Subject details

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

  1. Use an active vocabulary of around 2,000 items and a passive vocabulary of around 4,000 items.
  2. Recognise and use the main structures of semi-complex Vietnamese on various topics, including those related to their area of academic interest.
  3. Interact confidently, appropriately and with ease with native speakers on a wide range of subjects; compose clear and detailed texts on topics of general personal interest; and present viewpoints with clarity and coherence.
  4. Demonstrate a basic understanding of present-day social life in Vietnam. 

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 

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.

    • Y Phục (Clothes/Costumes)
    • Nhà ở (Houses/Accommodation)
    • Gia đình (Family)
    • Kỳ nghỉ (Holidays)
    • Lo gì mà xa quá vậy em? (Why are you so worried?)
    • Ngày ấy (Those days)
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Virtual Classroom
      • Online assignment submission
      • Wikis
    • Online materials

      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links

You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:


Completion of VIET2002 Vietnamese 3 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 Students without the appropriate level of proficiency for ANU-VIET2003 (Vietnamese 4) will be withdrawn from this subject and we will recommend an alternative subject at the correct level.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 with microphone • Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browser • Reliable internet access • Access to a scanner or smartphone

This subject is an upper intermediate level of Vietnamese with an emphasis on active oral and writing skills. It focuses on communicating in Vietnamese in the context of daily life activities in Vietnam and places an emphasis on areas of accommodation, travel, social customs and education. A reading program forms an integral part of the syllabus. 

  • 10 weekly assignments (30%%)
  • Mid term oral presenation (15%%)
  • Final oral presentation (15%%)
  • Mid term written test (20%%)
  • Final written test (20%%)

Textbook information is pending.