In 2017, Vietnam's economy grew at a six year high of 6.8%, supported by strong exports, investment and fast growing domestic consumption.  A large inflow of investments can be attributed to countries like Japan, South Korea and in particular Singapore. Given Vietnam's abundant labour, competitive wages, network of FTAs and connectivity to global centres of demand, it is quickly becoming a choice location for manufacturing, technology, electronics, textiles and F&B. Many doors are opened for Singapore companies to venture into Vietnam and tap on the immense business opportunities and potential. Individuals who are able to understand and speak the local language in Vietnam would gain significant competitive advantage as Vietnamese is usually used as a medium of business communication in Vietnam.

Business Vietnamese (Elementary)is specially curated for businesses in mind. The course focuses on getting business people who intend to explore Vietnam as a growth destination to speak the local language.  Emphasis and the learning context will be specially designed for business and social scenarios where the typical participant is expected to use his/her Vietnamese language skills to engage in a basic business conversation. 

What sets Business Vietnamese (Elementary) apart from other courses in the market is our high teacher to student ratio which allows sufficient attention to be given to every participant. To ensure accuracy in their pronunciation, equip them with greater confidence in their speeches and increase their retention of the language, participants will be exposed to day-to-day dialogs with actual Vietnamese where what they have learnt during the lessons would be put to practice.

Next Course Starts On02 Apr 2019 (Tue) See Full Schedule
Fee SGD2140.00* (as low as SGD142.00* after maximum funding) Learn more

Course Duration:

Each run is conducted over 10 sessions; comprising of 1 weekday evening (7pm to 10pm) every week.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Listen and recognise familiar words and basic phrases concerning yourself, your family, your business and immediate surroundings
  • Read and understand familiar names, words, and simple sentences useful during business operations in Vietnam
  • Speak and be understood in a simple way to another person and to be able to communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring simple exchanges of information (in a few words)

Who Should Attend

Target Audience:

Business owners, executives and individuals who seeks to enhance his/her knowledge of the Vietnamese language to operate more effectively in their Vietnam business endeavours.


  • Written and listening assessment
  • Upon completion of class assignment and meeting attendance criteria, participant will be awarded course certificate of attendance

Fees and Funding

SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Funding:

Self-Sponsored Individual / Non-SME Company Sponsored Individual
•    S$242 (Singapore Citizens above 40 years old) after SSG (Mid Career Enhanced Subsidy) MCES Funding (Up to 90% course fee subsidy);
•    S$642 (Singapore Citizen/PR below 40 years old) after SSG Funding (Up to 70% course fee subsidy);
•    S$142 (Singaporeans on Workfare Training Support Scheme) after SSG (Workfare Training Support Scheme) WTS Funding (Up to 95% course fee subsidy).

SME Company Sponsored Individual (Enhanced Training Support for SMEs - "ETSS"):
•    S$242 (Singapore Citizen/PR) (Up to 90% course fee subsidy)

Note: Companies which meet all of the following criteria can qualify for the Enhanced Training Support under the SME scheme:
           i. Company must be registered or incorporated in Singapore;
           ii. Employment size (at group level) of not more than 200; OR Annual sales turnover (at group level) of not more than S$100 million; and
           iii. At least 30% local shareholding being held by Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.

Full Fees (Foreigners)
S$2,140 (after GST) for non-Singapore Citizens and non-Permanent Residents.

SkillsFuture Credit
Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above, and self-sponsored may use their SkillsFuture Credit (up to S$500) to defray part of the course fee. Please click User Guide on how to submit your claim. SkillsFuture Credit claims may be submitted by logging in via MySkillsFuture.sg.

Absentee Payroll
Companies who sponsor their employees for the course may apply for Absentee Payroll via the SkillsConnect system. For more information, please visit SkillsConnect.


Start Date(s)
Intake Information

Course Duration:

Each run is conducted over 10 sessions; comprising of 1 weekday evening (7pm to 10pm) every week.

Run 1 (Every Tuesday evening starting 2 Apr): (Each run is conducted over 10 sessions [REGISTRATION OPEN]

Session 1: 2 Apr 2019
Session 2: 9 Apr 2019
Session 3: 16 Apr 2019
Session 4: 23 Apr 2019
Session 5: 30 Apr 2019
Session 6: 7 May 2019
Session 7: 14 May 2019
Session 8: 21 May 2019
Session 9: 28 May 2019
Session 10: 4 Jun 2019

Run 2(Every Thursday evening starting 4 Apr):

Session 1: 4 Apr 2019
Session 2:  11 Apr 2019
Session 3: 18 Apr 2019
Session 4:  25 Apr 2019
Session 5:  2 May 2019
Session 6:  9 May 2019
Session 7: 16 May 2019
Session 8:  23 May 2019
Session 9: 30 May 2019
Session 10: 6 Jun 2019


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