ABOUT ME

Chào các bạn! I’m Annie. I’m a Vietnamese teacher and I speak Southern accent.

Imperial City, Hue, Vietnam

1. Academic qualifications

I earned an Honors bachelor degree in Linguistics and Vietnamese language from School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City in 2011.

I’ve just completed B.A program in English linguistics and language teaching, also from School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City.

Currently, I’m reaching to the end of my master degree in Linguistics. My graduation thesis is on Chrau – Vietnamese phonetic transference.

2. Teaching experience

I have had  three years of experience in teaching Vietnamese for foreigners. My students come from a variety of nationalities, including US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Netherlands, Poland, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, Korea and Japan. Many are college students, teachers, chiropractors, designers, directors, managers, office workers, engineers, business people, housewives and expatriates from all walks of life.

I have taught one-on-one classes, group classes in person as well as online classes.

3. Youtube channel

In 2012, I created my Youtube channel Learn Vietnamese With Annie to help people all over the world learn Vietnamese. The channel has gained 6,000 subscribers and has received over 5000,000 hits. You can watch 90 videos about various topics in there.

4. Teach methodology

I try to minimize the use of English. Speaking to me is very often the only chance for my students to be exposed to Vietnamese, as they live abroad and don’t really have any Vietnamese friend, or they live in Vietnam but are too shy to speak with people.

I assess individual learner’s needs and tailor class content to suit the learners. Apart from follwing a content framework for important vocabulary and grammar, I encourage students to learn the language the way they want, and give them corrections and feedback. For example, at the moment I have three students of elementary level, they are at the same age, started at the same time, but my lessons with them are so different. One loves to write, so every week he writes a paragraph about something he’s interested in (his last writing is about a very important king of Vietnam). One loves to read and learn best by reading, so I assign her a children story every week to read and retell it. Another one loves the textbook so we go through the book more carefully, and we plays lots of games to help him remember new words.

I focus on authentic Vietnamese, both spoken and written, as opposed to artificial textbook language, so even for beginners, I try to let them read and listen to real Vietnamese. My students read kids stories, watch talkshows, interviews and movies, read and write essays… to get familiar with what Vietnamese people really say.

5. Materials developing

Materials for learning and teaching Vietnamese are still very limited, especially in Southern accent and dialect. Aside from teaching, what I really want to do is to develop materials for learning Vietnamese, such as books, CDs, video series, podcasts and smartphone apps. In 2015, I hope I can complete my Vietnamese for workplace communication book and a video series of Pronunciation workshop.

6. Language learning

I started studying English when I was in grade 6, but I only studied it seriously since I went to university. I went to several English centers in Saigon. In 2010, I worked in Virginia, USA for four months. After graduation, I did another degree in English linguistics and language teaching, mainly for improving my own teaching.

I also started studying Chinese five years ago, but I have gone on and off so my Chinese is not very good. I think I’m kind of at intermediate level now. Currently I’m having twice Chinese lessons a week with my private tutor.

I did try Korean about three years go, and I completed elementary level. However, I have stopped studying for quite a while now and I almost forget everything. I hope I can resume my Korean lessons in 2015.

7. Contact me

Address: Room 105, 168 Vo Thi Sau street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam

Email: learn.vietnamese.with.annie@gmail.com

Telephone: +84 907 104 701

 

 

 


21 thoughts on “ABOUT ME

  1. Hi, Annie,

    Your website is wonderful!

    My family just move to HCMC for 2 months and we are looking for a Vietnamese teacher to teach my son and me vietnamese. My son is 8 years old and studying in Western Australia School, however, as we do not know any Vietnamese, so it is kind of difficult for him to handle the Vietnamese program even he joins the Grade one of it.

    Could you please let us know if you are still teaching Vietnamese for foreign students in the evening? Or if you could recommend any good teacher to us? And what’s the tuition fee?

    I am looking forward to hear from you soon.

    Have a nice weekend!

    Regards,
    Mandy

  2. Hi chi Annie,

    I’m Vietnamese Canadian while both of my parents were born in Vietnam. I really appreciate your website and language learning materials. I love your explanations with linguistics terminology since majored in French and Linguistics in university. I’m currently an ESL teacher in Canada with some experience of teaching EFL in China. I consider my Vietnamese and French are at an intermediate level with French being a little stronger since I learned it formally in school.

    Perhaps this is a good time to ask you for some suggestions on Vietnamese language learning materials. Actually, it’s pretty hard to get books with up-to-date teaching methodology in Canada. Are there any good book publishers or book series that you suggest for these type of books? My target is more for reading and writing, but any suggestion is very much appreciated. My family goes to Vietnam every few years so we can keep an eye out for these books. Thanks for some reading comprehension handouts that you’ve already made.

    Hopefully, we can connect some time in the future for some cultural exchange. Good luck on your Masters program. 😉

    Thank you,
    Cathy

  3. Hi Annie,

    Truc co 1 nguoi ban nuoc ngoai dang can hoc tieng viet, Annie co dang day tieng viet khong ? Chi tiet nhu sau, Annie xem va reply email cho Truc neu duoc nhe.
    Anh này là người Mã Lai, gốc Hoa nên có thể nói Tiếng Anh và Tiếng Hoa. Thời gian học sẽ là Thứ 7 và Chủ Nhật, bắt đầu học sau tết âm lịch, khoảng giữa tháng 2. Mỗi ngày học 2 tiếng, dạy tại nhà của anh này tại 214 Trần Quang Khải, Q1, HCM. Bạn cho mình biết học phí là bao nhiêu nhé.

    Thanks.

  4. Chào Annie,
    Mình rất ấn tượng với những bài dạy Tiếng Việt của Annie trên youtube : nội dung hay, cách dạy lại rất có duyên.
    Cũng như Annie, mình mong muốn ngày càng nhiều bạn bè các nước biết nói Tiếng Việt và hiểu về văn hóa Việt. Hiện tại, mình đang dạy Tiếng Việt và Văn Hóa Việt cho học sinh nước ngoài của một trường quốc Tế tại TP HCM. Tuy nhiên, để mỗi bài học vừa dễ hiểu, dễ nhớ, sinh động lại có thể ứng dụng trong nhiều tình huống là điều không đơn giản.
    Mình rất thích các bài học của Annie và mong muốn được gặp Annie để học hỏi thêm cách dạy cũng như cách thiết kế hệ thống chương trình dạy . Mong Annie nhận mở khóa học đặc biệt này ,hãy xem mình như một học sinh của Annie nhé. Về thời gian và học phí Annie cứ báo cho mình biết nhé! Đây là sdt của mình 0975 110 183, Annie co the để lại tin nhắn trên điện thoại và mình sẽ gọi lại cho Annie sau giờ dạy.
    Mong sớm nhận được hồi âm của Annie!
    Nguyen

  5. Chao ci Annie!

    Tôi là Marcus. Tói học tiếng Việt để thăm Việt Nam.
    (I hope this is correct!)

    I can’t thank you enough for all that you’ve done to make the Vietnamese language more accessible to foreigners. I dream of being able to speak Vietnamese with perfect pronunciation one day and feel that it’s possible now that I’ve found your site and helpful videos. :)

    -Marcus

    • Chào anh Marcus!
      Your Vietnamese sentence is perfect. 😉 So… khi nào anh đi thăm Việt Nam?
      I’m happy that my site and videos are helpful to you.
      Cảm ơn anh rất nhiều! :)

  6. Dear annie: i love your website is wonderful downloads your videos in my cellphone i love the vietnamese adoro tu pagina web estoy tratando de aprender vietnamita admiro su nacion admiro su cultura yo veo tus videos descargandolos a mi celular por medio de vuclip.com donde los busco tengo amigos vietnamitas en facebook lo mas dificil son los acentos al menos para mi y esque mi celular no es para vietnamita espero dominar la escritura en vietnamita i love vietnamese

  7. Chào chị Annie,
    Em là Thơm, hiện đang là sinh viên. Em có một người bạn nhờ em dạy TV cho bạn ấy, dạy online chị ạ. Nhưng em không biết nên dạy như thế nào, bạn em học người khác cũng được 6 tháng rồi. Chị có thể gợi ý cho em cách dạy được không ạ?
    Có thể là nguồn sách, hay những trang web hay. Em chưa dạy cho người nước ngoài bao h nên đây thực sự là một thử thách lớn đối với em. Em rất mong nhận được mail sớm từ chị.
    Em cảm ơn chị và chúc chị ngày càng thành công hơn nữa nhé!

  8. Xin Chào,

    Tên tôi là Adam. Tôi là người nước Canada và học tiếng Việt khoảng hai năm rồi. Tiếng Việt rất khó nhưng vui thú lắm cũng thế!

    Cách đây hai tuần Tôi trở về từ Việt Nam. Đó là lần thứ hai tôi đi du lịch vui vẻ ỏ đó.

    Tôi muốn tìm thấy giáo viên tiếng Việt tốt để tiếp tục học ngôn ngữ này.

    Khi tôi khám xét những bài học tiếng Việt trên WWW, tôi tìm thấy trang web của Annie. Tôi rất thích vi-đê-ô của Annie bởi vì chị nói rõ rằng và hiểu dễ.

    Chị cho hỏi câu hỏi – Chị có sẵn sàng dạy tiếng Việt bằng Internet không?

    Cám ơn rất nhiều,
    Adam

    • Chào anh Adam,
      Cảm ơn anh đã gửi tin nhắn cho em. Em rất vui khi biết anh thích đi du lịch ở Việt Nam và thích học tiếng Việt. Anh viết tiếng Việt rất giỏi ạ. :)
      Em có dạy tiếng Việt qua Skype ạ. Nếu anh muốn học tiếng Việt với em qua Internet, anh gửi email cho em nhé.
      Đây là email của em:
      learn.vietnamese.with.annie@gmail.com
      Chúc anh vui vẻ!
      Annie

  9. Xin chào!

    Tôi là Nick. I live in the United States and I really want to learn Vietnamese!

    I have watched many of your videos. They are very helpful and clear! I have a Vietnamese roommate and he is taking me to Việt năm with him next summer, so he started teaching me some Vietnamese. I am so excited for this trip and I will definitely travel there in the future, so why not learn the language? :) However he is currently home in Việt năm for the summer, so I have been watching your videos, Skyping my friend a little, and trying to study myself: it is pretty difficult to say the least!

    I also got a job at a Vietnamese restaurant and sometimes I practice speaking with the people who work there, and they are very nice and helpful.
    I see on your website that you recommend a book called ‘Giáo trình tiếng Việt cho người nước ngoài.’

    It looks really helpful but I am not sure how I can get it since you say it is only available in Ho Chi Minh City. Is there any way I could get it? I would appreciate your help.

    Thank you so much for making videos! I am learning a lot and I hope to continue learning!

  10. Chào chị Annie!

    Raj đang học tiệng Việt mới bắt đầu ở dại học Mỹ. Raj thích ngôn ngữ học! I think I am getting the hang of pronunciation (but I am still accented). Vietnamese grammar is very complicated because of the expressions and classifiers but I am looking forward to learning more :)

    For anyone who is interested in classifiers, this is so comprehensive: http://tinhhoavietnam.net/special/pphap/PParticles/LoaiTu.pdf

  11. What a refreshing approach you have ! I am confused by the how you number your lessons least wanted to keep track of what I had no seen ( so I can go sequentially or at least feel I did not jump ahead missing something ). It might be just me. Thanks so much !

  12. I appreciate what you do so much Annie; the way you make it all so fun and interesting. I love the little anecdotes you use to make a point.. Your happy friendly style.
    Cam on RẤT Nhiều
    Pat Hixon

  13. Annie, you are a real gem! I have been learning Vietnamese for about 13 years now. I moved to San Diego, California from Connecticut 1 1/2 years ago after my dear husband passed away from cancer. This move was so I could get more serious about the language. My Vietnamese friends here were amazed at how well my pronunciation is. However, I am sorely lacking in my comprehension. So I Googled language lessons and stumbled upon YOU! =^D

    You are just what I need: not boring, lessons not long, not too hard, not too easy. Your lessons are helping me to fine-tune what I already know. For example, Sau/Sau Khi, hay/hoặc. Things like this. But what I appreciate is your kind heart; the fact that you make your talent for teaching available at no charge. And so many lessons, too! I turned my Vietnamese-learning friends onto you.

    Annie, I cannot thank you enough! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

    Susan

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