Authorities in the southern province of Binh Duong have approved a pilot project to introduce Japanese and Korean languages into local secondary schools from next year onwards, a local official told Thanh Nien.
It is an early move to respond to human resources needs of increasing numbers of foreign companies from the two countries set up in the province, according to Duong The Phuong, director of Binh Duong Department of Education and Training.
Binh Duong has already assigned a group of teachers to attend training programs in Japan and South Korea for the project, Phuong said.
Binh Duong University has also signed a memorandum of understanding with Korea’s Woosong University for student exchange programs and training teachers of the Korean language.
Once the project is launched, the province would have initiated the learning of four languages at the secondary school level – the other two languages being English and Chinese.
Reported by T.Phuoc