Language Modules - Vietnamese

Modules offered under the centre are as follows
Semester I, 2014-2015
Module Code Module Name
LAV1201 Vietnamese 1
LAV2201 Vietnamese 2
LAV3201 Vietnamese 3
LAV3202 Vietnamese 4
LAV4201 Vietnamese 5
Semester II, 2014-2015
Module Code Module Name
LAV1201 Vietnamese 1
LAV2201 Vietnamese 2
LAV3201 Vietnamese 3
LAV3202 Vietnamese 4
LAV4202 Vietnamese 6
There are no pre-requisites or qualifying test for Level 1000 language modules. But these modules are meant only for students without any prior knowledge. Those who have learned the language through formal and informal means (incl. through external courses, self-study or an extended stay in the target language country) must contact CLS to take a placement test.

Students may face disciplinary action by the University for making a false declaration.
Pre-requisites / Preclusions
Module Code Module Name Credit Student Requires
Pre-requisite Preclusion
LAV1201 Vietnamese 1 4 NIL NIL
LAV2201 Vietnamese 2 4 LAV1201 or placement test NIL
LAV3201 Vietnamese 3 4 LAV2201 or placement test NIL
LAV3202 Vietnamese 4 4 LAV3201 or placement test NIL
LAV4201 Vietnamese 5 5 LAV3202 or placement test NIL
LAV4202 Vietnamese 6 5 LAV4201 or placement test NIL

LAV1201 Vietnamese 1

This module is meant for students with no prior knowledge of the target language. Students with prior knowledge (including spoken proficiency) must contact CLS to take a placement test.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
4 4-0-0-3-3 NIL NIL Nil

LAV2201 Vietnamese 2

This module aims to further enhance students' proficiency in the four basic skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students will be exposed to more language functions and a wider range of topics. Through reading formulaic authentic texts, students will be introduced to the language in written form as it appears in daily communicative situations to achieve further understanding of the country, its culture and its people. At the end of this course, students will be equipped with a sound foundation of the language to maintain communication on topics relating to their personal and immediate environment.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
4 4-0-0-3-3 LAV1201 or placement test NA Nil

LAV3201 Vietnamese 3

This module is a continuation of Vietnamese 2. Emphasis continues to be on proficiency in all four skills, within selected range of vocabulary and grammar. Students will master language relating to a wider range of daily life situations and will gain flexibility in their language use. Reading will no longer be strictly limited to what is contained in the textbook specially prepared for the class. Gradually, short selection from media and literature sources such as short stories, poems, announcements, reports and other short, topic-specific pieces will be introduced to begin to familiarize students with actual usage.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
4 4-0-0-3-3 LAV2201 or placement test NA Nil

LAV3202 Vietnamese 4

This module will build on the skills developed in Vietnamese 3. In this module, students will read, analyse, and discuss texts from literature, non-fiction, and academic sources covering a wide range of subjects related to the culture and society of the target language. Selection will include text and passage from short stories, journals, magazines, and newspapers, as well as audio-visual materials such as TV programs, feature films, etc. The range of readings is intended, firstly, to broaden students' vocabulary and familiarize them with terms relating to many fields of endeavor. Secondly, the objective is to introduce students to various aspects of the society and culture as expressed by Vietnamese writers. Through exposure to the language as it appears in books and in the media, students will be able to hone their own language skills to be more applicable and practical in a workplace, academic, or business setting.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
4 0-4-0-1-5 LAV3201 or placement test NA Nil

LAV4201 Vietnamese 5

This module will build on the skills developed in Vietnamese 4. Students will progress from reading selections from passages to a more sustained and systematic encounter with the nature of the language used in novels, newspapers, Internet and other forms of popular publications, official public discourse, academic writings and business Vietnamese. Students will progressively comprehend texts, not only from background and subject matter knowledge, but also from increasing control of language. They will also learn to handle conversation involving complication, in the form of connected discourse, and to make choices of diction, as well as manipulate grammatical features reflecting formal and informal registers.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
5 0-3-0-2-2.75 LAV3202 or placement test NA Nil

LAV4202 Vietnamese 6

This module will build on the skills developed in Vietnamese 5. Students will progress from reading selections from passages to a more sustained and systematic encounter with the nature of the language used in novels, newspapers, Internet and other forms of popular publications, official public discourse, academic writings and business Vietnamese. The most important objective is to improve students' language commands in employing discourse strategies. Learner's autonomy will be enhanced in the teaching-learning process. Students will take an active role in selecting materials, leading discussions, and developing projects.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
5 0-3-0-2-7.5 LAV4201 or placement test NA Nil
* Workload: A-B-C-D-E
The components are as follow:
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week