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Vietnamese Language At Cornell
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Language Contact Person: Thy Tranviet
Phone: 607-254-6715
Office: 335 Rockefeller
Office Hours (Fall 2014): Tuesday and Wed 3:30-4:30pm.
The Vietnamese Language At Cornell
The Vietnamese language program at the Department of Asian Studies at Cornell offers four levels of language training in Vietnamese from elementary to advanced, and a course in independent study. Four language skills, including speaking, listening, reading and writing are important components of the course. Beginning and Intermediate Vietnamese courses focus on topics dealing with daily aspects of Vietnamese life. Advanced levels explore various issues in modern society through different types of reading texts.

Cornell Area Program Affiliation: Southeast Asia Program
  • Courses offered in Fall 2014
    VIET 1121, VIET 2201/2203 and VIET 3301. All new *non-beginning* students must the instructor for a placement exam. (
  • Organizational Meeting (Fall 2014): Tuesday, August 25, 2014
    ALL students are required to attend to the organization. This is when we are going to organize times to meet. Please email me your Fall 2014 schedule AND bring it to the meeting. (The meeting times for VIET courses are listed as "TBA".)
    Location: 335 Rockefeller Hall
    Time: VIET 1121: 4pm; Other classes: 4:30pm
  • Registration Information
    Students enrolling AFTER the pre-enrollment deadlines will need to get a permission code from me. Please note that the times for the classes are to be arranged. We will meet at the organizational meeting to sort out class times. We will try to accommodate your schedule. If you're interested in taking Vietnamese, send me an email (
  • Summer Travel Scholarships for Undergraduates
    The Department of Asian Studies is offering summer travel scholarships to undergraduates taking Asian language courses. Students who have studied an Asian language will have the opportunity to travel to the country where it is spoken, to improve their language skills, and to experience the culture firsthand. Contact the office of Asian Studies in 350 Rockefeller Hall for more information.
  • Placement Exam (Fall 2014); Monday, August 25 at 3:15pm
    ALL new students who have studied Vietnamese or have some background (in the language) are required to take a placement test. If this is you, please send me an email so say that you're planning to take a placement exam so I will prepare a test for you. Absolute beginners are exempt. If you studied with me last semester you are exempt as well. (If you do not need to take a placement exam, you don't have to do anything. See you at the organizational meeting!) Exam takers: This is a placement test, come as you are - no studying, no preparation is needed.
    Location: 335 Rockefeller Hall
    Time: 3-5pm

Last edited by T Tranviet on Wed Sep 17 2014 at 04:52 PM.