ways of learning to speak, read and write Khmer

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ways of learning to speak, read and write Khmer

Post by curiosity » Wed May 08, 2019 10:29 am

Hi folks,

so there are Khmer language courses at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, Gateway and what not. If you want to be able to speak Khmer fluently as well as be able to read and write the Khmer script, which language school (or private tutor, or a combination of both) works best?
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Re: ways of learning to speak, read and write Khmer

Post by Username Taken » Wed May 08, 2019 11:40 am

The best approach is total immersion. Move to somewhere where no-one speaks English.
And watch a lot of Khmer tv.
... give 'em a quick, short, sharp shock ...

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Re: ways of learning to speak, read and write Khmer

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Wed May 08, 2019 6:28 pm

i used to use translating Khmer songs as a way of sharpening up my reading/writing/learning
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Re: ways of learning to speak, read and write Khmer

Post by Gator » Wed May 08, 2019 9:28 pm

A friend of mine went to Gateway full time for a little over a year and loved it. His level of the Khmer language is pretty impressive.
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Re: ways of learning to speak, read and write Khmer

Post by DaveG » Wed May 08, 2019 9:42 pm

Gator wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 9:28 pm
A friend of mine went to Gateway full time for a little over a year and loved it. His level of the Khmer language is pretty impressive.
How much was that, I'm usually OK with languages and can understand and speak 3 (well I can get by) but this one has really got me, I think its because of the way its written, its like deciphering hieroglyphics.

Iv seen quotes around the 300 dollar mark for three months, is that about average or over the top.
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Re: ways of learning to speak, read and write Khmer

Post by Gator » Thu May 09, 2019 1:30 am

DaveG wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 9:42 pm
Gator wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 9:28 pm
A friend of mine went to Gateway full time for a little over a year and loved it. His level of the Khmer language is pretty impressive.
How much was that, I'm usually OK with languages and can understand and speak 3 (well I can get by) but this one has really got me, I think its because of the way its written, its like deciphering hieroglyphics.

Iv seen quotes around the 300 dollar mark for three months, is that about average or over the top.
I don't now how much he paid exactly, but he said it was a bit expensive, but worth it.
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Re: ways of learning to speak, read and write Khmer

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Fri May 10, 2019 12:45 am

DaveG wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 9:42 pm
Gator wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 9:28 pm
A friend of mine went to Gateway full time for a little over a year and loved it. His level of the Khmer language is pretty impressive.
How much was that, I'm usually OK with languages and can understand and speak 3 (well I can get by) but this one has really got me, I think its because of the way its written, its like deciphering hieroglyphics.

Iv seen quotes around the 300 dollar mark for three months, is that about average or over the top.
depends how many hours a week they do for that money
i enrolled at Don Bosco School in SHV a few years ago, did 4 month with a private tutor there, was paying $70 per month, for 3x 1hour lessons a week
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