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Vietnamese 3

Undergraduate | ANU-VIET2002 | 2024

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.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
14 weeks
Start dates
20 Feb 2024

FEE-HELP available

Vietnamese 3

About this subject

  • Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

    • Use an active Vietnamese vocabulary of around 1,000 items and a passive vocabulary of around 2,000 items.
    • Recognise and use more complex grammatical forms of Vietnamese and draw on a broader vocabulary to write about or engage in conversation on familiar topics encountered in everyday life e.g. school, work and leisure activities.
    • Communicate appropriately with native speakers on topics such as health and illness, seeing a doctor, renting a house, describing places, people and personality, and talking about one’s experiences.
    • Produce clear and coherent written text and oral speech on familiar topics using appropriate linking words.
    • Develop a general understanding of Sino-Vietnamese vocabulary and comprehend the most common Sino-Vietnamese prefixes and suffixes.
    • Demonstrate a cultural understanding and awareness of “taboos” and “need-to-do” things in formal communication in Vietnam.

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 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 Students without the appropriate level of proficiency for ANU-VIET2002 (Vietnamese 3) will be withdrawn from this subject and we will recommend an alternative subject at the correct level.

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 with microphone • Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browser • Reliable internet access • Access to a scanner or smartphone
  • Other requirements - 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. The 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.

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.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

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