This course will provide students with a solid working competence in basic Vietnamese. After completing the course, students will able to use basic Vietnamese appropriately, correctly and with some degree of spontaneity and variation in a number of very commonly occurring situations and interactions. Students will acquire: an active, well-pronounced command of the core vocabulary of Vietnamese that is close to 1,000 of the very frequently used words in everyday conversation; and a working command of the most frequent features of Vietnamese grammar.
All students with previous 'language experience or exposure' are required to take a language placement test to determine their language proficiency in order to ensure enrolment into the language course at the most appropriate level.
The Course Convenor, in consultation with the Language Convenor will move students into an appropriate level course if students are deemed to be of a different proficiency level. Students are also encouraged to consult their course convenors immediately upon if they find that their proficiency level differs from that expected by the course.
As language courses are sequential, this may mean that students can only commence their language course in the following semester.
Class performance, attendance and participation (10%); three tests (30%); mid-program written exam (15%); mid-program oral exam (15%); final program written test (15%); project presentation (15%)
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The course will be taught over a period of one month or approximately 70 contact hours in central Vietnam.
Placements will be subject to availability and security assessment. Participants are advised that due to circumstances beyond the University's control (for example: the onset of specific international security concerns, or international health crises) it may not be possible for this program to run or it may be terminated at short notice or without notice. STUDENTS ENTER THIS PROGRAM AT THEIR OWN RISK.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the School of Culture History and Language to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Hue, Nguyen Van (ed), Vietnamese as a Second Language I (VSL 1), College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University- HCMC, 2003;
Nguyen Bich Thuan, Marybeth Clark, Nguyen Long, Spoken Vietnamese For Beginners, Northern Illinois University, 1994
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|1218||01 Jan 2015||23 Jan 2015||23 Jan 2015||31 Mar 2015||In Person||N/A|