On the morning of May 20, UEF and the Central Association of Vietnam Records – Vietnam Record Institute (VIETMASTER) signed an agreement on coordination in organizing the qualifying round of the “English Olympics of Vietnam” (EOV) competition. The signing ceremony opened up a long-term cooperation relationship between UEF and VIETMASTER, and brought the EOV competition closer to UEF students.
Attending the signing ceremony were: Mr. Le Tran Truong An – General Director of Vietnam Record Organization, Standing Vice Chairman of Vietnam Record Association; Dr. Duong Duy Lam Vien – Director of Vietnam Record Institute, Executive Director of Vietnam Record Organization; Mr. Nguyen Duc Hien – Head of International Department of Vietnam Record Institute, Head of English Olympic Committee of Vietnam; with members of VIETMASTER and the EOV Organizing Committee.
On the UEF side, there were Mr. Do Quoc Anh – Vice Chairman of the University Council, Dr. Do Huu Nguyen Loc – Vice President, Director of UEF International Institute, together with leaders of the School Office, English Department, Student Affairs Department and lecturers of the International Institute, Faculty of English.
At the beginning of the program, UEF representative, Mr. Do Quoc Anh shared: “UEF is very honored to welcome the members of the Vietnam Record Association. We know that the EOV contest has existed since 2019. Up to now, this contest in the world has attracted about 250,000 students in 300 participating schools. With the goal of striving to become a truly international school, UEF always tries to train students in English. On that basis, we are honored to be on the Organizing Committee of the competition. The signing with the Vietnam Record Association of UEF helps the study and talent promotion work to develop more and more. Not only in the competition, UEF wishes to cooperate with the Vietnam Record Association for a long time in many aspects”.
Representative of VIETMASTER, Dr. Duong Duy Lam Vien informed about the contest: “The Vietnam Record Association has a mission to bring the quintessence of Vietnam to the world and bring the quintessence of the world to Vietnam. In it, we want young people to realize their dream of reaching out to the ocean, becoming global citizens in the 4.0 era. In 2019, the Vietnam Records Institute in collaboration with the Vietnam IELTS Center organized the first season of the successful EOV competition, finding many English record-holders. This is a useful and interesting playground for students. Following the success of the first season, we decided to hold the EOV season 2 competition.”
EOV is known as a non-profit project, an attractive and highly academic English contest. The contest is also a bridge to continue the fire of passion, light up the dream of foreign languages, help the young generation build confidence and be proactive in learning and using English, develop eloquent thinking and explore Breaking new knowledge in the trend of global integration.
After the representatives of the two sides spoke, Dr. Do Huu Nguyen Loc and Dr. Duong Duy Lam Vien signed the agreement in the presence of teachers, teachers and experts present at the ceremony.
Right after that, UEF and VIETMASTER discussed in detail about the coordination in organizing the qualifying round of the EOV competition. Accordingly, the qualifying round will have 2 parts: online and offline with at least 100-300 participants. In the online part, candidates will submit a video to the contest according to the topic of the Organizing Committee and will choose 50 to 70 people to enter the offline test.
In the offline test, you compete by speaking English by topic. The jury will choose the 10 best contestants to enter the national semi-finals. Qualifiers will be held at UEF scheduled for September 2021.
The signing ceremony between UEF and VIETMASTER took place successfully. This cooperation relationship promises to bring many new educational support programs and activities in the coming time.