Here are the resources I consider essential to learn how to speak Vietnamese.
START SPEAKING VIETNAMESE NOW
Need help getting started? I designed this course to guide you through your first week:
Conversation Countdown – Have your first conversation in Vietnamese in just seven days. This is one of our most popular courses, and with good reason, because you’ll get results fast.
FAVOURITE COURSES & APPS TO GIVE YOUR VIETNAMESE A BOOST
VietnamesePod101 – This is my favourite Vietnamese audio course. This course is much better value than more famous audio courses, and in my opinion it’s more effective too!
Glossika Northern Vietnamese – Learn through sentences and repetition. Glossika uses the “mass sentence method” combined with an advanced spaced repetition system to teach you Vietnamese in context. Best for upper-beginner to intermediate learners.
VIETNAMESE SPEAKING TOOLS: PRACTICE WITH NATIVE SPEAKERS
Speak from day one is my approach to any new language. I have one tool I recommend for this:
Italki – connects you with native Vietnamese speakers for spoken practice on Skype. You can pay Vietnamese tutors for (affordable) one-to-one video lessons, or find a free language exchange partner!
VIETNAMESE TEXT-BASED COURSES AND BOOKS
I asked the Fluent in 3 Months team about their favourite Vietnamese courses, and here are the books they recommended:
Teach Yourself: Vietnamese – This course book is an easy-going introduction to the Vietnamese language (Northern dialect). It uses relevant examples while slowly introducing essential grammar.
VIETNAMESE LEARNING WEBSITES YOU MUST BOOKMARK TODAY
You’ll return to these resources again and again in your Vietnamese study sessions.
Forvo – find out how any Vietnamese word is pronounced. Just type the word you’re looking for into the search bar in Vietnamese!