At V1 level of Vietnamese you can understand:
- Very basic, everyday phrases.
- Carefully articulated, slow speech with long pauses.
- Very short, simple texts, familiar names and words.
What you can do with level V1 Vietnamese
A V1 level of Vietnamese would be sufficient for very simple interactions, for example as a tourist in Vietnam. A V1 level would not be sufficient for other academic or professional purposes.
- Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of concrete needs.
- Can introduce herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where she lives, people she knows, and things she has.
- Can interact with other people in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
Detailed Vietnamese skills of V1 level
In order to assess the Vietnamese language proficiency of students as well as students' self-assessment, the necessary skills of Vietnamese level V1 include:
- Introduce himself simply and use basic greetings.
- Tell where he and others are from and give a basic description of his city.
- Talk simply about family and colleagues, describing their appearance and personalities.
- Discuss clothing at a basic level and ask sales clerks simple questions about it.
- Talk about favorite foods and make simple orders for take-out food.
- Talk about daily activities and arrange meetings with friends and colleagues.
- Describe current weather conditions and suggest activities according to the weather forecast.
- Talk in general terms about his health and describe common medical symptoms to a doctor.
- Describe the location of his home and give simple directions.
- Talk about his hobbies and interests and makes plans for fun activities with friends or colleagues.
- Complete basic transactions at a hotel, including checking in and checking out.
- Discuss common products, make basic purchases and return faulty items.
Although progress will depend on the type of course and the individual student, students can expect to reach the V1 level in Vietnamese with 80 hours of cumulative instruction.