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Program Activities in 2005

LANGUAGE CLASS and CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

WEEK 1

Content/Lesson

Related activity (mandatory)

Monday,
June 20

First class day; Introductions

Lesson 1:  Importance of Education in Cambodia; History of Royal University of Phnom Penh/IFL

-Vocabulary and sentence structure related to topic
-Practice reading and writing
-Tour of RUPP/IFL
-Video clip of private and public educational institutions
-Task-activities assignment (TBA)

Afternoon curriculum activity/Assignment:

1)  Buddhist Institute
2)  Royal Univ. of Fine Arts
3)  University of Cambodia
4) 
Pannasastra University
5) CKS-Rockefeller program

 

Tuesday,
June 21

-Review homework assignment from Lesson 1
-Discuss Monday’s afternoon activity:  types of schooling (temple, classical, informal, higher education, etc.);
-Discuss “language” of education:  e.g., chanting, classroom dynamics in Cambodia, role of teachers in country

Lesson 2:  Market in Cambodia
-Learn vocabulary and sentence structure
-Practice reading and writing; dialogue
-Homework writing assignment

Afternoon activity/Assignment
Students must go to any local market (Khmer style—not Lucky Market) and
1) inquire about and purchase something; and 2) interview one of the vendors about the item, about his/her occupation, etc.
-Write-up description of both experiences in Khmer (half-page to one page, due Wednesday, 6/22). 

Wednesday, June 22

-Discussion of market assignment.

Lesson 3:  Phnom Penh
-Read story of birth of Phnom Penh city (literature)—Lady Daun Penh
-Discuss impt.of stories/tales/literature in Cambodian life
-Reading/discussion of current/recent newspaper article about conditions in Phnom Penh
-Learn vocabulary and sentence structure
-Practice (reading, writing); -Homework

Afternoon activity/Assignment:

1)  Visit the office of the Municipality of Phnom Penh

Assignment:  Choose a district or neighborhood within Phnom Penh city limits & find out as much as you can about that area.  (pop., housing, industry, ethnic comp., etc.)  Each to choose different area of PP; report findings during next class. (Write-up one to two pages in Khmer also)

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PARTICIPANT

No Participant Name Category/Area of Study School/Employer
1 CHEA, Savouth Management Information Systems  University of Hawaii
   
2 CHEUNG, Neivath SF Chronicle Mass  Communication
Southeast Asian Studies
UC Berkely in Fall
   
3 LOWMAN,  Ian Asian Studies UC-Berkeley
   
4 OU, Kanhchana Economics U Washington
   
5 RABITOUR, Benjamin Anthropology University of Hawaii
   
6 SORENSON, Aaron

Linguistics

University of Hawaii
   
7 WALKER, Neil A.
 
Linguistics UC Santa Barbara
8 Silliman, Mark Education/ Community College in Cambodia  

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STAFFS and INSTRUCTORS

No Participant Name Category/Area of Study Title School/Employer
1 Channy Sak Humphry
sak@hawaii.edu
Linguistics/Foreign Language
Teaching/Education/ Technology
Project Director  University of
Hawaii
     
2 Dr. Robert Vicars
Foreign Language
Methodology/OPI
Methodology Trainer  
     
3 Christine Su Leonard American Studies Field Coordinator  
     
4 Samrith Sothea
Education/Foreign Language
Teaching
ASK- Professor Royal University of
Phnom Penh
     
5 Vong Meng
Education/Foreign Language
Teaching
ASK- Professor Royal University of
Phnom Penh
     

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RESEARCH PROJECTS OF PARTICIPANTS

No

Name

Topic

1

Savouth Chea

Disability and Social Policy in the Kingdom of Cambodia.

 

 

2

Neivath Cheung

Media and Democracy in Contemporary Cambodia.

 

 

3

Ian Lowman

Some Historical Problems Concerning the Pchum Pinda Festival.

 

 

4

Kanhchana Ou

The Lives of Orphanage Children in Cambodia.

 

 

5

Benjamin Rabitor

Material Expressions of Cham Ethnicity

 

 

6

Mark Silliman

Investigation of the Need and Viability of
Establishment a Community College in Cambodia.

 

 

7

Aaron Sorenson

Khmer Novels
Neil Alexander Walker: Translation of Sophat.

 

 

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