About Vietnamese Language

Approximately 59 million people speak Vietnamese worldwide. In addition to Vietnamese speakers living in Vietnam, a significant number of people speak Vietnamese overseas, notably in the United States (600,000) France (10,000), and to a lesser extent in Canada, Australia, Senegal, and Cote d’Ivoire (1992 statistics). Closer to home, Vietnamese is also widely used as a second language by many of the mountain-dwelling ethnic minorities and in neighboring countries like Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand.

Vietnamese is spoken differently depending on geographic location. Each region and province has its distinct dialect. Even though grammatical differences are negligible, Vietnamese varies greatly in tone, accents and even vocabulary. For example, “ch” and “tr” sounds are distinct in the South but are merged by Northerners. The Hanoi accent is considered the “standard” Vietnamese. However, many find it surprising that Vietnamese is written using Latin letters. Vietnamese used to be written based on a complicated Siniform script that was based heavily on Chinese; hence was not popular.

In written form, Vietnamese uses the Roman alphabet and accent marks to show tones. This system of writing called Qu?c Ng? (national language), was created by Catholic missionaries in the 17th century to translate the traditional Vietnamese scriptures, by introducing a Latin-based orthography with 29 letters . Eventually this system, particularly after World War I, replaced one using Chinese characters (chu nom), which had been the unofficial written form used for centuries

Our Vietnamese Language Lesson

  • Taught by qualified and experienced NATIVE BILINGUAL instructors
  • These courses focus on the four basic modules of communication skills – speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • The language could easily be learned by learners of all levels (students, business people, professionals, children, housewives, etc)

We are offering the following courses in Vietnamese language:

  • Regular Classes
  • Business Classes
  • Conversational Classes
  • Private Classes (one on one)
  • Kids Classes
  • Holiday Intensive Courses
Level : All Levels (Ranging from Beginner to Advanced Levels)
Frequency : Once a week for weekend classes (10 lessons @ 2 hours per lesson)
Twice a week for weekday classes (10 lessons @ 2 hours per lesson)