Ranging from an intensive personal Cambodian training course at our London centre to an in-company Cambodian course at your place of work, Communicaid offers you a Cambodian language course that meets your language needs. With training centres in London, Paris, Frankfurt and New York providing countrywide coverage and partner organisations worldwide, Communicaid is uniquely placed to be your local, national and international training partner for Cambodian courses.
Why a Cambodian language training course in London? Our Cambodian courses are highly tailored and designed to improve your Cambodian language and communication skills, whether your focus is social, business, financial, diplomatic or legal. Upon completion of a Cambodian course with Communicaid here in London, you will have the confidence to communicate in Cambodian with clients, colleagues and suppliers.
Location: In addition to our Cambodian courses in London, we are also able to provide Cambodian language training courses worldwide via our training centres and global partners.
Benefits of our Cambodian language course
A Communicaid Cambodian language course will provide you with the ability to:
- Speak Cambodian with confidence
- Interact with increased confidence when visiting Cambodia or when dealing with Cambodian
- Build rapport and strengthen relationships with Cambodian-speaking contacts through a show
of interest in the Cambodian language and culture
- Demonstrate goodwill and facilitate international communication at both a personal and
Who should attend our Cambodian school
A Communicaid Cambodian course is suitable for:
- Anyone wishing to work with Cambodian speakers
- Government and non-governmental agency representatives working in Cambodia or a
Cambodian-speaking region who need to be able to communicate at all levels
- Anyone planning to relocate to a Cambodian-speaking regions and wishing to attend a
Cambodian course in order to prepare in advance for their assignment
- Business professionals conducting business regularly with Cambodian speakers who wish to
build rapport and strengthen relationships by attending a Cambodian course
Cambodian course content
The content and format of your Cambodian course will depend on your profession, proficiency in Cambodian and objectives. Whether beginner, survival, intermediate or advanced, key areas covered in all our Cambodian courses include:
- Fluency development
- Pronunciation and accent
- Listening skills
- Reading skills
- Telephone skills in Cambodian
- Email writing skills in Cambodian
- Sector-specific terminology
- Presentation & negotiation skills
Communicaid’s Cambodian courses are available seven days a week, 365 days a year. Training takes place between 08:00 and 20:00 although courses are also available outside of these hours upon request.
Suitable tailored and published Cambodian language course materials will be used throughout, with recommendations on self-study material and extra reading made at the beginning and during your Cambodian course.
We offer a variety of training formats for your Cambodian course – from intensive, weeklong courses to extensive, modular lessons. Appropriate formats will be discussed during your diagnostic consultancy (please click here to read more about our approach).
Cambodian course trainer
All Communicaid Cambodian trainers are native speakers with at least 3 years’ professional Cambodian training experience. In addition to relevant academic and linguistic qualifications and experience, many of our Cambodian trainers also possess considerable exposure and expertise in the professional world.
Your Cambodian trainer will be assigned to you following the results of your diagnostic consultancy according to your objectives and areas of focus. Detailed below is a sample profile of a member of our Cambodian training team.
Of Cambodian origin, TN relocated to the UK after fleeing the Khmer Rouge regime in 1978. TN’s experience of teaching Cambodian dates back to a teaching post at a private college in Cambodia shortly after graduating. Subsequently, TN worked for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) as a teacher of Cambodian and French.
On arriving in the UK, TN joined the British Refugee Council at a supervisor level and later served as a Housing Office for the London Borough of Islington. TN returned to teaching when he became the Education Co-ordinator and Cambodian language trainer at the Community Centre for Refugees from Vietnam-Laos and Cambodia in Hackney, London. For Communicaid, TN has successfully delivered Cambodian courses for delegates from the public sector.
||– Facts about the Cambodian language
Cambodian also commonly known as the Khmer language is the official language of Cambodia. Outside of Cambodia, Cambodian is spoken as either a first or second language by sizeable populations in Vietnam, Thailand, China as well as in smaller communities in the United States and France. Estimates of number of speakers vary greatly from between 15 and 21 million.
Cambodian belongs to the Mon-Khmer branch of the Austro-Asiatic language family. It is most closely related to its fellow Austro-Asiatic languages but significant influence from Sanskrit and Pali can be traced back to their Buddhist and Hindu roots. Moreover, due to their close proximity, features of Thai and Laotian have also had an influence on the Cambodian language. Within Cambodian itself, there are some very distinct dialects. Marked differences can be found between the speech from the area around the capital city of Phnom Penh, the rural Battambang area, the Cardamom Mountains and neighbouring Thailand. Standard Cambodian is based on the Phnom Penh dialect.
Cambodian script ultimately derives from the ancient Brahmi script of India and resembles the Thai and Lao alphabets. Cambodian does not use space to separate words. Rather the use of spaces is used to denote the end of a clause or sentence. There are 33 consonants and 24 vowels in the Cambodian alphabet.