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APU 2021 Online Immersion Progam





Following the Immersion programs held annually under the cooperation agreement between the Center for Vietnamese Studies and Language, Ton Duc Thang University and the Risumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU), the Center for Vietnamese Studies and Language continued to implement the Summer Vietnamese Immersion Program-2021 for APU students from August 9 th, 2021 to September 3rd, 2021. Due to the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic, this Vietnamese Immersion Program was held online instead of onsite at Tan Phong campus of Ton Duc Thang University as before.

There were 6 APU students who came from Japan (3), Korea (2) and Australia (1), participated in the program. Students are provided with knowledge and practice of four Vietnamese language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) at the average level of level 1 (A1) according to the Vietnamese Language Competency Framework for Foreigners issued by Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training. Along with learning the language, students also learnt about Vietnamese culture in general and Vietnamese culinary culture in particular under two interesting seminars. During the program, APU students were also very excited when they had the opportunity to exchange with students of Ton Duc Thang University through online Language Partner activities.

After 4 weeks of experiencing the Online Immersion Vietnamese Program, 6/6 APU students completed the program with good results and were eligible to receive the Certificate of Completion of Summer Vietnamese Immersion Program-2021.

Some information about the Risumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU), Japan:

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) is an international private university founded in 2000 in Beppu City, Oita Prefecture, Southern Japan. The university is a unit of Ritsumeikan Education Group — one of the largest and most prestigious educational groups in Japan. There are a total of more than 5.500 students studying at APU. In which, the proportion of international students who come from 159 countries and territories (statistically up to May 2021) accounts for nearly 50% of the total number of students at the university. In addition, APU is an accredited member of AACSB International-the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. APU is one of only four institutes in Japan to achieve this certification so far. Among these institutes, APU is the only one which offers undergraduate business programs in both English and Japanese as well as the MBA program in English accredited by AACSB.