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ENGLISH TIME takes the initiative in online delivery of news-based lessons and English knowledge. Staffed 24/7, the website is updated continuously throughout the day. employs the latest multimedia technologies, from live chat to video packages to downloadable archives of English resources. offers help and prepares a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ's) on the following topics in the hope that  you will find an answer to your inquiry.

However, if you have a question that you do not find on this page, please feel free to send the question to us at

Another way to request assistance regarding our web site, please go to Live Help in the top right corner of your screen.


News-based lessons (or Video / Audio News)
How many news lessons
English Time prepares 10 (ten) news-based lessons per day, are all-in-free.

Which levels of lessons
Each lesson is graded from elementary to advanced.

What about the sources
All lessons are based on actual headlines and news articles currently in the world and local news.

File format, downloading, and printing-out
All audio/video files can be downloaded in *.flv format. It is easy for learners to print them out and for teachers to use them as a classroom handouts. 

English Learning
Why Skill Center and Test Center
All tests are organized by skill and level for quick and easy use.

  • Skills Center helps evaluate your strengths and weaknesses of each language skill e.g. speaking, reading, pronunciation, etc

  • Test Center helps improve your performance on all parts of the TOEIC iBT, TOEFL iBT, IELTS, Tú Tài test 

Check answers
You are advised to subscribe a correct email address, or you cannot receive your test results from the English Time tutors.

The test results are generally supposed to be sent to you 8 hours after your test submission. However, the writing tests might be processed a bit longer.

Language Living
The purpose behind Language Living is to see that all ET members get closer in their relationships and have more fun communicating through

"Coming together is a beginning.
Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success. "
                           ~ Henry Ford

Course Offers
Type of English courses
English Time offers:

  • day and evening classes for helping the learners to speak English for business purposes

  • courses at all levels from complete beginners through to international examinations like TOEFL iBT, TOEIC iBT, IELTS

  • one to one or in small groups arranged to suit particular requirements for improving communicative ability (although it will usually be more expensive)

Free v/s Fee

Courses Free Fee


Classroom courses   x Open to any learner, at ET campus
HCMUT-online courses x x Only for students of the HCMC University of Technology
ET-online courses x   All English Time's online users served

How to enroll online
Enrolling is easy and available 24 hours a day.

1. Click on the course that you choose. Then follow the on-screen directions to complete your registration application.

2. If you need help with enrolling online, call ENGLISH TIME at (84)-8- 38 46 01 46  or   39 37 43 58  Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. ; Saturday - Sunday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. We will guide you through the online enrollment process.

English Time Forum (ETF)
At your fingertips, you can find and share information about:

     - English issues: listening, speaking, pronunciation, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, slang, jokes, etc.

     - Other topic areas : music, love, friendship, lifestyle, problem corner, etc.

Through the Q&A column, you can ask questions on any topic and get answers from real people almost immediately you post your question.

Please click HERE


Information to Link to English Time
Title: English Time


  • Teaching the English you need for the future you want
  • All-in-free news-based lessons and online English courses
  • Graded forum - English Time Forum (ETF) 
  • EFL/ESL resources, and communicative activities

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English Time - Teaching the English you need for the future you want. All-in-free news-based lessons and online English courses

The site has been developed to work on several platforms and browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera and Safari). However, it is best viewed using Firefox (PC) with a screen setting of at least 1024x768 pixels.

Download times
If you experience delays in accessing pages, it might be due to the fact that your network is busy and if you have the opportunity, try again later. Although we use images that are quick to download, you can also try to speed up your download time by turning off the images in your browser.

If you are trying to download a very large PDF with no success, follow the "downloads" link to get the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Videos and sound files
You will require a multimedia player for those. See "downloads" in the below menu for links to recommended players.

Problems with PDF documents ?
There may be problems opening a PDF document directly from the web e.g. missing pages, crashing the browser. This is probably due to the known issue of older versions of Acrobat Reader and the "Fast Web View" feature. There are three workarounds.

To disable the "Fast Web View" feature if you are using Adobe Reader 5:

  1. Load Adobe Acrobat Reader
  2. Open the menu Edit/Preferences/General/Options
  3. Disable the entry: Allow Fast Web View
  4. Save the changes and exit Adobe Acrobat Reader
  5. Reopen the web browser and try to view the file.

To disable the "Fast Web View" feature if you are using Adobe Reader 6 or 7:

  1. Load Adobe Acrobat Reader
  2. Open the menu Edit/Preferences/Internet
  3. Disable the entry: Allow Fast Web View
  4. Save the changes and exit Adobe Acrobat Reader
  5. Reopen the web browser and try to view the file.


Below are links to point you to applications that will help you to access various file types used on this site.

Acrobat Reader (for PDF documents)

pdf iconWhere this icon appears the document can be viewed or downloaded using Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not already have this software installed on your computer, click on the Acrobat link below to obtain a free copy. 


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