Vietnam’s National Foreign Language 2020 Project and Thai Nguyen University are co-sponsoring an action research training project for Vietnamese English Language Training (ELT) professionals in the northern mountainous areas of Vietnam. The two-month project will culminate in a regional conference open to both local and international participants. The overall goal of the project and the conference is to build capacity for action research regionally and to specifically explore possible solutions and strategies that will help administrators and educators responsible for ELT in the northern mountainous provinces of Vietnam to develop their own language proficiency. The conference will also serve a critical role in expanding and affirming partnerships between a variety of stakeholders who are concerned about ELT in this region. Finally, the conference is expression of determination by Thai Nguyen University, as a Regional Teacher Development Center (RTDC), to fully support the important priorities encompassed with the NFL2020 project.