Hold conversations in Australia’s sixth most-spoken language. Distinguish and pronounce the six tones that are used to build words. Experience the Vietnamese language in the context of the country’s cultural and social communication practices.
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Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Recognise and properly pronounce Vietnamese vowels and consonants and the six tones.
- Use an active Vietnamese vocabulary of around 150 items and a passive vocabulary of around 200 items.
- Use basic Vietnamese to conduct simple conversations at a slow speed on daily topics such as self-introduction, introducing a friend, talking about family, asking about the time and date and describing one’s habits.
- Read and write simple sentences and short essays on topics covered in the course, and use the Vietnamese computer keyboard to type Vietnamese.
- Demonstrate an understanding of Vietnamese cultural norms and practices in relation to language use in interpersonal relations within the family, at workplaces and in daily life.
Each week students are expected to study for at least 10 hours as follows:
- 90 minutes studying the written and audio materials for the week e.g. dialogues/ conversations, oral practice and vocabulary, and prepare for the next lesson.
- 180 minutes, participating in two 90-minute online sessions.
- 120 minutes reviewing the online lessons e.g. reviewing the class recordings, organising their notes and studying new grammar and vocabulary introduced in class.
- 90 minutes completing regular exercises and self-practice, and reviewing feedback on their work.
- 120 minutes of independent study
Students are expected to study for at least 10 hours for the exams.
- 1. Xin lỗi, bạn tên là gì? Excuse me. What’s your name?
- 2. Chị là người Việt, phải không ạ? You’re Vietnamese, aren’t you, Miss
- 3. Bạn đi đâu đấy? Where are you going?
- 4. Mấy giờ rồi, chị? What’s time is it, Miss?
- 5. Buổi tối bạn thường làm gì? What do you often do in the evenings?
- 6. Ba tôi mới đến đây chiều hôm qua. My dad just came here yesterday afternoon
- 7. Bạn đi với chúng tôi nhé? Will you go with us, please?
- 8. Em muốn đến thư viện. I’d like to get to the library
- 9. Anh đã đi Melbourne bao giờ chưa? Have you ever been to Melbourne before?
- 10. Xin lỗi, anh muốn mua gì ạ? What would you like to buy, please?
- 11. Xịn lỗi, các cô dùng gì ạ? What would you like to order, please?
- 12. Chiều thứ ba tuần sau tôi sẽ về. I’ll be back next Tuesday afternoon
If you have prior experience in learning this language, this subject may not be appropriate for you. You may be required to take a placement test.
- Equipment requirements - To successfully engage in this subject students will need the following: - Laptop or computer - Computer camera (either inbuilt or webcam) - Headset with microphone - Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browser - Reliable internet access - Access to a scanner or smartphone.
- Other requirements -
This is a fast paced academic course at a University level.
An introduction to contemporary spoken and written Vietnamese. This subject
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. Vietnamese is spoken by more than 90 million people in Vietnam. It is also the native language of nearly 4 million people residing overseas; it is the sixth most‐spoken language in Australia. Study of Vietnamese will put students in a unique position to enter Vietnamese‐speaking environment and to gain a deep understanding of its rich culture, friendly people, and vibrant society.
Via face-to-face video at a set time prescribed by the University. Please be aware of potential time zone differences.
Indicative Assessment Periodic Assignments (40) [LO 1,2,3] Mid-term Oral Test (10) [LO 1,2,3,4] Final Oral Test (10) [LO 1,2,3,4] Mid-term Written Exam (15) [LO 1,2,3,4] Final Written Exam (15) [LO 1,2,3,4,5] Class Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5] The ANU uses 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. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin be used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.
- 8 x Weekly assignments (40%)
- Mid-semester oral presentation (10%)
- Final oral presentation (15%)
- Mid-semester written test (10%)
- Final written test (15%)
- Class participation: Active class participation (10%)
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