Learn Vietnamese for Beginners

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Learn to speak Vietnamese with our Vietnamese language courses in Sydney.

This online beginner’s course is the perfect course to start your journey and build a solid foundation. In this course, you’ll learn how to communicate in Vietnamese in a relaxed, practical, and interactive class.

Explore how to have conversations with simple vocabulary and basic sentences while being introduced to the beautiful Vietnamese culture. Vietnamese is a tonal language, so our professional tutor will help you to train your ears so you can recognise the different tones that can change the meaning of a word.

At the end of this course, you will have acquired several essential language skills, enough to have a basic conversation with someone from Vietnam. You’ll also be able to continue your Vietnamese language skills with our Vietnamese level 2 course.

Please note, this course will be held online via the zoom platform.


By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • recognise and speak the different tones, and understand how they correspond to the letters in the Vietnamese alphabet
  • understand the differences between the North and South Vietnamese accents
  • greet people and introduce yourself and others
  • ask for and give directions
  • ask for information about travel, places and people’s professions
  • count in Vietnamese, including lower numbers, as well as the larger numbers used in currency
  • talk about modes of transport, travel times, distance, etc
  • use the past, present, and future tense
  • ask the price of an item or service
  • use prepositions to describe things
  • tell the time and talk about different times of the day, mealtimes and routines, etc.
  • say the days of a week and months of the year
  • use the rules of simple grammar to ask why, when, where questions
  • understand the Vietnamese culture and use appropriate etiquette when communicating in Vietnamese

You will also have the opportunity for plenty of practice in pronunciation and listening.

Ideal for

  • Absolute beginners, students with no previous learning in Vietnamese.

Course content


  • Numbers and alphabet
  • Introducing and greeting
  • Places, directions, and transportations
  • Times and seasons
  • Hobbies and activities
  • Vietnamese culture


  • Recognise and speak different tones
  • Recognise and understand different accents
  • Simple sentence structure
  • Ask questions
  • Preposition
  • Past, present, and future tenses
  • Describe things using adjectives


Please purchase the course textbook for level 1 and level 2

Colloquial Vietnamese – The Complete Course for Beginners
ISBN: 9781138950238

You can purchase the textbook from Abbeys Bookstore (131 York Street, Sydney).
It is close to the CBD campus.

We recommend purchasing your textbook after your course has been confirmed (usually within three working days of the proposed start).
The textbook is not included in the enrolment fee.
If you would like to inquire about the current price, please call Abbeys Bookstore on (02) 9264 3111

Please bring to class

  • Textbook
  • Notebook and pen

Other Information

  • Enrol now in two courses and save 10%. Use our promotion code ‘GROUP10’ at the checkout. Please visit our discounts page for more information.


Learn Vietnamese for Beginners

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$299 Limited inc GST / $239.20 / $269.10
This class will be held live online via Zoom! Students will receive the login details after class has been confirmed.

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Course testimonials:

  • said: The teaching covered many aspects of Vietnamese speech in a very practical manner. The class teacher also encouraged all students to be involved each week and had us speaking Vietnamese words, correcting our speech where necessary. Overall his approach to teaching was encouraging and fun. The only issue was the room we had to use was too small for the number of students.

  • said: 5 Stars!

  • said: Great introduction into the Vietnamese language. Learnt a lot more than expected. Glad we didn't just read from the book but had custom material. Would like weekly homework but other than that no complaints. Looking forward to attending Level 2!

  • said: Bao was good at explaining sentence structure, and presenting the information, and gave us a good amount of time to practice saying the words etc. and was honest with his feedback to us. I'm happy to study further, and join Bao again for the intermediate class. I gave the venue rating a 3 as in the first 3-4 lessons in class the air con was broken, and the room was really hot. We did get a fan eventually, but it was uncomfortable until the air con was fixed.

  • said: The instructor was patient and informative. He would talk to us like explain the Vietnamese culture to give us context. Highly recommend.

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