The Journey To Promote New Records In Indochina (P.85) – Nguyen Du Vietnamese-Lao Bilingual School (Laos) : The first school in Indochina to offer free language classes for Vietnamese living in Laos

( Classes providing free lessons of Vietnamese and Lao language were opened for Vietnamese people at Bang Long Pagoda in Vientiane, the capital of Laos, on July 29, 2018.


The language classes for the Vietnamese community in Vientiane have the curriculum designed by and being taught at Nguyen Du Vietnamese-Lao Bilingual School.

It is hosted by Bang Long Pagoda in partnership with the Embassy of Vietnam, the Vietnamese community association in Vientiane, the Nguyen Du Vietnamese-Lao Bilingual School, and Vietnamese students in Laos.

The first group of 120 students includes those Vietnamese permanently residing in Laos and those temporarily working in the country’s capital, spanning a variety of ages. Most of them can speak Lao fluently but cannot read nor write in the language. This has caused them many difficulties in their daily life.

Some others are Laos-born Vietnamese that took interest in learning their mother tongue as they may be able to speak Vietnamese but are not able to read nor write the language.

Lao people wishing to study Vietnamese are also welcome to the course.

Each course is scheduled to have one Vietnamese and three Lao language classes, which will take place in the evenings for a period of three months. These classes will be taught by teachers from the Nguyen Du Vietnamese-Lao Bilingual School and Vietnamese students who have been studying at the National University of Laos.

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