The department offers first-year, second-year, third-year Vietnamese, and Accelerated Vietnamese Reading and Writing. Students may also take courses in Special Topics in Vietnamese and Special Studies in Vietnamese. Please see the UW Course Catalog for course descriptions and Courses for class offerings per quarter, as well as the Vietnamese Program overview (PDF).
Viet 111, 112, 113: Skill building
Elementary Vietnamese classes, offered to those with no prior exposure to Vietnamese language or with minimal knowledge of Vietnamese language.
Viet 211, 212, 213: Skill development
Intermediate Vietnamese classes, offered to those who 1) have completed at least one of the elementary courses or 2) can read and write basic Vietnamese passages with tones and marks.
Viet 311, 312, 313: Skill enhancement
Advance Vietnamese classes, offered to those who 1) have completed at least one of the intermediate courses or 2) can listen to and read authentic Vietnamese texts (radio, TV, newspapers), speak and write at ease about common social issues.
Viet 499: Research in Vietnamese
Upper advance Vietnamese classes with a focus on reading primary, authentic documents in Vietnamese or conversing about specialized topics in Vietnamese studies. This course is offered to undergraduate and graduate students with an approved senior thesis/dissertation proposal relating to the study of Vietnam.
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