• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Language Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Specialisation code VIET-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate
Vietnamese Language and Culture Specialisation

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ANU is Australia’s leading university in research and teaching of languages. Make the most of your opportunity to learn a new language, or extend your knowledge of a language you already know, while applying to this language the skills of analysis and description that you will master in your degree.

Specialists from the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific will equip you with critical language learning approaches and an in-depth understanding of how to apply that knowledge. You will be taught by Vietnamese Studies specialists.

Career opportunities

This specialisation will advance your career in language-related and cross-cultural work in government and non-government organisations, language technologies or as an independent language practitioner or researcher.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. demonstrate general fluency in oral and written expression as well as in aural and reading comprehension, covering expression in different registers from everyday language use to academic language;
  2. express themselves orally and in writing in different genres;
  3. understand key aspects of culture, history, politics and society;
  4. demonstrate intercultural awareness, including critically comparing and reflecting on cross-cultural differences between Vietnamese-speaking and Australian cultures and/or their native culture; and
  5. conduct research on a topic related to Vietnamese and its associated cultures, and to write an essay on their research outcomes.

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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

A minimum of 12 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
VIET6002 Vietnamese 2A 6
VIET6003 Vietnamese 2B 6
  VIET 6004: Vietnamese for Nationals A
  VIET 6005: Vietnamese for Nationals B
VIET6015 English-Vietnamese Translation 6
VIET6102 Vietnamese 1A 6
VIET6103 Vietnamese 1B 6
VIET6502 Vietnamese 3A 6
VIET6503 Vietnamese 3B 6

A maximum of 12 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
LANG6001 Translation across Languages: The Translation of Literary Texts 6
LANG6002 Translation across Languages: Specialised Materials 6
LANG6016 Translation Project 6
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