Dr. Jennie Tran also known as cô Jennie or cô Thuận in Vietnamese. She has taught Vietnamese at various places, including Kaimuki Highschool and Kapiolani Community College. In Fall 2022, she started teaching VIET 201 here at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She has also been teaching German at UH Manoa since 2012.
About her educational background: She received her B.A. in Second Language Studies, M.A. in European Languages and Literature, and Ph.D. in Linguistics. She loves teaching Vietnamese and is happy to see students enjoy learning this language and get better in their reading and writing skills. Dr. Tran values students’ enthusiasm and efforts, and is excited to see students become more and more proficient throughout the semester. Besides, she respects each student’s dialectal background and motivates students to value both the Northern and Southern accent. Above all, she encourages students to be proud and to appreciate the beauty of the Vietnamese language