Plan de $ 450 millones de dólares: Vietnam exige a sus profesores no-nativos deI Inglés tener Nivel Intermedio


Todos los egresados ​​de la pedagogía en inglés tendrá un nivel mínimo de Inglés en 2020 bajo las reformas educativas ambiciosas, pero los profesores temen que no están recibiendo la ayuda que necesitan para mejorar sus propias habilidades.

por Ed Parks
Guardian Weekly,
Tuesday 8 November 2011

English instruction hours are expected to double under the $450m plan. Photograph: Frank Zeller/AFP/Getty Images

Más de 80.000 profesores de inglés en las escuelas estatales de Vietnam se espera que sean usuarios seguros, de nivel intermedio de Inglés (First Certificate English), y aprobar una prueba para demostrarlo, como parte de una iniciativa ambiciosa por el ministerio de educación para garantizar que todos los jóvenes que egresen las escuelas de Vietnam en el año 2020 tienen un buen conocimiento de la lengua (nivel B1 – Preliminary English Test – PET).

Como parte de la estrategia, que incluye metodología de enseñanza de Inglés, las autoridades han adoptado el Marco Común Europeo de Referencia (CFER) para medir las competencias lingüísticas. Los profesores deberán alcanzar el nivel B2 en Inglés y los egresados ​​de la escuela que se espera alcanzar el nivel B1, un nivel por debajo los profesores.

Pero la iniciativa es preocupante para muchos profesores, que no están seguros acerca de su futuro si no logran calificaciones en exámenes como el IELTS y TOEFL.

“Todos los maestros de la escuela primaria se sienten muy nerviosos”, dijo Nguyen Thi La, 29 años, un profesor de Inglés en la Escuela Kim Dong primaria en Hanoi.

“Es difícil para los profesores para aprobar este examen, especialmente los de las provincias rurales. B2 es una puntuación más alta. “

“Todo lo que sé es que si pasamos estamos bien. Si nosotros no podemos todavía seguir enseñando, y luego tomar otra prueba, entonces, si no somos capaces de eso, no lo sé. “

A pesar de los informes en los medios de comunicación estatales, el Ministerio de Educación afirma que nadie será despedido que no alcanza B2, equivalente a puntajes de entre 5,0 y 6,0 en la prueba IELTS o al nivel First Certificate in English (FCE).

“Es una prueba de aptitud para identificar cuántos maestros necesitan capacitación financiada por el gobierno en la lengua antes de que puedan seguir los cursos de formación del profesorado”, dijo Nguyen Ngoc Hung, director ejecutivo del National Foreign Languages ​​Proyecto de Vietnam de 2020.

“No los profesores serán despedidos si no están calificados porque ya sabemos que la mayoría de ellos no están calificados.

No hay profesores que se quedarán atrás y el gobierno se hará cargo de ellos. Pero si los maestros no quieren mejorar, entonces los padres los rechazan porque sólo los profesores cualificados podrán ejecutar nuevos programas de formación. “

Del Proyecto 2020 afectará a 200 millones los estudiantes y el 85% del presupuesto de 450 millones de dólares se destinarán a la formación del profesorado, de acuerdo con el Ministerio de Educación.

Las autoridades dicen habilidad equivalente a B2 es necesaria para que los profesores de inglés pueden leer artículos académicos, lo que contribuirá a su desarrollo profesional.

Los medios de comunicación estatales informaron recientemente que en Ben provincia del delta del Mekong Tre, de 700 docentes que habían sido examinados, sólo 61 llegaron a la puntuación requerida.

En Hue, en el centro de Vietnam, uno de cada cinco anotó B2 o superior al 500 profesores de primaria y secundaria fueron examinados con pruebas por el British Council.

En la capital, Hanoi, los maestros están tomando el examen IELTS y el 18% hasta ahora han hecho el grado B2.

El Ministerio de Educación dijo que en una provincia, que no pudo ser identificado, el porcentaje de aprobados es de tan sólo uno de cada 700.

Hasta el momento las pruebas han sido voluntarios.

Los candidatos deben presentar los certificados de prueba alineados con el Marco Europeo de Referencia, tales como IELTS, Cambridge Exámenes ESOL y TOEFL.

Algunos entrenadores piensan que el nivel B2 no tiene por qué ser un obstáculo para muchos profesores, pero dicen incentivos salariales son necesarios si el gobierno es retener a los maestros y encontrar más de 24.000 a cumplir con sus metas educativas 2020.

B2 se puede lograr suficiente.

Los profesores que conozco quieren mejorar su Inglés, pero quieren que sus salarios a ser mayores para que puedan tener un incentivo para esforzarse más para cumplir con la norma “, dijo Tran Thi Qua, un formador de profesores del departamento de educación en Hue.

Funcionarios del Ministerio de Educación afirman que están trabajando para aumentar los salarios de los maestros de primaria en inglés.

Algunos padres de niños en edad de primaria están dispuestos a pagar más a los maestros de sus hijos de inglés, un dinero extra por ser altamente calificado.

Mi mayor preocupación es dónde y cómo mis hijos van a aprender Inglés.

Hay una gran demanda de enseñanza de Inglés en las escuelas primarias públicas.

Tengo que gastar mucho tiempo y dinero ahora para dar a mis hijos una enseñanza de idiomas Inglés “, dijo Do Thi Loan, una madre de dos hijos de Hanoi.

“El gobierno tiene que financiar cursos para ayudar a mejorar la calidad de los maestros, y les pagan más dinero, pero creo que si los maestros no quieren mejorar, entonces se debe cambiar de trabajo”, dijo.

Un nuevo plan de estudios centrado en idiomas impartidos por profesores readiestrado debe estar en su lugar en el 70% de la nota y tres clases para el año 2015, según los planes del ministerio, y disponible a nivel nacional en 2019.

Horas de enseñanza de inglés se duplicarán y las matemáticas se enseñan en una lengua extranjera (inglés) en el 30% de las escuelas secundarias en las principales ciudades para el año 2015. (modelo Singapur)

Pero de acuerdo con un especialista en el desarrollo del lenguaje, las metas del Ministerio de Educación no son realistas.

Rebecca Hales, un ex gerente de desarrollo de ELT en Vietnam British Council, dijo: “El Ministerio está adoptando un enfoque por etapas, lo cual es loable, pero hay problemas con la oferta y la demanda.

Ellos no tienen los capacitados profesores de inglés de primaria.

Los objetivos son completamente inalcanzable por el momento. “

Según Hales el British Council ha sido fundamental en los instructores principales de formación 2.000, pero ella duda de que las autoridades educativas locales están dispuestos a poner dinero en difundir esas habilidades aún más.

“Los formadores de docentes capacitados que hasta ahora están a merced de los departamentos de educación individual. No hay evidencia en esta etapa de un plan maestro a gran escala de entrenamiento “, dijo Hales.

Nguyen Ngoc Hung afirma que una estrategia de capacitación en su lugar, pero reconoce la magnitud del proyecto.

He invertido en las universidades y colegios de distintas regiones, enviaron a sus profesores para el Reino Unido y Australia, y los convirtieron en centros de desarrollo de maestros que llegarán a formar a las personas en las provincias remotas“, dijo Nguyen.

Hay muchos desafíos.

Estamos tratando con todo, desde la formación, los salarios y la política, a la promoción, cómo entrenar a [los docentes] y luego mantenerlos en el sistema. No estoy seguro de si [Project 2020] tendrá éxito.

Otros países han gastado miles de millones en la enseñanza del idioma Inglés en el sector privado, pero todavía los gobiernos han estado muy contento con los resultados. “

* Ed Parks es un seudónimo de un periodista que trabaja en Vietnam

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Publication Date: March 25, 2012

SIMCE Ingles 2010: The development of the national English test in Chile coincides with my story, which is woven autobiographically into the larger story, a test which apparently resulted in only 11% of students able to achieve a passing score.

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Words have power to do things.

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Native Speaker Myth

Even today, this issue rarely sees daylight, rarely is the subject of discussion when ELT teachers meet and talk shop, rarely gets any attention.

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Native Speaker Needed?

Native Speaker Needed?

At the 2007 TESOL Chile Conference the question was asked: Are native speaker teachers automatically the best teachers of a language?

Just because you speak a language naturally, does that mean you can teach it?

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Right from the outset, the learner is doomed to ultimate failure, to possess a level of language known as “interlanguage” a linguistic Limbo. In this place, Limbo, the learner has become “fossilized”, not fully developed, at some substandard level of language learning.

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The global search for high-quality education, embedded in high-performing education systems, has taken on mythical proportions, almost resembling the alchemists’ quest to turn common metals into gold.

It is my hope that the present day search for global education, equitable and providing equality of opportunity for all, shall not cease until the “gold” we seek, has been found.

I therefore dedicate this book to all the educators, researchers, parents and students the world over, who strive to achieve this elusive goal,high-quality education for all the citizens of the world.

In this endeavour, it is my belief that the International Baccalaureate merits a closer look, based on their more than 40 year history of delivering consistently excellent results.

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Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He is the Head of the English Department at Colegio Internacional SEK in Santiago, Chile.

He is the Co-Founder and Co-Organiser of EdCamp Santiago, free, participant-driven, democratic, conversation based professional development for teachers, by teachers. EdCamp Santiago 2012 was held at Universidad Mayor in Santiago.

Thomas is also a past member (2011-2012) of the Advisory Board for the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL), where he also serves as a reviewer and as the HETL Ambassador for Chile.

Thomas enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. Thus far, he has written the following genres: romance, historical fiction, autobiographical, sports history/biography, and English Language Teaching. He has published a total of forty six (46) books overall.

The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family, his wife Gabriela, and his son, Thomas Jerome Baker, Jr.

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School Innovation Community: 50 Innovative Educators

These 50 teachers who applied through the web site http://www.innovacionescolar.cl and finally were selected from hundreds of teachers for demonstrating outstanding leadership qualities, will be advocates for change and innovation in their schools; show interest in use of information and communication technologies (ICT), and have the conviction that through the work itself they may contribute to the development of quality education. They will have the opportunity to communicate stably through a virtual community for sharing ideas.

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For Mario Waissbluth, President of Foundation 2020, this is a great opportunity. “For the first time, Education 2020 teachers will have professional educators who are active, close to the issues that concern us all in education, with an excellent level of quality, who will share in our activities, and with whom we will consult and install the idea that, there will be no real changes in education without teachers. We will not let this important moment in time pass us by, “emphasized Professor Waissbluth.

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The Mother Tongue in the Chilean EFL Classroom

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The Mother Tongue Taboo (speak only English in the classroom) addresses all the “Taboo Topics”: Monolingual Fallacy, Native Speaker Fallacy, Early Start Fallacy, and More is Better Fallacy.

This book transparently shows 2 countries, one successful, one with marginal results at best, where Linguistic Imperialism, ie. the Four Fallacy Thinking…is not a Fallacy, but Reality, or Evidence-Based Results. In other words, it’s not ideology, not philosophy, but responds to the real world rather than an imagined world.

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The Mother Tongue in the Chilean EFL Classroom” is told from my point of view. Yet, in a larger sense, it’s an ELT story that makes the effort to share, a moment in time, with some very special people, in a very special country – Chile, a place time forgot, a place where we do things the Chilean Way.

Don’t bother looking for it on the map. Be content to know it is located at the end of the world, literally.

One of the most defining characteristics of an EFL classroom in Chile is the quality of the teacher. If the teacher teaches English in English, they display what the quality of their beliefs are, namely, “in this classroom there is no place for the mother tongue.”

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Who is right? Who is wrong? At any rate, the language that the teacher teaches in, is crucial. It will ultimately define the students’ achievements.

As you read the book, stay with me. I have not chosen the direct path, because, if you do not have the background on what it is like to use language as an instrument of national policymaking, then you will end up with a misinterpretation of a simple question: Should the mother tongue be used in the Chilean EFL classroom?

After reading this book, you will understand why the Chilean teacher teaches as s/he does, and be in a good position to reexamine your own practice…

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Memoir: The Last Shot

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Thomas Jerome Baker (Author)

“The Last Shot” is told from my point of view.

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One of the most defining characteristics of a small town in Arkansas is the quality and traditions of its local high school sports teams.

In 1980, I had the great fortune to be a member of two of Luxora’s greatest sports teams ever: the State Championship track and field team of 1980 and the State Runner-Up basketball team of 1980.

I graduated on May 17, 1980 and since I left, I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve been back to Luxora.

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It’s a way for me to go back, in my mind’s eye, like a bird high in the sky, and look once again upon my Luxora, as I remember it to be.

I thank you kindly, if you decide to join me on this journey back to Luxora, Arkansas, home of the mighty Luxora Panthers…

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Memoir: The Last Shot

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Publication Date: September 15, 2012

“The Last Shot” is told from my point of view.

Yet, in a larger sense, it’s a story that makes the effort to keep something alive, a memory of a moment in time I shared with some very special people from a small town called Luxora, Arkansas, my hometown, population 1,317.

Don’t bother looking for it on the map. Be content to know it is located about 4 miles east of Osceola, Arkansas on Highway 61… or 12 miles west of Blytheville, Arkansas, same highway.

One of the most defining characteristics of a small town in Arkansas is the quality and traditions of its local high school sports teams.

In 1980, I had the great fortune to be a member of two of Luxora’s greatest sports teams ever: the State Championship track and field team of 1980 and the State Runner-Up basketball team of 1980.

I graduated on May 17, 1980 and since I left, I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve been back to Luxora.

This book, about the Luxora Panthers basketball team of 1980, is a memoir of sorts, pieced together from my memories and from news clippings about our team.

It’s a way for me to go back, in my mind’s eye, like a bird high in the sky, and look once again upon my Luxora, as I remember it to be.

I thank you kindly, if you decide to join me on this journey back to Luxora, Arkansas, home of the mighty Luxora Panthers…

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Luxora: My Hometown

This book is autobiographical. It relies on my subjective remembrance. There is a clear delineation between fact and fiction. I have tried to be true, above all, to my own Luxora experience. Everyone who is a Luxora Panther, with black and gold blood flowing through our veins, will find a bit of their story, told in my autobiographical essays. For this reason, I wish to share and thus dedicate this book to all the people of Luxora, Arkansas, my hometown.

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How to Coach A Debate Team

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This book contains all you need to know to successfully coach a debate team. You may need to convince students that debate is a good idea, though. Here are six reasons:
1. Debating ability is a valuable skill.
2. Debate utilizes useful English.
3. It is a unique way to teach grammar.
4. It develops critical thinking skills.
5. It introduces global issues.
6. It develops research skills.

A more powerful reason to coach a debate team is given to us by Dr. Martin Luther King: ““Sooner or later all the people of the world will have to discover a way to live together in peace… If this is to be achieved, man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation…” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – 1964 Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech

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The International Baccalaureate [Kindle Edition]

The International Baccalaureate [Paperback]

The global search for high-quality education, embedded in high-performing education systems, has taken on mythical proportions, almost resembling the alchemists’ quest to turn common metals into gold.

It is my hope that the present day search for global education, equitable and providing equality of opportunity for all, shall not cease until the “gold” we seek, has been found.

I therefore dedicate this book to all the educators, researchers, parents and students the world over, who strive to achieve this elusive goal,high-quality education for all the citizens of the world.

In this endeavour, it is my belief that the International Baccalaureate merits a closer look, based on their more than 40 year history of delivering consistently excellent results.

I add that all of the reflections and views in this book are mine alone, unless otherwise noted, and can not be attributed to my employer or any other organization I am affiliated with, past or present. For any errors or oversights, I bear the complete responsibility.

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Amazon Author Page: Thomas Jerome Baker

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Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He is the Head of the English Department at Colegio Internacional SEK in Santiago, Chile.

He is the Co-Founder and Co-Organiser of EdCamp Santiago, free, participant-driven, democratic, conversation based professional development for teachers, by teachers. EdCamp Santiago 2012 was held at Universidad Mayor in Santiago.

Thomas is also an ex-member (2011-2012) of the Advisory Board for the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL), where he also serves as a reviewer and as the HETL Ambassador for Chile.

Thomas was recently selected for membership in the Comunidad de Innovación Escolar, from among hundreds of educators. The CIE promotes innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial-mindedness at the grass roots level, in the education community of its members, as well as in the wider education community.

Thomas enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics, both fiction and non-fiction. Thus far, he has written the following genres: romance, historical fiction, autobiographical, sports history/biography, and English Language Teaching. He has published a total of forty six (46) books overall.

The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family, his wife Gabriela, and his son, Thomas Jerome Baker, Jr.

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“The Mother Tongue in the Chilean EFL Classroom” is told from my point of view. Yet, in a larger sense, it’s an ELT story that makes the effort to share, a moment in time, with some very special people, in a very special country – Chile, a place time forgot, a place where we do things the Chilean Way. Don’t bother looking for it on the map. Be content to know it is located at the end of the world, literally.

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Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family.
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