DLI - Vietnamese Language Course - General Material

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Defense Language Institute Vietnamese  - Image The general material found in this course is designed to help the student learn how to speak Vietnamese (Hanoi).

The courses follow the following general structure:

1. to check the student's comprehension of the material introduced to him in the lesson units,
2. to help the student in correcting his mistakes in pronunciation, vocabulary, and structure as he progresses from unit to unit, and
3. to train the student in the following skills-transcription, listening comprehension, reading comprehension and translation.

The courses are broadly divided into two types: the listening type, consisting of exercises using tape-recorded material designed to help improve the student's skill in transcription and listening comprehension; and the reading type, consisting of exercises using written material designed to help improve the student's skill in reading comprehension and translation.

Since each couse is designed to be a complement to a lesson unit, after the student has learned the material presented in each lesson unit the class supervisor may schedule the corresaponding exercise from this workbook for the student to do either in class or at home.

Vietnamese is the national, official language of Vietnam. It is the native language of Vietnamese people (Kinh), and of about three million Vietnamese residing elsewhere. It also is spoken as a first or second language by many ethnic minorities of Vietnam. It is part of the Austroasiatic language family of which it has, by far, the most speakers (several times that of the other Austroasiatic languages combined). Much of Vietnamese vocabulary has been borrowed from Chinese, and it formerly used a modified set of Chinese characters called ch n?m given vernacular pronunciation. As a byproduct of French colonial rule, Vietnamese was influenced by the French language; the Vietnamese alphabet in use today is a Latin alphabet with additional diacritics for tones, and certain letters.

Vietnamese is spoken in: Vietnam

Vietnamese is also called: nnamese, Ching, Gin, Jing, Kinh, Viet

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