The American Academy of Vietnam (AMA) is a diversified company specializing in innovative English language training and professional education programs. AMA evolved from the American Information Technology & Management Association (AITMA) in order to provide focus to the range of educational services and language training distributed among its nine campuses in Vietnam.
In July of 2010, AMA signed a cooperative agreement worth $3 million (USD) with Cleverlearn Vietnam. Cleverlearn Vietnam is an affiliate of Cleverlearn, Inc., a leading and reliable worldwide provider of English language training founded in the U.S. in 1999. Cleverlearn, Inc. established the Vietnam branch in Ho Chi Minh City in 2003. In February of 2012, Cleverlearn Vietnam – HCM Branch officially merged with and was renamed the American Academy. This new entity has been approved by both the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam and the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training. At the time it acquired Cleverlearn (Vietnam), the American Academy introduced and embraced the corporate slogan, “Care & Success” as an expression of the culture and core values that animate AMA and all who are associated with the company.
The formal integration of AMA and Cleverlearn serves as the foundation of a strong and exclusive brand in the arena of American-style English training and academic preparation in Vietnam. By unifying the programmatic assets of these previously separate enterprises, the newly emerged AMA is well situated and provisioned to seek fresh avenues for its innovative approaches to teaching and learning. The corporate merger of February 2012 has also set in motion the exploration of and planning for the delivery of authorized undergraduate and graduate education, as well as research and program development both in the field of linguistics and in the area of English language instructional methodology (with a specific scholarly focus on the Active Learning model, the innovative and powerful instructional methodology developed and employed by AMA).
Since early 2011, AMA has established and maintained formal strategic partnerships with a cadre of internationally prominent and respected institutions and educational organizations. Among the company’s partners are:
The American Academy of Vietnam (AMA) was awarded Vietnam’s Golden Dragon Prize in 2011 by VnEconomy News in recognition of the company’s business performance, culture of service to students, and record of innovation.
2. AMA’s Teaching and Learning Methodology:
The American Academy delivers its English language-based educational program to students through a system called “Active Learning” (AL). The AL methodology was developed and refined by AMA and is recognized as a powerful and highly effective means for achieving measureable and sustained competence and proficiency in the English language. The core elements and benefits of the Active Learning system are:
At the American Academy of Vietnam, we take pride in our dedication to providing our students with the highest quality of English language instruction, irrespective of the student’s background or ambitions. In keeping faith with this commitment, AMA maintains a network of close to 350 English language teachers who are native speakers. The teaching network employed by AMA is distributed throughout its branches (campuses) in Vietnam, as follows:
100%of our teachers are:
4. Physical Facilities:
AMA serves all students in state-of-the-art facilities, with modern, spacious, and air-conditioned classrooms and other learning environments. Classrooms are fully equipped with professional instructional and learning aids set to international standards, including LCD computers with high-speed Internet access, DVD players with headphones, laboratory rooms offering the latest English language instructional software, as well as the Movie Learn, a resource-laden learning center, and a playroom for younger students in an effort to bring optimal benefits from an association with the American Academy. The extensive facilities made available in the AMA campus network provide age-appropriate teaching an learning environments for all groups of students (i.e., working adults, young adults, teenagers, and children) enrolled in our programs, including young children who are served in specially designed “wonderland-theme” classrooms.
5. English courses at AMA:
6. AMA System consists of:
Headquarters: 186 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Ward 6, District 3, HCMC
Tel: (08) 3930 2861 - Fax: (08) 3930 7584 - Website: www.ama.edu.vn
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