Faculty of Foreign Languages

Faculty of Foreign Languages was established in 2009 with the task of teaching foreign languages (English, French, Russian, Chinese) for all NTU students and offer a bachelor program in English for Translation - Interpretation. The Faculty currently has 30 members, including four doctors and 22 masters and international volunteer teachers from the US, Australia, Taiwan. Currently, about 1000 students are studying English Translation and Interpretation at the Faculty.

The Faculty annually invites professors, doctors and volunteer teachers from the US, Australia, Canada, and Russia to exchange experience with staff and to teach our students. 90% of our graduates have been gainfully employed and have satisfactorily met the job requirements of many local businesses.

Since establishment, the Faculty lecturers constantly update teaching materials from the developed countries, innovate teaching methods to create learner-centered classrooms, bring in new communication practice, and combine teaching foreign languages with teaching critical thinking using practical approaches. In addition, the Faculty always applies assessment methods based on international standards and the realistic conditions of the South Central regions.

Research in the Faculty focuses on studying curriculum development, teaching methods and, assessment methods suitable for students in the South Central regions. In the future, the Faculty will continue to improve our training quality of foreign languages, adhering to European standards, as well as expanding cooperation with domestic and international partners to organize courses and obtain European standard certifications such as IELTS, TOEFL, HSK, DELF and TBU. The Faculty also continually researches the labor markets to find out appropriate training directions to better serve the needs of the South Central regions of Vietnam.  

Currently, the Faculty consists of two departments: English Translation and Interpretation and Language Practice.


Overview about training programs

The Faculty of Foreign Languages is currently training three majors: Translation - Interpretation, English in Tourism and Teaching English.

  • Translation – Interpretation Major

Good at translating and interpreting English - Vietnamese, Vietnamese - English documents.

  • English in Tourism Major

English communication skills in the field of tourism and travel services; guiding skills, operating, implementing types of tourism services towards sustainable development.

  • Teaching English Major

Skilled lesson design and detailed syllabus design; basic English and specialized English teaching skills.

  • English Language graduates can work in:

• Domestic and foreign agencies and organizations that use English.

• English language education and training institutions.

• Companies, organizations operating in the field of translation - interpretation.

• Domestic and foreign language research, media and cultural research agencies.

• Domestic and foreign companies operating in the field of tourism and travel services.

Undergraduate programs:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Translation and Interpretation
  • Bachelor’s degree in English in Tourism
  • Bachelor’s degree in Teaching English

Short courses:

  • Organizing English courses certified by Ministry of Education and Training. 
  • Offering courses in TOEIC for university students and other learners.
  • Other foreign languages certificates (English, French, Chinese, Russian, etc.) for university students.
  • ESP courses for students of other faculties in Nha Trang University

Research interest

The faculty is interested in various research topics to improve teaching and learning quality. Completed research has been on teaching methodologies, learning strategies, learner-centered approach, etc.

1. "Metacognitive strategies to improve Writing skills of English-major first year students at Nha Trang University"

2. "Using Electronic Portfolios to Promote Speaking Skills for EFL Adult Learners at Nha Trang University: An Investigation into Learners’ Perceptions" 

3. "The use of Group Oral Presentation to develop Student-centered Learning in British culture class at Nha Trang University" 

4. “Researching solutions on improving the quality of English language learning through online exercises of non-English-major students at Nha Trang University”

5. “Researching solutions on improving the effectiveness of teaching and learning English language at Nha Trang University in accordance with the orientation of the national foreign language project 2018 – 2025”.



  • The FFL has annually organized two scientific workshops, the scientific workshop and the other one for improving the quality of teaching and learning English.
  • Teachers of the FFL have had countless presentations and articles on domestic and international journals.
  • Teachers of the FFL also have written or compiled books for English major undergraduates such as the books for practising language (listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, pronunciation, etc.) as well as the books for ESP like Translation – Interpretation or Tourism.    
  • Teachers of the FFL have built English language curriculum and designed teaching materials for not only English majors but also non-English majors such as Tour Operator, Information Technology, Food Processing Technology, Biological Technology, ect. at Nha Trang University.
  • Teachers of the FFL have had plenty of scientific research projects at university level.
  • Teachers of the FFL have supervised student’s projects for example “The situation of English learning in accordance with TOEIC standard of non-English-major students (K52) at Nha Trang University and solutions on motivations for active English learning”, 2011.



Teachers of the FFL have had many presentations and articles on journals nationwide as well as internationally. Here are some typical presentations and articles.


  1. Lam, V. N. H., The Use of Group Oral Presentation to Develop Student-centered Learning in Speaking Class at Nha Trang University. 12th CamTESOL, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
  2. Lam, V. N. H., Applying Learning Strategies and Class Rules to Motivate Language Learners, 14th CamTESOL, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
  3. Lam, V. N. H., Error Analysis on Written Works of Non-English Major Freshmen: Basis for the Proposed Writing Enhancement Program. 15th CamTESOL, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
  4. Thuan, L. H. D.A survey-based project to increase learner autonomy in English speaking, CamTESOL, Feb 2020, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
  5. Thuan, L. H. D.Using Videotaped Assignments in Speaking Classes: A Case of Nha Trang University, CamTESOL, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Feb. 2019.
  6. Thuan, L. H. D.Peer assessment in readingKhanh Hoa Province Scientific Workshop, April 2014.
  7. Khanh, T. T. M., The Challenges of Team-Teaching: Collaboration between Vietnamese English teachers and Native English-speaking teachers in Vietnamese universities, Innovations in English Language Teaching and Learning, 7th Annual International Conference on TESOL, Quy Nhon Ciy, Binh Dinh 2016.
  8. Ha, L. C. H., Learners’ Perceptions of E-Portfolios to Promote English Speaking: An investigation in Vietnam, 12th CamTesol Conference, Cambodia.
  9. Trang, T. T. T., Some effective ways to boost students’ self-study: A case study at Nha Trang university. VietTESOL 5th, Hue 2019.
  10.  Chau, P. T. M.,  Methodology and effectiveness of teaching Chinese characters through playing games, National workshop, Hue, December 2019.


  1. Binh, H. C., Application of Halliday’s Register Model to Construction of QAC in Translation Teaching Context, Journal of Applied Linguistic and Translation.
  2. Khanh, T. T. M., et al. .Materials: Developing collaborative practice between LETs and NESTs, Teaching English, 2014, London: British Council.
  3. Oanh, B. T. N., How English-major students of Nha Trang University use Facebook to learn English?, Journal of Science and Technology - Thai Nguyen University, e-ISSN:2615-9562, ISSN: 1859-2171.
  4. Cúc, T. T.; Hà, Đỗ Thị Thanh. Patterns of Code-Mixing of English in Hoa Hoc Tro Magazine in Vietnam. VNU Journal of Foreign Studies, [S.l.], v. 31, n. 4, Dec. 2015. ISSN 2525-2445. 
  5. Hoa, N. Q., Enhancing the Students’ Interest in Practicing Pronunciation Through Use of Movie-dubbing, Today’s Teaching & Learning Magazines, 2019, ISSN 1859 2694.

Domestic cooperation and cooperation with businesses

The Faculty works in cooperation with prestigious domestic universities, such as Hanoi University, Hue University of Foreign Languages and Da Nang University of Foreign Languages.

Faculty of Foreign Languages has signed long-term cooperation with businesses such as Sheraton, Amiana and Fusion for student internship. In addition, the Faculty has cooperated with the tourism company TICTOUR to train students in guiding tours for international visitors. The Faculty has organized and promoted career development with activities such as shooting news reports accurately and promptly reflecting the activities of the Faculty and students via television and radio; organize student tours; students and lecturers participate in volunteer activities, etc.


International cooperation

In addition to training affiliations in the country, the Faculty of Foreign Languages is constantly seeking foreign partnerships. For the past 10 years the Faculty has succeeded in inviting experts, foreign organizations involved in teaching and training for its teaching staff as well as students.

The Faculty of Foreign Languages (FFL) has developed relationships with international volunteer organizations such as WUSC of Canada, AVI of the United States, VIA of Australia, and REI on English and Tourism training. Every year, organizations send English and Tourism teachers to teach students of the FFL and exchange teaching methods with teachers in the Faculty. In the school year 2018-2019, the Faculty is having one American expert, one Taiwanese and one Japanese volunteer lecturers who teach students in courses 57, 58, 59 and 60.

In 2011, the Faculty started to cooperate with Brock University of Canada to implement English and Tourism training cooperation. The FFL also started a cooperation with China's Quynh Chau University on Tourism Training Cooperation at the same time.

Every year, the Faculty cooperates with the US consulate and the Fulbright organization of the US to open professional training classes and organize seminars for lecturers as well as organize eloquent speaking contests for students.

Since 2015, the FFL has collaborated with St. John's Emergency Organization (Australia) to open annual first-aid training courses for students in the Faculty.

Since 2017, the Faculty has cooperated with JLAN (Japan) to deploy teaching Japanese modules.

Dean:         Mrs. Vo Nguyen Hong Lam, Dr.
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Vice-Dean: Mr. Le Hoang Duy Thuan, M.A.


                   CP: +84.909489204

Address: 02 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam


 Tel: +84.258.3247 1371