Last update: 09:55 | 29/10/2017
Since Vietnam signed a free trade agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union - Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, and Kyrgyzstan - the demand for skilled workers with Russian proficiency has increased.
A seminar on Russian language in Hanoi
In recent years, universities in Vietnam have promoted the teaching of Russian and organized cultural exchanges to help students better understand Russia.
More than 200 students are studying Russian at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanity. Each year, the university enrolls an additional 50 to 60 students of Russian. It has cooperated with universities in Russia and organizations in Vietnam to organize cultural exchange programs to further popularize Russian.
Doctor Nguyen Vu Huong Chi, Head of the University’s Russian language faculty said “Teachers of the Russian faculty are constantly revising their teaching methodology and curriculum to reflect changes in Russian politics, economics, and culture and to make their lessons more interesting.”
The faculty enrolled 100 new students in this academic year. Doctor Nguyen Thi Hang, Head of the Russian Faculty of the Ho Chi Minh City University of Pedagogy, said “We have helped for teachers and students of our faculty to attend short and long courses at Russian universities. The short courses focus on trade, tourism, and translation in order to help learners take advantage of current job opportunities.”
Thanks to better training in Russian, graduates of the Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities are in demand by recruiters.