This course is designed for adult learners. The main focus is on speaking and listening although learners will be introduced to Khmer writing and reading as the course progresses.
There are two books used, the main textbook and the vocabulary book. The main textbook introduces daily dialogues on various topics. It also offers grammar and exercises for learners to practice. Audio recordings will be used to help learners with their listening together with the assistance from the tutor. The vocabulary book will provide useful terms for beginners in order to develop their Khmer level.
After between 10-15 hours of learning, learners will be able to:
- Recognise Khmer Alphabets and Vowels
- Do a Self-introduction in Khmer
- Talk about their family
- Talk about Date and Time
- Count from 0-1,000,000
- Make Simple Sentences
- Make Simple Negative Sentences
- Make Questions with What, Where, Who and How
- Make Yes/No Questions
- Read Basic Khmer Words
Note: Those who are interested in learning to write Khmer can contact the tutor directly on the pre-class meeting.
I have been offering private Khmer sessions for individuals and groups for more than 2 years now. I have taught students from different nationalities including American, Australian, German and French. These students come from different work and life background. Some of them work in an office, which requires them to learn more official Khmer terms. Some of them work in the hospitality field which requires them to learn more casual and playful languages.
I have students who come and learn for a short term course and students who have been learning with me for a longer term. The ones who have ended the course have left with positive attitude towards the language and also have given me very nice feedbacks in the past.
I really enjoy the opportunity to teach Khmer to learners. I look forward to meeting you and teaching you some Khmer. :)
Westminster College, Fulton, MO, USA Bachelor of Arts, December 2016
Self-Design Major: International Business and General French
Relevant Courses: Intro to Translation, Pre-Academic Writing, Academic Writing
United World College, Maastricht, NL International Baccalaureate, May 2012
Higher Levels (English, History, Physics), Standard Levels (Mathematics, Khmer, Environmental Systems and Societies),
Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay, and CAS (Creativity, Action, and Service)
Preah Sisowath High School, Phnom Penh, Cambodia High School Diploma, May 2010
TEACHING AND TRANSLATING EXPERIENCE__________________________________________________________________________
Language Classes, Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville and Kampot, Cambodia May 2017 – Present
Khmer and English Teacher
• Planning and designing lessons and classroom activities
• Motivating and encouraging students to speak the language taught in the class (English/Khmer)
• Designing handouts and homework for students
Circletime English Play Studio, Hanoi, Vietnam Oct 2017
• Planned and assigned creative activities for classrooms with the director of the studio
• Led and inspired students to speak English in the classroom
• Assisted students with IELTs speaking and listening exercises
Project Little Dream, Registered Charity, Takeo, Cambodia Nov 2017 – Present
• Translating children text books from Khmer to English and English to Khmer
• Proofreading document
Gateless, Documentary Film, Takeo and Phnom Penh, Cambodia April 2017 – June 2017
• Assisted the director, Lorraine Ma, and her assistant as a translator and interpreter for audio and live interviews
• Learned to operate a time code system
This film is to explore how a Buddhist temple intended for the pursuit of peace and tolerance can become a place where children are violated. ((concealed information)
Independent Research Project, Women’s Roles in Cambodian Markets, Phnom Penh, Cambodia June 2017
• Worked with a journalist and photographer, Mona Simon, as a translator and Interpreter to study about how Cambodian women play a role in the business field (focusing on Beung Keng Kong Market)
Kravanh Bright Future Center, Non-governmental Organization, Pursat, Cambodia July 2011, 2015
• Worked with foreign volunteers organizing events for high school students
• Helped foreign volunteers with improving their Khmer through daily practical conversations
Sustainable Cambodia, Non-governmental Organization, Pursat, Cambodia June 2012
• Assisted foreign staff and volunteer in classrooms and meetings
• Translated an interpreted for volunteers and students
• Taught Khmer to foreign volunteers
OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE____________________________________________________________________________________________
United World College National Committee, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Nov 2017 - Present
• Helping facilitating annual selection process for the new batch of scholars; compiling tests and grading candidates
International Student Services, Westminster College, Fulton, MO, USA Mar 2013 – Dec 2013
Marketing and Office Assistant
• Designed and distributed flyers and posters
• Managed the office official emails and updated the International Students Facebook page
• Used social media to announce programs and events for international students
Computer: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook; Digital Signage, Mac/PC Proficient
Languages: English (Fluent), Khmer (Native), French (Conversational), Spanish (Conversational)
Communication: Professional Written and Oral Communication
Social and Interpersonal Skills: Effective Team Leadership, Effective Team Membership
Self-management: Self-starter, Independent Research
Lorraine Ma, Director and Producer of Gateless Documentary Film, Chicago, USA
Email: (concealed information) Phone: +1 (concealed information)
Prof. Daveiva Murillo, Former Professor (Spanish), Westminster College
Email: (concealed information) Phone: +1 (concealed information)
Perfect! She is very patient. Explains the subject very well and is a lovely person as well.
Peter has some great Knowledge with Khmer language and culture due to his work and family in Cambodia. We have been working on perfecting his pronunciation. In addition, we are looking into Khmer alphabets in order for him to learn to read and write Khmer. It has been an enjoyable experience working with him.
Excellent! Linda focuses on the pronunciation of the words and sounds in Khmer, which I find very important. She also is adaptable to the needs of the student, including the pace and the activities that work best.
Matt has shown his fast progress in picking up Khmer language both in reading and speaking. As he mentioned, we have focused on his pronunciation which is an important element for practicing a new language. In addition, we have learned to read and write Khmer alphabets. So far, Matt has been able to read some short words in Khmer. He is a very hard working and intelligent person. It has been a pleasure teaching him Khmer language.
Perfect! Linda is a very, very patient tutor. Through her teaching, my Khmer is progressing well. She is very thorough and has lesson plans already set in place. She is a very warm and bright person to talk to. I cannot recommend her enough! She’s so great!
Sue has shown her progress in her Khmer learning. She is getting more familiar with Khmer pronunciation. She has also shown a lot of patience with the learning process. As her tutor, I’m proud and excited to see how she will continue to learn and develop her Khmer language.
I've been studying with Linda for over a month, and she's been stellar! She finds a great balance between challenging me with creative tasks, while making sure it's relevant to my own personal learning goals. The lessons are fun and educational. She's always accommodating, warm, insightful, and helpful, especially when some topics feel daunting. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to study Khmer :)
Linda has helped me a lot with understanding Khmer. She is very engaging and clear with the material. I'm truly thankful for the effort she puts into her lessons, as it's really fun! I would definitely recommend her as a Khmer teacher!
Linda is an excellent teacher!! We spoke a lot about my job, and the kind of everyday language that I would need to be using. Linda then tailored our classes around this. It’s extremely helpful to have a fluent English speaking teacher, it has made my understanding of the Khmer language a lot stronger. I can not recommend Linda highly enough for anyone wanting to learn Khmer at any level!
Linda's lessons helped me a lot to progress in my ability to understand, speak, write and read Khmer.
Her class is on one side straightforward and professional on the other hand she is adapting to personal needs and weaknesses of her students. Furthermore, her lessons are very interactive, so it is easy for her students to stay focused and concentrated.
From all the Khmer teachers I had, Linda showed the most expertise and is by far the most outstanding.
I would highly recommend taking lessons with her if you want to make fast progress in a professional way.
Linda is a very careful and patient teacher, open to questions and takes time to work on the right pronunciation.
She is also very flexible on the topics of the lessons.
I definitely recommend her if you want to learn Khmer/English in a friendly atmosphere.
Linda is an amazing teacher. She speaks fluent English which makes the explanations very clear and easy to understand. She takes the time you need to review everything and follows up the classes with homework. I highly recommend her as a teacher.
I had Khmer class with few different teachers over the last years and Linda's way of teaching is by far the best. She is organized and well prepared. She understands well and follows my rhythm. I definitely notice a faster improvement in my Khmer than anytime before. I warmly recommend Linda.
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