Vietnamese 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.

Interested in learning Vietnamese in 2024?

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. 

The NewZealand Asia Institute is offering level 2 Vietnamese language course for those who have taken the introductory class or who have already gained some familiarity with the language. The class will run for eight weeks, with
1.5-hour evening classes held each Thursday, 6-7.30 pm. The class times are
flexible dependent on the attendees’ preferences.

The in-person course will concentrate on spoken Vietnamese, with an emphasis on extending participants’ ability to communicate in everyday settings. Topics include:

Visiting a Vietnamese home
Daily activities
Making phone calls

The course will be taught by a native Vietnamese speaker, educated in Vietnam and New Zealand. The core course book used will be Learning Vietnamese by Bac Hoai Tran, supplemented by other teaching materials (which are included in the course fee).

Course fees: $275 including textbook; $230 (excluding textbook); GST inclusive (Refunds will not be given after the start of the course).

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Further courses will be provided on demand basis. Please email:

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