English Champion 2014 launched for primary, junior high school students

The winner of the English Champion 2014 will be awarded VND 6.2 billion (US$294,117).

At the signing ceremony between the Vietnam Coalition for Education for All and EQuest, the contest’s organizer(Photo: Courtesy of EQuest)

The contest for primary and junior high school students will take place in HCMC, Hanoi and the central city of Da Nang from March 15 to June 15, according to the Vietnam Coalition for Education for All and EQuest, the contest’s organizer.

Students can register at the school starting March 15 to April 20.

The contest will include three rounds to test listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. The final round is expected take place in the middle of June. Awards include scholarships and cash.

In 2013, around 7,000 students from 15 schools in three big cities participated in the contest. The number of schools and candidates this year doubled.

The contest responds to the government’s project aiming to raise level of English skills for teachers and students by 2020, said Dr. Tran Xuan Nhi, president of the Viet Nam Coalition For Education for All.

The contest will open to students in private universities next year, said Dr. Nhi.

By Phan Thao – Translated by Uyen Phuong

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