Learn Vietnamese for Beginners

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Learn Vietnamese in Sydney with this beginner’s class.

Interested in learning Vietnamese?
Then this Beginners course is the perfect course to start your journey and build a solid foundation.
Learn here 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 beginner’s course, you will have acquired a number of essential language skills, enough to have a basic conversation with someone from Vietnam.

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

By the end of this course Learn Vietnamese for 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 practise in pronunciation and listening.


Please purchase the course textbook for Level 1 and Level 2 classes.

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 and offers a 10% discount to Sydney Community College students.

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 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
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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: 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

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