- Code VIET1002
- Unit Value 6 units
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:On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills at an Introductory level of Vietnamese to:
1. Recognise and pronounce properly all six Vietnamese tones that construct words.
2. Use an active vocabulary of around 500 items and a passive vocabulary of around 1,000 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 living communities.
This course is 100% online.
All students with previous 'language experience or exposure' are required to take a language placement test to determine their language proficiency in order to ensure enrolment into the language course at the most appropriate level.
The Course Convenor, in consultation with the Language Convenor will move students into an appropriate level course if students are deemed to be of a different proficiency level. Students are also encouraged to consult their course convenors immediately upon if they find that their proficiency level differs from that expected by the course.
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)
Mid-term Oral Presentation: 10% (LO 1, 2, 3 &4)
Final Oral Presentation: 10% (LO 1, 2, 3 &4)
Mid-term Written Exam: 25% (LO 1,2,3,4 &5)
Final Written Exam: 25% (LO 1,2,3,4 &5)
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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
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2189||25 Feb 2019||04 Mar 2019||31 Mar 2019||31 May 2019||Online||N/A|
|3442||25 Feb 2019||04 Mar 2019||31 Mar 2019||31 May 2019||Online||N/A|