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.
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- 25 Jul 2022
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On satisfying the requirements of this subject, students will have the knowledge and skills at an Advanced Beginner level of Vietnamese to:
- Use an active vocabulary of around 800 items and a passive vocabulary of around 1,500 items.
- Recognise and produce contextually appropriate utterances in frequently occurring situations; read and write basic sentences on such topics as daily activities, habits, feelings and lived experiences.
- Communicate in routine contexts that require a simple and direct exchange of information with slow speech on such topics as personal preferences and immediate needs.
- Demonstrate an understanding of cultural communication practices when travelling to various localities in Vietnam and interact according to basic social etiquette.
In order to achieve these learning outcomes, each week students are expected to study for five hours as follows:
- 60 minutes, before class, studying the written and audio materials for the week
- 180 minutes, participating in two 90 minute online sessions
- 60 minutes, completing weekly exercises
Students are expected to spend at least 5 hours of individual study practising the week’s written and spoken language forms and vocabulary and reviewing feedback on their work.
- This course will cover Unit 7 – 12 of Vietnamese as a Second Language 1 (VSL 1) textbook.
- 1. Unit 7: Hôm nay là thứ mấy? What day is today?
- 2. Unit 8: Cô đi thẳng đường này. You go straight ahead on this street.
- 3. Unit 9: Tôi nên đi bằng gì? How should I go?
- 4. Unit 10: Gia đình chị có mấy người? How many people are there in your family?
- 5. Unit 11: Anh cho tôi xem thực đơn. Please show me the menu.
- 6. Unit 12: Quê anh ấy ở xa quá! His hometown is very far away!
You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:
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
- Other requirements - This is a fast paced academic course at a University level.
This subject builds on VIET1002 (Vietnamese 1). Students will gain understanding of the usage of tenses, conjunctions and more complex particles. The context of language use includes travelling, asking for directions, dining at restaurants, talking about one’s hometown and family, and reciting one’s experiences in a simple way in Vietnamese. Attention is given to the social and cultural context of language use.
Via face-to-face video at a set time prescribed by the University. Please be aware of potential time zone differences.
- 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%)
Current study term: 24 Jul 22 to 28 Oct 22
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