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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.
- This course covers Unit 7 to 12 of the VSL 2 textbook (textbook and all course materials will be be provided on Wattle)
- 1. Unit 7: Tôi thích nhà này nhưng… I’d like this house, but…
- 2. Unit 8: Khi rảnh chị thường làm gì? What do you often do when having free time?
- 3. Unit 9: Thảo thích mọi thứ, chỉ trừ… I’d like all things, except for...
- 5. Unit 11: Tôi không còn làm ở đó nữa. I don’t work there any more.
- 5. Unit 11: Ông ấy là người như thế nào? What kind of person is he?
- 6. Unit 12: Mặc dù không có nhiều thời gian nhưng… Although I don’t have much time…
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 Students without the appropriate level of proficiency for ANU-VIET2002 (Vietnamese 3) will be withdrawn from this subject and we will recommend an alternative subject at the correct level.
- 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
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.
- 8 weekly assignments (40%)
- Mid-term oral presentation (10%)
- Final oral presentation (15%)
- Mid-term written test (10%)
- Final written test (15%)
- Class participation: active class participation (10%)