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The International Sustainability Project between TVU and Swinburne is continued to implement this year, on January 10th. Academics and students from Swinburne University of Technology (Australia) team up with TVU students to develop strategies for environmental protection.


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Vice Rector Tran Van Trong (left) and Dr. Francois Malherbe

“This is the second year Green Project is implemented. This demonstrates the commitment of the two Universities for sustainable development,” said Mr. Tran Van Trong, TVU’s Vice Rector, in his welcoming speech to kick off the Green Campus project. This program lasts 2 weeks in Tra Vinh city.


Seventeen Swinburne students majored in different disciplines including Biotechnology, Chemistry, Community Health, Biomedical, Design, Film, Business, and Sustainable Development have participated in this project.


Students from Swinburne and TVU form into six groups to survey the environmental situation on TVU’s Campus One to write proposals for the Rector to consider.


In addition to these activities, 34 students of the two Universities participate in community activities such as collecting waste at Ba Om Pond. They provide the orphanage with computers and build a playground for children. They also help farmers to harvest peanuts at Duyen Hai district.


The Swinburne team leader, environmental chemist Dr. Francois Malherbe, said: "Swinburne students have a chance to interact with the real environment in a remote province that is very different from that of Australia, so it helps them to enrich their knowledge."


VN-Au students harvest peanuts
Vietnam-Australia students harvest peanuts

He said after the greatly successful Green Campus program last year, Dr François Malherbe and Dr Vivienne Waller of Swinburne University, and Dr Ho-Dac Tuc of TVU School of Foreign Languages had presented two discussion papers at the 14th International ACTS (Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability) Conference in November 2014 in Australia.


The international universities participated in this Conference studied the environmental protection activities of Tra Vinh University as a reference model to boost environmental awareness in a developing country.


The Green Campus project was launched byTVU’s Rector when he signed the Talloires Declaration in October 2013.

English news by Pham Thi Diem Thi

TVU – 28.1.2015. In the last week of January, TVU instructors of English have participated in a five-day workshop on Language Testing and Assessment conducted by Stephen Walker of Queensland University.


This workshop focuses on the core characteristics of English testing. Participants apply the concepts of validity, reliability and practicality as they design test types.


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The workshop also familiarizes 25 participants with fundamental testing principles, including understanding test purpose and choosing relevant texts to make tests more valid and reliable.


‘This January workshop series is part of academic activities funded by the National Foreign Language 2020 Project,’ said participant Thuy-Van Huynh, Deputy Head of TVU Center for Teaching and Learning. ‘It will specifically build out significant capacity for teacher engaging in 

language testing and assessment.’

Participants include the majority of TVU School of Foreign Languages academics and English teachers from other units of TVU.


Stephen Walker is a Testing and Assessment Specialist at the Queensland University's Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education.

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News by Aloki Nodi, Center for Communication and Public Engagement

The International Conference on Agricultural Research for Development is scheduled on 22nd September 2016. Tra Vinh University coordinates with the Institute for Small Animal Research and Coordination Centre for Gene Conservation (KÁTKI) to organize the event.

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This is the 9th Vietnamese – Hungarian International Conference hosted by Tra Vinh University.


Topics in the workshop include: Farming, rural development, animal husbandry, veterinary, exploitation and seafood farming, water quality management, post-harvest technology and biotechnology in the agriculture fields.


This is a forum for scientists, professionals, managers and businesses to share knowledge, experiences, exchange ideas, as well as an opportunity to develop cooperation relationships in the future.


The Biennial Vietnamese-Hungarian International Conference was first held in 1998 and is alternatively hosted between Vietnam and Hungary.


For more information please contact:


Mr. Lam Thai Hung, Dean - School of Agriculture and Aquaculture

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Ms. Diep Bao Anh, Specialist, International Collaboration and Project Promotion Office

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English news by Phạm Thị Diễm Thi


TRA VINH – On Friday night 17th December, TVU School of Foreign Languages students opened their 11th annual Christmas tradition with a group dancing on the background music of Doraemon that effectively brought the Christmas cheer to hundreds of merry audiences.

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“Green Your Life” is the theme of this year’s Get-Together music concert.

The annual music concert, lasting well over a decade, is entirely student-run from script writing, choreographing to costume designing and stage managing.

The 2014 Get-Together once again mixed the warmth of students and the fun of an intercultural experience, with the combined power of English, French, Khmer and Chinese music.

‘The popular Get-Together at TVU is a great opportunity for the students to practice English, bonds community members through the sounds of music,’ said Mr Tran Van Trong, TVU’s Vice Rector. ‘It is a joy to see how the School of Foreign Languages annual concert gets our community together.”


This year’s theme, ‘Green Your Life’, is inspired by the TVU Rector, Dr Pham Tiet Khanh, who in 2013 signed the Talloires Declaration, an official statement of a commitment to environmental sustainability in higher education made by 300 university presidents in over 40 countries.


For the TVU community, attending the Get-Together concert is a tradition, but there is something new this year. Students infused this year’s theme into each entertainment scene through music, plays, fanciful costumes procession, and group dances to inspire sustainable behaviours campus-wide.


‘Besides languages, we show our talents in the language of dance and music,’ said Nguyen Thi My Tu, Year 4 English major who’s also an MC for the night. ‘We have been working diligently for the last three months behind the scenes to contribute to this music show.’


Grotesque and wild costumes designed by students, fantastic breakdancing group, and Year 4 English major Pham Thi Diem Thi, singing the 1960’s greatest hit Tous les garçons et les filles with French lecturer Diane Zorzi, are part of this talent.


The 2014 Christmas music concert greatly benefits from the hard work of students and staff both on and off stage. Over 60 students and teachers performers used their combined talents to bring to life the sounds of this season.


 Just give me a reason by Khanh Vinh and My Phung
 Khmer dance by DA11 & DA12
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 Shake it off by Sac San and Minh Tuan

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 Green your life by DA11 (Comedy)

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Tous les garcons et les filles by Diane and Diem Thi

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Fashion Show by CA12 and DA11

News by Aloki Nodi

Photos by Nguyen Thanh Son





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Tuesday, August 26th 2014

Contact: Center for Communication and Community Engagement.

Tel: 0743.855246 (156)


Tra Vinh, August 26th 2014 – On August 21st Dr. Elizabeth M. Quimbo, the  coordinator of Student teaching Unit, faculty of  Leyte Normal University (LNU), Philippines with four interns had a meeting and a direct exchange with the representatives of Center for International Collaboration in Education and Training. Mr. Nguyen Tien Dung, TVU Vice Rector.


Mr Nguyen Tien Dung offered name cards for four interns

For the purpose of this trip, Dr. Elizabeth M. Quimbo said since the meeting between leaders of the two universities   it is the fact that TVU and LNU share same interests and features in terms of research and training. It is much hope that collaboration relationship as well as, lecturer and student exchange in all fields, especially in teacher training can be enhanced.


This is the second cohort of English Teaching interns come to TVU, since the first trip with six students from March to May this year


Four interns are going to fulfill their practicum tasks at the Center for International Collaboration in Education and Training and Victory Center of Informatics and Foreign Languages from August 22nd to October 27th, 2014


Mr Nguyen Ngoc Danh, Vice Director of Center for International Collaboration in Education and Training said: “This is a good chance for both the interns and host departments to reinforce collaboration relationship between LNU and TVU. The interns can apply their theory for the new environment which differs from their culture and living environment. However, they get more living experiences as well as practical experiences in the future”.


In his welcoming speech, Mr Nguyen Tien Dung, Vice Rector offered his deepest sympathy to the Board of LNU on the damage Haiyan storm caused in 2013. The Vice Rector highly appreciates the collaboration relationship between two universities in students and lecturer exchange. He hopes that the interns will get a lot of experiences as well as contribute into the development and success of two universities


 Mr Nguyen Tien Dung welcomes to all



Interns have the photo taken with the Board

 News, Photos: Thuy, Sang


TRA VINH, 1.October.2014 – Diane Zorzi and Benoit Hamon, two master's degree holders in Art History and Philosophy from the Sorbonne have joined the School of Foreign Languages at the Tra Vinh University in October 2014.


Ms Bach Mai standing of the International Collaboration Office welcomes Benoit and Diane second and third from right

Ms Bach Mai (standing) of the International Collaboration Office

welcomes Benoit and Diane (second and third from right)

Both scholars assume the positions of lecturers bringing years of experience and expertise to the School.

‘We are pleased to attract these two outstanding lecturers in language, literature and the arts,’ says Dr Nguyen Thi Phuong Nam, Dean of the School. ‘It reflects the commitment of the University to enriching the academic and cultural experiences of staff and students,’ adds Dean Phuong Nam.


With a double master degree with honours, Diane Zorzi graduated from the Paris-Sorbonne University with a major of the Art History. She also holds a double degree from the Sorbonne in French Language, Literature and Art History.



Diane Zorzi was a teacher of French, and then she became a guide at the Louvre Museum. She has years of experience in journalistic writing. Prior to arriving at the TVU School of Foreign Languages, she was a lecturer at the National Institute of Art History, Paris.


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Diane and Benoit
Benoit Hamon holds a master’s degree with honours in philosophy from the Sorbonne, where he also earns his first degree in Philosophy and Modern Literature with honours. Proficient in English and German, he has dedicated his career in the fields of publishing and journalism. Prior to joining the School, Benoit was a cultural columnist for La Revue Littéraire (The Literature Journal).


‘We are seeking and engaging academic members from top universities. Together we’re committed to creating an intellectual community that inspires students and staff,’ said Dr Ho-Dac Tuc, Deputy Dean of the TVU School of Foreign Languages.


The TVU School of Foreign Languages offers Bachelor of Arts in English. Minor program is available in Mandarin. The School also offers the English language as minor to approximately 8,000 students from around the Vietnam’s Mekong Delta.


News and photo: School of Foreign Languages

Media contact: 74 3855246 (ext 272)

TRA VINH, SEP 5, 2014 – In the morning of August 28, 67 school teachers of English attended the inaugural session of the CEFR-Level B1 course at the Department of Education in Tra Vinh. Faculty of the TVU school of Foreign Languages will train these local teachers who are required by law to reach the minimal level of B1 according to the CEFR.


SFL faculty front row at the inaugural class of Level B1
 SFL faculty, front row, at the inaugural class of Level B1

Focused on the Level B1 of the CEFR, the course is resulted from an agreement between the provincial Department of Education (DOE) and Tra Vinh University, which calls for the training of public school teachers of English.


As part of the agreement with the DOE, the TVU School of Foreign Languages (SFL) will also provide training, ongoing follow-up and evaluation to assess students’ progress for all designated DOE teaching staff who are currently teaching English at primary and high schools in Tra Vinh province.


The SFL assigned four instructors to provide training, including one American teacher, all are qualified from North America, Norway, and Australia universities.


Dr. Nguyen Thi Phuong Nam, Dean of the School of Foreign Languages, said: ‘The School has taken extra care in selecting highly qualified instructors to teach. We are pleased to be part of this collaborative project that can have a long-lasting impact on ways English is taught and learnt.’


Mr. Dung Nguyen, manager of the DOE’s Centre for Education, noted that the DOE is always concerned with upgrading English language skills for local teachers in public schools to the minimal levels as required by the Ministry of Education and Training.


This B1 course combines 200 hours of English language study. Upon completion, participants will take a Cambridge English language exam at B1-level administered and marked by Cambridge English Language Assessment.


Unlike other national universities, the TVU School of Foreign Languages provides English language training while the administration of all exams at B1-C2 levels is handled by Cambridge Assessment to ensure international standard quality control.


News by Huynh Ngoc Tai & Ho-Dac Tuc


TRA VINH, August 9, 2014 – In the morning of August 9, the Job Fair was formally opened at Tra Vinh University (TVU) with participation of 23 enterprises, who have been in the needs of recruitment, and around 800 TVU students. Mr. Vo Hoang Khai, TVU Vice Rector on behalf of Rector Board attended the Fair.


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Enterprises were honorably received flowers from TVU at the opening ceremony

At the opening ceremony, Mr. Vo Hoang Khai said: “The Job Fair is a great opportunity for students to contact with enterprises and confirm their competence after studying at TVU. This is also the annual activity to increase employability for students, connecting students to industry and matching employer needs with student capabilities."


 With a variety of recruitment needs in both positions and fields of work from the enterprises, the students had precious opportunity to be interviewed.


 Nguyen Thi Thuy An, a student, said: “This is a great opportunity for us to affirm our competence. It is also a good chance to approach to enterprises for our careers."


Student Truong Thai Dang Tran said: “we are very confident on our competence and we would love to be interviewed with the hope of getting a good job.”


On this occasion, the students also had opportunity to hear from Dr. Nguyen Thanh My, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Mylan Group, share learning experience and strategies.


The Fair was closed with positive feedbacks for the students from the enterprises. The employers highly evaluated for identifying career goals and good sense of discipline.  

Activities of the Fair 

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Students at the interviews

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Dancing performance at the opening ceremony



Dr. Nguyen Thanh My shared learning strategies and experiences offered a talk to students about learning



Students were confident to make questions for Dr. Nguyen Thanh My



                              At interviews


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