Faculty of Foreign Languages organizes Summer Science Conference 2021: Innovations & teaching quality assurance in different tracks

(VLU17/8/2021) - On August 15, 2021, the Faculty of Foreign Languages ​​of Van Lang University successfully organized the Summer Science Conference 2021: Innovations & Teaching quality assurance in different tracks. This is an annual extracurricular activity of the Faculty to share experiences and re-evaluate the teaching process, cultivate new knowledge, and improve teaching quality.

With the theme "Innovations & Teaching quality assurance in different tracks", the workshop consisted of 10 presentations contributed and presented by full-time lecturers and visiting lecturers from the Faculty of Foreign Languages, Van Lang University.

vlu hoi thao khoa hoc he kLecturers of the Faculty of Foreign Languages took a photo.

Opening the Conference, Dr. Phan The Hung - Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages ​​spoke and emphasized the importance of scientific research and said that this is one of the main tasks of lecturers besides teaching. In addition, Dr. Phan The Hung affirmed that the Faculty's scientific seminars are held every year to update knowledge, skills, and learning methods suitable for learners, supplementing ideas to improve content, methods, and perceptions of lecturers and students during the Covid-19 epidemic.

Video: Opening speech by Dr. Phan The Hung - Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages, Van Lang University

Here are some summaries and photos of the conference:

  1. TASK-BASED DESIGNS FOR CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION - Assoc. Prof. PHAM VO PHI HO, Ph.D.

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Task-based language teaching (Task) is an educational framework for the practice of language teaching and has long been used in the traditional language classroom. However, very few studies report how task design works in a learning environment that uses technology. This study aims to inform research trends, including task types and their influence on students' foreign language learning. Finally, the paper presents a task design model developed by Professor Jozef Colpaert, including task design processes, task types and autonomy; also proposes future studies to test the validity of the task design model with empirical evidence.

  1. EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING INTERPRETATION AT FACULTY OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES, VAN LANG UNIVERSITY - CAO THI XUAN TU, MA

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Translating and interpreting is a major taught in most Foreign Language Departments of universities in Vietnam to meet the needs of the labor market, when the development of globalization creates promising career opportunities. Interpretation courses have been taught over the years to many generations of students. However, the teaching of interpretation is not simple, there are many difficulties for both learners and teachers. The paper presents problems and difficulties in teaching interpreting subjects, proposes solutions and suggests methods of teaching this subject effectively, improving the output quality of students. The article also discusses the latest research on translation training and proposes research directions in the future to find effective teaching and learning methods for this subject.

  1. THE USE OF PORTFOLIO IN TEACHING PHONOLOGY AND ITS EFFECTS ON ACHIEVEMENT AND ATTITUDE - NGO THI CAM THUY, MA

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Phonology is considered a difficult subject for language major students in order to understand lexical terms and sound patterns in English. This study focuses on looking for the impact of portfolios on phonology learning of language major students at Van Lang University. Two groups, including the experimental group and the control group, were randomly formed in this experimental study over a 10-week course. Both groups followed the same teaching plan; however, portfolio activities were added to the test group. At the start and end of the study, both groups were given an achievement test and a scale to measure attitudes towards the subject. Students in the experimental group were given 5 open-ended questions to find out what they thought about the portfolio. Research results show that portfolio has a positive impact on student achievement and learning attitude. In addition, soft skills such as teamwork and self-study are also improved.

  1. SOME OPINIONS ON TEACHING COMMERCIAL TRANSLATION - TRUONG THI MAI HANH, MA

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In recent years, Commercial Translation is a field chosen by many learners and many researchers. Many people are interested in it when the demand for translation of commercial documents is increasing both in quantity and quality. The problem is how to teach and learn Commercial Translation in the most effective way, ensuring the training of people who can do the job, have the skills and knowledge to develop their careers. To answer this question requires large-scale studies and investigations in both depth and breadth across many related subjects. Within the scope of knowledge, the author of this paper only stops at the perspective of giving a few shared ideas about teaching Commercial Translation. These opinions are mainly based on the Task-Based Language Teaching Approach (TBLT) - a learner-centered method and practical experiences in teaching Commercial Translation to university students.

SUGGESTIONS SOME VIETNAMESE EXERCISES TO PRACTICE STUDENTS' VOLUNTARY LEARNING IN ONLINE TEACHING AND LEARNING - MSc. NGUYEN THU HA

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Students' self-directed learning has been a matter of concern for a long time, especially in the 4.0 era - the era of digitalisation - when everything is accessed quickly, students can become dependent and passive in learning. Moreover, the form of online teaching and learning to adapt to the current Covid-19 epidemic, besides its advantages, also has certain pressures for teachers and students: teachers cannot monitor, help, remind students when necessary; Students need to further improve their awareness and self-discipline in learning. Some forms of practical Vietnamese exercises have been applied in the first time of online teaching and learning. The author found that the desired results have not been achieved. In order for the teaching and learning of practical Vietnamese for students of the Faculty of Foreign Languages ​​at Van Lang University to meet the industry's output standards, the author proposes some types of practical exercises and how to deploy exercises to encourage self-studying.

  1. HOW TO TEACH VOWEL SOUNDS: A CASE STUDY AT VAN LANG UNIVERSITY - MBA. NGUYEN HUY CUONG

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Teaching vowel pronunciation is one of the concerns of many English teachers in Vietnam. Previous studies have shown that vowels are the factors that make the speaker's statements easier to understand and achieve the purpose of communication. However, this is often overlooked by teachers in the teaching process. The problem may be that most of them are not knowledgeable enough about phonology and lack training in how to teach pronunciation. The aim of this study is to introduce a new method in teaching English vowels. The study surveyed the attitudes of 30 first-year English majors at Van Lang University towards the new teaching method in a 10-week pronunciation course. The results from the survey showed that more than 70% of students felt more satisfied and confident when pronouncing English vowels.

  1. THE GENRE-BASED APPROACH TO WRITING - Dr. BUI THI KIM LOAN

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Foreign language learners find writing skills quite difficult and challenging. This can be explained by the fact that different genres of writing require specific schematic structures. This article aims to review the theories and previous studies related to the genre-based approach to writing in order to help learners apply genre theory to their writing skills. The review covers a genre-based approach to writing, a guide to a genre-based approach, and the benefits of a genre-based approach to writing. The paper also suggests some implications for using the genre-based approach to writing in context and for future research.

  1. USING FULL DICTATION AS IMPLEMENTATION OF LISTENING COMPREHENSION - DING HUYNH MAI TU, MA

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This article reports the implementation of full dictation listening technique in a 10-week listening course of first-year students at the Faculty of Foreign Languages, Van Lang University. Multimedia language rooms and Moodle-based e-learning websites are used to facilitate teaching and learning. The course aims to equip English learners from elementary to pre-intermediate with top-down and bottom-up listening skills with a variety of listening sources. Students at these levels often have a problem with word recognition. To improve students' listening skills and problem solving, a full dictation technique was developed with the use of typing. The results show that the use of full dictation helps students recognize English words better, thereby contributing to the comprehensive improvement of students' listening skills. Overall, the results suggest a new way of using traditional technique in the context of technology.

  1. APPLICATION OF SIMULATION TECHNOLOGY IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING AND LEARNING - MSc. TONG PHUC KHAI

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With the development of the information technology industry, the software and simulation equipment used for training has become more and more diverse and popular. For language training, subjects can apply simulation technology including listening and speaking skills, literacy skills, conference translation skills and practical experience in specific areas of English. Due to the differences in the characteristics of each subject as well as the richness of the simulation technology product market, it becomes a problem to make the decision to choose a reasonable solution compatible with each training institution. The presentation includes analysis and evaluation of products including software and equipment in the field of simulation technology to clarify the appropriateness of applying this technology to teaching and learning at the Faculty of Foreign Languages.

  1. AN OVERVIEW OF EMERGING POST-QUALITATIVE METHODOLOGIES IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH - PHAM THI THU TRANG, MA

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Recently, there has been a shift in the field of educational research from quantitative to qualitative research methods. Furthermore, this epistemological shift extends beyond this connection to the post-method field. Post-qualitative research methods are now adopted in most parts of North America and Australia, parts of Europe, and are emerging in Asia. Being aware of this, the author outlines some common trends in post-qualitative research methods, including narrative investigation, dual ethnography, and photovoice as an art-based approach. This review hopes to contribute to the existing stock of research methods by academic members and to expand the scope of research beyond statistics regarding human aspects of educational research.

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