Vietspeak is a small Vietnamese learning web app I built over the summer of 2015, in collaboration with a couple friends. While still a work in progress, my hope is to launch it for the expat community in Saigon on a mobile platform.
For any feedbacks/collaboration, please email me.Github
To be one of the first Vietnamese learning app for people on the go. I realize there is a lack of learning app out there in online or mobile format that is designed with the modern UI, visuals, and technical framework (for example. no iOS app currently exists).
The purpose of Vietspeak can be 2-fold: a) The language part: Teach useful language knowledge for learners to be able to interact with Vietnamese speakers with comfort. b) The culture part: Give an intimate experience of living in Vietnam as a Vietnamese person. Because of this, the lesson should includes themes, visuals, and topics related to Vietnamese culture.
But to start with, the project can be broken into the following milestones (keep in mind I must allow flexibility to deviate from plan due to limitation in skills, time, and resources):
An app that has an account that shares across devices. The app is a collection of 25 lessons with reading, writing, listening, but no speaking. Each lesson contains 1 - 3 short paragraphs, followed by a 1 - 3 minutes challenge. Completing a lesson gives VND to unlock new lessons and special contents. Completing lessons with perfect score or maintaining day streak to unlock achievements. VND can also be spent to take 20-minute long progress quiz Monitor learner’s progress and remind them to retake challenges after several days when their memory faded. Allow a comment/feedback section for community to join in to help improve the content Open community to allow for new content to be added/improved (with permission from admins). Recommend alternative resources.