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Australia sponsors English training for Da Nang officials to host APEC

Released at: 15:31, 16/05/2017 APEC Viet Nam 2017

Australia sponsors English training for Da Nang officials to host APEC

Photo: Embassy of Australia

English courses to improve English among officials in central city as they host APEC events later this year.

by Le Diem

In partnership with the Da Nang People’s Committee, the Australian Government is sponsoring a training program for the central city’s leaders and officials to enhance their English language and intercultural communication skills to contribute to a successful APEC 2017 in Vietnam.

Delivered by RMIT University Vietnam for 50 participants from Da Nang, the program has been designed to meet the diverse needs of participants of different English levels and work schedules.

Education is considered the most active cooperative area in relations between Da Nang and Australia, according to Mr. Nguyen Cong Tien, Deputy Director of the Da Nang Department of Foreign Affairs. The training program will not only contribute to preparations for the APEC 2017 Economic Leaders’ Week and Da Nang’s foreign relations but also contribute to enhancing and deepening the cooperation between Da Nang in particular and Vietnam in general with Australia.

“I am proud that Australia has very good relations with Da Nang, a beautiful and dynamic city,” said Australian Ambassador in Vietnam, H.E. Craig Chittick. “Education is a cornerstone in our bilateral relationship and a major focus of Australian investments in this city. The Australian Government is pleased to be able to respond effectively to an emerging, practical need of Da Nang city, where key APEC events will take place. We aim to contribute to Vietnam’s success in hosting APEC this year.”

RMIT’s English language educators will be leading the instruction for this unique course. RMIT has been providing international-standard English language and communication skills training in Vietnam for more than 15 years and has drawn on this experience to develop the tailored course. The course will focus on professional communication and relationship building across cultures. Participants will develop their skills by engaging in communicative activities that replicate real life opportunities for the intercultural exchanges this year will bring. 

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