Globalisation is at everyone’s doorstep. Its effects are knocking on the door of the global citizen and acquiring the English language is certainly central to the effectiveness of modern communication and thus the success of education in Vietnam. Responding to the influences of a rapidly changing world produces many challenges; it is the primary aim of COMPASS Education to provide fertile ground for this language acquisition and to be a central key-player. It is essential that we follow high education standards as well as meet market expectations and then effectively deliver the appropriate needs. The scope of our task is broad and culturally enriching for both the learners and the teachers and we try to ‘encompass’ and promote this cultural exchange as part of our aims.
Vietnam is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and this requires that we have a regulated, standardised system of education of the English language. And gaining a competitive edge on such a global, world-stage necessitates fluency in English. Imperative to our success is that we assign highly qualified, professional native English teachers with the necessary experience and pronunciation skills. They must also have competency in general people-skills and induce enthusiasm so as to promote internal motivation in students and thus be effective teachers. The Learner-centred method of English language acquisition allows teachers to be instructors or facilitators rather than merely lecturers. On-going quality improvement and monitoring aided by teacher training workshops, course outcome assessments combined with feedback and evaluation is absolutely crucial. Implementing these objectives along with consultation with community groups including the business sector and other educational institutions requires a challenging synthesis which we are currently fully embracing.
Identifying certain learning abilities and interests of students lends further support to career counselling and development. And accomplishing such goals and promoting confidence in actually using the English language is also pivotal to our success in rural provinces. Assigning native English teachers where there is possibly an even greater cultural divide, quite often previously lacking in foreign exposure, is most rewarding for all concerned. The opportunities of sharing experiences are tremendous. Equally, our liaisons with business enterprises and assessing and delivering their need-specific requirements with subsequent follow-up evaluation and support, occupy many of our programs. In all of these diverse projects, we aim to accomplish a high-quality educational environment in order to facilitate an effective means of English language acquisition. COMPASS Education can effectively provide the path and pave the way to this success.