Vietnamese – Tiếng Việt

Why learn Vietnamese?

Bustling cities, a long golden coastline, amazing caves, and a healthy tasty cuisine, Vietnam attracts millions of visitors every year. You'll be able to char to 75 million people in Vietnam, and also the many Vietnamese speakers in the USA and the Czech Republic.

There are 3 distinct dialects – Northern, Central and Southern. The tones in Vietnamese are easy to pick up and the grammar is not complicated.

Citizens of a number countries do not need a visa for short-term visits, and visas can be arranged online for others.

What are some key phrases?

Xin chào

Hello

“sin chow”

Bạn có khỏe không?

How are you?

“ban caw hway hum”

Tôi khoẻ, cảm ơn bạn

Fine, thank you

“toy hway gam ern ban”

Tên bạn là gì?

What’s your name?

“ten ban la yee” (Southern)

“ten ban la zee” (Northern)

Tên tôi là …

My name is …

“ten toy la”

Tạm biệt

Goodbye

“tam bee-et”

Are there any words I might recognise?

  • You’ll probably have heard of the tasty soup – phở (pronounced like ‘fur’)
  • Some words come from French, e.g. ‘ga’ (from gas - gas) and ‘pho mát’ (from fromage – cheese).

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Our full timetable can be found on the registration page. Information on fees can be found on our payment and costs page.

We offer a range of levels for most languages from beginner to advanced. Our courses match the standard Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) levels - from A1 to C2.

Beginner (A1) - A solid start to learning the language.

Post-Beginner (A1+) - Gain in confidence with the basics.

Improvers (A2) - Start to hold longer, routine conversations.

Language and Culture (B1 to B2) - New topics each semester to develop to a higher level.

Advanced (C1) - Use the language in more extended and complex situations.

As well as Vietnamese language, we offer over 30 other languages. Can’t decide which language to learn? Try one of our free Intro Sessions where we’ll teach you the basics and you can decide if it’s for you. You can join as many Intro Sessions as you like.

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