Vietnamese language class opens for Vietnamese-Americans
May 28, 2006
The Committee for Overseas Vietnamese under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs opened a class in Hanoi on May 24 to teach the Vietnamese language to overseas Vietnamese students who live in the US city of San Francisco.
The May 24-June 4 class, the second of its kind to be held in Vietnam, aims to improve student's abilities to pronounce and use Vietnamese words through exchanges on the literature, culture and history of Vietnam.
During the course, trainees will visit President Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and other sites, and meet Vietnamese students and people.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Tran Quang Hoan, the committee's vice chairman, welcomed overseas Vietnamese students and teachers at two US universities who are spending their summer holidays in their homeland to study the nation's culture and history. The Government of Vietnam attaches importance to helping overseas Vietnamese young people, especially to helping them learn the Vietnamese language and study the national history, he said.
Prof. Jonathan Chuong Chung from the City College of San Francisco expressed his appreciation of the committee's support in opening the Vietnamese-teaching class. He said that the class will link the overseas Vietnamese community in San Francisco with their homeland. (VNA)