English is perhaps the most rapidly advancing language in the world today. Deep concerns about developments and controversies in English language instruction appear virtually every day in the media. When we look back at the history of language development, the quest for improved English teaching methods has been a major aspect of educational activity since the beginning of the twentieth century. Technological development has brought the whole world so much closer. English language radio and television programs, videos, and films are readily available in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) setting, along with newspapers and magazines. In addition, Internet usage now provides many opportunities to interact with Englishspeaking peers on various topics and to develop grammatical, discourse, and socio-cultural competence. World Wide Web sites can supply students with an almost infinite range of information. Teaching General English and teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP) in a variety of professional fields is a developing major in Vietnamese universities - especially at University of Economics in HCMC (UEH). Designing English as a Foreign Language (EFL) curricula and materials, conducting program evaluations, testing and organizing workshops and conferences, are of great importance to English instruction.