Colloquial Vietnamese: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Vietnamese as it is written and spoken today. Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Vietnamese in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.
Colloquial Vietnamese is exceptional; each unit presents a wealth of grammatical points that are reinforced with a wide range of exercises for regular practice. A full answer key, a grammar summary, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues can be found at the back as well as useful vocabulary lists throughout.
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Ha Minh Nguyen is a Lecturer in Vietnamese at The University of Texas at Austin. Bac Hoai Tran is a Lecturer in Vietnamese at the University of California, Berkeley. Tuan Duc Vuong has a master of arts from Hanoi University and was a language teacher for 18 years before being forced to leave Vietnam in 1979. He then studied modern language in London and worked as a language lecturer for the Diplomatic language centre of FCO and at SOAS.