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Vietnamese Language Training Program for Foreign Students

Overview

Research and Training Center on Ethnic Language and Culture in Vietnam’s Northern Mountainous Regions is one sector of Thai Nguyen University of Sciences. One of its assigned mission is training and fostering Vietnamese for foreign students.

The program is aimed at providing certificate of Vietnamese language for foreigners, supplying foreign students with knowledge of Vietnamese language to help them communicate, study, and work effectively and conveniently in Vietnamese environment. It simultaneously helps learners strengthen and enhance examination skills in Vietnamese, practice the Vietnamese standardized tests with four skills (Listening-Speaking-Reading-Writing).

The teaching staffs are lecturers with high qualifications and profession major in Linguistics, Vietnamese Literature, Vietnamese studies, etc., and experienced in teaching Vietnamese for foreigners.

Learning materials

The Center has compiled a textbook of Vietnamese language for foreigners, which was evaluated and approved by the Scientific Council of TNUS.

Course duration

3 months

Course description

The Vietnamese Language Training Program for foreigners is divided into three degrees (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced) and six levels (A1 - C2). At each degree and level, there is a gradual diversification of knowledge from easy to difficult, simple to complex, consistent with the objectives of training from the elementary level.

1. Vietnamese language training program level A1

* Participants: Beginners

* Objectives: To help learners:

- Identify words, phrases, simple sentences;

- Use phrases and sentences, simple language structures to talk, write about familiar topics (introduce themselves and others, give personal information);

- Ask and answer simple questions about familiar topics when pronunciation speed is slow; Write simple sentences, short sentences, fill out forms of personal information.

2. Vietnamese language training program level A2

* Participants: A1 level learners

* Objectives: To help learners:

- Understand groups of words that are related to specific needs for everyday communication (family, personal information, purchasing goods, location enquiries, employment, etc.); Understand short, simple, clear messages and announcements.

- Use simple phrases and sentences to describe everyday communication topics; Write some phrases, simple sentences using conjunctions.

- Communicate in simple situations on familiar topics (not required to maintain conversation); Write short sentences, short paragraphs, and simple letters.

3. Vietnamese language training program level B1

* Participants: A2 level learners

* Objectives: To help learners:

- Understand the main ideas of texts, speeches, radio and television programs on familiar topics; understand short, simple, clear messages and announcements.

- Use the phrases and sentences to tell a story or talk about their own thoughts; Write simple compositions on familiar themes.

- Communicate on familiar topics; Write a simple composition on a familiar theme, experience, or their own opinions.

4. Vietnamese language training program level B2

* Participants: B1 level learners

* Objectives: To help learners:

- Understand texts, long speeches, radio and television programs on familiar topics; understand articles, reports, contemporary literary works.

- Clearly present various types of topics; make arguments about a particular issue; write essays, reports.

- Communicate fluently with Vietnamese people; actively participate in discussion of familiar issues; write article about a topic, experience, or their own opinions.

5. Vietnamese language training program level C1

* Participants: B2 level learners

* Objectives: To help learners:

- Understand long texts, speeches (even when the speech structure is not clear), radio and television programs; understand long essays on different topics, specializations; understand complex literary works and perceive the writing styles.

- Clearly present details of complex topics; write long essays, articles, compositions with close layout, and appropriate styles on social issues.

- Give fluent, natural, flexible and effective expressions in all social and professional contexts; be able to write clearly, accurately, flexibly, and effectively with appropriate styles.

6. Vietnamese language training program level C2

* Participants: C1 level learners

* Objectives: To help learners:

- Understand all Vietnamese utterances (both directly and through media); understand and analyze most types of texts, including texts with abstract and complex language structures, literary and non-literary works; perceive a wide range of complex, distinctive, stylistic, implicit, and literal texts.

- Describe, or discuss in a clear, fluent, logical, effective, and relevant manner with the context of communication; write long essays, reports, compositions with a well-organized, logical, and stylistic writing on social issues; written abstracts and critiques of specialized works.

- Get engaged in any conversation; have good use of idioms, colloquial language; give fluent, natural, clever and effective expressions in all social and professional contexts; achieve interactive writing level with the ability to make distinctions of meanings in complex situations including professional areas.

Contacts

Research and Training Center on Ethnic Language and Culture in Vietnam’s Northern Mountainous Regions  

Location: Main Building, 5th Floor, Room 512

Tel: +84.2080.3606.636

Email: miennuiphiabac.dhkh@gmail.com

Website: http://ttnn.tnus.edu.vn