ERIC Number: ED165467
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching English to Cambodian Students. General Information Series No. 18. Indochinese Refugee Education Guides.
Center for Applied Linguistics, Arlington, VA.
The three purposes of this guide are to provide information on the Khmer language, alphabet, and educational systems which will be useful to Americans teaching English to Cambodian refugees; to give specific suggestions for teaching Cambodians to write the English alphabet; and to provide teaching materials that deal with the particular pronunciation problems Cambodians have in learning English. The Khmer language is briefly described in terms of its origin and history; its sounds--syllables, vowels, consonants, diphthongs, intonation patterns; its word formation--prefixes, infixes, suffixes; and its sentence structure. The Khmer alphabet is discussed, and the history of education and literacy in Cambodia is briefly traced. A short overview of teaching English to Cambodian refugees is presented as is general information on pronunciation lessons, fourteen of which are included in the guide. Sources for further reference are appended. (EJS)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Alphabets, Cambodian, English (Second Language), Indochinese, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Morphology (Languages), Phonetic Transcription, Pronunciation, Pronunciation Instruction, Refugees, Romanization, Second Language Learning, Syntax, Teaching Guides, Written Language
National Indochinese Clearinghouse, Center for Applied Linguistics, 1611 N. Kent Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209 (free)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Arlington, VA.