Vietnamese Course: Beginners Level 1 | Sydney Short Courses

Vietnamese Course: Beginners Level 1

What you'll learn

Learn to speak Vietnamese with our Vietnamese language short courses online & in Sydney!

This online beginner's course is the perfect course to start your journey and build a solid foundation. In this Vietnamese beginners 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 Vietnamese beginners 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 Course: Beginners Level 2.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this Vietnamese beginners 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

Course content

What will be covered in this Vietnamese language course?


  • 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

Intended audience

Who is this Vietnamese language course for?

This course is for beginners with no previous experience learning Vietnamese.

Course venue

Online via Zoom

  • Zoom details will be emailed to you with your enrolment confirmation.
  • Requirement: A device and stable internet connection.

Course materials

What to bring to class

  • Textbook
  • Notebook and pen


Please purchase the course textbook for Vietnamese Course: Beginners Level 1 and Vietnamese Course: Beginners Level 2:

Colloquial Vietnamese - The Complete Course for Beginners
ISBN: 9781138950238

You can purchase the textbook from Abbey's Bookshop (131 York St, Sydney NSW 2000).

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 Abbey's Bookshop on 02 9264 3111.

Additional information

Please note the following:

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

Course testimonials

Course tutors

Bao taught English as a Second Language in Vietnam to local students at Vung Tau Community College, covering basic to pre-intermediate levels. Since coming to Australia he has successfully drawn...

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