The minor in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt) encompasses three basic modules which convey to students skills in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Vietnamese is the national language of Vietnam and is spoken as a native language by about 85 million people. This makes it the most widely spoken language of Mainland Southeast Asia. Linguistically, Vietnamese is a tonal and monosyllabic language, and belongs to the Mon Khmer or Austroasiatic languages.

The minor in Vietnamese introduces students to the grammar and basic skills necessary to learn a language which can be directly applied to everyday communication. Later on, students are prepared to read specialized and academic texts. Reading at this level is necessary for them to understand intellectual life in Vietnam.

This subject must be combined with a second subject.


Possible lines of work:

Intercultural communication, intercultural management, international development cooperation, peace and conflict research, international educational work (adult education, language courses, etc.), politics (policy consulting), culture (conservation/maintenance/management of global cultural heritage, cultural institutions, culture management, museums, etc.), tourism (long-distance, educational and cultural tourism), journalism, academia (teaching/research at universities, research institutions, etc.)

Job options strongly depend on a graduate’s chosen major.

Open admission
NC values ​​from previous semesters
2022/2023 Wintersemester
free admission
2021/2022 Wintersemester
free admission
Bachelor of Arts
6 Semester
Winter semester

At the University of Bonn, multilingualism and cultural diversity are considered to be valuable resources that complement subject-specific qualifications. This is why, in addition to curricular language modules, students have access to a diverse range of language-learning offers, including the independent-study offers at the Center for Language Learning (Sprachlernzentrum, SLZ) in which they can autonomously learn a foreign language or enhance existing language skills. Furthermore, students can apply for the “Certificate of Intercultural Competence” free of charge, which promotes extra-curricular and interdisciplinary activities of international or intercultural nature.

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