- Code VIET2002
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Culture History and Language
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Vietnamese
- Areas of interest Asian Languages
An intermediate level of Vietnamese with an emphasis on active oral and writing skills. This course consolidates and builds on the foundation set in the first year. It focuses on active production of language in selected contexts to promote active recall of vocabulary items and their usage in the appropriate context using the correct grammatical form in accordance with accepted conversational conventions. A reading program forms a part of the course.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Use an active vocabulary of around 1,400 items and a passive vocabulary of around 3,000 items.
- Recognise and use the main structures of standard Vietnamese on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school and at leisure.
- Communicate appropriately with native speakers in the most commonly occurring situations; produce simple, connected texts on familiar topics and those of personal interest; and describe experiences, dreams, hopes or viewpoints and future plans.
- Demonstrate a cultural understanding and awareness of “taboos” and “need-to-do” things in formal communication in Vietnam.
On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an Intermediate level of Vietnamese.
Students with native speaker proficiency (may include cognate languages and dialects) must review the placement test site and contact the CAP Student Centre for appropriate enrolment advice. Students with previous “language experience or exposure” are required to take a language placement test to ensure enrolment at the most appropriate level.
Relevant past experience includes:
- Previous study of the language (both formal and informal, for example but not limited to, at school, or, home, or through online activities, etc.)
- Being exposed to the language in childhood via a family member or friend
- Travel or living in a country where the language is spoken
- The language being spoken in your home (even if you do not speak it yourself)
Students who are not sure if they need to take a placement test should seek advice from the course or language convenor. Students who intentionally misrepresent their language proficiency level may be investigated under the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 as having failed to comply with assessment directions and having sought unfair advantage. This may results in a penalty such as reduced grades or failure of the course.
Students are not permitted to enrol in a language course below one that they have already successfully completed, except with permission of the language and/or course convenor.
- 10 Weekly Assignments: 20% (L1, 2 &3) (20) [LO null]
- Mid-term Oral Presentation: 10% (L1, 2 &3) (10) [LO null]
- Final Oral Presentation: 10% (L1, 2 &3) (10) [LO null]
- Mid-term Written Exam: 30% (L1, 2, 3 &4) (30) [LO null]
- Final Written Exam: 30% (L1, 2, 3 &4) (30) [LO null]
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WorkloadFour hours per week. Students should contact the course convenor for details of class times.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Hue, Nguyen Van (ed), Vietnamese as a Second Language III (VSL 3), College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University- HCMC, 2003
Nguyen Bich Thuan, Contemporary Vietnamese: An Intermediate Text, Northern Illinois University, 1996
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