VietNamNet Bridge – The Chinese (Hoa) ethnic language will be included as an optional subject for children of the Hoa ethnic minority group, at general schools in Vietnam.
Illustrative image. (Photo: VNS)
The plan is to realise Government Decree issued on July 15, 2010, stipulating the teaching and learning of ethnic languages and writings at general schools and regular education centres nationwide.
Earlier, the Ministry announced six similar programmes in Hmong, Ede, Bana, Jrai, Ede, Cham and Khmer languages for ethnic minority pupils at general schools.
Classes will be conducted twice a week for ethnic pupils who wish to study their own ethnic language.
The Ministry is also
developing teaching programmes on the Mnong and Xedang ethnic languages.
Vietnam has 53 ethnic minorities, 30 of which have their own written languages.