Vietnamese, Conversational

Vietnamese, Conversational

Learn to Speak and Understand Vietnamese with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 16
  • ISBN: 9780743551236
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Description

Includes 16 lessons on 8 CDs

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

Vietnamese, Conversational

  • Sixteen 30-minute lessons of spoken Vietnamese language instruction. These sixteen lessons are the same as the first sixteen lesson of Pimsleur's 30-Unit Comprehensive Program.
  • Each lesson includes an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures and includes practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons.
  • Essential grammar and vocabulary. Topics include: greetings, numbers, meals, shopping, telling time, scheduling activities, and asking and giving directions.
  • No mindless repetition! Converse with native speakers in natural (and useful!) conversations.
  • Easy, fast, fun and effective language acquisition.
  • Completely Audio - anytime, anywhere. No computer necessary! Unlike expensive software programs which tie learners to a computer, Pimsleur courses are available in CD or mp3 format to meet your needs.
Pimsleur® equals success. Just one 30-minute lesson a day gets you speaking and understanding like no other program.

Description

Includes 16 lessons on 8 CDs

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

Vietnamese, Conversational

  • Sixteen 30-minute lessons of spoken Vietnamese language instruction. These sixteen lessons are the same as the first sixteen lesson of Pimsleur's 30-Unit Comprehensive Program.
  • Each lesson includes an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures and includes practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons.
  • Essential grammar and vocabulary. Topics include: greetings, numbers, meals, shopping, telling time, scheduling activities, and asking and giving directions.
  • No mindless repetition! Converse with native speakers in natural (and useful!) conversations.
  • Easy, fast, fun and effective language acquisition.
  • Completely Audio - anytime, anywhere. No computer necessary! Unlike expensive software programs which tie learners to a computer, Pimsleur courses are available in CD or mp3 format to meet your needs.
Pimsleur® equals success. Just one 30-minute lesson a day gets you speaking and understanding like no other program.

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4.0

It's a quality-helpful program

By fluency-wanna be

from Wells,MN

About Me Combat-wounded Vet, Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Portable

Cons

  • No Visual Component

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Vietnamese, Conversational:

I purchased this program, after trying-out an older copy thru the public library. I am a combat-wounded Vietnam War vet, and am learning Vietnamese, before returning to Vietnam.

It's is a quality language-learning product, but I'm using it along it with a multi-sensory vietnamese learning program. I was a teacher, and I understand the logic and research behind the all-audio approach, but I learn more quickly and effectively when there are also visual inputs. Part of that is my learning style, and part of it is-that I am a partially hearing-impaired 70+ year-old. With a tonal language like Vietnamese, it is crucial that I hear the words correctly. I bought higher, then higher quality headphones to use with your program, but I found that, in some cases, I was not pronouncing words correctly. I found that out when I ignored the programs advice, and consulted a vietnamese dictionary/pronouncement guide. Practicing incorrectly, is not helpful.

I will continue to use this program, but not as my only "tool". I have loaded it on my i-Pod Touch, and--being audio-only is very convenient for some of my language practice.

Thank you for your quality product! If I work on another language, I will consider a Pimsleur program as part of "the mix". I would recommend this program, with the qualifiers mentioned above.

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5.0

Well designed and effective.

By Kur's Rage

from Norwell, MA.

About Me Business person, Student

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works
  • Portable

Cons

  • Expensive
  • No writing component

Best Uses

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

Comments about Vietnamese, Conversational:

I am very happy with my experience with Pimsler so far. I purchased the 16Cd set, and I am now only on disc 6. However, what I have learned so far has really helped me interact with my Vietnamese friends, whom I also train in Vovinam(Vietnamese martial arts) with. I am also attending regular classes in Vietnamese, so that I can also learn their written language. I practice by listening to my Pimsler CD's every day while I am stuck in traffic on my way to and from work. I have really noticed that over time, my ability to hear and understand Vietnamese as a whole is improving incrementally. When I study, I imagine that I am alone in Vietnam, and that fast learning of the language and culture is instrumental to my survival. Sometimes, a particular CD will seem very difficult to pronounce and understand, but after sticking to it, and striving harder each time, I have found that I am able to master the tones. I have found that some of the pronunciations are slightly different than those used by the Vietnamese speakers in my area, but in most cases, they understand me. Sincerely, Erik.

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