Founded in 1969 by the decision of the Minister of Education and Training, the High School for Foreign Languages, Hanoi University of Foreign Languages, is one of the high schools with top quality training in Vietnam.
The school belongs to the system of public schools located in Hanoi, under the management of the University of Foreign Languages - VNU Hanoi in terms of organization, personnel, facilities and finance. The school is under the management of the Hanoi Department of Education and Training in terms of programs, teaching plans, high school graduation exams and graduation diplomas.
Every year, the School trains about 1400-1500 students selected from all parts of the country. Students of the school are students who specialize in languages: English, Russian, French, Chinese, German, Japanese, Korean. Since 2008, students of the school can learn more foreign languages as desired (English, French, Chinese, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Italian).
• Detecting and fostering intelligent students to achieve excellent results in learning and practice; train students with good foreign language skills, create foreign language talent for the country.
• Developing capacity for each student on the basis of ensuring comprehensive education; equip students with necessary soft skills so that students can adapt well to learning and working environments in the country and internationally.
• Take the lead in innovating foreign language teaching and learning methods in schools.
The school implements the educational program according to the regulations of the Ministry of Education and Training. This program is always supported to improve foreign language ability for specialized students. The school aims to train students to be good at foreign languages, firmly in cultural subjects at high school. Along with the task of teaching culture is the orientation to develop the qualities and equip students with essential life skills.
In addition to specialized foreign languages (one of seven languages: English, Russian, French, Chinese, German, Japanese, Korean), students have the opportunity to learn a second language as desired.
From the 2009-2010 school year, the school started implementing a project to teach science subjects in foreign languages. Currently, the school organizes teaching Mathematics in English for students in grades 10 and 11.
From the school year 2017-2018, the school organizes the teaching of financial education subjects in the form of clubs; General education subject-AN in the form of concentrated study at the National Education Center-AN- VNU in Hoa Lac.
From the academic year 2018-2019, the informatics subject was renewed teaching content with learning and exam to get MOS certificate. The model of a specialized foreign language course is organized according to students’ entry level in a synchronous way in all specialties applied from this school year. Technology is organized in the form of experiential learning.
From the school year 2019-2020, Italian is taught as a Foreign Language 2 subject at the School.
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