RMIT Vietnam boosts online teaching competencies for local trainers

RMIT Vietnam boosts online teaching competencies for local trainers

RMIT School of English & University Pathways shared best practices in online teaching to teachers from Hanoi, Danang and HCMC to help leverage their capacity in creating positive online learning experience for students.

news-1-rmit-vietnam-boosts-online-teaching-competencies-for-local-trainers RMIT School of English and University Pathway Educator Daniel Holt delivered workshop to teachers from public schools in Hanoi.

RMIT Director of the School of English & University Pathways (SEUP) Urica Lopez said that as a learning organisation, the School is committed to supporting the development of the English Language Teaching (ELT) sector in Vietnam.

Train the Trainer is an initiative aimed at connecting and sharing expertise with ELT educators and institutions,” she said.

“The series kicked off from late November 2021 until early this year and was well received by teachers from 14 public schools in three different locations across Vietnam.”

Local teachers listened to insights from SEUP experienced educators on how to engage students and monitor class progress effectively through a range of activities including group discussion, demonstration of simple engagement activities, student check-ins and modelling activities, and collaborative activities with output.

Participants appreciated the practical and helpful online teaching techniques they acquired.

“I liked that the instructor provided realistic activities, simple ideas, and related in-person coursework through online medium,” said one of the teachers attending the session in Danang.


Following up with the success of the Teacher Talks organised in mid of 2021, SEUP held another event in closing the year with the theme ‘Keeping it simple: Engagement in challenging times’.

The event involved nine interactive and informative workshops and attracted more than 160 participants.

RMIT Vietnam’s Danang Senior Academic Manager Stuart Turner said that the event garnered high levels of discussion, collaboration and participation by attendees and facilitators.

The participants said that all sessions were informative, comprehensive, and helpful for teachers working in the new normal.

“This was also the first event to have external workshop presenters,” Mr Turner said.

“They really rose to the challenge, and after the event, one said words fail to express her sincere thanks to the organisers for giving her an opportunity to work with a very professional and dedicated team. She is looking forward to the next adventures and the next SEUP workshops.”

Teacher Talks is a recurring professional development series for English teaching professionals in Vietnam that was initiated by SEUP in 2018 and has attracted nearly 1,000 participants to date.

Story: Ha Hoang

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