What you’ll learn

  • Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and phrases aimed in many situations that may happen when travelling in Vietnam
  • Expand vocabulary on various actual topics.
  • Understand more about Vietnamese culture


  • Finished “Complete Vietnamese Course – Lower Intermediate (B1)”
  • Know how to read at a basic level
  • Have a computer connected with the internet

Methods of Instruction

  • Instructor-led lessons
  • Independent study/homework
  • Hands-on training/testing/projects

Text and Learning Materials

  • Survival Vietnamese for Travel (designed by SVFF team)
  • Audio files in Southern Dialect included for the ebook
  • Online sources: online news, readings, videos, movies, etc (carefully chosen by SVFF)
  • Glossary created by SVFF

Topics will be covered in this course:

  1. Tại khách sạn – At the hotel
  2. Tại bệnh viện – At the hospital
  3. Đi mua sắm – Go shopping
  4. Tại nhà hàng – At the restaurant
  5. quán bar – At a nightclub
  6. bưu điện – At a post office
  7. Tại rạp chiếu phim – At the cinema
  8. Quán cà phê – At a coffee shop
  9. Đi xe bus – Take a bus
  10. Thuê xe – Rent a bike
  11. Cửa hàng quần áo – Clothe shop
  12. Tại ngân hàng – At the bank
  13. Tại nhà thuốc – At the pharmacy
  14. Tại tiệm làm tóc – At a hair salon
  15. Chỉ đường – Show direction
  16. Tại tiệm sửa xe – At the motorbike garage
  17. Đón taxi – Take a taxi
  18. Đón xe ôm – Take a “xe om”
  19. Ở bảo tàng – At a museum
  20. Thuê nhà – Rent a house
  21. Hẹn hò – Go on a date

How long does this last?

  • 42 to 63 meetings in class, depending on each student
  • Students with more time for self-learning can achieve this level faster
  • Learners want to focus on just some specific area only, such as speaking and listening online also take less time to achieve this level

Who this course is for:

  • Students that have studied Beginner to Lower-Intermediate Vietnamese.
  • Those who plan to travel in Vietnam and want to handle conversations with the locals.
  • Those who want to learn to speak Vietnamese in all common topics.