9780071737326

Complete Vietnamese with Two Audio CDs: A Teach Yourself Guide

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  • ISBN13:

    9780071737326

  • ISBN10:

    0071737324

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 8/12/2010
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
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Summary

It's easy to teach yourself Vietnamese!Complete Vietnamese with Two Audio CDs: A Teach Yourself Guideprovides you with a clear and comprehensive approach to Vietnamese, so you can progress quickly from the basics to understanding, speaking, and writing Vietnamese with confidence.Within each of the 18 thematic chapters, important language structures are introduced through life-like dialogues.You'll learn grammar in a gradual manner so you won't be overwhelmed by this tricky subject. Exercises accompany the texts and reinforce learning in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This program also features current cultural information boxes that reflect recent changes in society.The accompanying audio CDs include audio exercises--performed by native speakers--that reinforce communicative skills.

Author Biography

Dana Healy has a Ph.D. in Vietnamese language and literature from Charles University, Prague. After graduation, she worked for Prague Information Service teaching and translating/interpreting from and into Vietnamese. Since 1989, she has been a lecturer at the School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS), London and her main research interests include modern Vietnamese literature, culture and society. Her publications include articles on Vietnamese "renovation" literature.

Table of Contents

Introduction/Pronunciation/I am very pleased to meet you/You are a secretary, aren’t you?/Is Vietnamese difficult?/Do you want to see a photograph of my family?/What day is it tomorrow?/Excuse me, what’s the time?/Do you want to buy anything else?/Do you still work in the hotel?/Are you sure this is the way to the History museum?/Can I see the house?/Do you have a temperature?/Do you know a good restaurant?/Have you seen the weather forecast yet?/Do you want to leave a message?/How long does it take for a letter to get to England?/I hate classical music/Can I fly to Vietnam via Hong Kong?/Do you know the highest mountain in Vietnam?/Revision lesson/Translations of dialogues/Translations of selected texts/Taking it further/Key to the exercises/Vietnamese-English vocabulary/English-Vietnamese vocabulary

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