Subject details

On satisfying the requirements of this subject, students will have the knowledge and skills at an Advanced Beginner level of Vietnamese to:

  1. Use an active vocabulary of around 800 items and a passive vocabulary of around 1,500 items.
  2. Recognise and produce contextually appropriate utterances in frequently occurring situations; read and write basic sentences on such topics as daily activities, habits, customs and surrounding environments.
  3. 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.
  4. 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: 

  1. 60 minutes, before class, studying the written and audio materials for the week 
  2. 180 minutes, participating in two 90 minute online sessions
  3. 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.

    • 1. Unit 1: Ông mu n mua gì ? ( What would you like to buy, please?)
    • 2. Unit 2: Hôm nay trông anh có v m t. (You look tired, today)
    • 3. Unit 3: Anh có nh n gì không ? ( Would you like to leave a message, please?)
    • 4. Unit 4: Anh đã đi Hà N i bao gi ch a? ( Have you been to Hanoi before?)
    • 5. Unit 5: Phòng lo i m t bao nhiêu m t đêm? ( How much for a first class room per night? )
    • 6. Midterm‐ Review (Oral presentation 1 and Mid‐term Written Exam)
    • 7. Unit 6: Ch y làm ngh gì v y? (What does she do for a living, then? )
    • 8. Unit 7: Tôi thích nhà này nh ng… ( I’d like this house, but… )
    • 9. Unit 8: Khi rãnh ch th ng làm gì? (When free, what would you often do?)
    • 10. Unit 9: Th o thích m i th , ch tr … (Th o likes everything, except for… )
    • 11. Unit 10: Tôi không còn làm đó n a. ( I dont’ work there any more )
    • 12. Unit 11: Ông y là ng i nh th nào? ( What kind of person is he? )
    • 13. Final Review (Oral Presentation 2 and Final Written Exam)
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Web links
      • Online assignment submission
    • Online materials

      • FAQs
      • Online Assessment
      • Quizzes
    • Other materials

      • Audio
      • Video

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.

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - 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

This subject builds on VIET1002 (Vietnamese 1). It deals with the question of tense, usage of conjunctions and more complex particles. The context of language use covers comparisons, directions, distances and modes of transport, the human body and basic health terms. Attention is given to the social and cultural context of language use.

  • There are ten assignments in the whole semester, aiming at developing the four skills. Deadlines for submission is in a one week's time) (20%)
  • There are two quizzes. The time and content for quizzes will be notified one week ahead. The time‐length for each is 20 minutes (10%)
  • There are four parts in each exam paper: (I) Vocabulary; (II) Structures; (III) Reading Comprehension and (IV) Writing, each valued at 25% of the paper. The format of the exam paper will be specified in week 5 (25%)
  • There are four parts in each exam paper: (I) Vocabulary; (II) Structures; (III) Reading Comprehension and (IV) Writing, each valued at 25% of the paper. The format of the exam paper will be specified in week 11 (25%)
  • There are two oral presentations, one in Week 6 and another Week 12. In this presentation, students are allowed to choose one among the five topics given by the lectures in Week 3 and Week 8 (20%)

Textbook information is pending.