Learn to Speak Vietnamese Like a Native
What you'll learn
- 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.
Who this course is for:
- 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
My courses are designed based on my many years as a teacher and student of education and business. I hold a master's degree in business education and have been designing curricula, teaching, and doing corporate training for almost 15 years.
The business, language, and chess courses that I have built on Udemy are a reflection of this experience and dedication to education. My goal is to reach as many people as possible with my courses, which is why I have chosen the internet and the Udemy platform as my ideal mode of delivery.
The following is a little more about my expertise and background. I was born and raised in Sandpoint, Idaho. I attended the University of Idaho where I earned a bachelor's degree in Business Management and Human Resources in 2004. After a few years in the work force as an account manager I moved to Vietnam where I lived for 9 years.
After arriving in Vietnam I and a small group of motivated individuals launched and ran a sports training company called Saigon Sports Academy. We coached sports such as soccer, chess, tennis, and basketball as well as ran large sporting events such as tournaments and leagues. After 5 years of building the business, I led the successful sale of the company to a local conglomorate (XLE Vietnam, owner of the Saigon Heat pro basketball franchise).
I have been fluent in the Vietnamese language for many years and enjoy teaching the language to other expats and non-native speakers. In addition, I have spent many years training with chess grandmasters in Vietnam and hope that my courses will help aspiring business people, Vietnamese language speakers, and chess players reach their goals.