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Vietnamese Language Books and CDs

Books, CDs and computor programs teaching the Vietnamese language. Children and adults will find these useful in learning this simply constructed, but difficult to speak, language.

Sing 'n Learn Vietnamese
by Hop Thi Nguyen, Selina Yoon
"This children's teaching system sets numbers, colors, and other useful prhases to music to teach basic vocabulary and pronunciations. Provides Vietnamese songs plus pronunciation guide and English translation."
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Word by Word Picture Dictionary: English Vietnamese Edition
A nice picture dictionary for children, but also helpful for adults.
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Milet Flashwords: Vietnamese-english
by Sedat Turnhan, Sally Hagin
60 bilingual flashcards. Each flashcard shows with an object in color with its word in English and on the reverse side, the same image in black and white with it's word in the Vietnamese.
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Vietnamese: A Language Map
by Kristine K. Kershul
Here is a new concept that could be really useful. A durable laminated phrasebook which folds like a map. Contains over 1,000 words and phrases a traveler might need. When you want to order in cafe, need a telephone, or want to ask the price of a postcard and the words fail - "pull out your Language Map."
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Lonely Planet Vietnamese Phrasebook
By Thinh Hoang, Quynh-Tram Trinh, Nguyen Xuan Thu
"Compact phrasebook which will help you to communicate in Vietnamese. Also serves as a useful study guide during your wait to travel."
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Vietnamese Language 30 : Start Speaking Today
"We purchased this because it teaches phrases as well as words, and also has tapes. It is very useful!" (Wendy Barron)
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Vietnamese (Quick & Simple)
From Pimsleur
CDs or tapes instruction in Vietnamese.
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Teach Yourself Vietnamese Complete Course - CDs and Book
By Dana Healy
CDs plus instruction manual.
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Rosetta Stone Vietnamese Level 1 Win/Mac Personal Edition
CD Rom for the computer. Expensive but comprehensive. Teaches the Northern dialect of Vietnamese.
Description says, "Used by the U.S. State Department, the Peace Corps and NASA. Includes over 3500 real-life color pictures and phrases spoken by native speakers. Curriculum with 12 activities in each of 92 lessons (ages 6 and older) for listening comprehension, reading, speaking and writing."
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Talk Now! Learn Vietnamese - Beginning Level CD Rom
CD Rom for the computer. Much less expensive.
Descriptions says, "Talk Now! uses games and quizzes as a basis for making the learning process fun and relaxing. Topics include: phrases, first words, food, shopping, countries, colors, telling time, numbers, and human body parts. Compare your pronunciation. Compare yourself with native speakers using the record facility. Print out dictionary included. Microphone required."
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Elementary Vietnamese
by Binh Nhu, Ngo
Based on Harvard University course, explains difference between North and South Vietnamese dialects.
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Vietnamese Beginner's Course
by Nguyen Thi Thanh Binh
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