Mode of Attendance: Part-time
Fees: Course fees quoted are per term of 10 weeks.
This course provides a thorough introduction to Vietnamese. It covers typical themes of grammar vocabulary and cultural contexts of the language. You will develop an understanding of the main standard features of pronunciation, how to read and write and to build up basic knowledge about the Vietnamese language as well as basic awareness of the culture, and society where the language is spoken.
The course is taught in Vietnamese and English with coverage of the four key skills (speaking -the six tones-, listening, reading and writing), and a good balance between communicative activities, structure practice and grammar. The Vietnamese language system will be introduced gradually along with the various personal pronouns and initial/final particles that are a crucial part of Vietnamese culture. You will follow an established model of teaching through spoken and written activities, reviews, tests and games in a friendly and supportive environment. Interactive dialogue simulation, in pairs or groups. You are expected to attend regularly, participate in class and complete homework regularly to ensure learning progress. You will receive regular feedback from your tutor.
This will be achieved through 20 hours of blended learning: this is composed of 15 hours of online structured lessons with the teacher. This is supplemented by a minimum of 5 hours of guided independent learning supported by complementary material and regular feedback from the tutor. The course objective will be achieved within the 10-week course.
Online Course Requirements
Please ensure you have checked the Learner Support page for the Collaborate Session Preparation and Checklist, Required Equipment & Software.
The course will be based on the textbook: 123 Vietnamese Language Centre (2017), Tiếng Việt 123 (Vietnamese for beginners). Thế Giới Publishing.
Entry Requirements and Progression Route
For the first stage of Vietnamese Beginners (i.e. Beginners 1), no previous knowledge is required. To be able to join Beginners 2 or 3 you should have completed Beginners 1 and 2 respectively at SOAS Language Centre or have an equivalent knowledge of guided learning hours (20 hours per each sub-level). The progression route from Vietnamese Beginners 1 is to Vietnamese Beginners 2; from Beginners 2 to Beginners 3.
Timetable Information: https://www.soas.ac.uk/languagecentre/enrolment/
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See more information on the Vietnamese language and tuition in Vietnamese offered at SOAS Language Centre on the Vietnamese Language Homepage.
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