1. Program overview

The SACE Foundation program is designed to develop students’ study skills and academic English. It does this by equipping students with overall language skills, academic reading and writing skills, critical thinking skills and the business skills necessary to study in an international environment such as our SACEi program or any other international education program. Students are introduced to the assessment methods and learning styles of international education institutions with frequent learning activities such as discussions, presentations, research projects and group work.

The program equips students with the means to develop the ability to use the appropriate English language in diverse communication contexts. Moreover, students also get to apply skills required in a business environment such as research skills, creativity, design and project development skills.

Special attention is given to the development of text-response skills, including document analysis, evaluation, and academic writing in both an essay and report format. In addition, the program will also prepare students with the necessary skills to become global citizens such as collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity. These will be developed through a range of projects and learning activities like group tasks, presentations and debates.

This course is applicable to students between 14-17 years of age who wish to develop academic skills, soft skills and are intending to attend:

  • SACEi program
  • International high schools and universities in Vietnam
  • Overseas high schools and universities

2. Program objectives

  • Support students to synchronously develop English skills, academic reading and writing skills, but more importantly, researching, analysis, evaluation and academic writing skills. 
  • Improve the communication, collaboration, researching and IT skills of the students through project-based learning.
  • Provide students with access to knowledge and study skills under different topics such as Business and Enterprise, Intercultural and Arts

3. The uniqueness of SACE Foundation program

3.1 Comprehension of Language – Knowledge – Skills

a, Academic literacy skills

  • Use appropriate language based on the communication context
  • Develop the ability to find information from a variety of sources and validate the accuracy of that information
  • Analyse and evaluate the contents of documents through the use of written language and images

b, Language skills

  • Develop vocabulary and grammar through access to diverse range of documents
  • Use accurate vocabulary and sentence structures to express one’s thoughts in both spoken and written language
  • Compare the objectives and linguistic characteristics of different types of texts 

c, Literature skills

  • Have an understanding of how different cultural backgrounds, historical periods and social contexts are reflected in literary works
  • Analyse and evaluate the use of language, images and content of literary works from a personal point of view
  • Practice composing literary works

d, Business & Enterprise skills

  • Develop business knowledge and skills
  • Develop analytical and interpreting skills
  • Apply the newfound knowledge and skills into the decision-making process through creating personal business projects

3.2 Project-based teaching method

This method is applied throughout the duration of the course to help students develop skills and knowledge of the subjects’ contents through the creation process: Identifying, researching, analysing and providing solutions to address a problem

Through this process, students are encouraged to enhance their independence in learning

3.3. Assessment methods to address students’ progress

Various assessment forms are used throughout the course. The assessment types include presentations, discussions and reports which are all designed to accurately evaluate students’ understanding. Thus, allowing us to provide the appropriate support required by each student. 

All of the assessments are designed in conformity with the Australian program’s output standards

3.4. Teachers

The course is taught 100% in English by fully qualified, native English teachers that all have previous teaching experiences.

4. Commencement and tuition fees

Applicable to: Students between 14 to 17 years of age

Duration: 50 hours

Tuition fees: 12.000.000 VND

In a world first, Sony Shark Tank in partnership with MIE Lab and The University of Adelaide have created a secondary school entrepreneurship program that will be delivered in both local and regional private and public schools across South Australia in 2019, Shark Tank eSchool.

Entrepreneurship is growing at an incredible rate and its importance in education is being recognised in building foundational skills for the 21st Century through developing critical and creative thinking and encouraging innovative approaches to problem solving.

The Shark Tank eSchool (STeS) program has been designed by MIE Lab in partnership with The University of Adelaide (UofA) to encourage students to think creatively and develop solutions to real world problems, while prototyping their ideas and pitching and presenting these to a panel of experts. By equipping students with the skills, knowledge, understanding and personal capabilities to participate and successfully compete in a fast-paced global society, the students of today can build their own futures for tomorrow.

Specifically tailored for secondary school students (years 10-11), the themes of each module have been carefully selected and designed to ensure that students are actively learning and engaged in new venture start-up activities, offering a step-by-step process and guide to entrepreneurial start-up and innovation.

Delivered in schools via a Train-the-Trainer model, teachers are taken through a rigorous and intensive 2-day seminar designed specifically to assist, add value and equip teachers with the necessary knowledge to deliver the STeS course within their own schools.

Through the STeS program schools, teachers and students will have access to lesson plans, resources and activities, on-going support from MIE Lab and The University of Adelaide and the expertise and know-how to guide and encourage the imagination of young South Australians.

1. Program overview

SACE Junior is built within the Australian curriculum framework to support students’ development in both language ability and thinking skills. Advanced teaching methods are utilised to encourage them to take the initiative in their education and become independent learners with the skills necessary to become global citizens such as critical thinking, intercultural awareness, as well as social skills. The program includes 4 different levels from SACE Junior 1 to SACE Junior 4, which are suitable for students between 11 years old and 15 years old (from grade 6 to grade 9)

2. Why choose Comprehensive English program for middle school students: SACE Junior?

2.1. Comprehensive program for Language-Literature-Academic literacy skills:

  • Language: Learn the way language is used: vocabulary, sentence structures, and grammar in both the written and the spoken contexts.
  • Literature: Learn diverse types of literary works.
  • Academic literacy: Master using language in academic settings.

2.2. The program encourages development in the skills of a standard global citizen:

  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Personal and Social Capability
  • ICT: Information and Communications Technology
  • Intercultural Understanding

2.3. Diverse, up-to-date, interesting topics and knowledge that are appropriate for the students’ age and levels. This encourages student engagement, participation in class activities and promotes improvement in applying socio-cultural understanding and knowledge into real-life.

2.4. Advanced teaching methods:

  • The program applies the project-based and problem-solving teaching method. Learning activities are highly interactive and are designed to develop the students’ ability to identify, analyse and solve real-world problems.
  • The program focuses on the individuality and the development of each student to support them reaching their full potential through the application of the ‘theory of multiple intelligences’ in teaching.
  • The program enhances students’ academic vocabulary and grammar while developing their ability to use that knowledge the same way as native speakers.

2.5. Teachers

The program is taught entirely in English by native teachers with qualifications.

2.6. Assessment method

The program assesses each student’s level through methods other than tests. Students’ ability to apply knowledge and skills will be assessed throughout the course, during the process of project-making for example. 

3.Study program

Program  Textbook  Duration
SACE Junior 1
  • Give me five! – Macmillan Education
  • Other reference books
90 hours 
SACE Junior 2 
  • Pearson English 7
  • Other reference books
90 hours 
SACE Junior 3 
  • Pearson English 8
  • Other reference books
90 hours 
SACE Junior 4
  • Pearson English 9
  • Other reference books
90 hours 


The Creative Writing course at SACE Vietnam is designed for students between 10 to 14 years of age, focusing on:

  • Developing English and multimedia language writing skills
  • Developing analytical and evaluation skills, critical thinking skills, creativity and using IT in the creation of texts
  • Equipping students with planning skills and presentation skills for creative projects
  • Create a creative and multimedia publication

1. Study Program

Through the program, students will develop and learn to apply language skills, arts and IT in order to create their own creative work.

Lesson 1: Creating a project plan

An introduction to creative projects and characters in films and movies.

Lesson 2: Brainstorming ideas Explore and develop writing styles to express the nature of students’ favourite characters.

Lesson 3: Building Character

Research and identify characters to bring out their physical appearance and their personality traits.

Lesson 4: Building the storyline Build the plots around a character and learn how to create an interesting story. 

Lesson 5: Using pictures as a story-telling language

Learn how to use images to express the message of a story and to convey its emotions.

Lesson 6: Building smart conversations

Build the dialogue based on characters’ personalities in both movies and stories.

Lesson 7: Creativity with Information Technology

An introduction to the online program Prixton for story creation and illustration.

Students will familiarise themselves with the program using important IT skills to complete their own projects.

Lesson 8: Organising the parts

Link and synthesize characters, dialogues and images to gradually build up the story with illustrations.

Lesson 9: Completing the project.

Receive 1-on-1 support from the teacher to complete their own projects, including spoken language and multimedia language.

Lesson 10: Exhibition of works

Exhibit each student’s work with illustrations in front of classmates and teachers

Lesson 11: Storyboard

Students learn storyboarding and how to organise ideas using what they have learnt.

Lesson 12: Understanding the scenes

After being introduced to the Prixton online comic creation program, students will become familiar with the program and other IT skills required to finish their works.

Lesson 13: Synthesis

Students will synthesise all of their recent works and begin building their own comic books.

Lesson 14: Draft

Students will submit the first draft to the teacher for review and finalisation.

Lesson 15: Editing

Students edit their first draft with 1-on-1 support from the teacher, to further refine the story.

Lesson 16: Presenting

Students will be presenting their stories and illustrations, which will be recorded.

Lesson 17: Feedback

Students will receive feedback on their creativity and efforts in their working processes on this last day. The last assignment for students is to visualise the future of their protagonists. 

2. Participants and tuition fees policy

  • Applicable to: Students between 10 to 14 years of age
  • Commencement date: 16/8/2020, duration: 50 hours
  • Lesson time: Sundays, 14:00 – 17:00
  • Tuition fees: 11,960,000 VND

Tuition reduction policy

  • Register as a pair: 10% 0ff tuition for each student who registers in pairs (2, 3 students)
  • Sibling scholarship: 10% discount on tuition fees for students whose sibling was a student at SACE
  • SACE Exclusive (Incentive for old students): 10% off tuition fee for students who have studied at SACE. 

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