At V2 level of Vietnamese you can understand:
- Very basic personal, family and job-related language.
- Enough to meet the needs with slow, clear speech.
- Short, simple texts on familiar matter.
What you can do with level V2 Vietnamese
A V2 level of Vietnamese is sufficient for tourism in Vietnam and socializing with Vietnamese speakers, although to develop deeper friendships an V2 level is not adequate. An V2 level of Vietnamese also allows for networking with Vietnamese-speaking colleagues, but working in Vietnamese is limited to very familiar topics at the V2 level. An V2 level of Vietnamese is not sufficient for academic study or for consuming most Vietnamese-language media (TV, movies, radio, magazines, etc.).
- Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
- Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
- Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
Detailed Vietnamese skills of V2 level
In order to assess the Vietnamese language proficiency of students as well as students' self-assessment, the necessary skills of Vietnamese level V2 include:
- Evaluate coworkers' performance in the workplace.
- Relate events from your past, including your weekend activities and interesting stories.
- Describe your past life, giving details about important milestones.
- Entertain someone in your home or visit a friend or colleague in their home.
- Discuss your vacation plans and tell friends and colleagues about your vacation afterwards.
- Talk about the natural world and travels to see animals and natural areas in your country.
- Talk about movies that you like and choose a movie to see with friends.
- Discuss clothing and what kind of clothes you like to wear.
- Engage in basic communication at work, including attending meetings on familiar topics.
- Describe an accident or injury, get medical help from a doctor and fill a prescription for medicine.
- Engage in basic business socializing, welcoming guests and attending networking events.
- Understand and make basic business proposals in your area of expertise.
- Talk about and explain the rules of games.
Although progress will depend on the type of course and the individual student, students can expect to reach the V2 level in Vietnamese with 200 hours of cumulative instruction.