Vietnamese (VIET)

VIET 0100 Elementary Vietnamese I

An introduction to the language of North and South Vietnam. Instruction includes reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Fall or Spring

1 Course Unit

VIET 0200 Elementary Vietnamese II

This is the continuation course to Elementary Vietnamese I. It is intended for learners who want to achieve an elementary-level in Vietnamese. Based on an interactive communication approach, its goal is to train students speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in Vietnamese. Learners are thoroughly involved in communicative activities such as conversations, performance simulations, drills, role-plays, games, etc. there are task-based activities in open communication settings where students can practice Vietnamese, make mistakes, and learn from them. Learners improve their reading and writing abilities by developing their grammar and meaning-based vocabulary.

Fall

1 Course Unit

VIET 0300 Intermediate Vietnamese I

A continuation of ALAN 110, the written and spoken language of Vietnam.

Fall or Spring

1 Course Unit

VIET 0400 Intermediate Vietnamese II

This is the continuation course to ALAN 210 680 Interm Vietnamese I. Instruction includes reading, writing, speaking and listening through the use of Conversational Vietnamese textbook, other media,and through students participation in various classroom activities. Learners will also acquaint themselves with Vietnamese culture through lesson content and supplementary course materials. By the end of the course students should be able to further their knowledge of reading and writing skills, enhance their conversation skills, and read and write short narratives.

Fall

1 Course Unit

VIET 0500 Advanced Vietnamese I

This is the continuation course to Intermediate Vietnamese II. Instruction includes reading, writing, speaking and listening through the use of Conversational Vietnamese textbook, other media, and through students participation in various classroom activities. Insight into Vietnamese culture will be achieved through lesson content and supplementary course materials. Course emphasis is on conversation skills and the ability to read and write short narratives.

Not Offered Every Year

1 Course Unit

VIET 0600 Advanced Vietnamese II for Healthcare Professionals

Advanced Vietnamese for Health Professions is a content-based course designed for students who have successfully completed the Intermediate Vietnamese course (or have an equivalent level of proficiency) and plan to work in health care professions. This course especially facilitates Penn medical and nursing students who are going to serve the underserved Vietnamese communities in the U.S. and Vietnam.

Not Offered Every Year

1 Course Unit