Topic Assignments for DA13NNA/B

Students of DA13NNA/B: Summer is not a long vacation only. It’s time to plan ahead of your semester 1 soon to be!

Your translation 2 course will start on 12 Sep 2016. I post the downloadable topics for your major assignments (40% of the whole course girls and boys) ahead of time so that you’ll give yourself plenty of time to research or even complete your assignment in advance.

Working ahead will give you the best chance of not only getting good marks, but releasing pressure during the term.

Now download this (to read, research, translate, retranslate, and retranslate…):

TRANSLATION 2 assignment topics ONLY



Harvard Reference Style UPDATE

Cách ghi tham khảo theo hệ thống của đại học Harvard rất thông dụng ở các đại học của Mỹ, Anh và Úc. Phương pháp này đã được tải lên blog này trước đây nhưng càng ngày càng có nhiều hình thức xuất bản nên cần được cập nhật. Thí dụ cách ghi tham khảo bản đồ trên mạng, đoạn phim phỏng vấn trên truyền hình, trò chơi (games), hình vẽ.

Sinh viên DANN phải áp dụng triệt để phương pháp ghi tham khảo Harvard trong mọi bài luận và trình bày. Hướng dẫn có thể tải về máy dưới đây ngắn gọn và dễ nhớ. Trong trường hợp cần chỉ dẫn chi tiết hơn các bạn có thể xem đường dẫn sau:


Texts published formerly in print are being produced in several electronic formats. You are required to use the Harvard Referencing System.

Though there are some variations on the Harvard system, the guide attached and downloadable (from UK’s Staffordshire University) below is the most simple and easy to remember. In case you need more detailed examples, check HERE.

Download the quick guide to Harvard Referencing System:

Harvard Reference Style_Quick Guide




DA-NN Students, Join the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI)

Obama_ysealiPhoto from YSEALI official website


Initiated by President Obama, the YSEALI community consists of bright young leaders, 18–35 years old, from Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Laos, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Travel the world, “think outside the box”, and lead many lives, you – as an English major.

Join the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) at:



Attention DA12 (final year)

Tôi đã nhận ba CV của ba sinh viên DA12NNA. Tôi chỉ edit (English) – spelling & grammar. Không review cấu trúc etc. Chỉ có một bạn viết đúng format do có đi học và ghi chép đàng hoàng. Tôi chỉ edit & review những bạn nào siêng năng nhưng thiếu kinh nghiệm, không edit những CV lười và ẩu. Do đó hai bạn kia thì … good luck vậy.

Guide to Presentation of Essay

Dear Student:

You are reminded to strictly observe the following conventions in your essay writing. Failure to do so may result in the essay being return to you for re-submission. This means that the completed essay will be submitted late and will therefore result in you losing marks. In general, failure to observe these rules will incur between 10% to 20% mark penalty on the essay.

Please download the below guideline (pdf, 208k).

Essay submission guideline_TUC_2015

Attention Year 3 & 4 Students: Apply for a 12-week Scholarship in Canada

Year 3&4 English majors: You are qualified to apply for the below 12-week scholarship in Canada. In the previous year one of the English majors in our Faculty was offered the Scholarship. So take this opportunity now:

Mitacs Globalink Research Internships now accepting student applications for 2016

The student call for applications for Globalink Research Internships is now open. The deadline for applications is September 24, 2015, at 4 p.m. PDT.

The Globalink Research Internship is a 12-week research project for high-achieving senior undergraduates from international universities from Vietnam (among other countries).

Starting May 2016, approved students travel to Canada, where they work with a faculty supervisor and other researchers at their host universities.

Interns receive:

bullet Accommodations and student stipend

bullet Professional development workshops

bullet Local Globalink Mentors

For more information, visit the Globalink Research Internships web page.