Vietnamese for Beginners

Vietnamese for beginners

This is the starting point for all slightly worried newbie’s. Although you will soon realize there isn’t anything to worry about. Everyone in the class is the same level and within a few lessons you will be making good progress with the Tones, numbers and addressing your Vietnamese friends.

By the time you finish the course you will be having conversations, bartering like a local at the market and understanding what your Vietnamese colleagues are talking about.

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Vietnamese for Beginners

“A new challenge to unlock future opportunities”

Vietnamese for beginners may seem to some like a slow process, but take it from me, you do not want to rush. The alphabet and tones is the key to understanding spoken and written Vietnamese. Breaking the language down into a simple step-by-step process will give you the confidence and understanding. Many people want to start learning words and sentences straight away, and this is why many people fail.

Once you grasp the basics, your next challenge will be your pronunciation. Combining new sounds and letters combinations will seem alien to you and takes practice. This is also where group learning has a massive advantage. The different nationalities and accents of your peers will mean you can more easily hear the correct way, and very often the wrong way in the early lessons. Remember, making mistakes is all part of learning.

The tones are what many people find hardest and this will take sometime to learn. For example: having four words spelled the same, but all spoken differently with a different tone, all having different meanings is enough for some people to never begin learning. Of course if it was easy, everybody would be doing it, right? Don’t lose all your motivation just yet however; the point is it will take time. If you start off with the right attitude, it will help. Learning any language is a journey, not a short vacation. Consistency is the key, so come to the lessons, do your homework and like all our students, you’ll be surprised how quickly you progress.

By lesson 5 you will be learning verbs, practicing your listening and pronunciation and ready to start asking questions in Vietnamese. This is where your confidence really starts to build, as you will want to be practicing with people around you in your day-to-day life.

You will learn greetings; talking about work, different Nationalities, numbers, directions and many more much needed verbs and nouns. The course will take you through all different exercise’s which will be improving your reading, writing, speaking and listening.

In addition to the two lessons per week, you will have a downloadable application for your phone and laptop, which follows the outline of the course to help you build long-term memories. This application has been designed by Vietlesson to ensure you are learning as much information as the student can handle it. This course is an outstanding tool which will fast-track you to success.

To supplement the lessons even further, we have a weekly Vietnamese Speaking Club every Sunday morning at 10:30am. This value-added 90 minute lesson is designed for you to practice what you have learned, and ask for the words and sentences you really need to learn for your work, ordering at a restaurant, or any example that comes to mind.

The schedule for the courses are as follows:

  • 2 Lessons per week
  • 1.5 Hours per lesson (90 minutes)
  • 16 Lessons over an 8 week period

Please note: All lessons are held at our Coffee House location in Tay Ho.

The Course includes:

  • All printed course books
  • Assigned Homework
  • The Online App course which mirrors the course. For self study which helps to build long term memories
  • Free speaking club every week

If after reading through this information you are still unsure, or have any further questions then please do not hesitate to contact us or come and pay us a visit at the Coffee House. Sometimes you need to meet the teacher face to face before you can make a decision, and this is a smart move for anyone still skeptical.

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Liens passion has always been languages, and so spent many years developing her skill and style of teaching. Since founding Vietlesson in 2013 with what began as one to one private lessons, has now developed now into a language school and café. Lien comes from a Hospitality Management background and also holds Bachelor Degrees in Teaching and Law.

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