1st ASEAN Workshop for English Teachers of Police Training Institutions
Overview of the Workshop

The Workshop aimes at expanding the project “Strengthening of English language capacity for Vietnamese police force” supported by the United States of America Embassy in Hanoi since 2014.


Attending the Opening Ceremony were Mrs. Diane Millar - Director of the Regional English Language Office (RELO) - the United States Embassy in Hanoi; representatives of the Embassy of Indonesia, Embassy of Malaysia in Hanoi; representatives of the Office of Public Security Ministry, Department of Training, Department of Foreign Affairs - Ministry of Public Security. As for the PPA were Lieutenant General, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Xuan Yem, President of the PPA; representatives of the functional units within the PPA and 30 English teachers of the police training institutions in Vietnam and other ASEAN member countries.

Lieutenant General, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Xuan Yem, President of the PPA

 delivered speech at the Opening Ceremony

Before the trend of international and regional integration, the establishment of the ASEAN Community (October 31st, 2015) creates the advantages as well as the difficulties and challenges to the stability and security of each country in the Association, especially the increase in types of transnational organized crimes such as terrorism, human trafficking, illegal immigration, trafficking of wild animals, etc. This situation requires the Public Secuirty force of the countries to closely coordinate in combating and preventing this crimes.


English has been very important for the international cooperation of the police agencies and the law enforcement forces of the ASEAN countries in preventing and suppressing the transnational crimes. Participating in the Workshop, the English teachers will have the opportunity to learn, share experiences in raising the quality of English teaching in general and ESP teaching in particular, promoting the cooperative relationship among the police training institutions in ASEAN countries.


Speaking at the Opening Ceremony, Lieutenant General, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Xuan Yem, President of the PPA highly appreciated the effective and practical support of the US Embassy in Hanoi. The President of the PPA also stressed the important role of teaching English in police training institutions to the targets of peace, stability and development of the ASEAN Community.

Mrs. Diane Millar, Director of RELO - the US Embassy in Hanoi

 spoke at the Opening Ceremony

As planned, the Workshop will be held in 03 days, from October 26th - 28th, 2016. This event has the special significance, not only contributes to improving the capacity of English teaching and the quality of police training, but also strengthens the cooperation among the ASEAN member countries as well as the international police community.


In the framework of the workshop, the participants will discuss the issues related to the design of ESP courses for police officers, such as: Some theoretical issues about ESP; compilation and assessment of ESP textbooks; system of solutions to enhance the quality of ESP training; ESP teaching methods, etc.

Representatives and English teachers participated in the Workshop

 took souvenir photograph


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