Learning Vietnamese Through Self-Study / Học Tiếng Việt Theo Tự Học

By Ava Jarvis

By Ava Jarvis

Elementary Vietnamese: Moi Ban Noi Tieng Viet. Let's Speak Vietnamese.

Binh Nhu Ngo

$29.95 $27.55

Very good, very affordable textbook for self-teaching Vietnamese. Highly recommended.

Tuttle Compact Vietnamese Dictionary: Vietnamese-English English-Vietnamese

Phan Van Giuong

$19.95 $18.35

Pretty good Vietnamese to English and English to Vietnamese dictionary that won't break your fingers! I use it a lot, and it's noticeably very geared towards traveling for business and pleasure in Vietnam. Do you want to know how to say "emolument" in Vietnamese? This is your dictionary. Also just for a lot of everyday stuff.

The New Vietnamese-English Dictionary

Andre Nguyen Van Chau


This is a very complete, very huge, very heavy dictionary that is a requirement if you're a dedicated English-speaking student of Vietnamese. It's got a lot of terms involving multiple areas of study (especially science), and also it's very unwieldy. But extremely valuable.

Cat Paradise: 230 Selected Cat Poems: 115 English - 115 Vietnamese

Nhien D Nguyen

$17.95 $16.51

A great little book to practice reading Vietnamese, especially if you love cats like I do. The poems are in both Vietnamese and English, and you soon learn the differences in how these two languages express the same concepts. Often it's very different, and that helps you get into the mindset for each language that is best for understanding.