Vietnamese Phase 1, Units 1-30

Vietnamese Phase 1, Units 1-30

Learn to Speak and Understand Vietnamese with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442324923
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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and reading booklet

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.

The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! Vietnamese Phase 1, Lessons 1-30 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons.

  • In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more. You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with near-native pronunciation skills.
  • In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items. You’ll understand more of what you hear, and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident.
  • In the final 10 lessons of Phase 1, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the target language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.

Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30 to provide you with an introduction to reading the Vietnamese alphabet. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with Vietnamese pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and reading booklet

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.

The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! Vietnamese Phase 1, Lessons 1-30 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons.

  • In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more. You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with near-native pronunciation skills.
  • In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items. You’ll understand more of what you hear, and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident.
  • In the final 10 lessons of Phase 1, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the target language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.

Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30 to provide you with an introduction to reading the Vietnamese alphabet. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with Vietnamese pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

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PimsleurVietnamese Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.8

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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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    (2 of 2 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.

    (2 of 2 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.

    (3 of 3 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

      (4 of 4 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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