Learn Vietnamese with The Pimsleur Method

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It’s now possible to speak and understand a foreign language effortlessly. The world-famous Pimsleur Method™ combines well-established research, most-useful vocabulary and a completely intuitive process to get you speaking right from the first day. All Pimsleur® courses feature real-world context and flexible vocabulary enabling you to learn your new language in a fluid, natural way. It’s the simplest way to start speaking a new language today.

Vietnamese is spoken by some 80 million people in Vietnam and about 2 million people overseas. Vietnamese has 3 main dialects: northern, central, and southern. Pimsleur's Vietnamese teaches the contemporary Hanoi (northern and widely-spoken standard) dialect. Learn Vietnamese today with Pimsleur. READ MORE »

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PimsleurVietnamese Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Fun (4)
  • Portable (4)
  • It works (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement (4)
    • Business/work (3)
    • Travel (3)

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    WHERE IS VOLUME 2?

    By RobInVA

    from Fairfax VA

    About Me Business person, Traveler

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

    • There Is Only Vol 1

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Family background/Heritage
    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Vietnamese Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I love the Pimsleur method. Even though I am learning the Southern dialect you can easily make the adjustment from Northern dialect of the lessons. After a while you stop noticing, you just have to learn the different vocal (not that many words) and pronunciation from another source. But the method is easy and works.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Simon and Schuster won't make Vol 2 or higher. I have seen reviews of many other people wanting to learn Vietnamese and wishing there were more volumes.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Incredible

    By lovepho

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Too Fast

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Vietnamese Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    Worth the price, encourages me to keep going because I can feel myself getting better each day. Teaches the tones perfectly. I feel really confident in my Vietnamese skills now after 2 weeks. I would absolutely buy this product again for another language.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Vietnamese I

    By Jenny

    from Chandler AZ

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Self-improvement
      • Speak With Vietnamese Nei
      • Speak Wneighbors

      Comments about Vietnamese, Comprehensive:

      I practice every day. I attend a Vietnamese Bible study group. Others say my prounciation is very good. I like the careful enunciation on the Pimsleur lessons. I hope you will make more lessons. I am nearly finished with the 30 lessons I have.
      Jenny

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Authoritative and painless

      By Richard the writer

      from Santa Clara, CA

      About Me Retired, Traveler

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Excellent foundation
      • Friendly
      • Fun
      • Portable

      Cons

      • Needs more situation
      • Needs more vocabulary
      • Needs some Southern
      • Too many repetitions

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Vietnamese, Comprehensive:

      My girlfriend is Vietnamese, so I wanted to understand the chat at her home; also to show off. Was curious about the writing I've seen on VN Restaurant signs. English instructor is very polished, authoritative. Native VN speakers consistent; fast when speaking sentences, as it should be. Extremely well produced.

      Useful phrases and words, scientifically repeated. Tonal aspects. This is a Cadillac course, not cheap, but for me, worth it. Instills must-speak-it study habits. Phrases chosen: how to buy and pay, greetings, asking for the time, family introductions, more. Basics of pronunciation, simple grammar, excellent. Most helpful to tourists who will be in northern places such as Hanoi. I felt like I had my own personal tutor. I replay CDs for more review.

      Would have preferred less slow-paced repetition in exchange for additional useful phrases; words; situations. My friends are from Saigon with different dialect, a bit of a problem. Those serious about learning VN will need additional resources and experience. Tonality is hard to speak and understand at native speeds no matter how it's taught.

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