English Club glowing in the Flames of Hope


Contact: Foreign Languages Department, Tel: 074 3855 246 (ext 237).

TRA VINH, 17.12.2013 – With the familiar sound of “Until You”, the airy duet between unlikely pairing of English lecturer Benjamin David Kahn and second-year English student Duong San was all the rage on Tra Vinh University’s campus 1 in the night of December 16. After a modern dance performance of “My heart goes shalala lala, shalala in the morning” by year-3 English students, the duet rocked the live audience of more than 300 students, parents and faculty members with their amazing voices singing “Feels like nobody ever loved me until you loved me.”

 Teacher Benjamin (left)  “Feels like nobody ever touched me
until you touched me.”
“’Get-Together’ is an annual student fun activity of the English Club on the campus of Tra Vinh University in the Christmas time. It has become a time and place to get together with students and staff to explore all of the uses of the English language,” said Thach Thi Dan, Tra Vinh University’s Vice Rector in her opening speech of the Get-Together event.

This special 10th anniversary of the English Club kicked off with a cool contemporary dance “Baby one more time” performed by Year-3 English students of TVU Foreign Languages Department, followed by more than ten entertainment scenes featuring music, plays, fanciful costumes procession, and dances.

This year’s Get-Together theme – “Flames of Hope” – spotlights the importance of creative thinking and a joy of learning for TVU students. The theme was featured in the play “Cinderella” fantastically performed by students alongside visiting lecturers from the U.S.

“We are excited that our students have the opportunity to learn and work with prestigious English teachers from all over the world,” said Dr Nguyen Thi Phuong Nam, Deputy Dean and Head of Foreign Languages Department. “The work teachers and students from the Department of Foreign Languages have done is very impressive, for this I thank them all and wish them well for the forthcoming year.”

The English Club’s “Flames of Hope” was not complete without the beloved Christmas carol “Christmas Mash-up” mixed with dance beats by a group of Filipino students, who are currently studying at TVU. The enthusiasm and spirit of the performers touched the hearts of everyone present! Together they soon had the crowd clapping, hissing and calling out their exciting.

Members of the Club all gave this year’s Get-Together a truly unique blend of culture, music, and entertainment flavor. It was altogether an inspired and mesmerising show.

Last night’s stunning experience was the result of a month’s hard work by teams of students and faculty members in the Department of Foreign Languages. They all really made a fine impression in the light of a full moon over the campus.


Tra Vinh University (often referred to as TVU) is a public university located in the city of Tra Vinh, a beautiful green city of trees, parks, rice fields, and rivers in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. TVU has grown from Tra Vinh Community College and earned the university status in 2006. More than 20,000 students are at present enrolled at TVU’s 11 faculties.

With its mission ‘bringing quality learning opportunity to the community’, TVU offers a wide range of programs from nationally recognised vocational qualifications to postgraduate degree levels. In addition, the University runs a number of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in partnership with internationally recognised higher education institutions including Canada’s Vancouver Island and Southern Leyte (Philippines) universities.

News by Center for Communication and Public Promotion.