Vietnamese 101

Top Resources for Learning Vietnamese

Learn Vietnamese with these useful resources from around the web.

There’s never been a better time to learn a language. No matter your age or experience, a plethora of tools and resources are available to get you started or help you improve your language skills.

Best of all, many of these resources are completely free.

Check out the links below to jump-start your Vietnamese.

General

Omniglot - Basic overview of Vietnamese with alphabet and useful links
Wikipedia - Overview of the Vietnamese language

Free Courses

Foreign Service Institute (via 101 Languages) - Vietnamese Basic course

Amazon - Vietnamese language learning materials
Vietnamese Pod 101 - Modern learning suite with audio and video lessons
Pimsleur - Comprehensive Vietnamese course based on the Pimseleur method

Phrases

Defense Language Institute - Vietnamese language survival kit basic guide
Loecsen - Basic Vietnamese phrases for travel with audio and illustrations
Wikivoyage - Vietnamese travel phrases (no audio)

Dictionaries and Translation

Google Translate - Translate to and from Vietnamese
VDict - Online Vietnamese dictionary

Grammar and Vocabulary

Forvo - Collection of Vietnamese words pronounced by native speakers
Wikipedia - Vietnamese grammar
Memrise - Spaced repetition site and app for learning Vietnamese vocabulary

Video

Vietnamese Pod 101 - Modern learning suite with audio and video lessons
TED - Watch TED talks with Vietnamese subtitles and transcripts
YouTube - Search videos for learning Vietnamese
Learn Vietnamese With Annie - YouTube channel with lots of useful videos

Radio and Podcasts

Social Media

Meetup - List of Vietnamese language meetups worldwide
Reddit - /r/learnvietnamese subreddit for learning Vietnamese

Books

Wikivoyage - Vietnamese travel phrases (no audio)

News

Other Resources

Articles and Opinion

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  • Rikke S.

    Is this is Google Translate? I am from Danmark, but I know enough of Norwegian that some of the english translations do not see correct. Or maybe is that only my english to need improvement?

    • 101languages

      Yes, as the “Note” states the translations are from Google Translate and therefore some of the translations are quite rough, unfortunately…