• 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
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Yen Le
  • Mode of delivery Online
  • Offered in First Semester 2023
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An introduction to contemporary spoken and written Vietnamese. This course introduces the tones, essential syntax and the writing system of the Vietnamese language. By working through a series of graded and contextualised dialogues the students will begin to develop reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. The context of language use includes greetings, the individual, the family, time and date. Attention is given to the social and cultural context of language use.   

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Recognise and pronounce properly all six Vietnamese tones & Vietnamese vowels and consonants.
  2. Use an active vocabulary of around 250 items and a passive vocabulary of around 500 items.
  3. Recognise and produce practised phrase and sentence structures in colloquial Vietnamese, to conduct basic conversations, write short notes, and read basic phrases on everyday topics.
  4. Communicate in speech and writing on basic forms of greeting, questions about personal details with slow speech, statements on the quantity and quality of things they encounter, and statements about friends, acquaintances and places of living and working.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of cultural communication practices in family, at work places and communities.

Other Information

On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an Introductory level of Vietnamese.

 

Students with native speaker proficiency (may include cognate languages and dialects) must review the language proficiency assessment site and contact the CAP Student Centre for appropriate enrolment advice. Students with previous “language experience or exposure” are required to undertake a language proficiency assessment 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 undertake a language proficiency assessment 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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As language courses are sequential, this may mean that students can only commence their language course in the following semester.

Indicative Assessment

  1. 8 Weekly Assignments (40) [LO 1,2,3]
  2. Mid-term Oral Presentation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Final Oral Presentation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  4. Mid-term Written Exam (15) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  5. Final Written Exam (15) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  6. Class participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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Workload

Each week students are expected to have study for 6 hours as follows

1. 60 minutes studying the written and audio materials for the week e.g. Dialogues/ Conversations, Oral Practice and Vocabulary. 

2. 180 minutes participating in 2 online sessions

3. 90 minutes reviewing the online lessons e.g. reviewing the class recordings

4. 60 minutes completing weekly exercises

 


Besides students should spend at least 2 hours of independent study practicing the week’s written and spoken language forms, vocabulary and reviewing all the feedback on their work. 

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

You may not enrol in this course if you have previously completed VIET1006 or VIET6102.

Prescribed Texts

Nguyen Van Hue et.al., Vietnamese as a Second Language I (VSL 1), Giao Duc Publishing House, Ho Chi Minh City, 2003

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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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
2105 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 Online N/A
2595 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 Online N/A

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