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About Ho Chi Minh City  

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Ho Chi Minh City, formerly named Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam with a population now of 7,162,864 (2009). The city was named after former President Hồ Ch Minh. The city center is situated in the south of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. The city has a tropical climate with two distinct seasons in each year. The rainy season usually starts in May and ends in late November, and the dry season from December to April. The temperature  averagely ranges from 28C (82F) to 32C (89F). Ho Chi Minh City is the economic center of Vietnam.
City Hall by night
City Hall by night - Photo by Le Hung 2011
HCMC Downtown by night
HCMC Downtown by night  - Photo by Le Hung 2011
Nguyen Hue Flower Street during the Tet (Lunar New Year)

Nguyen Hue Flower Street during the Tet (Lunar New Year) - Photo by Le Hung 2011



Highlights of ENGL510
Computer methods for Language Teaching

* Online Reading guide: Automated Writing Evaluation

* Mini-project for Skill Consolidation  Activity

* Web-based Teaching Unit



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Courses taken at ISU

  About Ho Chi Minh City


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ISU e-Library

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Cymail to ISU

Moodle-based ISUComm Courses

ISU Comm Courses

The Corpus of Contemporary American English


Online Oxford Dictionary

Oxford Dictionary

Ms. Vu, Hoa Ngan, PhD student in Applied Lignuistics & Technology, English Department, Iowa State University  2011, Ames, Iowa, U.S.A.
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