Vietnam is in the final year of a 12-year, US$446 million initiative to ensure all students become proficient in a foreign language, namely English. Photo: Alamy

Vietnam’s plan for all students to speak English didn’t work – but its education system still shines

  • While the Project 2020 initiative fell short, students in the country have embraced opportunities to learn the language
  • The country ranks ahead of Thailand and Indonesia in English proficiency, and global test scores show its young are doing well in maths, science and reading
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Vietnam is in the final year of a 12-year, US$446 million initiative to ensure all students become proficient in a foreign language, namely English. Photo: Alamy
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