Resources for learning Vietnamese online

The ultimate list of Vietnamese resources – materials and tools to help you learn Vietnamese online.

The list is organised by level and it’s also updated every few months, so keep checking back or subscribe for updates.

Vietnamese resource list


Where we’ve reviewed or mentioned the resource, we’ve added a link to our review and/or posts with that tag.

General Vietnamese resources

Typing

Games & Apps

Dictionaries

Online

Books

Forums

Self-study resources

There are various books and audio courses that you can use to learn Vietnamese independently (ie. without a teacher).

These are usually not free, but can be a worthwhile investment – or sometimes you can find them in a library. If you are in Vietnam, there are many more options in bookshops.

Absolute beginner

For beginners who already know the basics

General language resources

 

Materials to learn and practice Vietnamese online

Resources, lessons and authentic materials to help you practice and learn more Vietnamese. They are to help you practice more at home, not to completely replace a course book or tutor!

Absolute Beginner

Top guides:

Resource Format Skills Accent
EveryDayViet.com on youtube Video lessons Vocab Southern
Quick English-Vietnamese Phrases Vocab list with audio or iPhone app Vocab Southern
VinaVille videos on pronunciation and simple vocab Video lessons Vocab, Pronunciation Southern
Useful Phrases Articles embedded with video Vocab Southern
Survival Phrases – Vietnamese 101 Audio lessons Vocab Either
120 common words with audio Vocab list Vocab
Lessons teaching simple phrases and vocab (available in Vietnamese-English, Vietnamese-French, V-Korean, V-Japanese, V- Chinese, V- German, V-Spanish, V-Italian) Lessons, flashcard games Vocab
Online or PDF phrasebook Phrasebook Vocab
Survive in Vietnam with these phrases Vocab list Vocab

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Elementary

Top guides:

Resource Format Skills Accent
Learn Vietnamese with Annie on youtube Video lessons Vocab, Grammar, Pronunciation, Listening Mixed
LangHub ‘beginner’ vocab lists, with audio Vocab list Vocab Southern
Vietnamese 101 introductory information and vocab lists (basic) Articles about grammar Vocab, Grammar
Northern Vietnamese lessons on youtube Videos Lessons Northern
Blog about Vietnamese grammar and vocabulary (archive) Articles about grammar Grammar, Vocab Northern
Vietnamese For Expats articles on Tuoi Tre Articles Reading Southern
Read comic books online (such as Dragonball) Comics Reading
‘A Glimpse of Vietnam’ role-play videos Videos Listening Northern
Articles with audio and English translation Bilingual articles with accompanying audio Reading, Listening Both
Articles with English translation and highlighted vocab Bilingual articles with vocab list Reading
Watch a children’s programme about learning Vietnamese Video lessons Listening, Grammar, Vocab Northern
Some Level ‘A’ exercises – the readings and listenings are particularly useful Exercises Reading, Listening, Grammar, Vocab Northern
Our YouTube playlist for this level Videos Listening Mixed
Our YouTube playlist of Vietnamese videos with subtitles Videos Listening Mixed
Free vocabulary lists from VPod Vocab list with audio Vocabulary

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Low Intermediate

Top guides:

Resource Format Skills Accent
Articles with audio and English translation on LearningVietnamese.net Bilingual articles with accompanying audio Reading, Listening Both
Articles with English translation and audio on VinaVille Bilingual articles with accompanying audio Reading, Listening Southern
LangHub ‘intermediate’ vocab lists, with audio Vocab list Vocab Southern
Watch Qùa Tặng Cuộc Sống short animations (also on YouTube) Videos Listening Mixed
Watch animated series like Đôrêmon Videos Listening Mixed
Grammar points taken from authentic materials like cartoons and jokes on Sea Horse Viet Articles about grammar Grammar, Vocab Northern
Our YouTube playlist for this level Videos Listening Mixed

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High Intermediate

Resource Format Skills Accent
VietnamesePod101.com‘s ‘advanced’ material (only free for 7 days) Lessons Vocab, Listening, Reading (optional) Northern
Online Vietnamese Reading Program by Arizona State University Articles Reading
Read Truyện cười Articles Reading
Listen to Hoàng Tử Bé audio book and/or read the story MP3 files, story Listening, Reading Southern
Read Saigon-based 19day magazine online Articles Reading
Read women’s magazine Guu Articles Reading
Read funny comics, pictures and captions Comics, Images Reading
Watch TV online here or especially here TV Listening Both
Play an online game in Vietnamese (more recommendations here) Gaming Reading
Read newspapers online Articles Reading
Vietnamese poetry (with English and French translations) Poems Reading, Literature
Find more authentic materials from blogs, TV shows to forums, all in Vietnamese Links Reading, Listening

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Advanced

Resource Format Skills Accent
Vietnamese Idioms & Slang by Arizona State University Articles explaining use Vocab
Some more Vietnamese sayings Articles explaining use Vocab
Articles examining differences between similar words Articles explaining use Vocab
List of idioms (with English translation) List of idioms Vocab
Read novels online Novels Reading

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Resources for Vietnamese in languages other than English

A list of anything we find about Vietnamese in other languages.

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