Periodic evaluation tests are arranged between students and teachers for the purpose of measuring the student’s progress.

Certificate of Attendance:

At any time, a Certificate of Attendance can be issued to those who do not take the evaluation tests.

Certificate of Achievement:

  • Certificate of Achievement - Elementary Level (Level A) corresponds to the Upper Elementary Level after the student has completed at least 320 periods of Vietnamese instruction (VSL Textbooks 1 and 2) and satisfactory completion of the final evaluation test.
  • Certificate of Achievement – Intermediate Level (Level B) for at least 320 additional periods of Vietnamese instruction (VSL Textbooks 3 and 4) beyond Level A and satisfactory completion of the final evaluation test.
  • Certificate of Achievement – Advanced Level (Level C) corresponds to the Advanced Course that covers 320 additional periods of Vietnamese instruction beyond Level B and satisfactory completion of the final evaluation test.

A Certificate of Achievement will be issued to those who meet the following requirements:

+ Student Attendance

The evaluation test for any certificate will be organized only when the student has attended 90% of the total class hours.

+ Final Evaluation Test

The final evaluation test will include several sections. The student must achieve at least 50% on each section to pass the exam.

+ Accreditation

In the Certificate of Achievement, the Vietnamese course name, the length of study and the level are fully noted. The certification is recognized by the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, and can be transferred to other

Upon arrival, a student should take a placement test to determine his/her proper class. The Vietnamese language program focuses on:

+ Vietnamese Language as a Communicative Language

¨   Vietnamese Phonetics and Pronunciation

¨   Vocabulary

¨   Vietnamese Grammar

¨  Communication skills:

* Conversation

* Writing (informal and formal)

* Listening Comprehension (in daily situations, radio and television)

* Reading (newspapers and formal documents)

¨  Vietnamese culture

+ Vietnamese Language as an Instrumental Language

¨   Vietnamese for scientific research

¨    Vietnamese for education (for example Geography and History)

¨    Vietnamese for business, tourism

According to the requirements of students, courses are categorized into regular courses and intensive courses.

Regular Courses

Regular courses begin every two weeks after placement tests except July when the University is closed for summer vacation.

Regular courses are scheduled for five days per week, with two periods per day. When following this course schedule, a student will complete approximately 40 periods per month.

The General Vietnamese Language program offers 12 courses of grouped into 6 levels. Each course covers 80 periods.

  1.  Elementary Courses (E1 & E2): Beginning with the Vietnamese alphabet and phonetics, these courses place an emphasis on pronunciation, basic grammatical structures and vocabulary items, as well as basic conversational skills.
  2. Upper Elementary Courses (E3 & E4): Vocabulary items are concentrated on daily topics; grammar refers to basic points. These courses aimto prepare the student for simple everyday communication in speaking and listening.
  3. Lower Intermediate Courses (I1 & I2): These courses put an emphasis on staging dialogues for various conversational purposes including: descriptions, narratives, instructional dialogues and the expression of personal opinions. The sentence structures are developed systematically and progressively.
  4. Intermediate Courses (I3 & I4): These courses introduce some important points of modern Vietnamese grammar used in simple work-related writing.They focuson expressions and explanations in Vietnamese. Students will practice listening and speaking skills using vocabulary items for both non-specialist and professional fields.
  5.  Advanced Courses (A1 & A2): These courses put stress on communicating in a wide range of subjects to develop an ability to understand Vietnamese native speakers.
  6. Upper Advanced Courses (A3 & A4): Focus on extensive and comprehensive reading, as well as expository writing, so that the students can be prepared to attend college (or graduate school) in Vietnam.


Intensive courses:

Those who need intensive courses may study four hours per day. They will complete 20 periods per week. This course should be reserved for students who are otherwise unoccupied and thus able to prepare for the lessons and complete all homewok assignments. The intensive courses are offered according to the Faculty’s schedule, as follows:

Fall term ( September till January)

Spring term ( February till June)

Summer session (June till Mid-August).

In addition, there are other courses for specific purposes such as Vietnamese for businesspersons, researchers, tourists, etc. 


This program is designed to provide Vietnamese language courses for all foreigners who intend to learn Vietnamese language to meet their specific needs. Every 2 weeks, students are welcome to join classes organized according to their purpose and level. Students can be in different kinds of classes, such as individual classes where intensive or special courses are offered, or group classes that facilitate conversation and cultural exchanges.

Our Faculty is additionnally prepared to design special programs for students who are studying Vietnamese language in their own country, and want to improve their Vietnamese level either in an inter-university cooperative program or for personal purposes. These programs will be arranged according to the students’ requirements.

In addition, we also have short term training programs organized to receive students, research students, and student groups from universities all around the world.