Importance Of English Be The Second Language In Vietnam

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As the 10 ASEAN countries are transforming into the ASEAN Economic Community, English has been chosen as the lingua Franca because of its international dominance. Many countries such as Singapore, Philippines, which have chosen English as the second language, both develop strongly. So,recently, the Ministry of Education & Training is considering English as the second language in Vietnam. However, they are also facing with a question: Should English be the second language in Vietnam? Although the English language is growing increasingly more dominant and spreading all over the world, it is strongly impracticable that English become the second language in Vietnam since it results in deeply influenced original culture in Vietnam, the obvious imbalance incompetence among residents and the practical difficulties in the completion of the Vietnamese education system.
The first reason why it is unfeasible that English become the second language in Vietnam is the residents are profoundly influenced by original culture. The Vietnamese are proud of their long-standing culture, especially their language so, they cannot adapt easily a new language. “Despite more than a millennium of Chinese occupation, the Vietnamese retained a strong and separate identity.” Pamela LaBorde said. However ,next to great cultures, people in Vietnam have the unacceptable one which is the habit of criticizing others and particularly, when someone speaks English not well. Major of those critics are the youth

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