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StartNow: Vietnamese for beginners (Southern)

10 Lessons to get you speaking Southern Vietnamese.
(15 reviews)
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 5h 13m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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9.4 / 10

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8.4 / 10
This course was last updated on 9/2020.

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9.9 / 10
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Content Score

9.2 / 10
Video Score: 8.4 / 10
The course includes 5h 13m video content. Courses with more videos usually have a higher average rating. We have found that the sweet spot is 16 hours of video, which is long enough to teach a topic comprehensively, but not overwhelming. Courses over 16 hours of video gets the maximum score.
The average video length is 2 hours 24 minutes of 44 Vietnamese Language courses on Udemy.
Detail Score: 9.3 / 10

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Extra Content Score: 9.9 / 10

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Table of contents


Xin Chào!
Welcome to StartNow – Vietnamese for beginners.
This course is aimed at beginners looking to get around and learn the basics of Vietnamese.
The course is split into 10 Lessons covering 2 levels (Absolute beginner – beginner) with 5 hours of video lessons.
Each lesson focuses on a different aspect of day to day life and travel in Vietnam, split up into 4-6 minute videos.
We tried to focus on giving the most useful expressions and vocabulary that are used most frequently in southern Vietnam. The aim of this course is to equip the listening with the skills to order food, check into a hotel, go shopping and recount some basic experiences. There are also optional Vocabulary lists for anyone looking to expand their learning.
Most importantly we want you to be understood. If this is your first tonal language you need to understand the importance of good pronunciation and we have highlighted this in our course design. 100 words spoken properly will get you so much further than 500 words mispronounced. This is why each section contains a pronunciation lesson which focuses on a vowel or consonant pair.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the course please drop a comments and myself or Tam will get back to you as soon as possible.
You can also join our facebook page for conversations and help with Vietnamese.
Thank you!
Kai & Thanh

You will learn

✓ Learn practical language for ordering food and drink, giving directions, shopping and giving your opinion.
✓ Learn how to pronounce the tones correctly as well as training your ear to hear the tones with our listening tests.
✓ Understand pronouns and how to use them correctly.
✓ Download our full pronunciation guide with easy to follow explanations.


• This is an entry level course for any level.

This course is for

• Anyone looking to travel/live in Vietnam or looking to learn a new language.
• People who have been living in Vietnam for a while, but have never tried or gave up learning the language.
• People who want a practical guide to getting around.

How much does the StartNow: Vietnamese for beginners (Southern) course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $12.99. And currently there is a 35% discount on the original price of the course, which was $19.99. So you save $7 if you enroll the course now.
The average price is $12.4 of 44 Vietnamese Language courses on Udemy.

Does the StartNow: Vietnamese for beginners (Southern) course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, StartNow: Vietnamese for beginners (Southern) has a 30-day money back guarantee. The 30-day refund policy is designed to allow students to study without risk.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

Currently we could not find a scholarship for the StartNow: Vietnamese for beginners (Southern) course, but there is a $7 discount from the original price ($19.99). So the current price is just $12.99.

Who is the instructor? Is Kai Saunders a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Kai Saunders has created 1 courses that got 15 reviews which are generally positive. Kai Saunders has taught 71 students and received a 4.8 average review out of 15 reviews. Depending on the information available, Kai Saunders is a TRUSTED instructor.
Language teachers based in Vietnam
Welcome to our Vietnamese language learning platform.

StartNow is a language company founded by Kai Saunders and Tâm Huỳnh.


“I am an english teacher who has been living and studying in Vietnam for 2 years now. When I first moved here I was a little disheartened at the lack of resources available for learning Vietnamese online, especially in the southern dialect.

I ended up joining a Vietnamese language school in Vietnam which is where I met Cô Tâm. I started learning Vietnamese and have loved it ever since.

Together, Tâm and I wanted to created an accessible learning platform aimed at western learners looking to get started in Vietnamese. With a combined 10 years of teaching experience we have created a clean, simple program which uses short 3-5 minute lessons that you can practice daily. Whilst the lessons utilise the southern dialect, most of the words are universal and you will have no trouble finding your way around Hanoi. 

Follow our Facebook page to find more discussions and get any questions you have answered about the course or just Vietnamese in general! 

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Platform: Udemy
Video: 5h 13m
Language: English
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