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Students must study English from third grade on

In Uncategorized on August 2, 2010 at 7:18 am

The Ministry of Education and Training has recently drafted a new proposal that would include teaching English at the primary school level, as part of the Strategy for Education Development for 2008-2020, which aims to build a modern educational system.

Pupils of Phan Dinh Phung Primary School study English in their class (Photo: SGGP)

According to the draft, primary school students would have to learn English starting in third grade and completing a total of 1,155 hours by the end of primary school.

According to the draft, after completing the program, students will be tell short stories in English, write five-sentence paragraphs, read and comprehend short English lessons and conduct brief conversations in English.

Students graduating from primary school will possess English capabilities equivalent to the Level 1 English proficiency as determined by the European Association for Language Testing and Assessment (EALTA).

Source: SGGP

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