The Department of English Teacher Education was separated from the School of Education to establish as a new unit under the School of Foreign Languages in March 2015. Before the department was under the School of Education with the name Department of English, and then renamed English Department of English Language Teaching in 2008 when a division of departmental staff was separated to establish the Department of Foreign Languages of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities.
The mission of the Department is to train human resources of high quality to meet the human resource needs of the Mekong Delta. Graduates are qualified to work in English language training institutions such as schools, language centers, specialized secondary schools, vocational schools, colleges and universities. In addition, graduates can handle a number of positions in the agencies for example office secretaries, receptionists, translators…
The duties and functions of the Department include training English language teachers, developing English language proficiency and enhancing English language proficiency for teachers in the Mekong Delta. In addition, the Department conducts scientific research on teaching foreign languages, and applying information technology in teaching foreign languages to renovate teaching and learning at CTU and in the Mekong Delta.
Bachelor of Arts in English Language Education: Code 52140231, duration: 4 years.
After graduation, students can teach English at secondary schools, colleges, universities, and other institutions.
Master of Arts in TESOL Principles and Methodology: Code 60140111, 2 years training.
After graduation, students can work in schools, secondary schools, colleges, universities, and other units.
The English Teacher Education Department has about 600 undergraduate and graduate students. Graduation rate is 100%.
Fields of study: English teaching theory, teaching innovation, IT application in teaching, professional development for English teachers
The scientific research that has been carried out:
Survey of foreign language skills taught by students at Cantho University. Project Manager: Doctor Nguyen Van Loi, 2006.
Assessment of teacher training results of the School of Education, Cantho University through the survey of students, alumni from courses 25 to 30, (Ministry level). Nguyen Thanh Duc, MA, research member, 2008-2009.
English proficiency of English teachers in 120 credits at Cantho University. Project Manager: Doctor Nguyen Van Loi, 2012. (Member: Do Xuan Hai, MA. Chung Thi Thanh Hang, MA)
The current status of questioning in the classroom of the faculty of the School of Education, Cantho University. Project Manager: Nguyen Thanh Duc, MA, 2013.
Enhance student autonomy in English: Awareness and implementation of English language teaching at some universities. Project Manager: Doctor Nguyen Van Loi, 2014. (Member: Chung Thi Thanh Hang, MA, Truong Nguyen Quynh Nhu, MA, Pham Thi Mai Duyen, MA)
The actual use of extra-curricular time of students in the School of Education. Project Manager: Nguyen Thanh Duc, MA, 2014.
Structure from the introduction of the research article on linguistics in English and Vietnamese application: Collation on the basis of genre. Thesis: Do Xuan Hai, MA, 2015.
Exploring the rhetoric structure in the Introduction section of the English-language study of applied linguistics based on genres. Thesis: Do Xuan Hai, MA, 2015.
Alternative Assessment in English Teaching: Awareness and Performance of Secondary School Teachers. Project Manager: Chung Thi Thanh Hang, MA, 2016.
Development of scientific research capacity for teachers and pedagogical students in the Mekong Delta (Ministry level). Project Manager: Doctor Trinh Quoc Lap, 2015-2016.
Building a community English model for the Mekong Delta. (Subject of Project NNQG2020). Project Manager: Ly Thi Bich Phuong, MA, Members: Doctor Diep Kien Vu, Phan Viet Thang, MA, 2015.
Enhanced English Program Level 3 for non-specialists in the Mekong Delta. (Subject under the Scheme 2020). Manager: Doctor Nguyen Van Loi. (main member: Doctor Phuong Hoang Yen, et al.), 2015.
Enhanced English language instruction for students in the Mekong Delta. (Subject under the Scheme 2020). Editor: Duong Thi Phi Oanh, MA & Phan Thi My Khanh, MA, 2015.
Project work, workshops
Regular training on teaching methods for English teachers at all levels in the Mekong Delta.
Training courses to improve English skills for teachers of general English in local colleges and universities in the National Foreign Language Project 2020 from 2012.
Training courses to improve English teaching capacity for teachers of secondary schools, colleges and universities in accordance with Project NNQG2020 from 2012.
Training on teaching methods of primary English for primary teachers in the Mekong Delta, Project NNQG2020, 2012.
Training core trainers on classroom assessment for college educators in the South West region, December 2014.
Training on capacity building for developing teaching materials for local teachers, December 2015.
Training on the transfer of English teaching curriculums for third level lecturers, non-specialized lecturers of the Mekong Delta region, December 2015.
Collaboration with Princeton-in-Asia: annually receives volunteers from the United States for teaching at the Department.
Collaboration with Department of Graduate Studies (Phranakong University) to hold/attend the international conference on postgraduate research at Phranakong University every year.