• 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
    • Dr Chuong Nguyen
    • Yen Le
  • Mode of delivery Online
  • Offered in First Semester 2023
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The course focuses on language usage at an upper intermediate level in a number of selected settings directly relevant to life in Vietnam. Contexts of language use include aspects of life in Vietnam such as education system, family, social institutions and tourism. A reading program including selected writings by contemporary Vietnamese authors forms a part of the course.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Use an active vocabulary of around 2500 items and a passive vocabulary of around 5000 items.
  2. Recognise and use a wide range of demanding, argumentative texts on both general and academic matters, and recognize their implicit meanings.
  3. Respond spontaneously and with confidence to contemporary issues related to different age and social groups; compose clear and well-structured texts on complex subjects; and present viewpoints with clarity, cohesion, and in a well-organized pattern.
  4. Demonstrate a good understanding of present-day Vietnam relevant to their area of academic interest.

Other Information

On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an upper intermediate 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.

Indicative Assessment

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

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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

To enrol in this course you must have completed VIET2003. Incompatible with VIET6502

Prescribed Texts

Nguyen Van Hue et.al., Vietnamese as a Second Language III (VSL 3), 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

ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.

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
2107 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 Online N/A
2667 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 Online N/A

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