Hone your Vietnamese skills through speech and writing. Cover areas of vocabulary including describing people, health, studies, money and more. Get to know the taboo and must-do parts of the language.
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On satisfying the requirements of this subject, students will have the knowledge and skills at an intermediate level of Vietnamese to:
- Use an active vocabulary of around 1,400 items and a passive vocabulary of around 3,000 items.
- Recognise and use the main structures of standard Vietnamese on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school and at leisure.
- Communicate appropriately with native speakers in the most commonly occurring situations; produce simple, connected texts on familiar topics and those of personal interest; and describe, experiences, dreams, hopes or viewpoints and future plans.
- Demonstrate a cultural understanding and awareness of “taboo” and “need – to do” things in formal communication in Vietnam.
In order to achieve these learning outcomes, each week students will be 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
Besides, the 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. Course introduction and studies arrangements Chapter One: Mô Tả Người (Describing People) – Giới thiệu và Ý Kiến của Bạn Reading text: Sài Gòn Ngày Cuối Năm (Saigon on The Last Days of a Lunar Year)
- 2. Chapter One (Cont’d): Mô tả người (Describing People) Reading text: Cơ Hội Tìm Việc Cho Phụ Nữ Tuổi 40 (Job seeking opportunities for women aged 40)
- 3. Chapter One (Cont’d): Mô tả người (Describing People) Reading text: Có Nên Ngủ Trong Phòng Có Cây Cảnh Không? (Should we sleep in rooms with ornamental plants?)
- 4. Chapter Two: Sức Khoẻ (Health) Reading text: Cậu Chuyện Bó Đũa (The Tale of a Bundle of Chopsticks)
- 5. Chapter Two (Cont’d): Sức Khoẻ (Health) Reading text: Nên Uống Trà Như Thế Nào? (How should we drink tea?)
- 6. Chapter Three: Học Tập (Studies) Midterm Oral Presentation & Midterm Written Examination
- 7. Chapter Three (Cont’d): Học Tập (Studies) Reading text: Học Lịch sử (History Study)
- 8. Chapter Four: Tiền Bạc (Money) Reading text: Ngày Giỗ (On Death Anniversaries)
- 9. Chaprer Four (cont’d): : Tiền Bạc (Money) Reading text: Sơn Tinh, Thuỷ Tinh (Story of Sơn Tinh and Thuỷ Tinh as the First Ancestors of Vietnamese)
- 10. Chapter Five: Hình Như Tôi Đã Gặp Anh Ở Đâu Rồi Thì Phải? (It seems we have met somewhere, is that correct?) Reading text: Phố Tàu (China Town)
- 11. Chapter Five (Cont’d): Hình Như Tôi Đã Gặp Anh Ở Đâu Rồi Thì Phải? (It seems we have met somewhere, is that correct?) Reading text: Hàng Rong (Street Vendors)
- 12: Review for Exam (Lessons 3- 5) Reading text: Xe Xích Lô (Tricycles) Final Oral Presentation & Final Written Examination (TBA)
You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:
Completion of VIET1003 Vietnamese 2 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-VIET2002 (Vietnamese 3) will be withdrawn from this subject and we will recommend an alternative subject at the correct level.
- EquipmentDetails - 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
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This is a fast paced academic course at a University level.
Students in this subject achieve an intermediate level of Vietnamese with an emphasis on active oral and writing skills. This subject consolidates and builds on the foundation set in the first year. It focuses on active recall of vocabulary items and their usage in the appropriate context using the correct grammatical form in accordance with accepted conversational conventions. A reading program forms a part of the subject.
Via face-to-face video at a set time prescribed by the University. Please be aware of potential time zone differences.
- 10 weekly assignments (30%)
- Mid-term oral presentation (15%)
- Final oral presentation (15%)
- Mid-term written test (20%)
- Final written test (20%)