Curtin University and SEAMEO RETRAC commenced the 17th intake of the Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics program on November 12, 2018. Enrolled in this intake were 33 teachers of English from the U.S.A., the Philippines and Vietnam.
Under the funding from the UNESCO-Bangkok and was selected by the SEAMEO Secretariat as an Implementing Agency for piloting the adaption of the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Teacher Competency Framework for Southeast Asia, SEAMEO RETRAC convened a national orientation workshop on “ECCE Teacher Competency Framework in Southeast Asia” on November 8, 2018.
Under the funding from the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE), SEAMEO RETRAC conducted a five day training course on “Internal Quality Assurance for Higher Education Institutions in Vietnam” on October 29 – November 2, 2018 at the Center.
SEAMEO Regional Training Center in collaboration with the National Foreign Languages Project co-organized the International Training Workshop on “Experience and Solutions of Asian Countries in Creating Environment for School Students to Use English” on October18-19, 2018 in Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province.
With the aim of providing the participants with knowledge and skills related to competencies in leadership and management in higher education while creating a professional platform for discussion of ideas, exchange of experience and development of networks among participants and trainers, the international training course on “Capacity building on leadership and management in higher education” was conducted at the Center’s
On September 27-28, 2018, SEAMEO RETRAC welcomed its governing board members to Ho Chi Minh City for the 21st Governing Board Meeting. Attending the meeting were a reprensentative of SEAMEO Secretariat, 10 governing board members and 2 representatives from 10 countries in Southeast Asia.
The annual educational Forum, namely “Enhancing the Satisfaction of Teachers at Bbasic Education in Southeast Asia: Best Practices and Innovative Solutions”, is conducted by SEAMEO RETRAC at its premises on September 27, 2018.
On August 09-10, 2018, the 9th Annual International Conference on Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) on “Breakthroughs in English Language Teaching in the 21st Century” was held at the Center’s premises by SEAMEO RETRAC in cooperation with Curtin University, Australia.
SEAMEO RETRAC, in partnership with Regional English Language Office, U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Public Affairs Section, U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, hosted a 2.5-day seminar on “Differentiating Teaching Techniques and Activities in English Language Classroom” for high school English teachers August 06th – 08th, 2018.
On July 24th, 2018, H.E. Prof. Dr. Muhadjir Effendy, Minister of Education and Culture, Indonesia and concurrently SEAMEO Council President together with the delegation have paid a visit to SEAMEO RETRAC in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. H.E. Prof. Dr. Muhadjir Effendy highly appreciated the activities of the Center in the past, especially the training activities on leadership, education management