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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 Learn Vietnamese: Level 2 Course.

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

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

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

Who is this Vietnamese language course for?

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

Course venue

Online via Zoom

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


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

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.

What to bring to class

  • Textbook
  • Notebook and pen

Additional information

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

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Learn Vietnamese: Beginners Course

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Learn Vietnamese: Beginners Course

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Tutor tailored to students learning style and needs. Tutor gave explanation about the Vietnamese culture. easy and enjoyable learning environment

  • 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: I like the nice group and the teacher was very funny. I liked the listening activities. What U didn't like about the course was that I had to miss the last 2 classes as it was dragged along for 2 weeks. I had already plans. Maybe you should work on bringing a replacement teacher if that happened again cause it is really inconvenient for some students who have everything prepared beforehand

  • 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: 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!

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