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ERIC Number: ED116490
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Testing the Reading Ability of Cambodians. General Information Series, No. 7. Indochinese Refugee Education Guides.
Center for Applied Linguistics, Arlington, VA.
The purpose of this bulletin is to provide the American educator or sponsor with a set of reading passages in Khmer (the language spoken in Cambodia), so that he will have some means of determining whether or not his Cambodian students can read Khmer. Three short passages have been selected, each given in the Khmer alphabet and in its romanized translation: (1) a passage from an elementary school textbook; (2) a passage from a secondary school textbook; and (3) for adults, a passage from a Cambodian newspaper. Instructions, to read the passage slowly out loud, are also given in Khmer. The American educator or sponsor can give the appropriate passage to his Cambodian student or friend, and can follow the transliteration as the Cambodian reads the passage. In this way he can determine whether the Cambodian can read, and also get a rough idea of his speed and fluency. Notes on the Khmer alphabet and on the transliteration are also provided to aid in the use of this guide. (Author/TL)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Arlington, VA.