- 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 is spoken by more than 90 million people in Vietnam. It is also the native language of nearly 4 million people residing overseas; it is the sixth most-spoken language in Australia. Study of Vietnamese will put students in a unique position to enter Vietnamese-speaking environment and to gain a deep understanding of its rich culture, friendly people, and vibrant society.
Vietnamese courses at the ANU equip students not only with the language skills but also with the cultural understanding necessary to engage with one of the most dynamic and fastest growing eonomies in Asia. Choosing to study Vietnamese can also lead to opportunities for enterprising and adventurous students to develop ties between the two nations as well as connections with members of the Viet diaspora in Australia and around the world.
Students in this minor can spend time studying at a spend time studying at a tertiary institution in Vietnam, through one of the several in-country courses on offer. Competitive scholarships are available to qualified students.
A student may not take a course if that course is a prerequisite for another course which they have already passed, or a course that is a lower level than a course they have already passed.
Students with prior knowledge of the language will be required to take a placement test and may be exempted from the compulsory course.
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Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this minor, students will have the knowledge and skills at an Intermediate level of Vietnamese to:
1. Use an active vocabulary of around 2,000 items and a passive vocabulary of around 4,000 items.
2. Recognise and use the main structures of semi-complex Vietnamese on various topics, including those related to one’s area of academic interest.
3. Interact confidently, appropriately and with ease with native speakers on a wide range of subjects; compose clear and detailed texts on topics of general personal interest; and present viewpoints with clarity and coherence.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of cultural communication practices and present-day social life in Vietnam.
A student may not take a course that is a prerequisite or a lower level than a course which they have already passed.
Students that are commencing language studies who have prior knowledge of the language will be required to take a placement test before enrolling for the first time. Students will not be permitted to enrol in a course at a lower than the level they achieve in the placement test, and may be exempted from compulsory courses.
- Bachelor of Art History and Curatorship (BAHCR)
- Bachelor of Arts (BARTS)
- Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Studies (Year in Asia) (BAPYA)
- Bachelor of Asian Studies (BASIA)
- Bachelor of Development Studies (BDEVS)
- Bachelor of International Relations (BIR)
- Bachelor of International Security Studies (BINSS)
- Bachelor of Languages (BLANG)
This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:
24 units from completion of the following course(s):
|VIET2525||Learning Language Locally: Vietnam||6-12|
|ASIA3083||Research Topics in South and Southeast Asian Languages A||6|
|ASIA3108||Research Topics in South and Southeast Asian Languages B||6|