• An investigation into the use of menus and billboards in Sapa town, Lao Cai

    An investigation into the use of menus and billboards in Sapa town, Lao Cai

    In today’s global world, English which is used as a global means of communication, has been playing an important role in many sectors including science, education, medicine, engineering, economy, etc. English is extremely essential to the field of tourism business in many nations especially in Vietnam.

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  • Motivations and barriers of Vietnamese students towards distance education

    Motivations and barriers of Vietnamese students towards distance education

    This paper aims to investigate the motivations and barriers of Vietnamese students towards the distance education. Quantitative strategy was exploited to conduct this research. The sample of 250 students who following the distance education programs in Ho Chi Minh City was selected. The results show that four motivation factors and six barrier factors were found.

     13 p niem 27/10/2019 75 0

  • Language attitudes of Vietnamese undergraduates towards English: An investigation at school of advanced studies of Ho Chi Minh city Open University

    Language attitudes of Vietnamese undergraduates towards English: An investigation at school of advanced studies of Ho Chi Minh city Open University

    The investigation reported in this paper is carried out with 444 undergraduates enrolled in the first semester of academic year 2014-2015, which seeks to examine language attitudes towards English language achievement and formation of ethnic identity of Vietnamese undergraduates at Ho Chi Minh City Open University (HCMCOU).

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  • The employment of self-regulated strategies in writing process by English-major freshmen at Ho Chi Minh city Open University

    The employment of self-regulated strategies in writing process by English-major freshmen at Ho Chi Minh city Open University

    The current study aims to investigate the employment of self-regulated strategies (SRS) and the gender differences in using SRS in learners’ writing processes. Zimmerman’s model of self-regulated learning and thirty SRS are used. This is the survey study and its research instruments are the questionnaire and the interview. The participants of the study are ninety-three first-year students who major in English language of Faculty of Foreign...

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  • A literature review on using the first language in a second or foreign language classroom

    A literature review on using the first language in a second or foreign language classroom

    The paper seeks to review on the use of a first language or a mother tongue (L1) in a second or foreign language (L2) classroom. The report examines permissible frequencies, practical purposes and influential factors of the L1 employment in the L2 classrooms. The findings provide that (i) there are mixed results of L1 use among novice and experienced teachers or low-level and high-level students and among different language teaching approaches...

     10 p niem 29/02/2020 45 0

  • Common errors in writing journals of the English major students at Ho Chi Minh city Open University

    Common errors in writing journals of the English major students at Ho Chi Minh city Open University

    Students’ writing problems are always a primary concern of instructors in writing classrooms, and to know the common errors which frequently occur on students’ writing papers is usually what the writing instructors have conducted in the classrooms. However, no research study has been conducted at the Faculty of Foreign languages at HCMC Open University to investigate into this aspect.

     10 p niem 29/02/2020 47 0

  • Biological students’ perception of the advantages and disadvantages of learning English with native and non native English speaking teachers

    Biological students’ perception of the advantages and disadvantages of learning English with native and non native English speaking teachers

    A research on 126 students from Department of Biology, Ho Chi Minh City University of Education on the advantages and disadvantages of learning English with native and non-native English-speaking teachers was carried out in January, 2018. Data on their perceptions towards the reasons why they liked studying with teachers were gained from questionnaires.

     13 p niem 29/02/2020 43 0

  • The effectiveness of task - based - language teaching in improving ielts reading skill

    The effectiveness of task - based - language teaching in improving ielts reading skill

    The present paper attempts to emphasise the mutual connection between testing and teaching in light of evaluating the effectiveness of task-oriented IELTS activities on the performances of IELTS trainees in their reading test. For this purpose, the learners in an IELTS preparation center in Hanoi were treated with IELTS reading materials under the adoption of task-based language teaching approach (TBLT) for three months.

     9 p niem 29/02/2020 40 0

  • IELTS reading and some techniques to improve IELTS reading skills for students

    IELTS reading and some techniques to improve IELTS reading skills for students

    IELTS Reading is considered as a discerning skill and it is of the equal importance to listening, speaking and writing in obtaining the objectives of IELTS of band 6 or 6.5. Being teachers of English at a training institution, the authors recognize that students can make time-saving improvements in their reading command under their teachers’ insightful guidance.

     5 p niem 29/02/2020 48 0

  • The strategies to develop bilingual ability for Vietnamese

    The strategies to develop bilingual ability for Vietnamese

    The article is divided into 3 main parts, including difficulties in the four skills as speaking and listening for communication such as prosody and fluency; writing and reading. About the solutions for the difficulties mentioned above, to begin with, in prosody, solution focuses on the importance of combining phonological knowledge with rhythm, melody, English stress rules and syntax rules in teaching and learning English intonation affected...

     15 p niem 29/02/2020 36 0

  • Some English stress mistakes and solutions - A phonetic experimental Research on Vietnamese Students

    Some English stress mistakes and solutions - A phonetic experimental Research on Vietnamese Students

    The combination of phonological knowledge with rhythm and English stress rules is one of the solutions for English stress problems facing Vietnamese students. From the phonetic experiment, some types of stress mistakes made by Vietnamese students were discovered. The hypothesis is that the English Rhythmic patterns and English stress rules will help students to solve their stress problems. However, the English stress rules are so complicated....

     11 p niem 29/02/2020 50 0

  • Xu hướng dạy tiếng Anh đáp ứng nhu cầu giao tiếp nơi công sở trên thế giới: Một số khuyến nghị cho Việt Nam

    Xu hướng dạy tiếng Anh đáp ứng nhu cầu giao tiếp nơi công sở trên thế giới: Một số khuyến nghị cho Việt Nam

    Bài viết sẽ cung cấp thông tin từ các nghiên cứu gần đây nhất về xu hướng dạy tiếng Anh đáp ứng nhu cầu giao tiếp trong công việc trên thế giới, trình bày thực trạng dạy và học tiếng Anh ở Việt Nam, từ đó đưa ra các khuyến nghị cho các trường đại học ở Việt Nam nhằm nâng cao kỹ năng tiếng Anh giao tiếp nơi công sở cho sinh viên.

     6 p niem 29/02/2020 40 0

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