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Trang V.

133 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Japanese, Vietnamese
  • Teaches students 15 and up
  • Teaching since 2017
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Trang V.

133 Reviews
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Learning a new language is uneasy and it definitely takes time but it is also definitely possible. I have had opportunities to work with a lot of students who have different learning purposes and all of them have put a lot of work and I believe their Vietnamese families and friends do appreciate their efforts and being able to communicate in Vietnamese is helping them get closer to each other. I am here to work with you on that journey. Thank you for being interested in our language, our country, our people and our culture :)

About Trang

Xin chào! My name is Trang. I build up lessons based on what you want to learn instead of what I want to teach so that we can help you reach your goal as soon as possible. I am from the North so if you want to study the Southern accent, I am afraid that I can not help you speak with 100% accent of

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Joelle
I’m so glad that I chose Trang as my tutor. Her lessons are planned out and organized. I’ve learned more with her in the last month than I did trying on my own for a year. My family speaks with a southern accent and she has adjusted to that to help me. I am very happy with my lessons.
Tracey L.
Once again a great session with Trang. I had a family emergency and was unable to study my homework lesson but Trang picked up without a hitch and continued teaching as if I had been studying the entire time. She's great and I look forward to the next class.
Thanks Trang
Leandro
Trang has been incredible. My vietnamese was basically limited to food :-) but after one month of classes I started to understand pieces of conversations between my partner and in-laws. She has a really good pace, breaking down words and sounds that are new to me, keeping a very practical approach. I walked out first class being able to say a handful amount of words, surprising my viet friends! I strongly recommend Trang to anyone with little to none
vietnamese experience; and she will make sure it's time well invested.
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Chau N.

71 Reviews
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  • Speaks Vietnamese, English, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2016
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Chau N.

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I have instructed Vietnamese language and culture to Americans for 6 years after my arriving in The United States in 2008. I always consider teaching foreign languages is not only a career but an art of inspiration. My expertise is how to conduct and train students to pronounce, speak, read, write and understand Vietnamese language and culture accurately. All of my students reached their goals after 26, 32 or 44 weeks of learning Vietnamese. I received good feedback form them too.

About Chau

I taught Vietnamese language and culture to foreigners, English and Vietnamese to Vietnamese adults and students in Vietnam for 30 years before arriving in the United States in 2008. Then, I continued to instruct Vietnamese language and culture to Americans in Virginia and Washington DC. I got an

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Amanda
Incredibly patient and efficient at helping you make progress with the language.
Travis
Very good
Kari L.
Very experienced. Really great at teaching the foundational basics.

Tommy N.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $16
  • Speaks Japanese, English, Vietnamese
  • Medical General Doctor from University of Medicine & Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh city
  • Teaching since 2016
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Tommy N.

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I have 3 years experience in teaching Vietnamese for student & adult people with all level. I prefer to teach the most popular words, sentences, grammar which usually appear in daily life. We can study about topics you interested in. I also use movie, youtube video for you to practicing listening. I would like to teach Vietnamese funny slang, culture you can use to make Vietnamese friends or dating Vietnamese people. I have lived in Japan so I can speak Japanese (intermediate level).

About Tommy

I am Nhuan! I was born in Vietnam, a Native Vietnamese speaker. I graduated from Medical school with a medical doctor degree but I really like teaching languages. Now I am studying for a master's degree in the US. I have been in 26 countries, lived in Japan & Europe. I like traveling, languages, ha

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Chenyu Z.
Tommy sends excellent lesson material so you don’t need to purchase books! He gives very clear examples for new words and concepts. He customizes lessons and will teach useful things depending on what you want to learn, including slang. Highly recommend!
Krysten P.
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Tien T.

4 Reviews
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  • Speaks mandarin, russian, english
  • Teaches students 20 and up
  • Teaching since 2017
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Tien T.

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Hi, my potential students!
My name is Tien. I love inspiring people to learn languages and Vietnamese in particular. I have been teaching Vietnamese for 2 years now, both online and in-person.
I believe learning a language should be fun and practical. Therefore, I always make sure my students enjoy my lessons while building up the confidence to speak the language. I use a lot of hand-outs, worksheets and games to make sure my lessons are conducted in an interactive and effective way.

About Tien

Hi, my potential students! My name is Tien. I love inspiring people to learn languages and Vietnamese in particular. I have been teaching Vietnamese for 2 years now, both online and in-person. I believe learning a language should be fun and practical. Therefore, I always make sure my students en

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Rich
Ha
In only a few sessions, Tien has been a very helpful instructor, and I feel I've learned a lot! Her teaching style is a good mix of worksheets, games, conversation practice, and flexibility to your level of fluency. She has a lot of knowledge to help build up vocabulary across conversation topics, and is very patient with teaching pronounciation and grammar. 10/10
Ryan
Tien is one of the best teachers I've ever met. All her students love her, and she brings a lot of passion and creativity to her teaching. She's also a verified Polyglot, speaking 3 languages well and working on learning a few more!

Huyen G.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, Vietnamese
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Bachelor degree from Vietnam National University, Hanoi
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Huyen G.

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I was born in Vietnam and just came to US 2 years ago. I am very friendly, enthusiastic and the improvement of students is my happiness!

About Huyen

I was born in Vietnam and just came to America 2 years ago. Teaching is my passion, both Vietnamese and Crocheting . My students said that I am very patient, enthusiastic and responsible! And the improvement of students is my happiness!

Dr. Harrison P.

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Starting at $90
  • Speaks Spanish, Chinese, French
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dr. Harrison P.

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Language is not about ABC. Fluency of Vietnamese means understanding history, culture, tradition, morality, philosophy of Vietnam people. The learners will be able to make poem, familiar to Truyen Kieu, comparable writing styles of the East and the West.

Ngôn ngữ bao hàm Lịch sử - Văn hóa - Đạo đức - Truyền thống - Triết học
Người học sẽ biết làm thơ , thuộc truyện Kiều, so sánh được văn hóa viết Đông Tây

About Dr. Harrison

Teachers are always our great resource for motivating our own learning path. "Everything is possible if you put your mind in it", my professor once told me that and it works with me whenever I confront difficulties. Hope it will work with you too. Actually, I select students to teach, so please sho

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Average Cost of Vietnamese Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute Vietnamese lessons is $158. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $150 and $167 per hour.
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"Very patient and good teacher"
Natalia
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"Wow, I have attended Vietnamese class for Westerner's many times at our temple. I never understood until now that the names and pronunciations are two entirely different things. With this knowledge I will progress in my studies more quickly. Chau gave me plenty of study materials to practice. Super happy and excited to learn more after our first lesson. He is very patient with my Midwestern US accent while teaching me the Vietnamese Tonals. Thank so much Chau!"
Steve
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"I was a student in Mr. Chau Nguyen’s beginner Vietnamese class. Trying to speak a new language can be embarrassing, but Mr. Nguyen created an encouraging atmosphere and was very patient. He gives ample opportunity for students to ask questions and provides thorough explanations. Mr. Nguyen did a great job of breaking down the lessons in manageable segments that were appropriately challenging. He also used various teaching techniques so that each class was fresh and unpredictable.

I put in the time to complete the homework and review the vocabulary and sentence structures that we'd covered each week. After a handful of classes, I went from practically zero language ability (aside from a few food terms) to being able to articulate some simple questions and answers in Vietnamese. I looked forward to attending the classes and found them to be rewarding."
Regan
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"Chau is an extremely patient and knowledgeable language teacher. Would def recommend him to others."
Pauline
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"Great overall instructor! Mr. Châu will tailor his class to fit your needs. He is dedicated to teaching and seeing his students progress to their fullest potential. I’ve had 4 Vietnamese teachers who taught me in the past and Mr. Châu was the best. A++"
Michael
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"Mr. Chau was very patient and kind, especially in teaching the word pronunciations that take practice for new learners. He was able to tailor his lessons to my goals of learning basic conversational skills for an upcoming trip. I feel like I can greet people, navigate, and order in restaurants. I highly recommend."
Janet
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"As someone with no previous history of or propensity for learning a foreign language, let alone a tonal language far removed from the Germanic/Romance languages of Europe, I can not recommend Thầy Châu enough. All current progress and any future success in Vietnamese that I should enjoy is a testament to not only his propensity for Vietnamese and philology, but his mastery of pedagogy. Simply put, with his experience, uncompromising standards, and uncommon patience, the student’s own effort is the only hurdle to be overcome in order to accomplish one’s goals in this language."
Ron L
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"I would highly recommend Professor Chau."
Dung
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"I have been taking Vietnamese lessons with Chau for several months and he has been great! Professional, patient, and teaches in a way that allows a student a better understanding of a very difficult language! If it wasn’t for my new work schedule, I would have done many more lessons but I feel like the lessons I have had with Mr Nguyen has given me the foundations of the language! 5 stars!"
Jenney
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"Chai got right to work and gave me some useful tips immediately! I am excited to practice what was learned and get ready for the next session."
Chris
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Private Vietnamese Lessons Near You

The official language of Vietnam, Vietnamese belongs to the Austro-Asiatic language family and originated in the northern part of Vietnam. Today, about 76 million people speak Vietnamese as their native or primary language. With a population of 92 million, even more people speak Vietnamese as a second language. 

Pockets of Vietnamese communities around the world also speak Vietnamese. This includes populations around the countries of Southeast Asia, Australia, the Czech Republic, and the United States. Vietnamese is actually the third-most commonly spoken language in states including Texas, Washington, Oklahoma, and Nebraska. Many people learn Vietnamese to improve their travel opportunities, to connect with families and friends, or to become more closely acquainted with the Vietnamese culture. 

Why Learn to Speak Vietnamese?

With several strange vowel sounds and six different tones of pronunciation, Vietnamese can be challenging for the English ear and tongue. The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) rates Vietnamese as a Category III language. This means it's considered to be a hard language for native English speakers to learn. Due to its significant linguistic and cultural differences from English, Vietnamese requires 44 weeks of study or 1,100 class hours, on average, for a student to learn.

Although the FSI considers Vietnamese to be a challenging language, there are many reasons why it's easier to learn than other East Asian languages. Until about a century ago, Vietnamese was solely written in a logographic script called chữ Nôm. Today, the modern Vietnamese writing system uses the same characters as English (the Latin alphabet). This modern writing system, quốc ngữ, makes Vietnamese way simpler for an English speaker to learn — especially with regard to reading and writing. Also, Vietnamese has no noun genders, no complex verb forms, simple tenses, and is highly logical. As a result, its different pronunciation is just about the only truly difficult part of learning Vietnamese. 

The Best Way to Learn Vietnamese and What You'll Study

Sure, a quick online search reveals pages of websites offering free Vietnamese lessons. Although this might seem fast and easy, it's not the best way to learn a foreign language — especially one as challenging as Vietnamese. We recommend studying with a private Vietnamese teacher who will offer you immediate feedback and help you overcome individual challenges quickly.

When learning Vietnamese with a private tutor, you'll also enjoy lessons that have been customized to your personal interests and preferred learning style. Remember that no two private lessons are alike. For example, Vietnamese classes for adults differ greatly in terms of content and teaching methods from Vietnamese lessons for children. Don't let the Category III rating discourage you! With a private Vietnamese tutor, you'll learn more quickly and have fun at the same time.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Vietnamese Classes

If you have little or no previous experience with the Vietnamese language, then beginner lessons are for you! In beginner classes, you'll learn all the basic skills and rules you need to get a strong start learning Vietnamese. In beginning lessons, your teacher might choose to cover some of the following topics:

  • Alphabet and pronunciation
  • Unfamiliar vowel sounds
  • Introduction to tones
  • Survival phrases and essential vocabulary

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Vietnamese Lessons

Intermediate lessons are designed to build upon a student's basic knowledge of Vietnamese. In intermediate lessons, you'll expand your vocabulary and develop a greater command of the language. Your Vietnamese tutor might cover some of the following topics:

  • Sharpen listening comprehension
  • Forming verb tenses
  • Practicing vowels, consonants, and tones
  • Syntax

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Vietnamese Classes

Advanced lessons are intended for students with a strong command of Vietnamese. Advanced students should already be comfortable speaking, hearing, reading, and writing Vietnamese. In advanced lessons, you'll approach fluency and begin speaking more like a native Vietnamese speaker. Course content and subject matter in advanced Vietnamese classes are highly dependent on the student's individual goals and interests, but your instructor might choose to cover some of the following topics:

  • Accent reduction
  • Discerning between and understanding dialects
  • Nuance and inference
  • Colloquialisms, customs, and culture

How to Find a Vietnamese Teacher Near You

If you're ready to get a taste for the vowel sounds and tonal inflections of the Vietnamese language, then you'll need to find a tutor. A quick search on TakeLessons will direct you to a variety of highly experienced and qualified teachers who offer private Vietnamese lessons both online and in person. Before you choose a Vietnamese tutor, we recommend browsing through several teacher profiles and reading reviews written by other students, like you. 

The price of Vietnamese classes varies, but most instructors charge a rate based on the length and frequency of lessons. You can discuss fees with your tutor and make arrangements that work for your budget and schedule. When studying Vietnamese with a private tutor, you'll pick up the language quickly and be on your way to proficiency in no time!