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Undergraduate | ANU-VIET1003 | 2024

Vietnamese 2

Course information for 2024 intake

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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.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Start dates
24 July 2024,
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
14 weeks

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Vietnamese 2

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:

    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.

Entry requirements

Prior study

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.

Additional requirements

  • 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.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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