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STUDYING VIETNAMESE AND WORKING

 
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jugador



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:49 am    Post subject: STUDYING VIETNAMESE AND WORKING Reply with quote

Hi guys,

I am thinking to study Vietnamese and then, perhaps, use that as a stepping stone to a university job (at the same university). So, two questions for you.

1) What is the best university to study Vietnamese in HCMC?
(preferably one in a livable district)

2) What would be the best university to work at that would also offer Vietnamese courses?

Thanks!
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sigmoid



Joined: 21 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as I know, and I could be wrong, there are no full-time positions available at public unis in VN. The only places I've heard of is RMIT, which is from Australia, and the recently opened Fulbright University from the US. There is also The International School of Business (ISB) at The University of Economics, Ho Chi Minh City.


In addition, the people I've met who study VNese learn with private tutors. I'm not aware of any programs at unis.

Again my knowledge is limited, so this is merely my general impression.

Here's a list of unis in HCMC:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Universities_in_Ho_Chi_Minh_City
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jooooooey



Joined: 16 Dec 2009
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't been in Vietnam long, but a quick Google search gives me:

HCM University of Education
http://www.hcmup.edu.vn/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=4382&Itemid=7492&lang=vi&site=190
They have Vietnamese for foreigners, up to a full bachelor's degree

National University of Social Sciences and Humanities in HCM
http://www.vns.edu.vn/index.php/en

National University in Hanoi
http://vsl.edu.vn/academics/vietnamese-language-courses

I'm guessing that if you did something like that, it could help you get a foot in the door for working there. But that doesn't mean they'll give you a work visa or give full time work, like sigmoid says. I bet a lot of people would be willing to give free Vietnamese lessons in exchange for free English lessons, if you can find the right person.

From my experience in Peru, the only foreigners who got full time positions in Public universities were the people who already had residence and could legally work. Not sure if it's the same here. Like I said, I haven't been here long. Let me know if you find anything.
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sigmoid



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers for the correction. I guess just because I've never heard of it doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

Actually, though, by 'private tutor' I meant taking regular lessons with a Vietnamese person who already speaks good English and has the experience and materials neded to help foreigners progress quickly. They get paid and advertise heavily on social media.

Some people also do 'language exchange' as you describe, but I'm sure it's very effective.

Anyway, in my experience, Vietnamese is not an easy language to just pick up casually, so putting in the effort seems to be necessary.
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