Current market rate for a Khmer language tutor?

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Current market rate for a Khmer language tutor?

Post by valorem » Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:37 am

I am wondering if I should engage a private tutor to teach me conversational Khmer. I am a complete beginner and that is the reason the candidate should be fluent in English.

What is the current hourly rate to hire a native Khmer speaker?
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Re: Current market rate for a Khmer language tutor?

Post by explorer » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:13 pm

If you make friends with Cambodians learning English, many of them will teach you for free. They help you with Khmer, and you help them with English.
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Re: Current market rate for a Khmer language tutor?

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:23 pm

explorer wrote:If you make friends with Cambodians learning English, many of them will teach you for free. They help you with Khmer, and you help them with English.
That's fine to help basic conversational skills and improve vocabulary later on, but completely useless otherwise as they'll have methodology or training. To answer the original question, the current rates are around $7-12 I think. You can probably find someone for $5, but as with most things, you get what you pay for.
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Re: Current market rate for a Khmer language tutor?

Post by Tarndog » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:24 pm

Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:23 pm
explorer wrote:If you make friends with Cambodians learning English, many of them will teach you for free. They help you with Khmer, and you help them with English.
That's fine to help basic conversational skills and improve vocabulary later on, but completely useless otherwise as they'll have methodology or training. To answer the original question, the current rates are around $7-12 I think. You can probably find someone for $5, but as with most things, you get what you pay for.
Shit, that's more than English teachers get paid!
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Re: Current market rate for a Khmer language tutor?

Post by angkorjohn2 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:57 pm

Khmer lesson are excellent and charge $10 pH

http://khmer-lesson.com/
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Re: Current market rate for a Khmer language tutor?

Post by valorem » Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:49 pm

Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:23 pm
That's fine to help basic conversational skills and improve vocabulary later on, but completely useless otherwise as they'll have methodology or training.
Totally agree. To achieve an advanced level of conversational Khmer, one needs to have a good grounding in its grammar. The same applies to learning any foreign language.
Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:23 pm
To answer the original question, the current rates are around $7-12 I think. You can probably find someone for $5, but as with most things, you get what you pay for.
Thanks.
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Re: Current market rate for a Khmer language tutor?

Post by valorem » Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:51 pm

Tarndog wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:24 pm
Shit, that's more than English teachers get paid!
What's the hourly rate for a native English speaker (from the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and NZ) to teach conversational English?
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Re: Current market rate for a Khmer language tutor?

Post by Kratom123 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:58 pm

Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:23 pm
explorer wrote:If you make friends with Cambodians learning English, many of them will teach you for free. They help you with Khmer, and you help them with English.
That's fine to help basic conversational skills and improve vocabulary later on, but completely useless otherwise as they'll have methodology or training. To answer the original question, the current rates are around $7-12 I think. You can probably find someone for $5, but as with most things, you get what you pay for.
7 -12 dollars an hour. What Cambodia are you living in . $2 an hour no more
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Re: Current market rate for a Khmer language tutor?

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:18 pm

Tarndog wrote:
Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:23 pm
explorer wrote:If you make friends with Cambodians learning English, many of them will teach you for free. They help you with Khmer, and you help them with English.
That's fine to help basic conversational skills and improve vocabulary later on, but completely useless otherwise as they'll have methodology or training. To answer the original question, the current rates are around $7-12 I think. You can probably find someone for $5, but as with most things, you get what you pay for.
Shit, that's more than English teachers get paid!
Not sure what English teachers charge for private lessons, but that's what I assume the OP was requesting. Could be cheaper with a friend or two of course. No one would teach for $2/hour, not sure of that's a joke or not.
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Re: Current market rate for a Khmer language tutor?

Post by monomial » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:54 pm

Recommend you investigate Khmer Friends.

$5/hour if you go to their site. Very professional, although their schedules can get hectic so flexibility may sometimes be required. Technically a Christian organization, but there is no religious component to the Khmer language lessons.

School is on St. 185 behind the hospital near Sovannah Shopping Center.
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