Elementary Vietnamese

ISBN-10: 0804841721
ISBN-13: 9780804841726
Edition: 3rd
Authors: Binh Nhu Ngo
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Description: Since its publication in 1998,Elementary Vietnamesehas become the leading book for anyone wishing to learn Vietnamese, and an invaluable resource for people traveling, studying or working in Vietnam. This bestselling book was originally developed  More...

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Book details

List price: $44.95
Edition: 3rd
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 5/7/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.090

Since its publication in 1998,Elementary Vietnamesehas become the leading book for anyone wishing to learn Vietnamese, and an invaluable resource for people traveling, studying or working in Vietnam. This bestselling book was originally developed for classroom use at Harvard University, where it has been field-tested for many years. This revised Third Edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect recent developments in Vietnamese speech patterns and culture over the past decade.The main focus ofElementary Vietnameseis to assist learners in developing basic skills in listening, speaking, writing and reading the language. It serves a secondary function as a general introduction to modern Vietnamese society and culture, with dialogues, cultural notes, exercises and readings drawn from contemporary life and popular media there.Elementary Vietnameseis designed for effective self-study as well as for use in a college-level classroom.Features of the Third Edition include:Many hours of new audio recordings by native Vietnamese speakersInnovative pronunciation drills to help you to achieve near-native pronunciation abilityNew usage examples, cultural notes, and exercises along with photos showing life in Vietnam todayA guide for instructors ("New Edition Notes") detailing changes made in the Third EditionThe MP3 audio recordings which accompany this book are of native Vietnamese speakers. These recordings cover: 1) all dialogues, narratives and vocabulary; 2) grammar and usage notes; 3) everyday Vietnamese idioms and expressions; 4) a unique set of pronunciation drills to help you speak like a native; and 5) commonly-used proverbs, to help you speak and understand colloquial Vietnamese.

Dr. Binh Nhu Ngo is the Director of the Vietnamese Language Program in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University and has been teaching Vietnamese there since 1992. He was born and educated in Hanoi, and earned his Ph.D. in linguistics from the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. He has taught Vietnamese and linguistics at Moscow University, and since 1992 he has taught at the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) and at a number of universities and colleges in the United States. He was the Vice-President of the Council of Teachers of Southeast Asian Languages (COTSEAL) and represents Harvard University at the Group of Universities for the Advancement of Vietnamese Abroad (GUAVA), whose Chair he has been since 2003. His other books include Speak & Read Vietnamese and Continuing Vietnamese.

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