FACULTY OF VIETNAMESE STUDIES

1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Giang (Dean of VNS)

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2. Dr. Nguyen Thi Thanh Ha (Vice Dean of VNS)

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3. Dr. Tran Thi Mai Nhan (Vice Dean of VNS)

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Website:          www.vns.edu.vn

Introduction

Established in 1998, the Faculty of Vietnamese Studies (VNS), University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City, offers programs such as BachelorDegrees and Masters in Vietnamese Studies, as well as providing successful Vietnamese Language courses for foreigners.

The Faculty

The VNS is comprised of 30 full-time lecturers, including:

+ 3 Professors            

+ 12 Doctorates                     

+ 14 Masters              

Besides regular staff, VNS also has more than 30 past time contracted lecturers who teach short courses in Vietnamese language. Every year, many teachers in the Faculty are invited to teach Vietnamese language at universities in Korea, Japan, France, Thailand, Laos,...

Training system

There are 2 Departments in the Faculty: 1) History and Culture of Vietnam; 2) Vietnamese Language and Vietnam Literature.

The Bachelor Program in Vietnamese Studiesat VNS has been steadily developing with high numbers of students from Korea, Japan, Thailand, China, Turkey, Turkmenistan,... As a result of this development, the program of Vietnamese Studies became the first program at the USSH which has fulfilled all the AUN-QA criterias (December 2011). There are 250 foreign students attending this program.

Master Program in Vietnamese StudiesInJune 2009, VNS has started the graduate program in Vietnamese Studies for both Vietnamese and foreign students. The number of graduate students has been increasing with about 120 Master’s students. VNS now has a plan for training at PhD level which we hope to implement in 2018.

Vietnamese Language Programs: Besides programs at undergraduate and graduate levels, VNS has courses of Vietnamese Language and Culture for foreigners and has achieved some encouraging results. Since 2000, VNS has offered short courses for about 50,000 students from more than 45 countries around the world. At present, there are nearly 5000 students studying the Vietnamese language and Vietnamese culture at the USSH every year. USSH has the most foreign students in Vietnam. At present, diplomacy officers of US Consul General; Korea Consul General, Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA),… are attending Vietnamese language and culture courses at VNS.

Examination Operations and Certificating of Vietnamese Proficiency for Foreigners: From 2006 to 2017, there were over 4,000 registered participants for Vietnamese Proficiency Examination. Since 2014, the 3 sections of the exam (Vocabulary - Grammar, Reading, and Listening) have been organized in the form of an online test.VNS has collaborated with the Faculty of Vietnamese Languages - Pusan University of Foreign Studies, to organize the Vietnamese Proficiency Test in Korea. Since early 2017, VNS has changed the assessment levels and exam format of the Vietnamese Proficiency Test under the New Framework of Vietnamese Proficiency for Foreignersin 6 levels, from Level 1 to Level 6, of Ministry of Education and Training, such as the format A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2 of CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

The Vietnamese Cultural Excursion Program and Fieldtrip: This program offers an opportunity for the academic study of language, history and culture of ancient and modern Vietnam. No previous Vietnamese language knowledge is required.

Students will participate in cultural excursions to witness the fascinating cultural treasures found in Saigon, from the Mekong Delta areas and other popular cultural and historic sites. Excursions to central and northern Vietnam can also be arranged as options.

Research

VNS specializes in teaching Vietnamese Culture in its broad meaning as a foreign language. Hence, the research programs at the VNS focus on the teaching methods and methodology when teaching Vietnamese to foreign learners. Additionally, VNS also carries out researches related to Vietnamese Studies (Vietnamese Language, Vietnamese Culture, etc,). VNS has been co-operating with the VSL at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities - Hanoi Vietnam National University, in order to annually organize Scientific Conference on teaching Vietnamese and Vietnamese Culture.

In order to internationalize and broaden its research, the VNS, in cooperation with the SEALS (Southeast Asian Linguistic Society) organized the 19th Annual Meeting of SEALS (2009) and every 2 years  has organized, the  International Conference of Research for Teaching the Vietnamese Language, with hundreds scholars and researchers from many countries attending.

                                         

Cooperation

Local partnership:

Since 2003 VNS has been in cooperation with the Faculty of Vietnamese Studies and Language (Vietnam National University, Ha Noi) training and researching efforts.

International partnership

VNS has established cooperative relations with many other successful universities and institutions around the world such as:

Korea: Seoul University of Foreign Studies, Pusan University of Foreign Studies, Hankuk University, Chungwoon University, Youngsan University, Kyungsung University, Silla University, Gyeongsang University, Korean Trade- Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), Korean International Cooperation (KOICA).

Japan: Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Osaka University of Foreign Studies, Kanda University of Foreign Studies, Nagoya University of Commerce and Business Administration, Kokushikan University, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Kobe University, Kansai Gaidai University, Hokkaido University, Japan Asia Culture Center Co., Ltd. (JACC).

USA: Loyola University, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), Consulate General of the USA (HCM City), Center for Study Abroad(CSA).

France: University of Paris- Diderot, INALCO University.

Singapore: National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Thailand: Srinakharinwirot University, Thammasat University

Australia: Australia National University, Adelaide University

Taiwan: Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA). 

School Services

The Center of Supporting Foreigner Students: Since students and researchers at VNS are typically foreigners, the counseling and supporting activities are designed to provide a favorable environment for learning. Researching not only physical but also mental, social and the cultural aspects of the students and researchers. Counseling activities are implemented in close coordination with academic advisors.

The Center is responsible for the provision of services to best serve students' needs for studying,  affective researching, living, their accommodation, requirements health care, visas, and so on.

PHONETIC LAB

Director:         Mr. Le Khac Cuong, Prof. Dr.

                       

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Website:          http://phoneticslab.vns.edu.vn/

Introduction

The Phonetic Lab is directly under the Faculty of Vietnamese Studies, University of Social Sciences and Humanities - VNU-HCMC. It is a laboratory for conducting experimental research in phonetics and interdisciplinary research, such as automatic speech recognition, and speech synthesis.

Research

They are reponsible for:

- Conducting research into Vietnamese phonetics to support the teaching of Vietnamese for foreigners.

- Conducting research into Experimental Phonetics of languages within minority groups found in Vietnam.

- Conducting researches on Speech-pathology.

- Building a Phonetic Database of languages of  the Vietnamese minority groups.

- Organizing domestic and international scientific conferences that are related to the above areas.