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Vietnamese Language At Cornell
Language Information Courses Other Resources

Language Contact Person: Thy Tranviet
Phone: 607-254-6715
Office: 335 Rockefeller
Office Hours (Fall 2015): TBA
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 2015
    VIET 1121, VIET 2201/2203 and VIET 3301. All new *non-beginning* students must see the instructor for a placement exam.
  • Placement Exam
    New students who have studied Vietnamese elsewhere or have some background in the language are required to take a placement test. Absolute beginners may enroll directly into VIET 1121. Please note that this is a placement test, so come as you are, you do not need to study or prepare anything for it. The placement exam will be offered only one time at the beginning of each semester. For more information, please email me at
    Location: 335 Rockefeller Hall
    Time: Friday, August 21, 2015. 3-4pm. Advanced levels may need more time.
  • 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.
  • Organizational Meeting (Fall 2015): Tuesday, August 25, 2015
    ALL students are required to attend to the organization where we will determine the meeting times for our classes (they are listed "TBA" now). In order to accommodate your schedule, do send me your Fall 2015 schedule beforehand AND bring it to the meeting. You must be as flexible as you can. If you're interested in taking Vietnamese and absolutely cannot attend this meeting, send me an email.
    Location: 335 Rockefeller Hall
    Time: 4-5pm
  • 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 (see above/below or somewhere on this web page).

Last edited by T Tranviet on Sun Aug 16 2015 at 10:41 AM.