- Code VIET3003
- 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
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Chuong Nguyen
- Mode of delivery Online
Second Semester 2023
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The course focuses on academic Vietnamese at an advanced ?level on major topics related to Vietnamese society, culture and history. The course builds up language skills to enable students to conduct independent research on a Vietnam-related topic of their choice. Students are also introduced to Vietnamese literature through excerpts of the most prominent classic works as well as works by contemporary Vietnamese authors.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Use an active Vietnamese vocabulary of around 3,000 items and a passive vocabulary of around 5,000 items.
- Recognise and use a broad vocabulary encompassing terms encountered in academic and literary texts, with limited use of a dictionary.
- Express ideas using grammatically and stylistically appropriate language to the situation to give explanations, make academic presentations, evaluate others' opinions, and confidently engage in debates.
- Comprehend and evaluate information relating to Vietnam in a variety of topics: culture, history, social issues, and politics; with a focus on oral and written skills.
- Demonstrate a sophisticated socio-cultural awareness of contemporary Vietnamese society.
On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an Advanced 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 Integrity Rule 2021 as having failed to comply with assessment directions and having sought unfair advantage. This may result 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.
- Periodic Weekly Assignments (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Mid-term Oral Presentation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Mid-term Written Assignment (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Final Oral Presentation (15) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Final Written Project (15) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Class Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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The total workload for the subject is 130 hours over 12 weeks of class and the examination period.
Each week students are expected to study for at least 10 hours as follows:
1. 90 minutes studying the written and audio materials for the week e.g. dialogues/ conversations, oral practice and vocabulary, and preparing for the next lesson.
2. 180 minutes participating in two 90-minute online sessions.
3. 120 minutes reviewing the online lessons e.g. reviewing the class recordings, organising their notes and studying new grammar and vocabulary introduced in class.
4. 90 minutes completing regular exercises and self-practice, and reviewing feedback on their work.
5.120 minutes of independent study.
Students are expected to study for at least 10 hours for the exams.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Nguyen Van Hue et.al., Vietnamese as a Second Language IV (VSL 4), Giao Duc Publishing House, Ho Chi Minh City, 2003 and other materials
Textbook and all course materials will be available on the course Wattle site
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|5104||24 Jul 2023||31 Jul 2023||31 Aug 2023||27 Oct 2023||In Person||N/A|
|5658||24 Jul 2023||31 Jul 2023||31 Aug 2023||27 Oct 2023||Online||N/A|