Thursday, April 3, 2008

Vietnam Slams TOEIC

Why aren't Japanese and Korean students more proficient in speaking English? Some teachers in Vietnam are blaming TOEIC standardized testing, which focuses more on listening and reading skills. TOEIC mimics other English as a Second Language products, like ETS and the old TOEFL version (before 1995), which was almost boycotted in US universities in the 1990's, until it updated to its current version.

Vietnam's education development strategy for 2008-2020 plans to implement English as a compulsory subject in primary schools...

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