Young interpreter helps foreigners visit Tra Vinh

An 11 year old boy with good English skills has become an familliar interpreter for foreign visitors to his hometown in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh.

 
Tran Quang Khai poses with his foreign friends in Tra Vinh Province (Photo: SGGP)

Tran Quang Khai’s mother believed that her father, a retired English teacher, has triggered Khai’s aptitude for English as he usually sang English songs while bathing the boy since the boy was a baby.

Since being at grade 2, Khai was enrolled for an English class at Victory foreign language center of Tra Vinh University, where he became the youngest student.

Up to now, Khai has obtained many international certificates like Cambridge Young Learners English Test-STARTERS, MOVERS and FLYERS and KET Certificate of the Cambridge University in England.

Recalling the path of becoming an amateur interpreter, Khai told during the last Tet holidays, he saw an American man asking to buy a bicycle at a park. However, no one understood what he said.

Thus, Khai guided the man to buy the bicycle. The boy then had lunch with the man and introduced him landscapes in Tra Vinh.

Thenceforward, whenever meeting foreigners, Khai actively gets acquaintance with them to practice English.

Khai has interpreted for hundreds of visitors from the US, Canada, French and Italia. He said he just wanted to help foreign visitors and to improve English.

Besides English, Khai is also good at other subjects, especially mathematics, literature and music with beautiful voice and polish piano performance.

By Le Chinh – Translated by Hong Ha

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