Vietnamese, Conversational

Vietnamese, Conversational

Learn to Speak and Understand Vietnamese with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: CD
  • Lessons: 16
  • ISBN: 9780743551236
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  • List Price: $49.95

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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.

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4.3

(based on 3 reviews)

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  • Easy to use (3)
  • Portable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (3)

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Needs documentation

    By Quality Professional

    from Colorado

    About Me Business person

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

    • No writing component

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Travel

    Comments about Vietnamese, Conversational:

    We are building a new plant in Vietnam, and I want to learn enough Veitnamese to be polite during my trips there.

    The program overall is good, with a reasonalbe progression and consistent review moving through the CDs.

    Customer Support is very good, providing direction on how to get the CD content onto my phone for use on the plane flights.

    The program really needs a transcript to go with the CDs. Because Vietnamese is a tonal language, it is hard for me to hear these elements, and I can figure things out easier if I can see the diacritical marks. This led to my completely misunderstanding some of the words on the first CD, and I have had to unlearn those in order to correct my pronunciations.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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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