Learn to Speak Vietnamese Like a Native
- 3 hours on-demand video
- 1 min on-demand audio
- 21 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- Communicate conversationally in Vietnamese
- Learn popular Vietnamese slang
- Learn every day Vietnamese phrases
- Learn the Vietnamese tones and pronunciation
- Learn how to travel around Vietnam
- Learn how to order food at a restaurant in Vietnam
- A good Vietnamese-English/English Vietnamese Dictionary
- Lots of motivation!
"I am a 28 year old Vietnamese born in America, with parents from Southern Vietnam region. I've lived my life with an OK ability to converse and a good amount of vocab, but I never learned it properly. Unfortunately, there's very few resources for learning English-> Viet Southern Dialect, since the Northern/Hanoi dialect is the official preference and more relevant for business. Since there were very few resources for improving Southern dialect, I mostly gave up on developing my own Vietnamese. So I was very happy to see a course specifically aimed for Southern dialect on Udemy! After completing this course, I am really pleased with the quality of the lessons. Greg is comprehensive, thorough and attuned to the tonal nuances of the language. So if you're like me, a Viet Kieu with a desire to improve, this is an excellent course and I highly recommend it." - Kim T
"Although I have not completed the course yet, I have already benefited greatly from Greg's insight of the Vietnamese language." - Gerald Morton
"I've taken lessons from several Vietnamese teachers and this one is my favorite by far!" - Tiffany Bennet
"Love the building-blocks approach." - Tony Luvonne
This course is for anyone who wants to become fluent in the Vietnamese language or simply learn some conversational phrases and vocabulary before making a trip to Vietnam. It's also for anyone seeking to simply communicate with your Vietnamese friends or neighbors.
It is designed to teach you Vietnamese in the shortest possible time frame by using the same strategies that I used when I first learned the language while living in Vietnam. I'll teach you tricks and tips along the way that allow you to understand popular phrases and slang, as well as how to properly pronounce the difficult tones and accents of Vietnamese.
I have structured the course into short, instructional videos that allow you to focus on one subject at a time without getting overloaded with too much information. I have adapted some of the grammar and sentence structures from the very popular language textbooks used at the University of Sociology and Language Arts in Ho Chi Minh City which are the core building blocks of the language.
Everything in the course is useful in everyday situations so you will never be spending time studying something that is not totally applicable in the real world right away. Most language courses have a lot of this kind of superfluous material which is quite inefficient and waste a lot of time covering unnecessary vocabulary and grammar rules. Our course is designed for efficiency AND proficiency.
- Anyone wishing to learn or improve their Vietnamese language ability, especially speaking and listening
- Beginner Vietnamese students
- intermediate Vietnamese students
- People intending to travel to Vietnam
Learn why most people fail when trying to learn a language and why this course will help you succeed when others don't!
Since Vietnamese is a tonal language that uses "tag" words instead of verb conjugations, we need to know which tag words to use in order to make transitions in our sentences. In this lesson we learn some of the key transitional words that we will need to know in order to converse freely.
Riding in a taxi is another common practice while living in or traveling to Vietnam. Being able to easily give directions to the driver makes this any enjoyable experience. In this lesson we learn the basic phrases and words that are necessary to communicate effectively with a taxi driver.
With any language there are groups of words that are used frequently in many situations. This is certainly true for some of the main adjectives that we use in Vietnamese. In this lesson we learn these key adjectives that can be committed to memory and used on a daily basis.
Slang is probably the last aspect of a language that you will learn in any normal language textbook or course. In this lesson I cover some of the most popular Vietnamese slang words and phrases which took me many years in the country to learn how to use properly. The content of this lesson will definitely set you apart from the crowd!
In this lesson we have a natural Vietnamese conversation that utilizes many of the words and phrases that we learned in this course. By the time you reach this point in the course, you should be able to understand everything in this conversation.