12-year-old on reaching 8.0 IELTS: Thanks to my parents for accompanying my journey

15:51 | 21/09/2020
Doan Ba Khanh Nguyen, who has just achieved a jaw-dropping IELTS score of 8.0 at the tender age of 12, said his own efforts would have come to nought were it not for his parents' unending support.    

With his tall, fragile stature and thick-framed glasses, Doan Ba Khanh Nguyen seems older than his peers. Learning English since the age of six, Khanh Nguyen can now communicate in English with the confidence and natural ease of a native speaker. During his preparation for the IELTS test at the Vietnam-USA Society English Centre (VUS), he was also equipped with useful skills and secrets to help achieve his success today.

Practice is essential

Nguyen shared that seizing every opportunity to practice is the most important thing to do when learning English. He spared no effort to practice English every time and everywhere the chance arose, especially by communicating with his English teachers or chatting with his friends – making headway almost effortlessly while having fun.

With a track record of more than 20 years in English teaching, VUS system includes more than 39 cutting-edge campuses across Vietnam.

In addition, a highly interactive environment with friendly and professional teachers whom he came to love as his friends has given him motivation and filled him with joy each time he came to school.

“The IELTS exam is not as hard as most people think. Stay relaxed throughout the exam and don’t pressure yourself. At first, I was only shooting for a 7.5, it was my confidence and loose mindset throughout the exam that helped me do even better,” Nguyen said.

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Frequent practice is the recipe for Khanh Nguyen’s success

Khanh Nguyen’s journey to IELTS success has been helped by a heavy influence from his mother, Ai Van. She said that as soon as Nguyen started Grade 1, she was encouraging him to learn English as she believed mastering this world language would set her son up for a better future. Following the recommendation of a friend, Van brought Khanh Nguyen to VUS where he took his first steps towards English mastery.

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Ai Van, the mother of Khanh Nguyen, is proud of her son’s achievement

A high IELTS score is not beyond reach if one begins learning English at a young age.

Finding a trusty companion

When embarking on the long journey of learning English or taking on the training for the IELTS exam, most are daunted and discouraged by what seems to be an impossible task. Therefore, finding a trustworthy companion is of paramount importance! Choosing a reputable language centre with not only a world-class learning environment but a genuine wish to be your friendly guide would be an excellent start.

12 year old on reaching 80 ielts thanks to my parents for accompanying my journey
Presenting international certificates to VUS learners

With a track record of more than 20 years in English teaching, the Vietnam-USA Society English Centre (VUS) system includes more than 39 cutting-edge campuses across Vietnam.

VUS has set a new record in Vietnam in the number of trainees acquiring international English certificates with 138,330 students, attesting to the centre's reputation as a top choice for more than 2.67 million Vietnamese families.

Currently, VUS has on offer a wide assortment of international-standard English courses (English for kids, for adults, and IELTS courses) along with attractive promotions to welcome the new academic year. For more details, visit the school’s website ( vus.edu.vn ) or contact the hotline at (028) 7308 3333.

By An Mai

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