A good online place to learn a language?

November 10, 2008 by · 6 Comments 

Not just any language, i want to learn Khmer (Cambodian language).

I've seen places with phrases but i want to learn it thoroughly.


While I am no expert (yet) on Khmer language, I hope I am qualified to (at the very least) share a few tidbits of what I have gleaned over the years!

I have been searching for a decent Khmer language course (online or otherwise) for nearly as long as my husband and I have been together- 17 years! Unfortunately, the world just isn't overflowing with places to learn Khmer. That being said, you can get a pretty good start online.

To my knowledge, the best place to find decent instruction on the web is a site called SEAsite- (stands for Southeast Asian Site) and is run out of Northern Illinois University. The site has tons of information and practice exercises as well as an abundance of fun and interesting language, political, musical etc.. links.

One other site I have also found helpful is called AK-Online (Authentic Khmer Online) It is put together nicely and has lots of info for one smallish site. The links for these two resources are below. ..

Additionally, (and sadly I cannot locate the address now, ) there IS (floating around out there somewhere in cyberspace) an AMAZING free .pdf copy of Franklin Huffman's "Cambodian System fo Writing and Beginning Grammar" which is THE premier collegiate course for Khmer–It is fully printable and yields a hefty 150 page book for your studies–

Good luck in your endeavor– Khmer is such a beautiful, poetic language–

And one more thing… if you are inclined to cook, I can't help but put in a plug for my very favorite Khmer cooking site:

http://www.khmerkromrecipes.com … This beautiful site is a fantastic resource hosted by an extremely devoted woman…. The food is superb, as are the history lessons and anecdotes!

on to the links!!!



Once again- Congratulations and good luck!!

Khmer Traditional Costume & Wearing Instruction

September 28, 2008 by · 23 Comments 

Hello friends! Recently, I’ve documented Khmer Traditional Costume and its wearing instruction. I’ve divided them into 2 DVD, (Part I & Part II). There are 15 traditional styles in part I. You can learn how to wear it at home easily. The quality in this You Tube might not be good. If you’re interested to have the complete quality DVD pls contact me. Enjoy !

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Teach yourself Khmer Consonants

September 28, 2008 by · 13 Comments 

This is Khmer/Cambodian alphabet Consonants. There are thirty three characters in total. Here Kevin and Brendan read after…

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Traffic in Cambodia and how it takes to fix it

September 28, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Traffic in Cambodia and how it takes to fix it. Cambodia is on the road to traffic jam, in phnom penh cambodia.

Paul Report on traffic in Cambodia and how it takes us a while to get across the city of Phnom Phenh to the other side of town.

A great place to go and need improving on traffic though. Paul Milsom waits for 20mins at least for the traffic and congestion still as rife!

He just wants to go to a cambodian book store to buy book to learn to speak khmer.

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Extreme Khmer Episode 5: Subtitled Version

September 28, 2008 by · 3 Comments 

I had to subtitle an episode of Extreme Khmer this past summer for a presentation at a conference on language teaching, and this is the one I chose…so I thought I’d put it here so people who can’t speak Khmer could check it out. Don’t expect me to subtitle any more episodes, though, you gotta learn Khmer to enjoy this show, haha!

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Khmer children learn khmer

September 28, 2008 by · 8 Comments 

Cambodian children learn Khmer in Cambodian temple in Wellington New Zealand.

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intro of myself

September 28, 2008 by · 12 Comments 

just wanna introduce myself to u guys out there who want to learn Khmer. As you can see I wasn’t prepared when i speak Khmer hahaha so sorry about that. I’ll start posting up the lesson next week or so if i’m not busy. (Thanks for the comments or ratings if u leave any ^_^)

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Cambodian children learn khmer part 1

September 28, 2008 by · 3 Comments 

Khmer/learn Khmer in Wellington Khmer/Cambodian temple

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Where and how can I learn to speak Khmer (the Cambodian language)?

September 21, 2008 by · 3 Comments 

My wife is cambodian and everyone in her family obviously speaks Khmer. I would really like to learn. What can I do to learn this language???

ask her to speak cambodian to you frequently and get her to help you respond back in khmer correctly (not everytime, but often).

do you have a brother you can hook me up with because obviously you're unavailable, wink!

please give me a website and some titles of books for me to learn cambodian (khmer) from elementary level. 3q?

September 18, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

the language used in cambodia

Try searching here: http://www.lmp.ucla.edu/

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