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Undergraduate | ANU-VIET3002-2023

Vietnamese 5

Study method

100% online


100% online

Entry requirements

Prior study needed


14 weeks

Start dates

  • 20 Feb 2023

FEE-HELP available

About this subject

What you'll learn

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

  • Use an active Vietnamese vocabulary of around 2500 items and a passive vocabulary of around 5000 items.
  • Comprehend multiple genres of texts on both general and academic matters, and recognise their implicit meanings, with the aid of a dictionary. Summarise, and critically engage with key points of texts read.
  • Describe their academic interest in Vietnamese and discuss and share opinions related to their areas of interest.
  • Compose clear and well-structured texts on more complex subjects; and present viewpoints with clarity, cohesion, and in a well-organised pattern.
  • Demonstrate understanding of Vietnamese culture and society, past and present, relevant to their area of academic interest.

Each week students are expected to study for at least 10 hours as follows:

  1. 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. 
  2. 180 minutes participating in two 90-minute online sessions. 
  3. 120 minutes reviewing the online lessons e.g. reviewing the class recordings, organising their notes and studying new grammar and vocabulary introduced in class. 
  4. 90 minutes completing regular exercises and self-practice, and reviewing feedback on their work. 
  5. 120 minutes of independent study

Students are expected to study for at least 10 hours for the exams.

    • Chapter Six: Y Phục. Clothing
    • Chapter Six: Y Phục (Cont.) Clothing
    • Chapter Seven: Nhà ở. Houses
    • Chapter Seven: Nhà ở (Cont.) Houses
    • Chapter Eight: Gia đình. Family
    • Review for Mid-Term Exams
    • Midterm Oral Presentation & Midterm Written Examination
    • Chapter Eight: Gia đình (Cont.). Family
    • Chapter Nine: Kỳ Nghỉ. Vacation
    • Chapter Nine: Kỳ Nghỉ (Cont.) Vacation
    • Chapter Ten: Lo gì mà xa quá vậy em? Why do you worry so far ahead?
    • Chapter Ten: Lo gì mà xa quá vậy em? (Cont.). Why do you worry so far ahead?
    • Review for Final Exam
    • Final Oral Presentation & Final Written Examination (TBA)
  • Building upon the second-year Vietnamese courses, this course reinforces students’ Vietnamese skills at an upper-Intermediate level and develops language skills at an advanced level with an emphasis on active language production. Besides everyday use of the language, students will develop Vietnamese skills to describe their academic interest in Vietnamese and discuss and share opinions related to their areas of interest such as cultural and socio-economic issues in today’s world and in Vietnam in particular. In addition, students will start developing specialised Vietnamese relevant to their fields of study.

    Via face-to-face video at a set time prescribed by the University. Please be aware of potential time zone differences.

  • Indicative Assessment Periodic Weekly Assignments (40) [LO 1,2,3,4] Mid-term Oral Presentation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4] Mid-term Written Assignment (10) [LO 1,2,3,4] Final Oral Presentation (15) [LO 1,2,3,4] Final Written Project (15) [LO 1,2,3,4] Class Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4] 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.

    • 6 weekly assignments (30%)
    • Mid-term oral presentation (15%)
    • Final oral presentation (15%)
    • Mid-term written test (15%)
    • Final written test (15%)
    • Class participation: active class participation (10%)
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Entry requirements

Prior study

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


Completion of VIET2003 Vietnamese 4 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-VIET3002 (Vietnamese 5) 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 course 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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