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Luoth Yin
JSIS 486
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Southeast Asian Studies

Content varies.

Class description

BEGINNING KHMER: This course is designed to provide basic communication skills in standard spoken and written Khmer on a variety of topics. Topics include introductions/pleasantries, items and activities on the classroom, family and stages of life and rites of passage, food-eating and cooking, basic directions and locations in space, work, health, illness, weather, and basic living tasks such renting a hotel room, and purchasing and wearing clothes.

INTERMEDIATE KHMER: This course is designed to bring students beyond survival level Khmer to a level of speaking, listening, reading, and writing proficiency on a variety of topics. These topics include religion, traditional village culture, news and public information, all of which will help students adapt to a certain traditional way of behaving and speaking Khmer.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Please note: the required textbook(s) for Khmer classes must be ordered online at

BEGINNING KHMER REQUIRED BOOK: "Khmer Faces: A Beginning Khmer Language Textbook" by Frank Smith.

INTERMEDIATE KHMER REQUIRED BOOKS: "A Khmer Heritage Language Textbook for University Level" by Frank Smith. "Sophat" by Rim Kin, annotated by Frank Smith.

Class assignments and grading

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Molly M Wilskie-Kala
Date: 02/04/2013