Spelling & Pronunciation
Spelling and pronunciation classes will be held August 7, 14, 21, and 28
from 6:30-8:00 PM.
University Settlement at the YMCA Chinatown
New York, NY 10002
* We need a minimum of 6 students enrolled in this class.
If enrollment does not meet the minimum requirements and you have already registered,
we will refund you and notify you of upcoming Spelling and Pronunciation classes. *
Who should take this class?
Students ages 14+, who
Have previously enrolled in any class at the Vietnamese School OR
Are new to the Vietnamese language and have not studied it previously OR
Have a basic foundation of Vietnamese but want to further hone their spelling and pronunciation skills
* Students under 18 years old must have approval from a parent or guardian prior to enrolling.
What do students learn?
Spelling conventions in Vietnamese
How to sound out words
Pronunciation techniques, including diphthongs, tonal differentiation, and more
Meet your teacher, Thùy Phạm
Thùy was born in Sài Gòn and grew up in Poughkeepsie, New York. She has been an organizing force within the Vietnamese community since 2004 and founded VHC's Vietnamese School with Tara Tran Nguyen in 2008. In her spare time, Thùy likes to watch football and mail handwritten letters to her friends and family.
The first three sessions focus on reinforcing spelling conventions and pronunciation techniques. In the fourth and final session, students will participate in a spelling bee if time permits.
To review our class policies, which include information on late registration, cancellations, and refunds, please click here.
Assessments will take the form of homework, in-class participation, and a spelling bee at the end of the course.
Class materials will consist of handouts provided by the teacher. 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.
I'm ready to register for this class! What now?
Registration for this class is open until August 3, 2019 (Early Bird Pricing extended through July 20, 2019!).
Please register for classes online via our secure checkout system. Simply add the number of registrations to your shopping cart, fill out information for each student, and finish paying online by clicking the shopping cart in the upper-right hand corner of this page. You'll receive a confirmation email after completing your purchase, and we'll reach out with further details a week before class starts. If you have any additional questions, please reach out to us here.
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