Vietnam: English-language schools mushroom out of control

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at
Sat Nov 15 15:19:14 UTC 2008

Forwarded  From: edling at

Vietnam News

English-language schools mushroom out of control

With English language centres seemingly on every street in HCM City,
local educators and officials question the quality of instruction
available at many of these schools.

Each of these English language centres often has two or three branches
in the city, and some have as many as 20, such as the Dong Au Foreign
Language Centre.

Most call themselves "international centres" and say their
certification is internationally recognized.

According to Nguyen Van Cuong, an official with the city's Education
and Training Department, many of these centres exist not to meet
pedagogical requirements but to make big profits.

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 Harold F. Schiffman

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 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
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