1 - Alphabet
Vietnamese alphabet is based on Latin, but it has a big difference. You will have to learn the signs, which indicate pronunciation. You can view a copy of the Vietnamese alphabet, how to read, how to recognize and pronounce the different signs on many websites.
2 - Common sample questions
Start using Vietnamese by learning basic vocabulary and common phrases. Vietnamese learningwebsites have lists of conversational phrases,people can learn and start using immediately. The pronunciation of the words and phrases are written in English and Vietnamese, so you can begin to practice talking before you've mastered the complex grammar of Vietnamese.
3 - Practice
Learn Vietnamese online by practicing with a native speaker who is learning your language. Write or speak Vietnamese online to improve grammar or conversation.
A language exchange complements other forms of learning such as classroom, cultural immersion and multimedia, because you get to practice all that you have learned with native speakers in a safe and supportive environment.
Advantages of language exchange learning include:
- Learning the real Vietnamese language (slang, expressions, etc.) used by ordinary native speakers
- Getting accustomed to the way native speakers speak in real (casual) Vietnamese conversation
- Making a friend in the Vietnamese-speaking culture.