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Let’s Speak Khmer, Lao and Chinese

Hello Dragons,

In a couple weeks, we are going to begin our journey in the Mekong region. We, instructors are very excited and we hope you are too. Some of us want to get language learning started already and that’s great! Even though, language lessons will be conducted throughout our program, we are more than happy to share some sources for learning Khmer, Lao and Chinese with you here.

If you are thinking about having a Lonely Planet travel guide book, you can learn some basic words and phrases in them too. However, we can imagine it will be quite a challenge to pronounce words without hearing them. Here are some YouTube channels you can learn words ans phrases  and hear how they are pronounced.

Once again, we will have language lessons on course and we will improve our language ability simply by using it every day. But for now, enjoy learning about the region and its languages and don’t hesitate to share with us if you have any good language learning sources and materials.

Your instructors,

Madeleine, Jeff and Guy.