Hanoi University and the University of Canberra: Signing Ceremony of the implementation of Master’s Programme in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MTESOL).
HANU – On the morning of November 28, Hanoi University and the University of Canberra (Australia) organised the signing ceremony of the cooperation agreement for the Master’s Programme in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MTESOL). This programme is designed for those who are interested in foreign languages teaching, developing educational policies, and entrepreneurs working in the education sector to learn and develop potential products, expand new markets when taking part in the MTESOL programme at Hanoi University.
Attending the signing ceremony, there were Ms Tran Thi Phuong – Representative from International Cooperation Department – Ministry of Education and Training; Mr. Nguyen Xuan Vang – Former Director of International Cooperation Department and President of the University; Professor Lawrence Pratchett – Deputy Principal, Professor Geoffrey Riordan – Head of Education Department – University of Canberra; The School Board, heads of the departments, former teachers of the University have studied at the University of Canberra, and hundreds of current students of Hanoi University.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, President Nguyen Van Trao pledged “Hanoi University and the University of Canberra are committed to bringing learners a suitable and quality MTESOL programme. Participating in this programme, students will have the opportunities to gain insights into language teaching in relation to education, culture and society. At the same time, learners will be facilitated to improve their knowledge and understanding in lesson design, programme evaluation, programme analysis as well as improving their English language proficiency based on the high-application learning orientation of the programme.
Another special feature of this course is the focus on the combination of theoretical elements and practical perspectives. Students are allowed to participate in seminars and workshops with small class sizes. Thus, learners can complete the Master’s programme in the most effective way based on their preferences”.
According to Professor Lawrence Pratchett, Vice Chancellor of the University of Canberra, “International cooperation in research and teaching is very important to every university, that is how we create and share new knowledge. Therefore, we jointly implement the programme for the benefit of learners with the goal of creating learning opportunities for Vietnamese students to study international programmes in Vietnam under the instruction of highly qualified teachers from both schools. We hope to learn a lot from you to effectively cooperate with this programme”.
Sharing at the ceremony, Ms Tran Thi Phuong – Representative of the Ministry of Education and Training said, “On behalf of the Department of International Cooperation – Ministry of Education and Training, I appreciate the efforts of the two universitíe in realising the cooperation and bringing the MTESOL programme into implementation. This programme is in line with the Memorandum of Understanding in Education and Training of the two countries signed on March 15, 2018, at the same time responding to the need of training programmes in MTESOL which is one of the goals of the National Language Program in Vietnam. The cooperation between the two schools is not only a cooperation agreement on education but also a sustainable relationship between Vietnam and Australia. ”
Ranked five-star in “Employment Capability” and “Graduation Results”, the University of Canberra is known as one of the best universities in Australia that offer the MTESOL programme. The curriculum, the training quality of the MTESOL programme at Hanoi University, therefore, are directly managed by the University of Canberra in accordance with the international standards.
Not only focusing on establishing high academic standards, the University of Canberra is also famous for its professional student support systems and soft skills training programme. Lecturers always have close connections with students, giving them the opportunity to practice, absorb new knowledge in the best way. Participating in the course, students will be provided with learning materials, access professional support network from not only the lecturers but also the Programme Director.
The MTESOL joint programme between Hanoi University and the University of Canberra consists of two phases:
Phrase I (Graduate Diploma in TESOL): in 07 months, students receive the Postgraduate Training Certificate granted by Hanoi University.
Phase II (Master of TESOL & FLT): 01 year, the University of. Canberra grants the Master’s degree in TESOL. The total study time and graduation consideration is 02 years.
For more information about the MTESOL programme, please contact:
MTESOL PROGRAM office
Room 215 – 217, 2nd floor, House A, Hanoi University
Tel: 024-35430265 and 024-38544338 Ext.1145