Students get nothing from 7-years of English learning at general school

Pham Thanh Tam, Headmaster of the Hong Duc High School in Binh Thanh district in HCM City, said that many times he examined the English skills of 12th graders to prepare them for the final exams, and found out that their skills are too bad.
“Students can read text, but they do not understand the content and they cannot summarize the text,” Tam said.
A survey conducted recently by the HCM City Department for Science and Technology has also shown pessimistic results. After finishing secondary school, ninth graders can only speak simple sentences, such as greetings, giving names, while they cannot relate a tale with 100 words as requested by the foreign language teaching program. Vietnamnet, 17 April, 2012. Read more…

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