Resources to learn Vietnamese

I’m learning Vietnamese and I’ve found that there aren’t that many resources out there compared to other languages. To help anyone else who’s in the same boat, I’ve put together a list of resources I’ve collected throughout the years. I hope you find this helpful!

I update this page pretty often, but if you have any suggestions or contributions, feel free to contact me.


I currently don’t use apps, but I have used them in the past to learn or review vocabulary. For me, I can’t get as in-depth with learning as I’d like with apps, so I’ve stopped using them for now. But I do think apps are a good way to get more exposure to the language, so I wanted to list them here for anyone who might find them helpful.

LingoDeerOne of the better apps I’ve seen that teach Vietnamese. I used to use this years ago when it was free. The recorded pronunciation is good and it also teaches complete sentences.
DuolingoDuolingo has a nice interface, but I’m kind of iffy on their material. I went through a few of their basics and some of the sentences were kind of weird like “The woman is you.” or “I am human.”
I haven’t used Drops in a while, but I think it’s a good app for learning vocabulary. In the past, I came across some words that were pronounced incorrectly, but there’s a feature to report it through the app.
Mango LanguagesI was able to get a free account through my library’s website since I had a library card. I would recommend checking this one out if you have a library card to try to get free access.

Vietnamese Language Classes

These companies offer online and in-person classes (if you’re located in Vietnam). They also offer 1:1 lessons as well as group lessons depending on your budget and preferred learning style. To be frank, this is my preferred learning style since it’s the only time I get to practice speaking and it really helps to have someone to correct my pronunciation.

Learn Vietnamese with SVFFThis company specializes in teaching the southern accent and this is where I’m taking online 1:1 lessons. They offer a free trial lesson that you can try out to see if it’s a good fit for you. If you do decide to continue with lessons, you can get 15% off your first class with my affiliate code SVFFMai141. They also have a YouTube channel where they post free educational content and they also have a Facebook group for more free educational content.
Learn Vietnamese with AnnieAnother well-known company to learn Vietnamese from. They also have a YouTube channel where they post educational content. The website doesn’t specify if they teach the northern/southern accent but after watching some of the YouTube videos and seeing how the school is located in HCMC, I think they teach the southern accent.
Tieng Viet OiThis company has locations in HCMC, Ha Noi, and Da Nang. They also have a YouTube channel where they post free educational content. I think this might be the only company that teaches the northern accent as well as the southern accent.

YouTube Channels that teach Vietnamese

VietDuo Học Tiếng Việt


VDictA standard Vietnamese-English dictionary (also can translate to Chinese and French).
ForvoCrowdsourced pronunciations of words.

Online Communities

It helps some people to have a community or accountability group. Here are a few I’ve found online of people who are all aiming towards the same goal.

Việt Ngữ Với Trân Facebook GroupThis Facebook group meets several times a week on Zoom to learn the Vietnamese language as well as history and culture.
Vietnamese English Language Exchange + Muong Discord
Vietnamese Second Language Discord


Here are a few other websites that can be used to learn Vietnamese as well as other languages.

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You can find a tutor or teacher here to meet with 1 on 1. There’s a large selection to choose from and each instructor generally has an introduction video for you to get a sense of their personality and teaching style. I took a few lessons on iTalki before finally committing to SVFF.
lang-8This is a good website to practice writing! You can write a blog post in the language that you’re learning and other users can come and give suggestions to correct it. It’s community-based, so it’s free but it means that you should probably help out other members by correcting their blog posts.
HelloTalkI haven’t used this site myself, but I’ve seen YouTubers mention it. It’s similar to lang-8, but instead of writing a blog post, you’re chatting with other members.


Spotify V-Pop playlistSpotify has a pretty vast collection of Vietnamese pop music! I think YouTube still has a more comprehensive list, but this Spotify generated playlist is a good starting point.


BỐ GIÀHas English subtitlesA five episode series about a family in Vietnam. It’s part comedy but also has drama.
Người Ấy Là Ai?This episode has English subtitles, but not all of them doA very popular dating show in Vietnam! There is one female contestant but five guys for her to choose from. Each of the guys can be single, already taken, or not heterosexual, but the female contestant doesn’t know which is which.

Vietnamese YouTubers

✰ indicates that it’s one of my favorite channels to watch

Food & TravelKhoai Lang Thang / Food and TravelHas English subtitles
Vuong Anh’s Cooking JourneyHas English subtitles
Has Vietnamese subtitles
Quynh Tran JP & Family – Cuộc sống ở Nhật
Beauty & FashionLindsie Pham
Linh Trương
Phương Ly
Quach Anh Makeup Artist
Quynh Anh Shyn
Trinh Pham
Ty Lê
Hương Witch
Chloe Nguyen
Góc Của Rư
Mẫn Tiên
Mỡ Mỡ
Nguyen NEWIN
Phillip LeHas English subtitles
Thao Nhi LeHas English subtitles
Julia Doan
Charmmie Vu
Chi Sally
Châu Giang nè!
Cin City
Giang Ơi
An Phương
aNcari RoomAkari is a Japanese
YouTuber who lives in
Vietnam and makes
videos in Vietnamese.
Has English subtitles
Tech & PhotographyTùng Phạm
Hana Giang Anh
EntertainmentDustin On The Go
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