Can you recommend a Khmer language tutor?

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Can you recommend a Khmer language tutor?

Post by StroppyChops » Thu May 15, 2014 2:03 pm

Mrs Stroppy and I want formal Khmer language tutoring at home, an hour a day, 5 days a week, for at least a few months. I will pay $6 per session for a good tutor who can speak conversational English. I am looking for first-hand recommendations from expats please.
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Re: Can you recommend a Khmer language tutor?

Post by General Mackevili » Fri May 16, 2014 3:18 am

The best I've had is a college graduate that spoke excellent English and was good at explaining rules, etc.

I used to work with him at a tutoring agency. You can name drop if you want.

His name is Soma.

I paid $5 an hour, but that was because I paid a month up front through our agency.

I'll PM you his number right now.
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Re: Can you recommend a Khmer language tutor?

Post by vladimir » Fri May 16, 2014 7:38 am

GM, you heartless bastard, no loyalty at all.

What about the 'you know?' teacher?
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Re: Can you recommend a Khmer language tutor?

Post by StroppyChops » Fri May 16, 2014 10:41 am

Thanks General (I just can't get used to calling you GM)

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Re: Can you recommend a Khmer language tutor?

Post by General Mackevili » Sat May 17, 2014 1:44 am

Ha! You guys.
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Re: Can you recommend a Khmer language tutor?

Post by Anya » Sat May 17, 2014 4:31 pm

I can recommend Sophat and his other Khmer tutors from
http://www.makingiteasycambodia.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
They do one-on-one and group lessons :good:
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Re: Can you recommend a Khmer language tutor?

Post by StroppyChops » Sat May 17, 2014 4:50 pm

Thanks all - keep posting for the benefit of others, but I have something lined up.
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Re: Can you recommend a Khmer language tutor?

Post by General Mackevili » Wed May 21, 2014 9:07 am

StroppyChops wrote:Thanks all - keep posting for the benefit of others, but I have something lined up.
Update on how that's going?
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Re: Can you recommend a Khmer language tutor?

Post by StroppyChops » Wed May 21, 2014 1:58 pm

First lesson last night, starting out with an hour a day, five days a week, at least four months. The tutor has us learning the alphabet, starting with consonants.

We learned the first five last night and discovered that Khmer does indeed have some tonality, despite what other texts might say. We're also learning to read and write Khmer, and I have not felt this physically retarded in a long, long time. Small children would laugh, and possibly throw rocks.

One interesting aspect is that our tutor days "the sound is x, like in..." and points to a picture of a frog - no connection that we don't know the Khmer word for frog yet! As the Khmer alphabet has over 60 characters, there are sounds our English speaking mouths have never encountered before.

Heck of a challenge, but while it stays fun it should be good.
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Re: Can you recommend a Khmer language tutor?

Post by General Mackevili » Thu May 22, 2014 12:15 am

Jeez, good luck with that! I've tried.
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