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Heritage Vietnamese

Why Heritage Vietnamese?

If you can speak and comprehend Vietnamese with your family and community, these language courses are for you! You will improve your reading and writing skills, you communicative and sociocultural competence, and your analytic understanding of the language.

Prospective Students

  • There are three levels of Heritage Vietnamese based on student proficiency: regular (LIHL 114), intermediate (LIHL 124), and advanced (LIHL 134).
  • LIHL 114 and LIHL 124 are offered each quarter with a different focus. LIHL 134 is offered twice a year - please check the Schedule of Classes.
  • Each iteration of the course is 4 units of upper division credit and has a different area of emphasis.
  • Students may take all three courses at a single level in any order.

Courses

Vietnamese Calendar: Fall Quarter LIHL 114F, 124F and 134F, family life and festivals are offered. Winter Quarter 114W, 124W and 134W, media and the arts are offered. Spring Quarter 114P, 124P and 134P, entertainment and culture are offered. Students can take all 2 quarters in or out of sequence. Courses offered twice a week on Tues and Thurs. LIHL 134 is offered twice a year; please check the Schedule of Classes.

Can LIHL Vietnamese courses count for majors, minors, GEs or language requirements?

  • All LIHL Vietnamese courses are approved for a Language Studies-Vietnamese Minor or Major in the Linguistics Department
  • All LIHL Vietnamese courses are approved for the Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies minor
  • Any LIHL course will satisfy the language requirement for majors (e.g. Linguistics, International Studies) or colleges (ERC, Revelle)
  • Language courses can fulfill GE requirements in Muir, Marshall, Sixth and Warren - check colleges for details

LIHL 114F - Linguistics/Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers

For students who speak and comprehend informal spoken Vietnamese but wish to improve their communicative and sociocultural competence and their analytic understanding. Language functions for oral communication, reading, writing, and family life/festivals; dialect and language style differences; structure and history of Vietnamese. May not receive credit for both LIHL114 and LIHL114F. Courses may be taken in any order. Prerequisites: upper-division standing or consent of instructor; appropriate proficiency for level.

LIHL 114W - Linguistics/Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers

For students who speak and comprehend informal spoken Vietnamese but wish to improve their communicative and sociocultural competence and their analytic understanding. Language functions for oral communication, reading, writing, and media/arts; dialect and language style differences; structure and history of Vietnamese. May not receive credit for both LIHL114 and LIHL114W. Courses may be taken in any order. Prerequisites: upper-division standing or consent of instructor; appropriate proficiency for level.

LIHL 114P - Linguistics/Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers

For students who speak and comprehend informal spoken Vietnamese but wish to improve their communicative and sociocultural competence and their analytic understanding. Language functions for oral communication, reading, writing, and entertainment/culture; dialect and language style differences; structure and history of Vietnamese. May not receive credit for both LIHL114 and LIHL114P. Courses may be taken in any order. Prerequisites: upper-division standing or consent of instructor; appropriate proficiency for level.

LIHL 124F - Linguistics/Advanced Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers

This course is designed to improve oral and written skills in the context of Vietnamese domestic culture. For students with basic proficiency in spoken and written Vietnamese, but who require improvement in basic grammar, word choice, punctuation, and spelling. LIHL124F, LIHL124W, and LIHL124P may be taken in any order. Prerequisites: upper-division standing or consent of instructor; appropriate proficiency for level.

LIHL 124W - Linguistics/Advanced Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers

This course is designed to improve oral and written skills in the context of Vietnamese media/arts. For students with basic proficiency in spoken and written Vietnamese, but who require improvement in basic grammar, word choice, punctuation, and spelling. LIHL124F, LIHL124W, and LIHL124P may be taken in any order. Prerequisites: upper-division standing or consent of instructor; appropriate proficiency for level.

LIHL 124P - Linguistics/Advanced Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers

This course is designed to improve oral and written skills in the context of Vietnamese entertainment/culture. For students with basic proficiency in spoken and written Vietnamese, but who require improvement in basic grammar, word choice, punctuation, and spelling. LIHL124F, LIHL124W, and LIHL124P may be taken in any order. Prerequisites: upper-division standing or consent of instructor; appropriate proficiency for level.

LIHL 134F - Linguistics/Advanced Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers

Instruction stresses language function required for advanced oral communication, reading, writing, and cultural understanding in professional contexts, with emphasis on domestic culture. High-level vocabulary and texts; dialect differences and formal language styles (registers). Advanced structural analysis and history of Vietnamese. LIHL134F, LIHL134W, and LIHL134P may be taken in any order. Prerequisites: upper-division standing or consent of instructor; appropriate proficiency for level.

LIHL 134W - Linguistics/Advanced Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers

Instruction stresses language function required for advanced oral communication, reading, writing, and cultural understanding in professional contexts, with emphasis on media/arts. High-level vocabulary and texts; dialect differences and formal language styles (registers). Advanced structural analysis and history of Vietnamese. LIHL134F, LIHL134W, and LIHL134P may be taken in any order. Prerequisites: upper-division standing or consent of instructor; appropriate proficiency for level.

LIHL 132P - Linguistics/Advanced Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers

Instruction stresses language function required for advanced oral communication, reading, writing, and cultural understanding in professional contexts, with emphasis on entertainment/culture. High-level vocabulary and texts; dialect differences and formal language styles (registers). Advanced structural analysis and history of Vietnamese. LIHL134F, LIHL134W, and LIHL134P may be taken in any order. Prerequisites: upper-division standing or consent of instructor; appropriate proficiency for level.

Vietnamese Instructor

Kimloan Hill, Heritage Vietnamese Lecturer

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klhill@ucsd.edu

Dr. Kimloan Hill is a highly experienced Vietnamese instructor, who has been teaching Vietnamese for Vietnamese speakers for almost 20 years at UC San Diego. She has a PhD in Southeast Asian history with a focus on colonial Vietnam. She serves as a consultant in Vietnamese language to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and the Defense Language Institute (DLI).

Office Hours are currently being held on Zoom. See Canvas for specifics.

Resources

View Sample Course Syllabi (PDF):

Additional Resources:

Course Reserves and Independent Language Learning:

Contact Us

Rachel Pekras, Language Program Coordinator & Advisor
(858) 822-2711
rpekras@ucsd.edu

Elham Sadegholvad, Heritage Language Program Academic Coordinator
esadegholvad@ucsd.edu