2nd Edition

Colloquial Vietnamese
The Complete Course for Beginners






ISBN 9781138950238
Published July 1, 2015 by Routledge
288 Pages

USD $72.95

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Book Description

Colloquial Vietnamese: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Vietnamese as it is written and spoken today.

Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Vietnamese in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Colloquial Vietnamese is exceptional; each unit presents a wealth of grammatical points that are reinforced with a wide range of exercises for regular practice. A full answer key, a grammar summary, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues can be found at the back as well as useful vocabulary lists throughout.

Key features include:

  • A clear, user-friendly format designed to help learners progressively build up their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
  • Jargon-free, succinct and clearly structured explanations of grammar
  • An extensive range of focused and dynamic supportive exercises
  • Realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of narrative situations
  • Helpful cultural points explaining the customs and features of life in Vietnam.
  • An overview of the sounds of Vietnamese

Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Vietnamese is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Vietnamese.

Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

Table of Contents

1. Hello  2. At the Airport  3. Arriving to the Hotel  4. Make a Phone Call  5. On a Street  6. At a Restaurant  7. At a Market  8. Visiting Hue and Hanoi  9. Going to the Bank  10. Touring Dalat and Saigon  11. A Friendly Conversation  12. Making Travel Plans for Next Week  13. A Day at the Beach  14. Returning to Hanoi and Saying Goodbye

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Biography

Ha Minh Nguyen is a Lecturer in Vietnamese at The University of Texas at Austin.

Bac Hoai Tran is a Lecturer in Vietnamese at the University of California, Berkeley.

Tuan Duc Vuong has a master of arts from Hanoi University and was a language teacher for 18 years before being forced to leave Vietnam in 1979. He then studied modern language in London and worked as a language lecturer for the Diplomatic language centre of FCO and at SOAS.