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Free Vietnamese Lessons and Courses

Free Vietnamese Lessons and Courses
We have gathered together here a number of free Vietnamese language lessons and language courses for those learning Vietnamese, along with some other Vietnamese language resources, such as Vietnamese online courses and exercises, podcasts, video lessons, alphabets, dictionaries, lexicons, verb conjugations, language communities, newspapers, articles, and books. Most of these sites will be in English, although a number are multilingual in nature.

  Courses and Exercises
Vietnamese language group site, with lessons, exercises, and other language resources.
Phrasebase Vietnamese Language Learning Resources
The Phrasebase website is the ultimate environment allowing you to read a Vietnamese based phonetic spelling of common and useful everyday phrases in effort to memorize it and it's meaning. Phrases are accompanyed by sound files allowing you to listen repetatively and repeat out loud to practice pronunciation. And lastly, there are thousands of other members who can help you with your target language. Simply connect with them in the Phrasebase Audio/Video chatroom and echange language information and assistance.
Seasite: Quick Vietnamese for Seven Days in Country
Quick Vietnamese for Tourists is a series of short conversations for tourists that should be useful in getting around Vietnam and talking to the Vietnamese. The conversations are organized as if you were to spend a week in Vietnam, with a total of seven lessons dealing with seven topics that would involve a typical tourist. The top priority is to teach you how to be polite to your hosts so that you can return from your trip with good memories.
Seasite: Vietnamese Lessons
20 lessons in Vietnamese, with an older version using the VNI Vietnamese font and a new version using Unicode fonts.
Studying Vietnamese Through English
Online HTML-ized language book teaching Vietnamese, in 26 lessons. "This book is written for foreigners studying Vietnamese not only in Vietnam but also in other countries and for those who want to study by themselves. The author's experience in teaching Vietnamese to foreigners in Vietnam and also learners overseas has shown that if a textbook is too difficult and complicated, learners find it difficult to digest. So, although they have finished a course, they are still unable to speak Vietnamese. Thus this book has been simplified to make learning easier and much explanation is given in English."
Vietnamese Online
"Welcome and thank you for visiting the Vietnamese Online Home Page. Vietnamese is the official language in Vietnam and is spoken by a large Vietnamese community around the world. This online course is an personal attemp to introduce the very basic of Vietnamese language to English speaking community."
Wikipedia: Vietnamese Language
Wikipedia article describing the Vietnamese language, its history, origins, etc.

  Language Communities

Polyglot is a non-profit community dedicated to language exchange. Polyglot allows you to find the right person ready to exchange languages with you. You will search for penpals according to age, gender, location, hobbies, etc. Polyglot is fully customizable. You will choose your own icons, styles or post your own Polyglot translations, so that more people speaking your language can become a member.
Speak Any Language Online Community is a web-based, global community dedicated to making the world a smaller place through understanding of languages and cultures. Our Forums area gives each of our users the opportunity to communicate with each other. Our Chat area gives everyone the opportunity practice speaking in the languages of their choice. Best of all, the services on these pages are free.
UniLang Community
The main purpose of the UniLang Community is to provide an online site where people interested in languages can unite, openly discuss, and find resources related to language(s), linguistics and translations. We are an open non-profit organization, meaning that everything on our site is publicly accessible at no cost, and membership is also free and open for everybody. All data, unless otherwise stated, is licensed under an open licence, the UniLang Public License, as opposed to a restrictive copyright.

  Other Vietnamese Resources

Vietnamese Language and Culture
Link listing of resources on Vietnamese language and culture.
Evolution of Vietnamese Writing System
Examines the writing system and its development.
The Vietnamese Writing System
Article on the Vietnamese writing system.
Wikipedia: Chu Nom
Wikipedia article on the classical vernacular script of the Vietnamese language that makes use of Chinese characters
Wikipedia: Vietnamese Alphabet
Wikipedia article on the Vietnamese alphabet.
Vietnamese Dictionaries Online
Links to online dictionaries in Vietnamese from all over the world, including monolingual online dictionaries, bilingual online dictionaries, online technical and specialty dictionaries, and online translation engines and hyper-dictionaries.
Vietnamese Internet Radio and Online News Radio
Large directory of internet radio programs with conversation and music in a number of different audio formats.
Vietnamese Newspapers Online
Directory of online Vietnamese newspapers.