Upcoming events

Administering the Vietnamese Standardized Test of English Proficiency for English Language Teachers at SEAMEO RETRAC on August 17-18, 2017
International Conference on Education “Leadership and Management in Higher Education: Challenges, Opportunities and Ways Forward”, July 27-28, 2017
International Conference on TESOL “ELT in the 21st Century: Challenges & Opportunities”, August 10-11, 2017
Sharing session on teaching writing skill to young learners, May 21, 2017
The First Vietnam Language Assessment Symposium, May 23, 2017
Trainer-Training Workshop on Soft Skills Teaching - Module 3 (May 23rd - 26th)

Modular Training

Trainer – Training Workshop on Soft Skills

Recent events

International Conference on TESOL “Innovations in English Language Teaching and Learning”, August 11-13, 2016
International conference on “Towards excellence in leadership and management in higher education”, July 28-29, 2016
SEAMEO RETRAC Summer Fun, June 13 to July 22, 2016
SEAMEO College - Module 3: Education Leaders Innovation Forum in Vung Tau City, March 02-04, 2016
Communicative English & Life Skills for Young Learners
6th International Conference on TESOL "Responding to Challenges of Teaching English for Communication", August 13-15, 2015

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To be a center of excellence in education in Southeast Asia and beyond.


To assist SEAMEO Member Countries in identifying and addressing issues of education.


International Training Course on Strengthening Capacity in Leadership and Management in Higher Education
SEAMEO RETRAC’s 17th Governing Board Meeting
5th Annual International Conference on TESOL: "New Trends in English Teaching and Learning"
International Conference on “Leadership and Management in Higher Education for Sustainable Development”
SEAMEO College – Module 3: Forum on “Innovations in Education: Innovative Approaches to Student Learning and Development in Southeast Asia Region”

Message from SEAMEO RETRAC Board of Directors

Warmest greetings from SEAMEO RETRAC Board of Directors!

Vietnam, re-admitted as a SEAMEO Member Country on February 10, 1992, by the SEAMEO Council, hosts the SEAMEO Regional Training Center (SEAMEO RETRAC) in Ho Chi Minh City. SEAMEO RETRAC started its very first operations in October, 1996. Since its founding, the Center has experienced its share of successes as well as difficulties and lessons. It has, however, in the end, seen the development of a full-fledged regional center with all the responsibilities, opportunities as well as challenges in the wake of globalization and internationalization.


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