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: The goal of the elementary Vietnamese classes (VIET UN1101 and UN1102) 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: The goal of the intermediate Vietnamese classes (VIET UN2201 and UN2202) 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.
Third Year Vietnamese I & II: The goal of (VIET UN3301 and UN3302) is aimed at enhancing students’ competence in reading and listening comprehension as well as the ability to present or show their knowledge of the language and various aspects of Vietnamese with the use of more advanced Vietnamese. These skills will be emphasized through reading comprehension textbooks, authentic materials such as newspapers, and video clips about society and culture in Vietnam. Students are expected to present and share their knowledge of their subjects of interest when they present or join discussion in class.
Mixed Advanced Vietnamese I & II (UN4401 & UN4402): This course is designed for students who have completed six semesters of Vietnamese language class or have an equivalent background of advanced Vietnamese. It is aimed at developing more advanced interpersonal communication skills in interpretive reading and listening as well as presentational speaking and writing at a superior level. Students are also prepared for academic, professional and literary proficiency suitable for post-secondary studies in the humanities and social sciences.