Communicating in Khmer: Reading and Writing for Beginners (includes CD-ROM)
by Chhany Sak-Humphry
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Communicating in Khmer 1: An Interactive Intermediate Level Khmer Course (includes CD-ROM)
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DESCRIPTION OF COMMUNICATING IN KHMER: READING & WRITING FOR BEGINNERSCommunicating in Khmer: Reading and Writing for Beginners is a fundamental resource for the acquisition of modern Khmer for learners on all levels. The materials, comprising a book and CD, focus on the theoretical and practical aspects of the reading and writing system of modern spoken Khmer. Once the beginner learns the symbols of the system together with the sounds of language, s/he will have mastered the rudiments of reading Khmer. On the practical side, the learner will follow the materials as they have been systematized: s/he learns to read and write by applying herself/himself to texts and activities of progressive sophistication. The learner who completes the material will be well grounded in modern written Khmer. S/he will be well prepared for the challenge of materials of increasing complication, and will have added a new and invaluable dimension to her/his knowledge of language, literature and culture of this admirable people.
FROM THE PREFACE OF COMMUNICATING IN KHMER 1:
INTRODUCTION TO CAMBODIAN CULTURE AND KHMER LANGUAGECambodia is a land steeped in the rich traditions of a gentle people. Even before the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, the people of this land have flourished throughout the ages while maintaining the cultural heritage of their beloved country. The soft beauty of the Khmer language echoes the history of days gone by, while adapting to the challenges of the modern world. This series of lessons is a gateway into the rich cultural traditions of the Khmer people, and is a window onto the Khmer language. Designed for intermediate learners, Communicating in Khmer: An interactive Intermediate Level Khmer Course provides the reader with a fascinating tour of the traditions of the country, with video clips and cultural notes throughout. The presentation of the material is engaging, with references to not only the vocabulary, but also the often-overlooked nuances of their translation. Formatted with 2 CD-ROMs and 2 companion student manuals, the language can be seen, heard and experienced firsthand. In each chapter there are activities and exercises that teach the student various ways to formulate sentences, recognize the vocabulary, and truly master the language. The overall effect is a multi-dimensional representation of the beauty of the Cambodian language and its people.
ABOUT THE MANUALThis manual contains 15 lessons representing a second-year Khmer language course taught at the university level. The lessons range in terms of difficulty from intermediate to advanced second-year level. Each lesson focuses on particular Khmer cultural and social themes. The general layout of each lesson is followed by an organized communicative activity as follows: