Course Title: Vietnamese for Professional Communication

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Vietnamese for Professional Communication

Credit Points: 12


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Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


RMIT University Vietnam


365H Global, Urban and Social Studies


Viet1 2015,
Viet1 2016,
Viet1 2017,
Viet3 2017,
Viet1 2018,
Viet2 2018,
Viet3 2018,
Viet1 2019

Course Coordinator: Kerry Mullan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2264

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None. This course assumes a high level of proficiency in Vietnamese language and will be taught almost exclusively in Vietnamese. It is highly recommended that this course is taken in the final semester of your program.

Course Description

This course refines and develops your ability to communicate effectively in Vietnamese language in a range of professional contexts. The course will support you to master the formal conventions of various modes of professional communication that new graduates are likely to encounter, including employment applications and interviews, oral presentations, leading discussions, and professional writing for reports and other common forms of organisational communication. These practical skills will be presented within the broader context of reflection on key differences between Vietnamese and international workplace culture and practice.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify key differences between Vietnamese and international communication styles
  • Engage in various forms of written and oral communication Vietnamese at a professional level
  • Express complex scholarly and technical concepts related to your core field of study in Vietnamese

Overview of Learning Activities

In weekly seminars you will study the cultural and linguistic conventions of different modes of professional communication in Vietnamese. This will involve regular practical tasks conducted both in class and independently.

This practical course provides a range of learning experiences with relevant and applicable skills and knowledge. Learning tasks include various forms of interaction including, but not limited to, oral presentation, small group discussions, and business writing.

Guest lectures and/or external visits may be organised to enrich your learning and language application experiences in business, government and various professional organizations.

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources will be provided in class and online through MyRMIT Studies.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks will involve the preparation and presentation of several common forms of professional communication in Vietnamese, and may include oral presentations, reports, formal letters and a career development portfolio. Feedback will be provided throughout the semester.

  • If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
  • A student charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
  • Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: