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Vietnamese Language and Culture Level 1

Introduces spoken Vietnamese and aims to provide beginning students with a practical command of the language. Upon completion of this course students should be able to engage in brief conversations about themselves and their daily activities using the present and past verb tenses. The alphabet is taught to support correct pronunciation and knowledge of word structure. Grammatical topics include personal pronouns, expressions of time and date, and possession.


Vietnamese Language and Culture Level 2

Upon completion of Level Two, students should be able to engage in more sophisticated discussions on a range of basic topics. Building upon the skills studied in Level One, grammatical topics include comparatives, expressions of distance and location, classifiers and the future and present perfect tenses.



Since communication in a foreign language requires an understanding of the cultural context, our aim is to teach you the living language through carefully selected textbooks, newspaper and magazine articles and other relevant materials, rather than have you repeat and memorize tourist phrases.

Our teachers usually provide suggestions for texts and supplementary materials before the beginning of a program, both group and private.



Tuition for the Vietnamese program at all levels is $489. There is a non-refundable $35 registration fee for first-time students only.

In addition to our core program, we offer immersion programs which cover levels 1 to 5 of our core program in 6 weeks (4 weeks in summer). Tuition for the immersion program is $2,445.

Please note that our immersion program hours may change depending on how many students register for the course. 

Immersion Courses


3 or more students


2 students


1 student






Class Schedules




Level 1


6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Level 1


9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Level 2


6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Level 2


1:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Summer Class Schedules




Level 1

Mondays and Wednesdays

6:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Level 2

Tuesdays and Thursdays

6:00 pm – 8:15 pm


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You are invited to our next Open House on 
Thursday, January 10, from 5 - 7 p.m. 
at our Kenmore Square Location,
648 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215.

Join our staff and teachers for refreshments and a helpful discussion
of your needs.


Anna Topalidou, Program Coordinator
617-262-3500 x 244




Private instruction offers students an opportunity to work one-on-one with an instructor at their own pace. The instructor carefully selects materials and plans lessons to effectively meet the student's goals and individual learning style.

Private programs offer a flexible schedule and a customized curriculum. A minimum of 20 hours of instruction with one or two classes (each 90 or 120 minutes) per week is the suggested module, but dates, times and content can be arranged according to your requirement.


Immersion programs are designed to teach the equivalent of levels 1 to 5 of the Institute's regular core programs in one 6-week or 4-week, 90-hour sessions. Classes meet Monday through Friday, 3 hours a day in 6-week programs/4.5 hours a day in 4-week programs).

The main goal of these programs, which meet in small classes of 4 to 12, is to help students, from day one, to increase confidence in their ability to use their new language in a wide range of real-life situations and improve their oral skills as they progress from level to level.


Since 1981, The Boston Language Institute has been serving the language needs of major international corporations, government agencies and leading professional firms.

Our training in over 140 languages, along with our cross cultural orientation seminars and executive coaching, have helped our clients succeed in the international arena. Whether on a one-on-one basis or in a group setting, we work closely with our clients, assisting them to choose a program that best fits their schedule and language needs.