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Vietnamese youth embraces English for Communication: A case study in Phu Quoc Island

Idrus, Faizah and Omar, Bakri and Kamaruddin, Mohd Fauzi (2021) Vietnamese youth embraces English for Communication: A case study in Phu Quoc Island. Language, Education and Culture Research, 1 (1). pp. 34-50. ISSN 2766-3302 E-ISSN 2766-3310

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Rapid changes on the way people travel the world have impacted countries around the globe. In South East Asia for example, with the rapid expansion of visit-a-country campaign exercises, it had affected the lives of people in many different ways. Tourism industry, for example, flourishes in manifolds. It indirectly changes the socioeconomic status of people of various echelons. Vietnam is no exception. The ease of communication has been identified as one of the key factors that attract tourists to places of choice. The issue is now whether Vietnamese, especially their youths are entirely ready to embrace this new wave of transformation. Therefore, the right moves have to be identified so that the number of tourists will multiple in the thousands if not millions. Therefore, the purpose of this investigation is to explore Vietnamese youths’ acceptance to learning the English language for communication, especially those encircling tourists’ spots with the right forms of communication to welcome the inflow of visitors around their communities. A qualitative design was used in this investigation employing semi-structured interviews, observations, and series of workshop sessions. The findings revealed that without proper curriculum instructions in school, although with passion and motivation, the youth will not be equipped as much as expected. Suggestions for future direction of this investigation are outlined

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: communicative English, training of the trainers, English for tourism, employability, communication for tourism, English as a Foreign Language (EFL)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PE English
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD)
Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD) > English Language Division
Kulliyyah of Education
Kulliyyah of Education > Department of Language & Literacy
Depositing User: Assoc. Pro Faizah Idrus
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2021 10:34
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2021 15:55
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/88251

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