12 episodes

Growing Up Bilingual In Australia is a ViệtSpeak podcast where we speak with bilingual children and their parents about language and culture and what it feels like to be multilingual in Australia.

We follow the lives and experiences of Vietnamese families wanting to maintain their heritage language and culture within Australia’s monolingual mindset. Host Chi Vu speaks with Vietnamese families in Melbourne's western suburbs. We hear what motivates children, parents and grandparents to learn and maintain a language that is rooted in their identity.

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Growing Up Bilingual In Australia is a ViệtSpeak podcast where we speak with bilingual children and their parents about language and culture and what it feels like to be multilingual in Australia.

We follow the lives and experiences of Vietnamese families wanting to maintain their heritage language and culture within Australia’s monolingual mindset. Host Chi Vu speaks with Vietnamese families in Melbourne's western suburbs. We hear what motivates children, parents and grandparents to learn and maintain a language that is rooted in their identity.

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    6 Bonus - Tony's Insights and Tips

    6 Bonus - Tony's Insights and Tips

    Tony Bui first came to Australia as a student. We hear Tony's insights as a dad helping his kids with their language learning.

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    Host: Chi Vu

    Script Development: Lisa Divissi and Chi Vu

    Music: Quang Dinh

    Illustration: Kim Lam

    Production: Hoang Tran Nguyen

    For episode transcript visit: vietbilingual.org/podcast

    This episode was made possible with the support of West Gate Neighbourhood Fund

    • 10 min
    6 Moon at the Market

    6 Moon at the Market

    Moon can often be found selling plants at the Footscray Street Market, trading in Vietnamese and English. Moon's dad, Tony, arrived in Australia as a student in the early 2000's. We hear from Moon and Tony, about their insights and inspiration behind their language learning and sharing.

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    Host: Chi Vu

    Script Development: Lisa Divissi and Chi Vu

    Music: Quang Dinh

    Illustration: Kim Lam

    Production: Hoang Tran Nguyen

    For episode transcript visit: vietbilingual.org/podcast

    This episode was made possible with the support of West Gate Neighbourhood Fund

    • 18 min
    5 Meet the Teachers - Chau Cong

    5 Meet the Teachers - Chau Cong

    Special episode - Meet the Teachers.

    Chau Cong loves learning and teaching languages with young students. She was the coordinator of the Vietnamese bilingual program at Footscray Primary School for 15 years. We discuss some myths and truth about Vietnamese language education in Australia and factors around designing a language program.

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    Host: Chi Vu

    Script Development: Lisa Divissi and Chi Vu

    Music: Quang Dinh

    Illustration: Kim Lam

    Production: Hoang Tran Nguyen

    For episode transcripts visit: vietbilingual.org/podcast

    This episode was made possible with the support of West Gate Neighbourhood Fund

    • 15 min
    4 Meet the Teachers - Cuc Lam

    4 Meet the Teachers - Cuc Lam

    Special episode - Meet the Teachers.

    Cuc Lam is a pioneer of Vietnamese language education in Naarm Melbourne, Victoria. We hear how Cuc's childhood shaped her language and community work in the diaspora.

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    Growing Up Bilingual In Australia is a ViệtSpeak podcast. Subscribe to our ⁠newsletter⁠.

    Host: Chi Vu

    Script Development: Lisa Divissi and Chi Vu

    Music: Quang Dinh

    Illustration: Kim Lam

    Production: Hoang Tran Nguyen

    For episode transcripts visit: vietbilingual.org/podcast

    This episode was made possible with the support of West Gate Neighbourhood Fund

    • 15 min
    3 Bonus - Thư-Trang's Advocacy

    3 Bonus - Thư-Trang's Advocacy

    Thư-Trang grew up in the 1990's, a time when Pauline Hanson's entry into Australian politics brought debates about multiculturalism and racism to the fore. We hear about Thư-Trang's response to these pivotal moments in her life.

    Growing Up Bilingual In Australia is a ViệtSpeak podcast. Subscribe to our newsletter.

    Host: Chi Vu

    Music: Quang Dinh

    Illustration: Kim Lam

    Production: Hoang Tran Nguyen

    For episode transcripts visit: vietbilingual.org

    This episode was made possible with the support of West Gate Neighbourhood Fund

    • 4 min
    3 Karina and Sean's Việtnam Language Adventure

    3 Karina and Sean's Việtnam Language Adventure

    Karina, Sean and their mum Thư-Trang, go on a 3 week trip that lasted for 2 years. In this episode we hear about their Việtnam language adventure and life back in Melbourne, Australia.

    Growing Up Bilingual In Australia is a ViệtSpeak podcast. Subscribe to our newsletter.

    Host: Chi Vu

    Script Development: David Nguyen and Chi Vu

    Music: Quang Dinh

    Illustration: Kim Lam

    Production: Hoang Tran Nguyen

    For episode transcripts visit: vietbilingual.org

    This episode was made possible with the support of West Gate Neighbourhood Fund

    • 14 min

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