When I taught English in Viet Nam, I saw that most students had very weak communication skills. Often, I could hear their other classes through the walls of my classroom. I noticed that most Vietnamese English teachers taught “English class” entirely in Vietnamese!! Students were very familiar with English grammar rules, because they spent most of their class time focussing on grammar. However, it was nearly impossible for them to focus and understand the simplest questions or answers. Because there is so much international business, there is a strong awareness that communication skills need to improve.