Adult Beginner 102


Fall Semester 2018

Early bird price/student: $350
Regular price/student: $375

Early bird registration for Fall Semester 2018 ended on Saturday, August 24, 2018. Registration is now closed.
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Who should take this class?

Students ages 14+, who have 

  • Successfully completed the Adult Beginner 101 class OR

  • Are already proficient with all skills taught in the Adult Beginner 101 class but still need to build a strong foundation

* Students under 18 years old must provide written permission from a parent or guardian prior to enrolling.
* Students who have not previously taken the Beginner 101 class but are eligible for the Beginner 102 class will be admitted on a case-by-case basis. Please inquire further here.

What do students learn?

  • Numbers, colors, days of week, months, telling time

  • Topic-specific vocabulary

  • Listening comprehension through lyrical Vietnamese music

  • Pronunciation and reading skills with short passages and stories


Class Schedule

Weeks 1-3: Review basic concepts from 101 and vocabulary
Weeks 4-6: Colors, reading excerpts, sentence structure, mid-term
Weeks 7-9: Learning songs, common phrases, conversational skits
Weeks 10-12: Writing letters, reading comprehension, final

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Additional Details

Assessments will take the form of homework, quizzes, teamwork, 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.
Review our Code of Conduct, cancellation and refund policies here.


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