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Title: Colloquial Vietnamese
Subtitle: The Complete Course for Beginners, 2nd Edition
Written By: Bac Hoai Tran
Ha Minh Nguyen
Tuan Duc Vuong
Que Vuong
Series Title: Colloquial Series

Colloquial Vietnamese is easy to use and completely up-to-date. Specially
written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, this course
provides a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Vietnamese. No prior
knowledge of the language is required.

Colloquial Vietnamese is:

-interactive – with lots of dialogues and exercises for regular practice
-clear – providing concise grammar notes
-practical – with useful vocabulary and pronunciation guide
-complete – including answer key and special reference section.

By the end of this rewarding course you will be able to communicate
confidently and effectively in a broad range of situations.

Accompanying audio material is available to purchase separately on CD/MP3
format, or comes included in the great value Colloquials Pack (ISBN 978-0-

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Vietnamese
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Format: CD
ISBN-13: 9780415436083
Prices: U.K. £ 19.99
U.S. $ 44.95
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780415435765
Pages: 282
Prices: U.K. £ 21.99
U.S. $ 39.95