Nguyen Lan Trung, Nguyen Viet Hung

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On the basis of intensive and thorough studies of the current situation of foreign language proficiency and use, the authors propose key principles in designing models for enhancing the foreign language proficiency of officials and officers of the Customs, Foreign Relations, Tourism and Border Guards sectors in Vietnam’s northern border regions, and point out main orientations to be strictly followed in the process of model design. These are guiding principles which are decisive to the success of the models, so they must be appropriate to reality, and their correctness has to be proved through practice. This also demonstrates the dialectical relation between theory and practice.