Upcoming events

International Conference on Education: "Leadership and Management in Higher Education in a Globalized World: Innovations and Best Practices", July 5-6, 2018
International Conference on TESOL: "Breakthroughs in English Language Teaching in the 21st Century", August 9-10, 2018
SEAMEO RETRAC Participates in an International Project to link Vietnamese and Australian Higher Education Institutions
Trainer-Training Workshop on Soft Skills Teaching, March 19-22, 2018
Sharing session on teaching IELTS Reading, March 28, 2017
Workshop ICT application in Teaching and Academic Management, March 28-30, 2018

Modular Training

Trainer – Training Workshop on Soft Skills

Recent events

International Conference on TESOL “ELT in the 21st Century: Challenges & Opportunities”, August 10-11, 2017
International Conference on Education “Leadership and Management in Higher Education: Challenges, Opportunities and Ways Forward”, July 27-28, 2017
SEAMEO RETRAC Summer Fun, June 11 to July 21, 2017
Communicative English & Life Skills for Young Learners

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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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