Watch to learn! See and hear how to speak your new language by watching video footage of native speakers, and learning from them. Conversations are spoken slowly so that beginning learners can understand everything. This language-learning method helps you build confidence on a computer before you test out your new speaking skills in the real world. Record yourself and listen to the playback to compare your pronunciation with the native speaker’s.
Play to learn with interactive games. Then take a comprehension quiz and see how you do in real-life social situations. A challenging recording quiz tests your pronunciation. You earn points for every game you play, and can earn bronze, silver and gold awards for your language achievements!
You can also learn on the go with a printable phrasebook. Practice your new language at school, on the plane…whenever you have a free moment!
Doing business with someone who doesn’t speak your language? Talk Business was designed specifically for people who need to learn a language for their career. Learn basic business vocabulary so you can concentrate on the important things and not waste time searching for the right words.
Will it work for you?
Do you already know a little bit about your new language? Talk Business is at its most effective if you have some experience in the language. For example, do you feel confident enough to start a simple conversation in your new language? If so, you are ready to move on to Talk Business. That being said, the phrases in Talk Business are spoken clearly and at a speed that’s easy to follow.
What will you learn?
Talk Business teaches you essential vocabulary for the workplace. It covers basics, such as, “What is your website address?” and “My computer crashed and I lost all my files.” Talk Business also teaches some more advanced topics, including exchange rates, product guarantees and marketing budgets. You will learn topics ranging from trading, marketing, advertising and communications to the Internet, e-commerce, finance, business travel, careers, negotiations and more.
WHY LEARN KHMER?
- Khmer is the national language of Cambodia.
- Khmer is widely spoken in Thailand and Vietnam.
- Learn Khmer before traveling to Cambodia.
Khmer is spoken by about 22 million people worldwide and is the official language of Cambodia or Angkor. Just as Angkor is more than its wat, so too is Cambodia more than its temples. The chaotic yet charismatic capital of Phnom Penh is a hub of political intrigue, economic vitality and intellectual debate. All too often overlooked by hit-and-run tourists ticking off Angkor on a regional tour, the revitalized city of Siem Reap is finally earning plaudits in its own right thanks to a gorgeous riverside location, a cultural renaissance, and a dining and drinking scene to rival the best in the region. And don’t forget the rest of the country: relax in the sleepy seaside town of Kampot and trek the nearby Bokor National Park; take an elephant ride in the jungles of Mondulkiri Province; ogle the Mekong dolphins at Kratie or simply choose a beach near Sihanoukville.
Outside of Cambodia, Khmer is also spoken in large parts of Thailand and Vietnam.
Here are some of the basic Khmer phrases that you might use:
- Niak sohk sabaay te? (How are you?)
- Niak jeh phiasaa awngle te? (Do you speak English?)
- Juay hav polih mao. (Call the police.)