DK Schoolhouse holds a deep respect for Khmer language, values and culture. Throughout the school year our curriculum explores the rich and fascinating culture of Cambodia. Further, we believe that language immersion from a young age provides a child with an excellent head start in literacy and communication.
While English is the primary method of communication at school, in class our teachers provide Khmer language translation and support for children who do not yet speak English. We encourage children to practice their Khmer language daily both at home and at school. Our preschool and Kindergarten classes enjoy half and hour up to 3 times a week of Khmer immersion that includes traditional storytelling, conversation practice and songs taught by a native Khmer speaker.
Our Khmer primary programs are recognized by the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and taught by certified teachers from the Cambodian Public School System. While we follow the Khmer Public Curriculum that includes record books for all classes and national exams beginning at Grade 6, we conduct our lessons in a method that is fun, interactive and gives children the chance to get creative and express themselves. Students are taught the alphabet, numeracy, literacy skills and cultural basics. Currently in Grade 3 students practice reading Khmer translated Hans Christian Andersen stories, which come directly from Denmark. Students enjoy practice reading these tales and illustrating the stories from them.
DID YOU KNOW?
Studies show that children who grow up speaking more than one language have a much easier time developing a wide vocabulary, learning correct grammar and enhancing their communication skills.
Khmer Primary is currently available in the afternoon for all classes for NO added cost.