vietnamese level 0

What you’ll learn

  • Be able to distinguish the Vietnamese tones
  • Build the foundation for your next step in learning Vietnamese
  • Pronounce every Vietnamese sound clearly in Southerner Dialect
  • Reduce your accent and sound more native-like
  • Understand how to form some specific complicated Vietnamese sound and how it relates to Vietnamese pronunciation
  • Be able to pronounce every word and phrase in Vietnamese even without understanding any of them.


  • Need a lot of motivation and practicing
  • Need to spend time practicing outside the class
  • Need to pass the Final Test for the level at least 50% of the grade

Methods of Instruction

  • Instructor-led lessons
  • Independent study/homework
  • Hands-on training/testing/projects

Text and Learning Materials

  • Vietnamese as a Second Language by Nguyễn Văn Huệ (redesigned by SVFF to serve the purpose of teaching only southern dialect)
  • Audio files in Southern Dialect included for the ebook
  • Online sources: online news, readings, videos, movies, etc (carefully chosen by SVFF)
  • Glossary created by SVFF

Topics will be covered in this course:

  • 5 tones in Southern accent
  • 28 initial consonants
  • 8 ending consonants
  • 12 Single vowels
  • Diphthongs
  • How to say sentences smoothly

For detail of the course outline, click here

How long does this last?

  • 6 to 8 meetings in class, depending on each student
  • Students with more time for self-learning can achieve this level faster
  • Learners want to focus on just some specific area only, such as speaking and listening online also take less time to achieve this level

Who this course is for:

  • Complete beginners
  • Learners that want to improve their pronunciation
  • Learners who have a different accent and want to achieve the Saigonese Accent