Reviews - What do customers think about Vietnamese: Audio Cd Course (Language 30)?
A good product May 13, 2007
I own this and Pimsleur Quick and simple Vietnamese. This is much better than Pimsleur. A lot of bang for the buck.
Great price, great introduction to Tieng Viet (Vietnamese) Nov 23, 2004
This is a great introductory learning product. The price is excellent. It is essential to hear the language and these CDs are a portable way to do it. It is important to take time to go through both the included phrase book as well as listening to the audio. Then revisits to either of them are of continued benefit.
Recommended! ! ! May 18, 2004
This is a short (2-tape) but very well put together course. It goes through all the SOUNDS of Vietnamese, which is critical in a tonal language. (other languages such as Spanish allow a lot of leeway for poor pronunciation; not so Vietnamese) The essential beginning phrases are here, as well as good basic vocabulary. Repeated playing of tapes, with a fair amount of rewinding is what is needed in using this course, more so than in a course like the Pimsleurs, which have a lot of repetition built-in. While the Pimsleur courses have what I consider to be a better approach to language instruction, you definitely get a lot of bang for your buck out of this 2-tape course and since Pimsleur has a very limited Vietnamese offering, I consider this mini-course an essential for the beginner.
your basic tourist course Feb 17, 2004
Language/30 courses basically teach phrases that you learn like a parrot. If you are a linguist, you will figure out which words mean what and a few ideas of the grammar. This has the advantage of using both men and women speakers, which is esp. important with a tonal language, but has a glossary restricted to the vocabulary in the course. Bottom line: a good way to get used to the sounds and start making them yourself, but if you need to say more than is on the tape or CD you will be out of luck.
This is Vietnamese - Start Speaking Today on CD Apr 5, 2003
Caution! This product is:
Vietnamese - Start Speaking Today on CD.
It's the same as the cassette version listed here as well. Because the title was not listed here, I bought both by mistake :(