Vietnamese women’s union in Malaysia provides free foreign languages to members

The Vietnamese women’s union in Malaysia on October 20 held the opening ceremony of free foreign language courses for members on the occasion of the 91st anniversary of the Vietnamese Women’s Union (October 20, 1930-2021) and the 11th anniversary of Vietnamese Women's Day.

Speaking at the event, Tran Thi Chang, head of the Vietnamese women’s union in Malaysia, said it has decided to organise free Chinese and Malay classes which aimed at helping Vietnamese women who are living, working and studying in Malaysia to integrate with the daily life in the locality. They followed the success of the Vietnamese language classes that have been maintained over the past five years.

In the context that Malaysia is implementing quarantine measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and trainees coming from different states, the teaching and learning will take place in the online form with a duration of 1.5 hours per one lesson in the immediate future, she said, adding that based on pandemic situation, the association would consider holding face-to-face sessions to improve learning efficiency and enhance communication between teachers and students.

The Malaysian class will be taught by Tony Nguyen, the founder and manager of Tony Academy who has a lot of experience in teaching Malaysian to Vietnamese in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. Kieu My, a Vietnamese bride in Malaysia, will be in charge of the Chinese class.

The idea of holding the foreign language classes came from Kieu My after she learned about the meaningful activities of the Vietnamese Women's Union in Malaysia. She wishes to make her small contribution to the association's volunteer activities, helping the Vietnamese community in Malaysia in general, Chang said.

She said that with the experience of organising and operating the Vietnamese language classes, the association will successfully organise Malaysian and Vietnamese language classes.