• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Language Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Minor code VIET-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Vietnamese Language Minor

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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
ASIA2083 Readings in South and Southeast Asian Cultures 6
ASIA3108 Advanced Readings in South and Southeast Asian Cultures 6
VIET1002 Vietnamese 1A 6
VIET1003 Vietnamese 1B 6
VIET2002 Vietnamese 2A 6
VIET2003 Vietnamese 2B 6
VIET2525 Learning Language Locally: Vietnam 6-12
VIET3002 Vietnamese 3A 6
VIET3003 Vietnamese 3B 6
VIET3015 English - Vietnamese Translation 6
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