Vietnamese teacher shortlisted among 10 finalists for Global Teacher Prize 2020
16:59 | 11/11/2020

VGP – Vietnamese teacher, Anh Phuong Ha, has been named among 10 finalists for the Global Teacher Prize 2020, according to the Varkey Foundation on November 11.

Anh Phuong Ha has been shortlisted among 10 finalists for the Global Teacher Prize 2020.

Anh Phuong Ha is an ethnic minority English Language high school teacher, living and working in a mountainous area where many people cannot get a good education for both economic and geographical reasons.

The institution she works at, Huong Can High School, is located in an area of Phu Tho province where more than 90% of the students are ethnic minorities aged 15 to 18. In this remote, mountainous high school in the north of Vietnam, students have little chance to practice English with foreigners.

In many cases this leads to low language competence, shyness, poor intercultural awareness, and lack of interest.

The Global Teacher Prize is a US$1million award, presented annually to an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession.

The Varkey Foundation established the prize in 2014, to recognize and celebrate the impact that teachers have around the world – not only on their students, but on the communities around them.

By Thuy Dung

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