Chung ta noi . . . Conversational Vietnamese
An Intermediate Text
- PUBLISHED: December 2001
- SUBJECT LISTING: Language, Asian Studies / Southeast Asia
- BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 528 Pages, 8.5 x 11 in, 3 audio CDs
- ISBN: 9780295980898
This intermediate language text, written for those who already have a basic knowledge of Vietnamese, stresses conversational skills. The goal is to help students communicate effectively and absorb meaning through speaking, listening, reading, and writing, incorporating the most up-to-date features of the interactive approach to language learning.
The book provides insights into Vietnam's multifaceted culture. Each of the 24 chapters includes a list of competencies to be achieved and concepts to be studied; vocabulary lists, pronunciation drills, dialogues, and oral activities; a section devoted to grammar with exercises, and explanations in English; proverbs and popular phrases to be memorized and recited; situations to help achieve fluidity of speech in real-life communication; a summary of vocabulary, grammar pointsk and pattern sentences for review; a listening section; and Vietnamese newspaper articles with reading and writing assignments.
The text also includes a glossary and an index to grammar notes. Review lessons following every three chapters are designed to keep the learner current at all times. Audio files can be found online at https://doi.org/10.6069/9780295980898.s01.
Authors & Contributors
Le Pham Thuy-Kim is a lecturer in language and literature at Arizona State University. Nguyen Kim-Oanh is senior lecturer in Vietnamese at the University of Washington, Seattle.