Vietnamese Language Program Outline
Note: All Language Courses must be taken for a letter grade, without exception. Students may not take language courses for either R-Credit or Pass/Fail.
First Year Vietnamese I & II: Instructor: James T Lap. The goal of the elementary Vietnamese classes (Viet W1101 and W1102) is to help students develop an active command of the language. Emphasis is on acquiring the four language skills — listening, speaking, reading and writing — within a cultural context, in order to achieve basic communication proficiency. Dictations in class enable students to apply these four language skills in a practical, real-world context.
Second Year Vietnamese I & II: Instructor: James T Lap. The goal of the intermediate Vietnamese classes (Viet W1201 and W1202) is to strengthen students’ listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills with dictations and compositions dealing with aspects of Vietnamese culture and society. Students will be introduced to three Vietnamese accents: northern, central and southern so that they can communicate with Vietnamese people wherever they work or travel.