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We are excited to invite you to join our new education interviews series EduVoice Vietnam, presented by National Geographic Learning Vietnam.

Our purpose with this program is to discuss and explore topics relevant to educators, academic innovators, and industry leaders by speaking with members of the education community. These experienced individuals will provide their insight or expertise on our topic of the day.


DECEMBER 8 2022 3:00PM

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What should a Vietnamese speaker of English sound like?


English Pronunciation in ELT has traditionally been taught by asking students to imitate British or American accents - something that is often unachievable, demotivating, and ineffective for real-life international communication. Join us in this panel discussion with education and pronunciation experts Drs Huong Nguyen and Marek Kiczkowiak as we discuss important pronunciation-related questions such as: How should pronunciation be taught in Vietnamese classrooms? What pronunciation outcomes should Vietnamese learners aim for? How does the way we speak in English link to our identity? 

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Marek Kiczkowiak 

Guest Speaker

Marek Kiczkowiak has been in ELT for over 10 years. He has a PhD in TESOL and has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals on native speakerism and teaching English as a Lingua Franca. He has taught English in seven different countries in a variety of educational contexts and currently writes materials for National Geographic Learning. He runs his own company, Academic English Now, where he helps PhD students write excellent theses and research papers for high-impact journals. 

Guest Speaker

Huong D. N. Nguyen is a senior English instructor for University of Languages and International Studies, Vietnam National University, Hanoi where she has been actively involved in the language teaching and learning processes as well as teachers’ training for over 15 years. Huong holds a Doctor degree in Linguistics from The University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Hanoi and before that, a Master degree in Applied Linguistics (TESOL) from Macquarie University, Australia. She has been teaching English to a wide variety of students in many different settings, and has also been a coordinator for programs initiated and operated by the American Embassy and Australian Alumni Grant Fund. Her research focus is on linguistics and teaching pedagogy in general as well as phonological features of Vietnamese speakers of English in particular. She is the writer for articles for many popular EFL and linguistics magazines. Most recently, she has co-authored several teaching series including teaching English to hearing-impaired kids, and has given plenaries and workshops in different universities about using some software in teaching pronunciation for students as well as education innovation and leadership.

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Huong D. N. Nguyen


Nguyen Hue Chi is the English Language Teaching Specialist for National Geographic Learning Vietnam, where she works with educators, teachers, decision makers and learners to bring the world to the classroom and classroom to life. Chi holds Masters degrees in Applied Linguistics from the University of Queensland and in English Language Teaching from Vietnam National University. Her interest has been in teacher professional development. In her over 20 years’ of experience working in the field of English language education, she has had the opportunity to work with and deliver trainings to thousands of teachers across Vietnam. In addition to academic services and training, Chi is leading collaboration efforts with local partners and key stakeholders to develop engaging, relevant, and appropriate materials for public schools in Vietnam. In her free time, she enjoys biking about and taking photos of the old parts of Hanoi.


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