Learn to Speak Vietnamese for Life

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  • Lectures 18
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • An online Vietnamese dictionary
  • Note taking materials

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Speak Vietnamese with locals
  • Use very natural language that locals will easily understand
  • Use a wide ranging vocabulary allowing you to speak about various topics
  • Speak with a clear southern accent

Who is the target audience?

  • Students that have some background in Vietnamese or have studied the language at least a little before starting the course
  • Students who have already completed the Udemy course Learn to Speak Vietnamese Like a Native

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Section 1: Introduction

This lecture covers what we learn in the course including what you will be able to say, discuss, and think about in Vietnamese.

Section 2: Useful Words and Phrases for Understanding

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

Section 3: How to talk about intentions, discussions, and enthusiasm

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

Section 4: How to talk about performances, idioms, and the universe

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

Section 5: How to talk about childhood, neighbors, and the good old days

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

Section 6: How to talk about blaming, pretending, and becoming

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

Section 7: Conclusion

This lecture is a review of what Vietnamese language we learned throughout the course with tips about how to continue improving your language skills

5 questions

This quiz covers material from lessons in section 2 of the course

5 questions

This quiz covers material from section 4 of the course

10 questions

This quiz covers material from section 6 of the course

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Instructor Biography

Greg Vanderford, Teacher and Entrepreneur

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, 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.

I am now a full time real estate investor and online entrepreneur specializing in flipping properties, showing others how to do the same, and having a great time doing it!

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