More accurately, this is what you should do if you plan to give Vietnamese-language classes a bad name.
Here are some multiple-choice test questions from the Vietnamese-language class at Coastline Community College:
* You ask someone to repeat what she said.
a. Xin hỏi, ông tên gì? (Sir, what’s your name?)
b. Xin lỗi, ông tên gì? (Excuse me sir, what’s your name?)
c. Xin hỏi, ông làm gì? (Sir, what do you do?)
d. Xin lỗi, ông nói sao? (Excuse me sir, what did you say?)
Yes sir, you’re a woman.
* Oanh can speak and read Vietnamese
a. She knows Vietnamese.
b. She is fluent in Vietnamese.
c. She is learning Vietnamese.
d. She is not fluent in Vietnamese.
* Oanh and Tâm are friends
a. Tâm and Oanh are in the same Vietnamese class.
b. Oanh and Tâm know Vietnamese.
c. Oanh and Tâm are born in Texas.
d. Tâm and Oanh live in California.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is supposed to be how critical thinking is conducted in Vietnamese….
(These questions are taken from the blog of a student currently taking the class. Not sure s/he wants the teacher to know about it, so the Bolsavik is not making a link to that blog.)