- Code VIET1002
- 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 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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Recognise and pronounce properly all six Vietnamese tones that construct words.
- Use an active vocabulary of around 500 items and a passive vocabulary of around 1,000 items.
- 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.
- 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.
- Demonstrate an understanding of cultural communication practices in family, at work places and living communities.
This course is 100% online.
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 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.
As language courses are sequential, this may mean that students can only commence their language course in the following semester
Fees - Students enrolling through Open Universities Australia should refer to the fee schedule published on the OUA website
- 10 Weekly Assignments: 30% (LO 1, 2 &3) (30) [LO null]
- Mid-term Oral Presentation: 10% (LO 1, 2, 3 &4) (10) [LO null]
- Final Oral Presentation: 10% (LO 1, 2, 3 &4) (10) [LO null]
- Mid-term Written Exam: 25% (LO 1,2,3,4 &5) (25) [LO null]
- Final Written Exam: 25% (LO 1,2,3,4 &5) (25) [LO null]
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Each week students are expected to have study for 6 hours as follows
1. 90 minutes studying before class the written and audio materials for the week- such parts as Dialogues/ Conversations, Oral Practice and Vocabulary.
2. 30 minutes memorizing the week’s vocabulary provided at Word Lists.
3. 120 minutes participating in one online session
4. 30 minutes listening to relevant sessions provided on Wattle
5. 90 minutes completing weekly exercises- normally at Written Practice, Dictation/Reading Text or a task assigned beforehand by the lecturer
Besides students should spend at least 4 hours of independent study practicing the week’s written and spoken language forms, vocabulary and reviewing all the feedback on their work. Students are also encouraged to call in via Skype or Adobe Connect to communicate with the lecturer during the office hours (in 120 minutes) scheduled by the lecturer at the beginning of each semester.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Hue, Nguyen Van (ed), Vietnamese as a Second Language I (VSL 1), Giao Duc Publishing House, Ho Chi Minh City, 2003;
Nguyen, L., Clark, M., and Nguyen Bich Thuan, Spoken Vietnamese for Beginners, Northern Illinois University, 1994
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- 6 units
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