Watch to learn! See and hear how to speak your new language by watching video footage of native speakers, and learning from them. Conversations are spoken slowly so that beginning learners can understand everything. This language-learning method helps you build confidence on a computer before you test out your new speaking skills in the real world. Record yourself and listen to the playback to compare your pronunciation with the native speaker’s.
Play to learn with interactive games. Then take a comprehension quiz and see how you do in real-life social situations. A challenging recording quiz tests your pronunciation. You earn points for every game you play, and can earn bronze, silver and gold awards for your language achievements!
You can also learn on the go with a printable phrasebook. Practice your new language at school, on the plane…whenever you have a free moment!
Doing business with someone who doesn’t speak your language? Talk Business was designed specifically for people who need to learn a language for their career. Learn basic business vocabulary so you can concentrate on the important things and not waste time searching for the right words.
Will it work for you?
Do you already know a little bit about your new language? Talk Business is at its most effective if you have some experience in the language. For example, do you feel confident enough to start a simple conversation in your new language? If so, you are ready to move on to Talk Business. That being said, the phrases in Talk Business are spoken clearly and at a speed that’s easy to follow.
What will you learn?
Talk Business teaches you essential vocabulary for the workplace. It covers basics, such as, “What is your website address?” and “My computer crashed and I lost all my files.” Talk Business also teaches some more advanced topics, including exchange rates, product guarantees and marketing budgets. You will learn topics ranging from trading, marketing, advertising and communications to the Internet, e-commerce, finance, business travel, careers, negotiations and more.
WHY LEARN VIETNAMESE?
- Vietnam is a popular tourist destination, so learn Vietnamese in order to feel more at ease during your visit there.
- Many companies do business with and in Vietnam. Learning Vietnamese will help you communicate with business contacts there.
Vietnamese is spoken by about 80 million people across the globe and is the national language of Vietnam. Welcome to a world where the colors are more vivid, where the landscapes are bolder, the coastline more dramatic, where the history is more compelling, where the tastes are more divine, where life is lived in the fast lane. This world is Vietnam, the latest Asian dragon to awake from its slumber. Nature has blessed Vietnam with a bountiful harvest of soaring mountains, a gorgeous coastline and radiant rice fields. Inland, peasant women in conical hats still tend to their fields, children ride buffalos along country paths and minority people scratch out a living from impossible gradients.
Outside of Vietnam, there is a large Vietnamese diaspora in the USA, Cambodia and China.
Here are some of the basic Vietnamese phrases that you might use:
- Chào mừng! (Welcome!)
- Khi những cõn mýa sẽ ngừng? (When will the rain stop?)
- Tôi yêu Việt Nam! (I love Vietnam!)