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Chao Ban!

An Introduction to Vietnamese

Tri C. Tran and Minh-Tam Tran

Chào Ban! is an interactive language program of introductory Vietnamese intended for use by non-native students, as well as students of Vietnamese heritage without a solid knowledge of the language. The entire program uses the communicative approach, which focuses on teaching the language for the ultimate purpose of using it in everyday settings. Chào Ban! consists of a textbook and workbook manual that adhere to the following practical objectives: to make the whole program straightforward in presentation, user-friendly, practical, interesting to students, and most importantly culture-based. « less more »
University Press of America
Pages: 298Size: 8 3/4 x 11
978-0-7618-3736-7 • Paperback • March 2007 • $52.99 • (£37.95)
Tri C. Tran is the coordinator of the Vietnamese Language Program in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, at the University of California, Irvine, of which he is an alumnus. He holds an M.A. and a Ph.D., both in Romance Linguistics and Literatures, from the University of California, Los Angeles. Besides teaching courses in Vietnamese language and Vietnamese linguistics, Tran also teaches French, Spanish, and Romance linguistics. His first book, entitled Bilingual Dictionary for Students of Linguistics/Diccionario bilingüe para estudiantes de lingüística, was also published by University Press of America.

Minh-Tam Tran has a B.A. in English and a B.S. in Business Administration. She received her M.A. in Linguistics at California State University, Fullerton. In addition to presentations at California State University and University of California symposiums and conferences, she presents frequently at the annual workshops organized by The Association of Vietnamese Language and Culture Schools of Southern California. She has been teaching English and Vietnamese since 1994. Minh-Tam Tran is currently a lecturer in Vietnamese in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, University of California, Irvine. She also teaches Vietnamese at Long Beach City College.
Part 1 Preface
Part 2 Scope and Sequences
Chapter 3 Introduction and Daily Expressions
Chapter 4 At School
Chapter 5 At Home
Chapter 6 Vietnamese Foods
Chapter 7 On the Street
Chapter 8 In a Shopping Mall
Chapter 9 Time and Weather
Chapter 10 Travel
Chapter 11 At the Doctor's
Chapter 12 Hobbies and Sports
Chapter 13 Academic Life
Chapter 14 Professional Life
Chapter 15 Family and Traditions
Chapter 16 Friends and Relationships
Chapter 17 The World around Us
Part 18 List of Common Expressions
Part 19 Index of Grammar and Word Usage
Part 20 Vietnamese—English Vocabulary
Part 21 English—Vietnamese Vocabulary