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Oxford University Press (OUP) and Viet Nam Education Publishing House (VEPH) are honored to introduce the course book Tiếng Anh 1 Family and Friends, National Edition. The book meets the requirements of the Viet Nam English Language Curriculum and has been approved by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) for general education use for the school year 2020 – 2021 in Decision No. 180/QD-BGDĐT signed on January 20, 2020.

Tiếng Anh 1 Family and Friends, National Edition nurtures a love for learning English. Tiếng Anh 1 Family and Friends builds on the strengths of the well-known Family and Friends series and draws on teacher feedback to make the new edition even better for schools in Viet Nam.

  • Overall goal: To nurture a love for learning English.
  • Language goals: Communication skills progress from Listening and Speaking, including phonics and grammar, through to Reading and Writing.
  • Overall results: Students develop a positive attitude to learning English through the ‘Whole Child’ approach: activities to develop age- and level-appropriate skills, developing ‘Fluency’ through communication and collaboration, and acquiring ‘Values’ by building on community knowledge and pride in Vietnamese culture.

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The Whole Child Approach

The Whole Child video

Fluency Time!

Fluency video

Assessment for Learning

Assessment video

Select your course below for links to extra resources for teachers and students.

Reviews of Tiếng Anh 1 Family and Friends, National Edition

"In the Teacher’s Guide, instructions are provided clearly for teachers. The ‘Total Physical Response’ is illustrated well, enabling teachers to deliver it in class.

Other approaches are also used, such as experiential learning, task-based learning, and project-based learning. All of these help to create an exciting, natural, and appealing atmosphere for students to learn in."

Chief Editor: Dr. Tran Cao Boi Ngoc

University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City

"This is the best available book for teaching and learning English in Viet Nam. It is modern in both content and format. The topics are appropriate for children in Grade 1. They help them to become acquainted with English, arouse and nurture their love for English, and help familiarize them with aspects of Vietnamese culture.

The ‘Fluency Time’ sections increase students' ability to apply English language to real life. Throughout all the lessons, students combine English language learning with learning in other subjects, providing cross-curricular integration and holistic development."

Local author: M.A. Truong Van Anh

Sai Gon University, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNU-HCMC Full-time Senior lecturer