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The 3rd Vietnam International Workshop
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ms. To Minh Thanh spoke at the 3rd VIETNAM INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP, held from August 2-4, 2017 with the topic “English sentences starting with “there” and equivalent expressions in Vietnamese. “. The 3rd International Conference on Vietnamese Studies is scheduled to be held in Binh Chau, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Vietnam, under the chairmanship of the Faculty of Vietnamese Studies, in collaboration with the Department of Science and Project Management, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City. Presentation summary: English sentences that start with there, also known as their structures, are not just...
The Need for Exposure and Meaningful Use in Foreign Language Teaching
Abstract: As second language teachers, we often think teaching grammar is necessary and we tend to overlook the crucial need for meaningful exposure in language learning. With the help of one particular study (Hong, 2005), I will show that even the best type of explicit grammar instruction to teach the use of articles in English did not result in the desired effect at all. In fact, there is very little to no empirical evidence that teaching grammar leads to effective use of a particular item. On the other hand, we do know that the amount of exposure to and meaningful...
Phenomenography: A Qualitative research approach to investigating different understandings of reality
Colloquium No.5, held on Dec 17, 2015 Topic: “Phenomenography: A Qualitative research approach to investigating different understandings of reality” Presenter: Dr. Dang Thi Ngoc Lan – from Vietnamese-German University Abstract: In this presentation, phenomenography, a new qualitative research approach which was developed by a research group in the Department of Education, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1981, will be introduced. Aims and examples of phenomenographic research will be given. Then, its similarities and differences from phenomenology will be elaborated, and its methods and data analysis will be presented. Finally, some criticisms of this approach will be brought into discussion.


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