• Total units 24 Units
  • Minor code VIET-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate
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Vietnamese Language Minor

Vietnamese is the national and official language of Vietnam and is spoken world-wide in the Vietnamese diaspora. In fact it is also the sixth most-spoken language in Australia. Knowledge of the Vietnamese language is indispensable for anyone one wishing to understand Vietnamese culture and society—both in Vietnam and in the diaspora. Given Australia's close ties with Vietnam since re-unification a knowledge of the language is valued in a wide range of professions, both in Australia and internationally.

A student may not take a course if that course is a prerequisite for another course which they have already passed.

Students with prior knowledge of the language will be required to take a placement test.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the Vietnamese language major students should be able to:

  1. express themselves well in a formal or informal register, appropriate to the situation and to the people to whom one is speaking.
  2. read and understand newspapers and other texts in Vietnamese
  3. engage with authentic Vietnamese language media
  4. write in Vietnamese in the appropriate style using the correct grammar and the vocabulary appropriate the genre, contents and audience
  5. Write, perform and record presentations or interviews in Vietnamese either individually or in cooperative groups, and answer questions based on those performances or interviews


Course Lists

The course lists in the "Requirements" section below is a definitive list and includes all courses that can be counted towards the major, whether or not they are offered in the current year.

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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
  ASIA 2083: Readings in South and SEA Cult
ASIA3108 Research Topics in South and Southeast Asian Languages B 6
VIET1002 Vietnamese 1 6
VIET1003 Vietnamese 2 6
VIET2002 Vietnamese 3 6
VIET2003 Vietnamese 4 6
VIET2525 Learning Language Locally: Vietnam 6-12
VIET3002 Vietnamese 5 6
VIET3003 Vietnamese 6 6
VIET3015 Vietnamese-English Translation 6
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