viettesol 2014




                         Tuesday, December 09, 2014

16:00 – 17:30


17:30 – 18:00


18:00 – 20:30



                               Wednesday, December 10, 2014


07:30 - 08:00

REGISTRATION (Main Hall- Building K1)

08:00 - 08:30

OPENING CEREMONY (Main Hall- Building K1)

· Welcome Address

· Opening Speech

08:30 - 09:15

· ­­Keynote Speaker 1: Dr. Lottie Baker: Thinking Critically about Critical Thinking: What Does 21st Century Thinking Mean for English Language Educators?

· Chaired by Prof. Dr. Hoang Van Van and Dr. Vu Thi Tu Anh

09:15 – 09:30


09:30 - 09:50

TEA BREAK (Room 207, Building K1)

Parrallel Sessions






ROOM 3 & 4



ROOM 5 & 6




Rebecca Hales & Nguyen Thi Moc Lan

(Room 201 – Building K1)

Kelly Nelson & Nguyen Thi Huong Lan

(Room 202 – Building K1)

Eva Combs & Dao Thi Bich Nguyen

(Room 203 – Building K1)

Catherine Bolster & Le Thuy Linh

(Room 204 – Building K1)

Andreas Poles & Tran Thi Thanh Thuy

(Room 205 – Building K1)

Jill Kester &

Nguyen Thuy Nga

(Room 206 – Building K1)





09:50 - 10:20





Developing Child-friendly Contexts –

Rebecca Hales & Nguyen Ngoc Anh

Teaching Creative Thinking: Going Beyond Fill in the Blank – Kelly Nelson & Le Thu Hang


Cultivating Critical Thinking: Altered Stories as Motivators for Language Learning – Eva Combs

Integrating the Four Skills through Kinesthetic Activities - Catherine Bolster

Professional Development through Effective Workshop Design – Andreas Poles & Ha Van Xuan



From Action to ASEAN: An Action Research on Professional Development Project in Vietnam –

Jill Kester

10:20 – 10:50


Incorporating Culture in English Language Teaching (ELT) in Upper-secondary Schools – Nguyen Thi Van Khanh


English Training in the Staff Professional Development Program at Vocational Colleges: Reflective practices – Ho Thi Hanh Tien & Tran Thi Quynh Nhu

10:50 – 11:00









11:00 - 11:30










Some Simple Principles to Help Students Regain Motivation for Learning – Sa Tuyet Ngan





Extracurricular Activities to Improve Students’ English Language Proficiency Trinh Duc Thao

How We are Creating an Engaging Learning Community for Teachers of English and students in Lang Son Province- a Mountainous

Province in the North East of Vietnam

Pham Thi Huong et al


The Importance of Extensive Reading in ESL/EFL Classrooms – Dao Ngoc Trung











Unlocking ‘Task Difficulty’ in Performance-based Assessment: the Key to Understanding – Stephen Moore



A Panorama of Vietnamese Teachers’ Use of ICT in Foreign Language Teaching: Realities and Implications – Dang Xuan Thu et al

11:30 – 12:00

First-year EFL Teachers, Which Type of Adaptor are You, Integrative, Fragile or Mixed? – Bao Kham


Tra Vinh High School Teachers’ Difficulties in Applying the new English Curriculum and their Solutions– Nguyen Thi Le Quyen

Let’s Work Together!!! Maximizing Student Group Work in Your Classroom – Amy Linn Jammeh

12:00 – 13:30

LUNCH (Building K1)



13:30 - 14:00



Teaching Listening Skills

Nguyen Thi Nga

Teach English in English Le Thi Phuong Hoa

The Process-Genre Approach and the Teaching of

Argumentative English Writing in a Vietnamese Secondary School – Ngo Minh Chau & Dinh Cong Triet




Motivating High School Students in a Writing Class: a Personal Reflection – Vu Thu Ha




Responder or Corrector? What’s your Approach to Written Feedback? – Iain Mathieson

Using Facebook as a New Learning Environment – H’Bep Enuol

14:00 – 14:30







Approaches to Teaching Essay Writing to English Gifted Students at Le Hong Phong Secondary School – Tran Thi Ha

Promoting Learner Autonomy in the Vietnamese University Context: Implications from

Students’ Perceptions of Their Roles – Le Xuan Quynh


14:30 – 14:50






14:50 – 15:20






How to Practise Sentence Patterns through Class Games

Vu Thi Bich

How to Motivate Students at Lower Secondary Schools to Speak English Phan Hong Tu

Improving Students’ Speaking Competence through Monologues

Nguyen Buu Trung

Are Changes Happening? An Investigation into Teachers’ Beliefs Regarding the Use of New Textbooks in Vietnam – Nguyen Gia Viet & Ha Van Xuan

Critical Thinking in Speaking English – Pham Thi Thang

EFL Collaborative Learning in a Vietnamese University: Students’ and Teachers’ Perceptions and Experiences – Nguyen Thi Bich Thuy

15:20 – 15:50

World Englishes and Implications for Classroom Practices – Pham Hoa Hiep

A New Solution for Improving English Standards in Vietnam: English-for-Teaching – Helen Huntley

The Implementation of an Extensive Reading Project with first-year EFL Students at Hanoi University – Ly Huong Nguyen & Nguyen Van Trao

15:50 - 16:00

TEA BREAK (Room 207, Building K1)

16:00 – 17:00

· Keynote Speaker 2: Mr. Duncan Wilson: English in an Integrated ASEAN – What will Good Teaching Look Like?

· Chaired by Prof. Dr. Hoang Van Van and Dr. Vu Thi Tu Anh

17:00 – 17:15

CLOSING CEREMONY ((Main Hall- Building K1)