Rooster’ more eerily appropriate than we could ever have imagined. Certainly he’ll be strutting his stuff in Washington, D.C. His actions will have an impact on trade and the economy, that’s for sure; but if he manages to slap China in the face and get away with it... I’ll buy him a beer. One prediction I plucked from the Internet was that ‘The Year of the Rooster represents a period of hard work and activity, as the rooster is busy from morning to night. … [Read more...] about New Year in Vietnam: What’s next in 2017?
VietNamNet Bridge – Educators are complaining about the virtues of school students nowadays, saying that they are not only lazy in expressing their opinions during lessons, but they also lazy when doing house work. Do Tan Ngoc, a teacher in Quang Ngai province said that when it comes to expressing their opinions in class, students in higher grades tend to be lazier than those in lower grades. Ngoc said he has come to his conclusion after comparing contemporary students with students 7-8 years ago. A conclusion has been drawn from a mini survey conducted on 100 high school students that students do not want speak their mind because they do not prepare for the lessons at home. A lack of self-confidence has also been cited as a reason. Meanwhile, teachers have also been blamed for their teaching method: since they still do not have an attractive teaching method, lesson hours are unattractive to students. What regularly happens during lessons is that teachers read the lecture and … [Read more...] about Educators say grammar school students nowadays are too lazy
The advertisements were tailored for Chinese college students far from home, struggling with the English language and an unfamiliar culture. Coaching services peppered the students with emails and chat messages in Chinese, offering to help foreign students at U.S. colleges do much of the work necessary for a university degree. The companies would author essays for clients. Handle their homework. Even take their exams. All for about a $1,000 a course. For dozens of Chinese nationals at the University of Iowa, the offers proved irresistible. “Test-taking services. Paper-writing. Take Online Courses for you,” says the social-messaging profile of one Chinese coaching outfit used by Iowa students, UI International Student Services. A pitch emailed by another business ended with this reassuring claim: “Your friends are all using us.” Today, the University of Iowa, one of the largest state universities in the American Midwest, says it is investigating at least 30 … [Read more...] about How an industry helps Chinese students cheat their way into and through U.S. colleges
A: Welcome to VOV’s Letter Box. This feature airs every Wednesday. This week a Christmas atmosphere is starting to be felt in Vietnam. Temporarily putting off aside their economic woes, Vietnamese people, especially Christians, are eagerly preparing for Christmas. B: Although a predominantly Buddhist country, Vietnam celebrates Chrismast still as one of its four main annual religious festivals along with Lunar New Year, the mid-autumn festival, and Buddha’s birthday. It’s a huge event and Christmas Eve is a grand party when the fun-loving and sociable Vietnamese, whether Christian or not, celebrate with gusto. A: In Vietnam these days you’ll see a big nativity scene with life-sized statues of Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, shepherds and animals set up in front of every major church including Notre Dame Cathedral in Ho Chi Minh City, Saint Joseph’s Cathedral in Hanoi. B: Sparkling lights adorn on trees on the street and the fronts of houses, turning certain … [Read more...] about Wednesday, December 12th, 2012