Further your Vietnamese oral and writing skills at an upper-intermediate level. Learn to verbalise daily activities including travel, social customs and education. This course includes a special focus on reading.
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- 27 Jul 2020
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On satisfying the requirements of this subject, students will have the knowledge and skills at an Upper Intermediate level of Vietnamese to:
- Use an active vocabulary of around 2,000 items and a passive vocabulary of around 4,000 items.
- Recognise and use the main structures of semi-complex Vietnamese on various topics, including those related to their area of academic interest.
- 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.
- 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:
- 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.
- Chapter Six: Y Phục. Clothing Further Readings: Trang phục 'nói' gì về tính cách của bạn? What does your clothing say about you
- 2. Chapter Six: Y Phục (Cont.) Clothing Further Readings: Y phục phụ nữ Chăm Champa Women’s costumes
- 3. Chapter Seven: Nhà ở. Houses Further Readings: Nhà Rường ở Huế ‘Rường’ houses in Huế
- 4. Chapter Seven: Nhà ở (Cont.) Houses Further Readings: Sài gòn hẽm Lanes in Saigon
- 5. Chapter Eight: Gia đình. Family Further Readings: Chìa khóa mở cánh cửa hạnh phúc The key to open the door of happiness
- 6. Review for Mid-Term Exams Midterm Oral Presentation & Midterm Written Examination
- 7. Chapter Eight: Gia đình (Cont.). Family Further Readings: Con một The only child
- 8. Chapter Nine: Kỳ Nghỉ. Vacation Further Readings: Cần chuẩn bị gì cho một chuyến đi? What to prepare for a trip?
- 9. Chapter Nine: Kỳ Nghỉ (Cont.) Vacation Further Readings: Con một The only child
- 10. Chapter Ten: Lo gì mà xa quá vậy em? Why do you worry so far ahead? Further Readings: Hẽm nhỏ Sài gòn Small lanes in Saigon
- 11. Chapter Ten: Lo gì mà xa quá vậy em? (Cont.). Why do you worry so far ahead? Further Readings: Lợi hại khi mua nhà riêng và nhà chung cư The pros and cons of buying houses and apartments
- 12: Review for Final Exam Further Readings: Kiến trúc nhà cổ Hội An The architecture of old houses in Hội An 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 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.
- 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
- OtherDetails -
This is a fast paced academic course at a University level.
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.
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%)
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