Over the past months since last year I mentioned that I was trying my best to learn Vietnamese, and after attempting to learn it at a local school – I still couldn’t get myself to stick with it. I also tried Vietnamese Pod, which is a really good source to learn Vietnamese however it is very limited to the Northern Accent (I’d love to learn the Northern accent in the future though). I’m no longer a premium member with Vietnamese Pod101, but once it offers more Southern Accent lessons I might try it out (and when I want to attempt the Northern Accent).
Okay, so back to the review haha.
I first came across Learning Vietnamese with Annie when I wanted to learn the alphabet. It was just a simple search, and because she was fluent in English and offered a heap of videos I became an eager student. Once I was feeling fairly confident, I went to trial the Podcast and immediately subscribed ><
One of the highlights of LVWA Podcasts is that it doesn’t feel like you’re learning off a robotic audio dialogue, and thanks to our other presenter Jack (who is not Vietnamese) – you feel at ease because he explains the structure and grammar issues really well. Both Annie and Jack work together really well, no wonder I’m still carrying on with Vietnamese.
- For learners wanting to learn the Southern Accent e.g Travelling to Ho Chi Minh, Heritage Learners etc.
- Cheap Monthly Subscription at $6.99 US dollars p/m ><
- Contains a 3 Step Learning Stage Method: Full Lesson, Dialogue & Vocabulary Review
- Provides a transcript for you to easily follow the lesson
- Each of the above sections are downloadable and it’s unlimited ^^ (If you subscribe)
- Both presenters (Annie & Jack) are entertaining, and go through the dialogue with you – line by line.
- There are two levels Elementary & Intermediate
- You can listen and practice at your own time
- Each lesson varies in topic e.g. Going to the Hairdressers
- Great for self help learners, and those tight on a budget.
- There’s no basic level podcast – that goes through the absolute basics or grammar *However if you head to their you tube page you’ll find enough information to cover that. Link
- I’d love to see a workbook/ textbook being released aside from the podcasts
- Online e-book/audio store
- Go to the YouTube videos to get the basics in order and when you’re confident go through to the 1st lesson Podcast (Elementary) which is free to trial.
- They also provide private Skype lessons – price varies on the teacher you prefer