Contest to encourage students to learn and practice English

Web.HCYU.08.09.2018. Ho Chi Minh City - The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union organizes the 2nd National English Olympic Contest for Students 2018, the kick-off ceremony was held at Ho Chi Minh City University of Education.

This year contest includes an online, collective regional rounds. The final competition is expected to be held on 28 October 2018 in Hanoi capital.

The question bank includes more than 50.000 questions in a wide range of topics. The questions are advised by scholars, experts, reputable teachers and built in form of everyday English.  

This year’s online contest is renewed with fresh interface, modern design, easy to access and perform; at the same time, the contestants can also join the competition through an application on mobile phone. In particular, students can also participate online using application on Facebook Messenger, the popular social networking on smart phones.

2nd National English Olympic Contest kick-off ceremony held at Ho Chi Minh City University of Education
2nd National English Olympic Contest kick-off ceremony held at Ho Chi Minh City

The written test will be carried out at the regional levels. The in-the-video and theory questions will be introduced in the final round aiming at testing all four abilities – listening, speaking, reading and writing. The overall objective of the National English Olympic Contest is to encourage students improve the used of English language and practical skills in English. 

At the opening ceremony, Mr. Le Quoc Phong, Alternate Member of the CPV Central Committee, First Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, President of Viet Nam National Union of Students highlighted that "In the era of the Industrial Revolution 4.0, English became a popular, widely accepted language of communication and eventually become an international language. Supported by smart devices, cloud computing technology, supercomputers, artificial intelligence and the Internet that connect everything, in the context of direct interaction between individuals from many countries, English increasingly asserted. It is an effective language for connecting thinking and communication. Improving the English language ability of Vietnamese students is an important and urgent requirement."

The country’s top youth leader hopes each youth union member, students and youths to actively participate in the contest. This is not only a useful playground for testing English language skills, but more importantly, promoting the awareness of learning and practice English for students and students in high schools, professional education centers - continuing education, universities, colleges nationwide.

On this occasion, Mr. Le Quoc Phong suggests, cities and provincial youth union standing committees, Secretariats of Students Association of provinces, cities, youth unions and students associations of universities, colleges, academies, high schools, vocational education centers to propagate timely, widely and effectively among the members, pupils and students about the purposes and significance of the contest; to mobilize a large number of students and students to take part in the contest; open the computer rooms, arrange, ensure the Internet connection to the members, students, students participate.

In 2017, the National English Olympic Contest was successfully organized with the participation of more than 101,000 students from 593 schools in 66 provinces, cities.