Vietnam’s Bilingual Experiment


The country’s bilingual education programs for minority students could help close some socioeconomic gaps.

At a handful of schools across Vietnam, children from ethnic minorities are finding something rare when they enter a classroom: They understand what the teacher is saying.

The country is experimenting with bilingual educationfor Khmer, Hmong and Jarai students, most of whom don’t speak Vietnamese, the national language. This could offer a promising solution to some of Vietnam’s yawning socioeconomic gaps.



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