The ANU has a new agreement with Open Universities Australia to deliver 6 Asian language courses online.    The Vietnamese language forms part of this agreement.  From Semester 2, 2018 this language will now only be accessible through OUA and will no longer be offered through the Centre for Continuing Education. 


Courses offered through Open Universities Australia include:

Vietnamese 1

Vietnamese 2


No dates are currently scheduled.

For those who have completed Beginning Vietnamese 1 or similar study. This course will provide a further understanding of the language and a stronger working ability in conversational Vietnamese.

Course outline

As in the course Beginning Vietnamese 1, the lessons in this course are centered around short conversations based on everyday situations which are a little more complicated than in course 1 and are also simulated outside Vietnam to encourage daily practice beyond the classroom.

Each set of conversations builds on previously studied material and introduces new structures and vocabulary, and is followed by a section of explanatory diagrams of the structures introduced in the conversations and the types of vocabulary appropriate to each structure. Following the section of explanatory structural diagrams is the exercise section which provides practice in the new sentence structures, using both old and new vocabulary; and the last exercise in this section is a conversation reading exercise.

To conclude each lesson is a ‘self-test’ section for students to review their understanding of the lesson at their own time or with the help of the teacher/presenter. The last lesson, lesson 10, is a review lesson with mixed types of exercises, including listening and writing exercises, narrative readings, and suggested conversations in which students can practice being interpreters in both informal and formal situations, from Vietnamese to English and vice versa.

Who should enrol

This course is suitable for those who have completed Beginning Vietnamese 1 or the equivalent of approximately 20 hours of study.