Undergraduate | ANU-VIET1003 | 2024
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Extend your Vietnamese while you develop a deeper understanding of the culture of Vietnam and social etiquette for travel. Begin to have conversations, including making comparisons, talking about direction and distances, and using complex particles.
About this subject
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Use an active Vietnamese vocabulary of around 500 items and a passive vocabulary of around 800 items.
- Use grammatical points and constructions correctly and appropriately in both written and oral communication in the following situations: asking for directions, planning a trip, talking about distances and modes of transport, shopping and bargaining, and discussing one's future plans.
- Read and write on practical topics covered in the course such as daily activities, habits, shopping, travels and directions.
- Communicate with native speakers in everyday communication contexts that require a simple and direct exchange of information in slow speed and with the aid of a dictionary.
- Demonstrate an understanding of cultural communication practices in Vietnamese.
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 preparing 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.
- This course will cover Unit 7 – 12 of Vietnamese as a Second Language 1 (VSL 1) textbook.
- Unit 7: Hôm nay là thứ mấy? What day is today?
- Unit 8: Cô đi thẳng đường này. You go straight ahead on this street.
- Unit 9: Tôi nên đi bằng gì? How should I go?
- Unit 10: Gia đình chị có mấy người? How many people are there in your family?
- Unit 11: Anh cho tôi xem thực đơn. Please show me the menu.
- Unit 12: Quê anh ấy ở xa quá! His hometown is very far away!
This course builds on the previous course, Vietnamese 1. The course focuses on practical and essential topics of everyday language use such as asking for directions, traveling, planning a trip, distances and modes of transport, shopping and bargaining, and talking about one's future plans. The course covers important grammatical topics such as tenses, usage of conjunctions, and more complex particles. Attention is given to the social and cultural context of language use. As students’ vocabulary and grammatical repertoire expands, Vietnamese learning at this stage is exciting and delightful. Even with limited Vietnamese, students might be amazed at how much they can express their ideas or tell their stories using simple language.
This is a fast paced academic course at a University level.
- Class participation: active class participation (10%)
- There are 8 assignments in the whole semester, aiming at developing the four skills. Deadlines for submission is in a one week's time) (40%)
- Oral test: mid-semester oral test (10%)
- Oral test: final oral test (15%)
- Written test: Mid-semester written test (10%)
- Written test: final written test (15%)
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To help set you up for success before you start this subject, we suggest completing or having equivalent knowledge in:
Completion of VIET1002 Vietnamese 1 or demonstration of equivalent level through completion of a placement test. Students with prior knowledge of the language will be required to take a placement test. Students are not permitted to enrol in a subject that is lower than the level they achieve in the placement test, or a lower level than a subject they have already completed.
Students without the appropriate level of proficiency for ANU-VIET1003 (Vietnamese 2) will be withdrawn from this subject and we will recommend an alternative subject at the correct level.
- Equipment requirements - To successfully engage in this subject students will need the following: • Laptop or computer • Computer camera (either inbuilt or webcam) • Headset or headphones with microphone • Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browser • Reliable internet access • Access to a scanner or smartphone
- Software requirements - 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 is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.This is a fast paced academic course at a University level.
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