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Teaching approach

My teaching is motivated by Communicative Approach and Student-Centered Approach. I provide students  with language practice in authentic contexts. My classes are fun, full of peer interaction, role-playing and dramas in order to put language into use. I encourage my students to voice their opinions with critical thinking by looking at issues from different perspectives. My teaching focuses on language learners' needs, learning styles and abilities with the facilitation of the teacher as a shortcut to knowledge. I value reliable and valid assessment of students' language performance, and continuously validate my language test instruments. I enjoy taking a new air of technology into my language teaching and supply students with supportive technological tools for their learning.

Teaching interests

Design and develop online learning environments

* web design and programming languages
* interactive instructional material
* supportive technological tools for language teaching and learning

Design language tests

*computer-adaptive testing

Teaching experience

2010-2011 Translation (English-Vietnamese, Vietnamese-English), Department of Foreign Languages, Van Hien University
2006-ongoing English for Computing, Foreign Languages Division, Ho Chi Minh City University of Pedagogy, Vietnam
2006-ongoing English for Physics, Foreign Languages Division, Ho Chi Minh City University of Pedagogy, Vietnam
2005- 2006 English for Mathematics, Foreign Languages Division, Ho Chi Minh City University of Pedagogy, Vietnam
2004- ongoing General English, Foreign Languages Division, Ho Chi Minh City University of Pedagogy, Vietnam
 

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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The Corpus of Contemporary American English

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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.
Emails: hnvu@iastate.edu ; nganvh@hcmup.edu.vn
Websites (ISU) http://hnvu.public.iastate.edu ; (HCMUP) http://fldiv.hcmup.edu.vn/nganvu/