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VN to open classes to teach Khmer to governemnt officials

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29 May 2009

According to Nhan Dan newspaper, Vietnamese authority in Tay Ninh provinice (Raung Domrei in Khmer), bordering Cambodia have open classes to teach Khmer language to civil servants, the police and military.

The six month course aim at teaching students basic listening and reading skills.

In 2009, it plans to have two classes of 30 students each. By 2020 the government aim to have 80% of civil servants and officals, in border provinces to Cambodia, to be able to communicate in basic Khmer.

In Kampuchea-Krom there is no Khmer language school funded by the government to teach to Khmer people. But in some areas Khmer people are able to ask the authority to open weekend Khmer classes in existing Vietnamese schools. - Khmer Krom Network