Year published :2002

Pages :528 pp.

Size :21x28 cm.

Rights :Southeast Asia

ISBN: 9789747551891

Chúng ta nói… Conversational Vietnamese

by Lê Phạm Thúy–Kim and Nguyễn Kim Oanh

With 3 audio CDs.

This intermediate language text, written for those who already have a basic knowledge of Vietnamese, stresses conversational skills. The goal is to help students communicate effectively and absorb meaning through speaking, listening, reading, and writing, incorporating the most up-to-date features of the interactive approach to language learning.

The book provides insights into Vietnam's multifaceted culture. Each of the 24 chapters includes a list of compentencies to be achieved and concepts to be studied; essential and expanded vocabulary lists, pronunciation drills, dialogues, and oral activities; a section devoted to grammar with exercises, and explanations in English; proverbs and popular phrases to be memorized and recited; situations to help achieve fluidity of speech in real-life communication; a summary of vocabulary, grammar points, and pattern sentences for review; a listening section; and Vietnamese newspaper articles with reading and writing assignments.

The text also includes three audio CDs, a glossary, and an index to grammar notes. Review lessons following every three chapters are designed to keep the learner current at all times.

Lê Phạm Thúy–Kim is Lecturer, Department of Language and Literature, Arizona State University. Nguyễn Kim Oanh is Senior Lecturer in Vietnamese, Department of Asian Language and Cultures, University of Washington, Seattle.