You will study Vietnamese online for nine weeks, taught by experienced Vietnamese language teachers who will guide, encourage, and facilitate learning through intensive language practice. SIT will conduct placement tests to identify your language level. For beginning students, the online course focuses on pronunciation, practical vocabulary, and conversational language patterns. Aside from online group sessions, language instructors will work with you individually to develop speaking and listening skills.
Students will be expected to devote approximately 15 hours per week to this course over a nine-week period. The course schedule is flexible to accommodate a variety of student schedules and time zones and it integrates both synchronous and asynchronous activities. Synchronous sessions may include three hours per week with the language instructor(s) doing drills and practicing conversation. The frequency, duration, and scheduling of synchronous sessions will be determined together by instructors and class participants during the first week of the course.
Asynchronous activities may include approximately 10-12 hours per week on practice exercises, small group projects, discussion boards, and completing assignments. Students are required to demonstrate a strong online presence by participating in group discussions, answering questions, and interacting with course participants and staff.
In addition to this online course, SIT is also offering a three-week, supplementary, intensive Vietnamese Language J-term immersion program in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
- Rapidly improve your Vietnamese language ability.
- Develop practical language skills in a supportive learning environment.
- Build confidence during individualized tutorials.