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Spoken Vietnamese for Beginners

by Nguyen Long, Marybeth Clark and Nguyen Bich Thuan Northern Illinois University Press
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Pbk 409 pages
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This textbook is designed for English-speaking students wishing to acquire a basic working ability in conversational Vietnamese. The twenty lessons in this volume are centered around short conversations based on common topics and acirc;introductions, friends and family members, work and acirc;as well as other everyday situations. Each set of conversations builds on previously studied material and introduces new sentence structures.Spoken Vietnamese for Beginners also contains exercise sections that allow students to practice new and old vocabulary. Every fifth lesson in the book reviews previously covered material with written exercises, narrative readings, and suggested conversations so students can practice the Vietnamese they have learned. Self-tests are also included so students can individually review their understanding of the language.The conversations and exercises in this textbook will be made available online as audio files. The book and accompanying audio and acirc;an integral component to Spoken Vietnamese for Beginners and acirc;can be used either with a teacher or for self-study. Language professors and their students and acirc;or those learning Vietnamese on their own and acirc;will appreciate the accessible approach and manageable size of this very practical textbook.