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|Language of instruction||English and Vietnamese|
|Native English and Vietnamese teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English and Vietnamese)|
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|Language support for students not fluent in English and Vietnamese||
English as an Additional Language
|Use of technology in the classroom||
VFIS has a Digital Learning Path plan and integrates technology in all areas of the school. VFIS teachers and pupils decide the best possible use of technology at a given time. All pupils are guided in the correct, moral and ethical use of technology.
In VFIS, all classrooms are networked and have interactive technology. Wireless internet access allows pupils to research wherever they are on campus. Beside a wide range of modern technologies, pupils are able to use many useful applications to collaborate, communicate and create.
|Entry evaluation for students||
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
The aim of assessment is to diagnose the pupil’s readiness to study in an English-speaking environment.
Specifically, first grader applicants will do a basic test of motor social skills and reading comprehension. Second to fifth grader applicants will be tested in reading, writing and spoken English. For international pupils, the assessment is conducted in English. For Vietnamese pupils who apply for either international or bilingual programme, it is conducted in both Vietnamese and English.
|School bus service available||
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|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
VFIS is a dynamic school that offers a variety of extra-curricular activities for pupils to discover their different talents and explore their interests. Typical ECAs are sports and dance, visual arts, music, theatre and film, programming and technologies, environmental issues, mathematics and foreign languages, charity and volunteering activities.
|School provided lunches||
VFIS offers daily nutritious, balanced and healthy meals for all the pupils in the school canteen.
|Sports facilities at the school||
The school is equipped with modern indoor and outdoor facilities, including a multi-purpose gym, swimming pool, small football field, playgrounds and gardens.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Vietnam-Finland International School is a subsidiary of Ton Duc Thang University. VFIS is the first International School in Southeast Asia to follow the unique Finnish philosophy of education. Finland has one of the best education systems in the world, featuring highly qualified teachers and progressive pedagogical methods that are based on scientific research.
|Teaching approach of the school||
The International programme at VFIS in Grade 1-9 follows the Finnish curriculum. Most of the subjects in the programme will be taught in English by Finnish and international teachers. The teaching and learning methods will reflect Finnish pedagogical characteristics.