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Foreign Service Institute
Department of State
The Course Used by Diplomats
Learn Khmer the proven way — just like a diplomat!
Over the years, Audio Forum® customers have used our courses to learn Khmer in as little as 25 minutes a day, entirely on their own. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to achieve fluency in Khmer using this proven audio/text method.
While other premium computer-based language courses offer only the means to learn to speak, with Audio Forum®, you'll not only speak fluently, you'll also master grammar skills at a scholarly level — all with the confidence and polish of a native Khmer speaker. After all, diplomats have proven for years that this method works!
This FSI Audio Forum® Course Features:
* 22.1 hours of audio, 45 units
* 363-page text
* Basic dialog and vocabulary
* Dialog variations and comprehension
* Response and fluency drills
* Substitution and response drills
* Transformation drills
* Double substitution drills
* Expansion and reduction drills
* Grammar usage and notes
The U.S. State Department's Foreign Service Institute developed full-length courses specifically for diplomats, the very people who must learn a language quickly and effectively. Having worked with FSI authors and instructors, these courses have been fully tested through usage before release to the public. For over 40 years, Audio Forum® has been the original and most trusted source for Foreign Service Institute language courses.
About the Language
Khmer, also called Cambodian, is the language of the Khmer people and the official language of Cambodia. With over 15 million native speakers worldwide, it is the second most widely spoken language in the Austro-Asiatic family, just after Vietnamese. Khmer is spoken natively in Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, the United States, France, and Australia. The language displays influences from Sanskrit and Pali, and it differs from neighboring languages such as Thai, Lao, and Vietnamese in that it is not a tonal language.
Enhanced PDF Features
The Audio Forum® Difference: Audio Forum® PDF books are enhanced with links to MP3 audio files. Speaker icons in the text allow you to hear the corresponding audio. The MP3 files can also be loaded onto your MP3-compatible CD player or digital media player. The PDF books may be read (without enhanced features) on tablet computers. A 10-inch or larger screen is recommended.
System Requirements for Enhanced PDF Features
Mac® OS X® 10.5-10.8
512 MB RAM
Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP
233 MHz or faster processor
128 MB RAM
Additional Courses Available through Audio Forum®:
* FSI: Basic Khmer (Cambodian) Volume 1 (Level 1)