Learning Vietnamese with Annie Podcast Review

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.

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Learn Vietnamese with Annie Official Website

Pros: 

  • 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.

Cons:

  • 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

Recommendations: 

  • I’d love to see a  workbook/ textbook being released aside from the podcasts
  • Online e-book/audio store
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LVWA YouTube site

Tips: 

  • 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
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