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Vietnamese Programs to Be Discussed

CSUF Hosts Community Education Event July 17 in Garden Grove

July 2, 2013


Cal State Fullerton will host “Vietnamese Community Education Night” July 17 to give local educators and members of the public information about the development of CSUF’s Vietnamese language and teaching programs. The free event will be conducted in Vietnamese and English.


Wednesday, July 17
6-8 p.m.


Garden Grove Community Meeting Center, 11300 Stanford Ave., Garden Grove, 92840


Representatives from various organizations will discuss the importance of Vietnamese language and teaching programs. In addition, the results of a recent interest survey reflecting feedback from the community on the development of Vietnamese programs at CSUF will be shared, along with a presentation on the development of CSUF’s Vietnamese teaching credential, bilingual authorization and bachelor’s degree programs.


Scheduled speakers include: Orange County Superintendent of Schools Al Mijares; Garden Grove Unified School District Superintendent Gabriela Mafi; Khoa Van Nguyen, president of the Association of Vietnamese Language and Culture of Southern California; Tam Nguyen, president of the Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce; Claire Cavallero, dean of the CSUF College of Education; Angela Della Volpe, dean of the CSUF College of Humanities and Social Sciences; and Natalie Tran, CSUF assistant professor of secondary education and co-chair, with Tam Nguyen, of the Vietnamese American Education Advisory Council.


Reservations are requested by Friday, July 12, and can be made online.
Dinner will be provided.


The Vietnamese programs, a joint effort of the College of Education and College of Humanities and Social Sciences, are being developed with funding from the U.S. Department of Education.


Natalie A. Tran, Secondary Education, 657-278-5481

Media Contacts:

Debra Cano Ramos, 657-278-4027; Mimi Ko Cruz, 657-278-7586

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