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.
This lecture covers how to discuss and think about various topics such as receiving gifts or mail, recognizing individuals or situations, and people or objections appearing or showing up
This lecture teaches you how to discuss and understand the topics of discovering, understanding, appearing, and other related ideas.
This lesson covers how to talk about being threatened or threatening, getting revenge, and related ideas
This lesson covers how to discuss struggling in work, working hard or well, and how to talk about tending to do or be something
This lesson covers the topics of intentions, making plans, and alluding to some notion, idea, or meaning
In this lesson you will learn how to talk about discussions, ideas, opinions, and other related topics
After this lesson you will know how to talk about giving offense, being enthusiastic, and showing or being sympathetic
In this lesson you will learn how to evaluate performances, describe additions, and indicate someone should listen to what you're about to say
This lesson covers how to use idioms, traditional phrases, and cultural wisdom
This lesson covers such important topics as weapons, war, the universe, and physics
This lesson covers how to have conversations about childhood, dreams, and the Vietnamese words for giving up on dreams, projects, intentions
After this lecture you will be able to discuss your weight, being sore after a workout or fitful sleep, and reply in a natural way to various types of comments
This lesson covers the good old days, not wasting food, money or time, and people in the neighborhood
After this lesson you will know how to speak about being nervous, placing blame, and talking with no foreign accent
This lesson covers exaggeration, pretense, and how to place emphasis on a particular word or meaning
After this lesson you will be able to discuss being angry or calm, and describe a person changing or becoming something new
This lecture is a review of what Vietnamese language we learned throughout the course with tips about how to continue improving your language skills
This quiz covers material from lessons in section 2 of the course
This quiz covers material from section 4 of the course
This quiz covers material from section 6 of the course
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 curriculum and instruction and have been designing curricula for over a decade.
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 Administration in 2004. After a few years in the work force as an account manager I moved to Vietnam where I lived for over 5 years.
While in Vietnam I taught English as a second language for almost 2 years to students of all ages and backgrounds. For the 3 final years that I lived there I opened 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. My positions while at the company included Director of Strategic Initiatives as well as Director of the Chess Program.
While living in Vietnam I became fluent in the Vietnamese language and developed a deep love for teaching and traveling internationally. I then came back in the United States to work on a masters degree in education so that I would be an even more effective teacher in the future. It is my wish to be a positive force for education in the world, and to inspire my current and future students to be the best that they can be in whatever they do.