Indonesian language classes

Vietnam is a thriving, resilient country in Southeast Asia, home to over 97 million people with close connections across the Pacific and beyond.

Vietnam is a thriving, resilient country in Southeast Asia, home to over 97 million people with close connections across the Pacific and beyond. Many New Zealanders first encounter Vietnam as a tourist destination and as a major exporter of coffee. While it is renowned for beaches and good coffee, Vietnam is also a culturally rich society that counts its history in the thousands of
years. Today, the country has a youthful population profile, a dynamic tech industry and an increasingly central role in global value chains in digital technologies and manufacturing. 

NZAI offers an introductory Vietnamese language class for adult learners over the following dates (Wednesday evenings over 8 consecutive weeks, 5-6.30pm) at the University of Auckland Business School. The class timings may be flexible dependent on the attendees preferences.

Registration is now open for the following language classe in 2022:

The course will provide an introduction to spoken Vietnamese, with an emphasis on
communicating everyday needs and understanding Vietnamese culture. Topics
covered include:

  • Greetings and introductions
  • Telling the time and numbers
  • Travel and transport
  • Shopping and eating


The course will be taught by a native speaker of Vietnamese, educated in Vietnam and New Zealand. The core course book used will be Easy Vietnamese by Bac Hoai Tran and it includes a free online audio.

Course fees: $275 including textbook; $250 excluding textbook.
Refunds will not be given after start of the course.

For further information, please email: d.towle@auckland.ac.nz

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the Nicholas Tarling Charitable Trust