GUAVAGroup of Universities for 
the Advancement of Vietnamese in America

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The Group of Universities for the Advancement of Vietnamese  in America (hereinafter referred to as "GUAVA"), a consortium of institutions of higher learning in North America currently offering programs of instruction in the Vietnamese language, was formed at the University of Washington on August 1, 1993. 

Current institution members and individual members of  GUAVA are:
Cornell University, Harvard University, Temple UniversityUCLA,  UC-BerkeleyUniversity of Florida,  University of Hawaii-Manoa, , University of Washington, University of Wisconsin, Yale University,  and  Kim Loan Hill of UC-San Diego,  Nguyễn Hoi Thu Ba of UCLA, and L Phạm Thu-Kim of Arizona State University.

GUAVA members meet annually, to exchange ideas and carry out workshops on materials development, methodology, as well as other professional interests.

GUAVA invites applications for membership from all other North American universities with an active interest in the teaching of Vietnamese. It also intends to extend its cooperative activities where appropriate to other institutions of higher education outside North America.  GUAVA will act as a network and clearing house for the following activities:

Promoting:

  • The collection and archiving of Vietnamese language teaching materials. 
  • The establishment of minimum standards for various levels of Vietnamese language competency to facilitate inter university student exchange. 
  • The dissemination of effective methodologies and curricula specifically relevant to the teaching of Vietnamese.
  • Informing job opportunities, networking, collaborative works and professional exchange with colleagues around the country..

GUAVA is a cooperative organization and its objectives do not imply the imposition of specific methodologies, curricula, or materials upon any member institution.  Rather, GUAVA  will make available a range of options  and opportunities from which every member may choose to benefit.


Contact Information:

GUAVA
335 Rockefeller Hall

Cornell University 

Ithaca, NY 14853






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