At Nam Thi Vietnamese Language Center, we believe that language and culture are intertwined, for language is a vehicle that journeys the learner from one culture to another. Founded in Saigon, a Southern city which is marked not only by a distinct dialect but also way of life, we believe that it is essential in the process of learning Vietnamese to inform our learners of these linguistic and cultural nuances, given the contextual nature of Vietnamese.
May it be Viet Kieus who would like to reconnect with their roots, or expats who would like to better integrate their lives here in Saigon or anywhere else in the South, or foreigners who would like to dip their toes into Vietnamese for the first time, there is always a programme suitable for your needs here at Nam Thi Language.
Our goal for our learners is beyond mastering Vietnamese. We hope to offer learners a practical toolkit so that they can confidently navigate life in Vietnam, opening up opportunities in their professional and personal lives.
I am in HCMC for work and was finding it hard to learn Vietnamese - after a day at work I lack the concentration to study properly. The staff at Nam Thi were able to arrange a short, intensive course for me, to make the most of some time off work. I'm still a long way from being fluent but feel I have a good base now. What makes Nam Thi different from other language schools I've learned in is that, after teaching you some basic language structures, they take you out into the real world to help you practice: shopping at the market, using public transport, ordering in cafés and restaurants. Their staffs are kind and helpful and happy to share their city and culture with students. I also like their Saturday afternoon sessions which focus on different aspects of Vietnamese culture, linking these to the language learning.
The instructor and supporting staff at the center go out of their way to make your language learning experience a success. I would highly recommend this center to anyone at any age (I am older guy).
I am impressed by two things at Nam Thi. First, everyone here is friendly, dedicated and passionate. Second, it is the value Nam Thi aims at. I feel that Nam Thi also wants to share and conserve our culture, especially that in Saigon-the South, not just teach Vietnamese to foreigners. I think that is exactly what sets Nam Thi apart from other centers these days.
What I like most about the center is how it cares for and supports the teaching process. After each class, the Academic Team usually asks about the teaching process in detail and offers to deliver support if necessary. Prioritising academic quality, the center always systemizes the vocabulary and grammar points for learners after each lesson, as well as provides reviewing, testing, and practicing sessions so that learners can better absorb Vietnamese and use this second language with confidence and fluency. May Nam Thi always be a trustworthy choice, providing inspiration to engage in the Vietnamese language and culture, especially that of the South, for foreign learners.