At the Youth Entrepreneurship Forum 2018 last month, Minister of Information and Communication Nguyen Manh Hung suggested that the Prime Minister should soon recognize English as the second official language of Vietnam to help startups reach out to the world. The proposal stirred a heated discussion on social media and prompted numerous professionals to pitch in with their views and opinions. While some welcomed the idea and supported widespread use of the language in Vietnam, others were wary of the cultural, legal and other implications of formalizing it as an official language. Everyone agreed that it was good to improve English use and fluency in the country, so the debate boiled down to whether declaring and using it as an official language was a feasible, practical option for Vietnam. Professor Chung Hoang Chuong, who has juggled teaching at the University of California and doing research in Vietnam, was optimistic about Vietnam having two official languages. Chuong, currently a … [Read more...] about English as an official language in Vietnam: would it work?
The Swiss Federal Council with Federal Chancellor Walter Thurnherr. PETER KLAUNZER / POOL / AFP Concerns have been raised over the English capabilities of Guy Parmelin, seen fourth from left in the photo above. The politician is a member of Switzerland's seven-member executive known as the Federal Council and he will head up the Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER) from next year. Parmelin's lack of English has been documented in numerous Swiss press articles. His responsibilities in his new Federal Council position will include conducting negotiations on free trade agreements with Vietnam, India, Malaysia and the USA. These negotiations are widely expected to be carried out in English. When asked about his English abilities in 2015, Parmelin, from the French-speaking part of Switzerland, initially tried to answer in English but soon reverted to French. “I can English understand but [continuing in French] I prefer to speak … [Read more...] about Lost in translation: Swiss minister under fire for lack of English
Today’s home offers English grandeur in Powell, Ohio. The home enjoys a tranquil setting enclosed by private gate off scenic Olentangy River Rd. The home is architecturally exquisite inside and out with unrivaled attention to detail accomplished with only the finest building materials. Both the living room and great room have fireplaces. There are only four magnificent condos behind secure gates. The home offers incredible views, secluded and surrounded by nature, streams, ponds, fountain, moat, lush lawns, waterfall and stone arched bridge. The owner’s suite has a reading room and Juliet balcony. The exterior is constructed of brick and stone. It overlooks the pond. This home is listed for $1.25 million with Cutler Real Estate, an affiliate of Luxury Portfolio International®. … [Read more...] about Daily Dream Home: Kensborough Village
Luxury cruise line Cunard has announced a partnership with the English National Ballet for the first-ever “Dance the Atlantic” Transatlantic Crossing onboard flagship Queen Mary 2, sailing from Southampton to New York, August 11-18, 2019. Guests on the seven-night crossing will have the opportunity to meet six lead dancers from the British ballet company, including Lead Principal Erina Takahashi and First Soloist James Streeter. Guests will also have the opportunity to watch the dancers’ morning ballet class and drop in on afternoon rehearsals. A highlight of the voyage will be performances in the ship’s Royal Court Theater, including extracts from the classic Swan Lake, the contemporary work Dust and the visual Le Corsaire - demonstrating the range of the company’s repertoire. Luxury Travel Advisor’s ULTRA Summit May 21-23, 2019 | Reunion | Kissimmee, FL This exclusive, invite-only event focused on the luxury travel market brings … [Read more...] about Cunard Announces Partnership with English National Ballet
At the launching ceremony. Source: soha.vn The application is a huge digital library of interactive e-books for kids, which features different subjects in daily life. One of the special topics in the app. is on Vietnam’s national sovereignty over seas and islands. Particularly, children are able to read more stories about troops stationed on islands, the Vietnam People’s Navy, and naval soldiers’ families on the mainland. The app. has so far been used by more than a million of children in over 100 countries worldwide. Translated by Song Anh … [Read more...] about English learning application to educate children on Vietnam’s seas and islands