Bac Hoai Tran


B.A. University of Education (English) 1977, Vietnam
M.A. San Francisco State University (English with a Concentration in Linguistics) 1999

(510) 642-4180
Address & Office Hours: 

2125 Dwinelle Hall

Friday, 3:10 pm - 5:10 pm

Curriculum Vitae: 

language lecturer at UC Berkeley since 1992, Bac Tran holds an M.A. in English
with a concentration in linguistics. He is the author of the textbooks Conversational
(1996, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013) and Anh Ngu
Bao Chi
(Newspaper English) (1993), and is a coauthor of Living with
(2001). He is a co-translator of the collection of short stories
titled The Stars, The Earth, The River (1997), as well as several other
short stories in the anthologies The Other Side of Heaven (1995), Vietnam:
A Traveler’s Literary Companion
(1996), Night, Again (1996), Virtual
Lotus: Modern Fiction of Southeast Asia
(2002), and Crossing the River
(2003). He is also a coauthor of the Vietnamese Dictionary & Phrasebook (2004), the Vietnamese Practical Dictionary (2010), and Colloquial Vietnamese (2012).


UC Berkeley representative at the Group of Universities for the Advancement of
Vietnamese Abroad (GUAVA) since its inception, Bac Tran was its Co-President
for the 2003-06 term. He has been the Vietnamese Coordinator at the Southeast
Asian Studies Summer Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since
SEASSI 2000. A coauthor of the Vietnamese Language Learning Framework,
which was published in the Journal of Southeast Asian Language Teaching (JSEALT
& E-JSEALT) of the Council of Teachers of Southeast Asian Languages
(COTSEAL), Bac Tran became COTSEAL President in 2005 and was re-elected for
another three-year term in 2008. He was also the Vietnamese Advanced Summer Institute
Curriculum Director when VASI was housed at the Center for Southeast Asia
Studies at UC Berkeley from 2008 to 2011. Currently he is writing a new
Vietnamese text and co-translating a memoir.