This three-week January term will integrate grammar, conversation, vocabulary development, and socio-cultural topics complemented by hands-on, practical exercises designed to improve communication competence. You will join in fun, active, participatory language learning. Methods used to assess student performance will include class participation; performance on assignments and tests; oral conversation; effort to use Vietnamese with your host families and peers; quizzes; and practical exercises using field-base education techniques.
SIT is also offering a supplementary online Vietnamese Language course during the fall semester.
- Develop practical language skills in a supportive learning environment.
- Build confidence during individualized tutorials.
- Put language skills to use while living with a Vietnamese family.
- Use language skills during field excursions in Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta.
Through oral proficiency testing you will be placed in beginning, intermediate, or advanced classes.