Adult Beginner 101
Spring Semester 2018
Early bird price/student: $350
Regular price/student: $375
Early bird registration for Spring Semester will open on Monday, December 18, 2017.
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Who should take this class?
Students ages 14+, who have
No prior experience or formal study speaking, reading, writing, or listening to Vietnamese OR
Some experience with the language but have not been formally taught and still need to build a strong foundation in Vietnamese
* Students under 18 years old must provide written permission from a parent or guardian prior to enrolling.
What do students learn?
- Vietnamese alphabet and tones
- Pronunciation patterns and how to pronounce words
- Everyday phrases and vocabulary
- Dining out
- Greeting family members
- Describing yourself
- Directions and places
- Vietnamese customs
Weeks 1-3: Tones, alphabet, greetings
Weeks 4-6: Dipthongs, sentence structure, introductions
Weeks 7-9: Everyday phrases and vocabulary
Weeks 10-12: Assessments
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Assessments will take the form of homework, quizzes and in-class participation.
Class materials include the textbook Tiếng Việt, Vietnamese for Beginners Volume 1 by Phan Văn Giưỡng, which is provided for students. Students are expected to bring their own writing supplies, including paper, pencils, erasers, etc.
Class descriptions and scheduling are subject to change.
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