Even those from South Vietnam will tell you that "proper" Vietnamese is Northern Dialect.
For concluding, this book is recommended only for on-campus students who LEARN DIRECTLY with the author, NOT for those who teach themselves Vietnamese.
A smaller amount of useful vocabulary, repeatedly reinforced, would have been much more effective.
I'm glad this book is available but it's design and layout are sporadic, incalculated, and leaves the learner practically helpless. Read morePublished 6 months ago by M. Khomsi
Very well-written, with excellent glossary, easily understood grammar instruction. Pertinent vocabulary and dialogues. Useful maps. Non-threatening exercises. Great value. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Steven
I highly recommend this text book and have also purchased the 8 CD's from Dr Binh Nhu Ngo, the Author which make learning so much easier.Published on April 22, 2010 by Millsi
Elementary Vietnamese: Revised Edition (Vietnamese Edition) This I found to be an excellent learning resource while attending Vietnamese 101 and 102 at San Diego Mesa College,... Read morePublished on March 21, 2009 by Chris Merriman
This course has far and away the most comprehensive and easy-to-use section on Vietnamese pronunciation. Read morePublished on March 19, 2009 by perekladach
I'll make this quick because I'm supposed to be working. I studied with the professor who wrote the book. He teaches at Harvard, and whatever they're paying him is too little. Read morePublished on June 26, 2008 by Claudio Ibarra