Learn to Speak Vietnamese for Life
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Learn to Speak Vietnamese for Life

Advanced Vietnamese Language Course
4.9 (9 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
761 students enrolled
Created by Greg Vanderford
Last updated 7/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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Requirements
  • An online Vietnamese dictionary
  • Note taking materials
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.

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
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Curriculum For This Course
18 Lectures
03:09:17
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Introduction
1 Lecture 07:46

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

Preview 07:46
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Useful Words and Phrases for Understanding
4 Lectures 52:06

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

Preview 13:31

This lecture teaches you how to discuss and understand the topics of discovering, understanding, appearing, and other related ideas.

How to talk about appearing, discovering, and understanding
13:28

This lesson covers how to talk about being threatened or threatening, getting revenge, and related ideas

How to talk about being threatened and revenge
14:52

This lesson covers how to discuss struggling in work, working hard or well, and how to talk about tending to do or be something

How to talk about struggling, working hard, and tending to
10:15
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How to talk about intentions, discussions, and enthusiasm
3 Lectures 36:57

This lesson covers the topics of intentions, making plans, and alluding to some notion, idea, or meaning

How to talk about intentions, plans, and alluding
12:59

In this lesson you will learn how to talk about discussions, ideas, opinions, and other related topics

How to talk about discussions, ideas, and opinions
15:06

After this lesson you will know how to talk about giving offense, being enthusiastic, and showing or being sympathetic

How to talk about being offended, enthusiastic, or sympathizing
08:52
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How to talk about performances, idioms, and the universe
3 Lectures 27:36

In this lesson you will learn how to evaluate performances, describe additions, and indicate someone should listen to what you're about to say

How to describe performances, addictions, and listening
10:12

This lesson covers how to use idioms, traditional phrases, and cultural wisdom

How to use idioms and traditional phrases
08:38

This lesson covers such important topics as weapons, war, the universe, and physics

How to talk about weapons, war, and the universe
08:46
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How to talk about childhood, neighbors, and the good old days
3 Lectures 35:33

This lesson covers how to have conversations about childhood, dreams, and the Vietnamese words for giving up on dreams, projects, intentions

How to talk about your childhood, dreams, and never giving up
11:32

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

How to talk about your weight, being sore, and natural replies
14:24

This lesson covers the good old days, not wasting food, money or time, and people in the neighborhood

How to talk about neighbors, the old days, and not wasting things
09:37
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How to talk about blaming, pretending, and becoming
3 Lectures 23:29

After this lesson you will know how to speak about being nervous, placing blame, and talking with no foreign accent

How to talk about being nervous, blaming, and speaking with no accent
08:43

This lesson covers exaggeration, pretense, and how to place emphasis on a particular word or meaning

How to talk about exaggerating, pretending, and emphasizing
09:54

After this lesson you will be able to discuss being angry or calm, and describe a person changing or becoming something new

How to talk about being calm, angry, and becoming
04:52
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 05:50

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

Conclusion
05:50

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

Section 2
5 questions

This quiz covers material from section 4 of the course

Section 4
5 questions

This quiz covers material from section 6 of the course

Section 6
10 questions
About the Instructor
Greg Vanderford
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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, 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.