Focused Sector(s): Education
Project: English for Everyone (EFE)
Date and duration: July 2009 / 8 months
Location: Ho Chi Minh City
Beneficiaries: Five English language teachers from the University of Finance and Marketing (UFM) and 53 other teachers, benefitting 4,192 students from 14 elementary schools


  • Lack of qualified English-language teachers
  • Both teachers and students did not practise English sufficiently, preferring to speak in their native language


Intervention and Impact

  • Trained five teachers from UFM and 53 teachers from 14 elementary schools in the teaching approaches and guidelines recommended by the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) programme
  • Teachers applied the newly-acquired techniques in their classrooms and were successful in improving their students’ confidence and proficiency in English


Cost: S$79,194