• Class Number 2498
  • Term Code 3330
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Topic ANU Online
  • Mode of Delivery Online
    • Yen Le
    • Dr Chuong Nguyen
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 20/02/2023
  • Class End Date 26/05/2023
  • Census Date 31/03/2023
  • Last Date to Enrol 27/02/2023
SELT Survey Results

Vietnamese 3 is a dynamic, intermediate level course. Students gain comprehensive and communicative skills involved in real-world scenarios that require complex forms of grammatical constructions. This course consolidates and refines students’ ability to naturally employ their Vietnamese language skills acquired at previous levels of study. Through regular feedback and activities encouraging the development of spoken and written communication, students will learn to confidently navigate issues such as health and illness, housing and renting, travel arrangements, and culturally appropriate self-expression. In addition to increasingly complex grammatical structures, this course introduces the Sino-Vietnamese vocabulary and cultural knowledge to prepare students for formal communication in Vietnam. 

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Use an active Vietnamese vocabulary of around 1,000 items and a passive vocabulary of around 2,000 items.
  2. Recognise and use more complex grammatical forms of Vietnamese and draw on a broader vocabulary to write about or engage in conversation on familiar topics encountered in everyday life e.g. school, work and leisure activities.
  3. Communicate appropriately with native speakers on topics such as health and illness, seeing a doctor, renting a house, describing places, people and personality, and talking about one’s experiences.
  4. Produce clear and coherent written text and oral speech on familiar topics using appropriate linking words.
  5. Develop a general understanding of Sino-Vietnamese vocabulary and comprehend the most common Sino-Vietnamese prefixes and suffixes.
  6. Demonstrate a cultural understanding and awareness of “taboos” and “need-to-do” things in formal communication in Vietnam.

Required Resources

Nguyen Van Hue et al. "Vietnamese as a Second Language", Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City, 2012.

(Textbook will be provided on Wattle)

Whether you are on campus or studying remotely, there are a variety of online platforms you will use to participate in your study program. These could include videos for lectures and other instruction, two-way video conferencing for interactive learning, email and other messaging tools for communication, interactive web apps for formative and collaborative activities, print and/or photo/scan for handwritten work and drawings, and home-based assessment.

ANU outlines recommended student system requirements to ensure you are able to participate fully in your learning. Other information is also available about the various Learning Platforms you may use.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • written comments
  • verbal comments
  • feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). Feedback can also be provided to Course Conveners and teachers via the Student Experience of Learning & Teaching (SELT) feedback program. SELT surveys are confidential and also provide the Colleges and ANU Executive with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Week 1: Introduction to Vietnamese 3 course & VSL 2 textbook Recap of Vietnamese Year 1 course Chapter 1: Ông mu?n mua gì ?? (What would you like to buy, please?)
2 Week 2: Chapter 1: Ông mu?n mua gì ?? (What would you like to buy, please?) (cont.) Assignt 1 due (based on Class Materials & Oral Practices of the week)
3 Week 3: Chapter 2: Hôm nay trông anh có v? m?t! (You look tired today) Assignt 2 due (based on Class Materials & Oral Practices of the week)
4 Week 4: Chapter 2: Hôm nay trông anh có v? m?t! (You look tired today) (cont.) Assignt 3 due (based on Class Materials & Oral Practices of the week)
5 Week 5: Chapter 3: Anh có nh?n gì không ?? (Would you like to leave a message?) Assignt 4 due (based on Class Materials & Oral Practices of the week)
6 Week 6: Review for mid-term written and oral exams
7 Week 7: Chapter 4: Anh dã di Hà N?i bao gi? chua? (Have you ever been to Hanoi?) Midterm Written Examination (April 19, 2023) Midterm Oral Examination (April 24, 2023) Assignt 5 due (based on Class Materials & Oral Practices of the week)
8 Week 8: Chapter 4: Anh dã di Hà N?i bao gi? chua? (Have you ever been to Hanoi?) (cont.) Assignt 6 due (based on Class Materials & Oral Practices of the week)
9 Week 9: Chapter 5: Phòng lo?i m?t bao nhiêu m?t dêm?" (How much per night is the first class room?) Assignt 7 due (based on Class Materials & Oral Practices of the week)
10 Week 9: Chapter 5: Phòng lo?i m?t bao nhiêu m?t dêm?" (How much per night is the first class room?) (cont.) Assignt 8 due (based on Class Materials & Oral Practices of the week)
11 Week 10: Chapter 6: Ch? ?y làm ngh? gì v?y? (What does she do for a living?)
12 Review for Final Exams Final Oral Presentation: June 2023 (Date TBA) Final Written Examination: June 2023 (Date TBA)

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Learning Outcomes
Periodic Weekly Assignments (40%) 40 % 1,2,3,4
Midterm Oral Presentation (10%) 10 % 1,2,3
Mid-term Written Examination (10%) 10 % 1,2,3,4
Final Oral Presentation (10%) 10 % 1,2,3
Final Written Examination (10%) 10 % 1,2,3,4
Class Participation (20%) 20 %

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines , which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Integrity Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the Academic Skills website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 40 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Periodic Weekly Assignments (40%)

Regular Assignments: either in oral/written form or both.

·       In oral form: Student will deliver an oral presentation in class on a topic related to the assigned theme.

·       In written form: Student will submit homework on Wattle (to be specified).

Assessment Task 2

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3

Midterm Oral Presentation (10%)

Each student is required to make an oral presentation on one of the topics covered in class (notified in advanced).

Time length for presentation: 10-15 minutes. 

Assessment Task 3

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Mid-term Written Examination (10%)

The mid-term written examination covers all three chapters covered in the first half of the course.

Exam time: 90 min

Assessment Task 4

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3

Final Oral Presentation (10%)

Each student is required to make an oral presentation on one of the topics covered in class (notified in advanced).

Time length for presentation: 10 -15 minutes. 

Assessment Task 5

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Final Written Examination (10%)

I. Vocabulary: 20%

II. Structures: 20%

III. Reading Comprehension & writing: 50%

Assessment Task 6

Value: 20 %
Learning Outcomes: 

Class Participation (20%)

Students will be assessed based on class attendance and active participation in all class activities.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. The University’s students are an integral part of that community. The academic integrity principle commits all students to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support, academic integrity, and to uphold this commitment by behaving honestly, responsibly and ethically, and with respect and fairness, in scholarly practice.

The University expects all staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle, the Academic Integrity Rule 2021, the Policy: Student Academic Integrity and Procedure: Student Academic Integrity, and to uphold high standards of academic integrity to ensure the quality and value of our qualifications.

The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 is a legal document that the University uses to promote academic integrity, and manage breaches of the academic integrity principle. The Policy and Procedure support the Rule by outlining overarching principles, responsibilities and processes. The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 commences on 1 December 2021 and applies to courses commencing on or after that date, as well as to research conduct occurring on or after that date. Prior to this, the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 applies.


The University commits to assisting all students to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. All coursework students must complete the online Academic Integrity Module (Epigeum), and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students are required to complete research integrity training. The Academic Integrity website provides information about services available to assist students with their assignments, examinations and other learning activities, as well as understanding and upholding academic integrity.

Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

Referencing Requirements

The Academic Skills website has information to assist you with your writing and assessments. The website includes information about Academic Integrity including referencing requirements for different disciplines. There is also information on Plagiarism and different ways to use source material.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

Yen Le

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Yen Le

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Dr Chuong Nguyen

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Dr Chuong Nguyen

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