Trang Hoang

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Trang Hoang
Posted 11 months ago
How are students educated in schools in YOUR country, where you came from?
Hi everyone, I am from Viet Nam, I also want to share the education system in my country. In Viet Nam, we have 5 years in elementary school, 4 years in middle school and 3 years in high school. We study around 14-15 subjects and usually focus on main ones such Mathematics, Physical, Chemistry, Foreign Languages (mainly English). There are many complaints about studying program because it's hard for students and we usually pay attention more in theory than practice. For instance, when learning English, we just study grammar and vocabulary, but don't care more about speaking and listening skill, that's why we have to extra-study in language centres if we want to improve these both English skills. Especially, pupils from primary schools have extra-study in centres too much, because their parents don't want them to be worse than others. After grade 12, we have an common exam in the whole of country to check whether or not we can graduate from high school. This exam, in my point of view, is quite easy. Then, we have to take an university exam and I think although it's not so difficult and complicated as in China, Korea or Japan, it's still a big problem for me. In Viet Nam, cheating and copying is very popular, even in any schools. For instance, a student meets difficulties when taking the Mathematics exam, he/she will ask others to copy the answer rather than abandon it, although maybe he/she doesn't understand anything. Students are usually under many pressures from parents, they have to get the high grade to make their parents happy. So don't surprise when you teach or study here.