• This course is offered in 2022 Term 4 (Oct-Dec) pending sufficient enrollment.

Date & Time:

  • Our 2022 Term 4 course begins on Wednesday 19 October 2022, 6:00-7:30pm (New Zealand time) and continues for eight weekly sessions.

  • The final class of the Term on Wednesday 7 December 2022.

Time Zone equivalents:

for live-streaming Zoom Sessions from New Zealand

  • Honolulu, Hawai’i: begins Tue 18 Oct 2022, 7:00-8:30pm

  • US Pacific: begins Tue 18 Oct 2022, 10:00-11:30pm

  • London, UK: begins Wed 19 Oct 2022, 6:00-7:30am

  • Paris France: begins Wed 19 Oct 2022, 7:00-8:30am

  • New Delhi, India: begins Wed 19 Oct 2022, 10:30am-12:00pm

  • Bangkok, Thailand: begins Wed 19 Oct 2022, 12:00-1:30pm

  • Singapore: begins Wed 19 Oct 2022, 1:00-2:30pm

  • Sydney, Australia: begins Wed 19 Oct 2022, 4:00-5:30pm


  • Please note that this course is only offered if sufficient numbers register. Please contact us (via the form on our Contact page using the Menu Bar above) if you are unsure about registering. If you do register, and this course is cancelled due to low enrolment, please be advised that we will refund your tuition in full.

  • Our Introductory Vietnamese 101 (Tiếng Việt 101) course, one of our newest language programmes introduced in 2022 Term 3, begins with basic conversation, an introduction to the Vietnamese script, vocabulary and introductory grammar. During our first term you will learn how to make some simple conversation, be introduced to the Vietnamese script, and learn some appropriate expressions for different situations. Learning about Vietnamese culture is part of our study.

  • Subsequent Term courses of Introductory Vietnamese (i.e. our Vietnamese 102-103 courses) continue with introductory grammar, vocabulary, conversation, and reading & writing practice, will continue in the same time slot for the rest of the year.

Meet our Instructor:

Vietnamese Instructor Bao Hoang

My name is Bao Hoang. I am from Vietnam. I came to New Zealand in 2017 for my doctoral study at the University of Waikato. Given the unprecedented time in the last two years because of COVID-19 that have had an influence on many of us, I was lucky to be able to complete my doctoral journey in 2021. Before moving to New Zealand, I used work as a teacher of English at a university in Vietnam for more than 16 years. My experience with successful English language learners in Vietnam was actually an inspiration for my doctoral research topic on the conceptualisation of resilience in foreign language learning. I am currently working as an ELLA (English language learning assistant) at Knighton Normal School where I am supporting immigrant children with English so that they can catch up with academic activities in their classrooms. My experience in teaching translation at the university and working as a freelance translator in Vietnam has also recently given me the opportunity work as a tutor contributing to teaching the paper Reading and Translation for the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Waikato.


All in-person classes are held at the EarthDiverse Centre located at 401 Anglesea Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton (located just north of the Hamilton Central Bus Station) (entrance is located on the side of the building, see map below). Those looking for parking for our evening classes can park just in front of the building in any of the available car parks. Daytime parking can be found in our dedicated car parks, or free 2-hour on-street daytime parking can be found just in front on Anglesea Street.

Distance Learning:

This course has distance-learning options for those unable to attend the live class sessions in Hamilton, New Zealand. Students have three options for attending our courses once they have registered:

  • Attend in-person classes in our Hamilton classrooms at the regularly scheduled day and time.

  • Attend our live on-line classroom sessions via Zoom at the regular scheduled day and time.

  • Watch the live-recorded class sessions at your leisure, at a time, day and place more suited to your schedule.

Distance-Learning option:

  • In addition to our in-person classes in Hamilton, our courses offer distance learning options for those unable to attend classes in-person. Live-streamed Hamilton classes are available via free Zoom software for those living outside the Waikato. Live-streaming allows you to participate fully in your own learning, ask questions of the instructor and participate fully in the same way as if you were in the physical classroom.

  • Those unable to attend the scheduled date and time of the actual class sessions, or those who need to miss a class or two due to previous engagements or unexpected illness, can watch any or all of the live-recorded video sessions on their computers, laptops, tablets or mobile devices and study at their own pace and in their own time.

  • Detailed instructions on how to access our distance learning components will be sent after completing your registration. There are no additional fees for this service. However, distance learners will need access to a desktop or laptop computer with a good quality web-camera (tablet devices and mobile phones can also access our live-streamed classes), a built-in microphone (most modern laptops have built-in microphones) or a headset with a microphone. You will also need to download and install the free Zoom software on your computer or device. Those accessing the video recordings will be able to do so with a simple web browser on any device.

Pricing options:

All prices in NZ dollars and includes GST. Unwaged includes students, seniors and retirees.

Course curriculum:

Week by week new material will be posted throughout the duration of the course. Video recordings of each weekly session will be posted here after 1-2 days after each class.

    1. EarthDiverse Zoom instructions

About this course

  • $150.00
  • 1 lesson
  • 0 hours of video content


  • Those who cannot make the class meeting day and time via live Zoom sessions may consider accessing this course through the weekly recorded video sessions. Class videos are posted within 24 hours of each live class session and are available for your own personal learning session on a day and time of your choosing.


  • The course fee includes all teaching materials.

  • You will only require a pen or pencil, a notebook for taking your own class notes, and a loose-leaf binder. Any notes that our instructor writes on the class whiteboard will be posted to the course page on our website as a digital PDF file so that you can print these out at home and add them to your own notebook.


  • There are no prerequisites for this course.

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