• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Language Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Major code VIET-MAJ
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Academic Contact Bao Thai

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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 Vietnamese as a major 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 major are encouraged to spend time studying at a tertiary institution in Vietnam, through one of the several in-country courses or the Year-in-Vietnam program. Competitive scholarships are available to qualified students.

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Learning Outcomes

  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. Communicate with confidence and ease, in informal and formal situations and with vocabularies appropriate to the context, on both general and academic themes in all the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. 
  4. Use the language in ways appropriate to research, work, and other personal purposes.
  5. Demonstrate a nuanced cultural awareness of Vietnamese society necessary to understand and apply the target language in various forms, registers, genres, and social settings.

Other Information

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.

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Requirements

This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:


A maximum of 12 units of 1000 level courses.


6 units from the completion of the following course(s):

VIET3003 - Vietnamese 6 (6 units)


A minimum of 30 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

VIET1002 - Vietnamese 1 (6 units)

VIET1003 - Vietnamese 2 (6 units)

VIET2002 - Vietnamese 3 (6 units)

VIET2003 - Vietnamese 4 (6 units)

VIET3002 - Vietnamese 5 (6 units)

VIET3015 - Vietnamese-English Translation (6 units)

VIET2525 - Learning Language Locally: Vietnam (12 units)

ASIA3108 - Research Topics in South and Southeast Asian Languages B (6 units)

ASIA3083 - Research Topics in South and Southeast Asian Languages A (6 units)


A maximum of 12 units from the completion of the following list:

THAI1002 - Thai 1 (6 units)

THAI1003 - Thai 2 (6 units)

ASIA2103 - Language in Asia and the Pacific (L) (6 units)

ASIA2098 - Asian and Pacific Studies Internship (12 units)

ASIA2100 - Linguistic Histories in Asia and the Pacific (L) (6 units)

CHIN2019 - Literary Chinese 1 (6 units)

CHIN2021 - Literary Chinese 2 (6 units)



Please disregard the following table. The technical issue has been identified and will be sorted out shortly.

6 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
VIET3003 Vietnamese 6 6

A minimum of 30 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
VIET1002 Vietnamese 1 6
VIET1003 Vietnamese 2 6
VIET2002 Vietnamese 3 6
VIET2003 Vietnamese 4 6
VIET3002 Vietnamese 5 6
VIET3015 Vietnamese-English Translation 6
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

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

Code Title Units
ASIA2103 Language in Asia and the Pacific (L) 6
ASIA2100 Linguistic Histories in Asia and the Pacific (L) 6
CHIN2019 Literary Chinese 1 6
CHIN2021 Literary Chinese 2 6
THAI1002 Thai 1 6
THAI1003 Thai 2 6
ASIA2098 Asian and Pacific Studies Internship 6-12
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