• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Vietnamese
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Bao Thai
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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The course focuses on language usage at an advanced  level in a number of selected settings directly relevant to life in Vietnam. Contexts of language use include aspects of life in Vietnam such as education system, family, social institutions and tourism. A reading program including selected writings by twentieth-century Vietnamese authors forms a part of the course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills at an Advanced level of Vietnamese to:

1. Use an active vocabulary of around 3,000 items and a passive vocabulary of around 5,000 items.
2. Recognise and use a wide range of demanding, argumentative texts on both general and academic matters, and recognize their implicit meanings.
3. Respond spontaneously and with confidence to contemporary issues related to different age and career groups; compose clear and well-structured texts on complex subjects; and present viewpoints with clarity, cohesion, and in a well-organized pattern.
4. Demonstrate a good understanding of present-day Vietnam relevant to their area of academic interest. 

Indicative Assessment

10 Weekly Assignments: 20% (L1, 2, 3 &4)

Mid-term Oral Presentation: 10% (L1, 2, 3 &4)

Final Oral Presentation: 10% (L1, 2, 3 &4)

Mid-term Written Exam: 30% (L1, 2, 3 &4)

Final Written Exam: 30% (L1, 2, 3 &4)

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Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed VIET6003 or equivalent. You may not enrol in this course if you have previously completed VIET3002.

Prescribed Texts

Prescribed texts:
Nguyen Bich Thuan, Contemporary Vietnamese: an intermediate text, North Illinois University, 1996
Phan Van Giuong, Modern Vietnamese, Stage Three, Victoria University, 1996
Phan Van Giuong, Modern Vietnamese, Stage Four, Victoria University, 1996



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $3180
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4860
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2273 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

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