The Online Bachelor’s Degree in English Language

Introduction

The aim of the English Language major is to equip bachelors with knowledge regarding English and English speaking countries’ cultures and societies. Moreover, bachelors are expected to be able to use the language competently at a high level; they should be able to master the specialized knowledge at its basic and advanced degree to apply it to their professional work. Also, they are trained to have modern job skills to meet the requirements of the society and economy in the process of international integration.

Depending on the study mode, learners who accomplish their training program will be granted the distance learning bachelor degree or the bachelor for those who are studying and working. The degree has the legal validity so that its holders are allowed to study master’s degree.

Course Information

Benefits

Associated with Career

The aim of the English Language major is to equip bachelors with knowledge regarding English and English speaking countries’ cultures and societies. Moreover, bachelors are expected to be able to use the language competently at a high level; they should be able to master the specialized knowledge at its basic and advanced degree to apply it to their professional work. Also, they are trained to have modern job skills to meet the requirements of society and economy in the process of international integration.

Flexible ways of learning

More than 90% of the program content is delivered via the internet. Therefore, learners can get access to lessons, learning materials or exercises anywhere, anytime with a desktop, laptop, or a smartphone connected to the internet. Regarding the experiences, students can see the videos directly, or download in PowerPoint form, or offline scripts.

Praticial curriculum

Lessons are concisely presented in theory together with practical illustrations relating to English studying. Besides, learners come to class once in a semester on Saturday or Sunday to exchange ideas with English language experts.

Supportive lecturers and officers

Teachers of the courses are in charge of each learner’s learning process. Also, students can exchange ideas with classmates or with their teachers via the school forum. Regarding technical problems, students can contact the school’s consultancy center.

Nationally Accredited Degree

The Online Bachelor's Degree in English Language belongs to the national degree system. By having this degree, learners can study master’s degree.

Reasonable Tuition

The average tuition is 500,000/credit and is paid each semester according to the number of courses registered. Students are provided with learning materials and access to free-of-charge learning resources.

Academic Program

The online Bachelor's Degree in English Language includes all knowledge equivalent to that of the face-to-face undergraduate program of the same major. However, it is practically oriented towards career. Learners will complete their professional certificates to grab employment opportunities at the earliest time. General knowledge is accumulated at the same time or later, enabling students to broaden their understanding of the context to develop great thinking.

Covering 44 courses with 111 credits (except foreign languages and information technology), the program is normally delivered within 10 semesters. Although learners can slow down or accelerate their study pace, they have to accomplish these courses in the following order:

Study Skills
Academic English Certificate
Advanced Academic English Certificate
Culture, Literature, English Language Certificate
English for Business and Office Certificate
Bachelor's Degree in English Language

The academic can be summarized as follows

Study Skills

This course provides all necessary skills that help learners understand their learning process thoroughly, use IT competently for the online learning, and develop themselves and their careers.
1. Study Skills

Academic English Certificate

Students are equipped with the ability to develop their learning and communication skills in the academic environment. Hence, they can study, share academic knowledge and professional knowledge in English. By the end of the course, learners need to take tests that evaluate their English capacity: listening, speaking, reading and writing tests at intermediate academic level.
2. American - British Pronunciation
3. Grammar
4. Writing 1
5. Listening – Speaking 1
6. Listening – Speaking 2
7. Listening – Speaking 3
8. Reading 1
9. Reading 2
10. Test on English Competence

Advanced Academic English Certificate

This certificate ensures that learners can use English competently including speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in academic circumstances at the advanced level. Students are able to:

Develop listening and reading skills.
Write reports, summaries, and reviews in academic fields.
Express themselves adequately and confidently with academic topics.
Upon completion of the certificate, learners need to take tests which evaluate their English at advanced academic level.
11. Writing 2
12. Writing 3
13. Reading 3
14. Reading 4
15. Listening – Speaking 4
16. Listening – Speaking 5
17. Listening – Speaking 6
18. Test on English Competence -Academic Advanced Level

Culture, Literature, English Language Certificate

This certificate ensures the learners' capacity to get access to language, literature, and culture of English speaking countries, which serves as a background for the use of English in communication, translation, commerce, and tourism.
Upon completion of the certificate, learners are required to implement a scheme on Culture – English Language, which includes a writing task (about 1,500 words) on either of the two topics: (1) Presenting a well-known destination, a cultural artwork at an English speaking country; or (2) Making a literary criticism of an English / American short story in the required category.
19. Phonetics and Phonology
20. Morphology and Syntax
21. Semantics
22. British- American Culture
23. British Literature
24. American Literature
25. Vietnamese Culture
26. Practical Vietnamese
27. Project on British Language Culture

English for Business and Office Certificate

This certificate ensures the learners’ capacity to use practical and standard English in the international business environment including the writing and translating skills of a variety of texts, business letters, e-mails, social communication, telephone conversations, and presentation.
Upon completion of the certificate, learners are required to implement a scheme on English Business, which consists of two parts: (1) Constructing/Translating an article/a study on economics, business, or a contract/commercial document of about 2, 500 words and (2) Constructing and presenting a plan/a business project within 20 minutes.
28. Principles of Management
29. Office Skills
30. Translation 1
31. Translation 2
32. Translation 3
33. Advanced Translation 1
34. Advanced Translation 2
35. Principles of Marketing
36. Advanced Interpretation 1
37. Business English
38. English for Tourism
39. Project on English in Commerce

Bachelor's Degree in English Language

Upon completion of this stage, learners can meet all the graduation requirements of the Bachelor's Degree Program in English language of Ho Chi Minh City Open University
40. The Basic Principles of Marxism – Lennism1
41. The Basic Principles of Marxism – Lennism2
42. Revolution of Vietnamese Communist Part
43. Ho Chi Minh‘s ideology
44. Introduction to laws

Requirements

Entry Requirements

Those who wish to be admitted to the English Language Bachelor's Degree Program have to meet either of the two conditions as follows:
  + A high school degree or an equivalent following the regulations of the Ministry of Education and Training is required.
  + A degree of Associate in English Language or a Bachelor's degree for those who want to have some courses exempted.

Information technology requirements

A majority of learning content is delivered via the internet. Learners should ensure the following minimum conditions:
Desktop/Laptop
Much of the learning content can be studied on mobile devices, but doing some homework may require using a desktop or laptop.
Internet connection: Minimum of 3Mpbs.

Minimum operating system:

+ Windows XP/2000/2003;
+ Mac OS X;
+ Netware 6;
+ Solaris 10 (Sparc and x64);
+ Linux distributions.

Minimum Browser:

+ Firefox 4;
+ Internet Explorer 10;
+ Safari 5;
+ Google Chrome 11;
+ Opera 9.