Reading & Writing Vietnamese: A Workbook for Self-Study(9780804853347)

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Tuttle Publishing
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Downloadable Flash Cards and Online Audio recordings; b&w photos and illustrations; Vietnamese-English glossary
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Trim Size:
7 1/2 X 10

The perfect book for beginners to learn all the basics of Vietnamese!

Reading & Writing Vietnamese is an easy way to learn how to pronounce, read and write all the complicated sounds of Vietnamese--including the difficult-to-pronounce consonants, vowels and tones. It is specifically designed for beginners with no previous experience in studying or speaking the language.

This easy-to-use workbook has lessons teaching you how to pronounce each consonant and vowel sound correctly and how to distinguish the tones. It comes with free native-speaker audio recordings that allow you to practice hearing and speaking the sounds and basic vocabulary and phrases.

Author Tri C. Tran has over 20 years of experience as a Vietnamese language teacher and has designed a series of lessons that are perfect for beginners.

The book includes:
  • A basic introduction to all the sounds of the language and how to read and write them
  • The system of Vietnamese tones--how to distinguish them and pronounce them correctly
  • Free audio recordings by native speakers help you accurately pronounce Vietnamese
  • Free downloadable flashcards to help you learn the Vietnamese alphabet and basic vocabulary
  • Extensive exercises (including dialogues, listening drills, building sentences, fill-in-the blanks, readings, and multiple-choice) to reinforce each lesson
  • Interesting cultural information on Vietnamese customs, pastimes, foods and everyday life
  • An index of grammatical terms and a Vietnamese-English glossary

About the Author:
Tri C. Tran, PhD. is a lecturer of Vietnamese at the University of California, Irvine. He has a Ph.D and a M.A. (Romance Linguistics and Literatures), and a B.A. (Spanish Linguistics) from UCLA. He also teaches Spanish and French language and linguistics, Romance linguistics, English as a Second Language and English Academic Writing. His publications include Vietnamese language texts and a bilingual dictionary for students of linguistics. He is the author of Vietnamese Stories for Language Learners.