Khmer Language and Culture Resources
Dictionaries, Encyclopedias & Digital Libraries
- English-Khmer dictionary
- Digital Library for International Research: Khmer language resources
- Khmer language
Overview of Khmer Language
- Khmer grammar
Overview of Khmer Grammar
- Seasite Khmer Grammar Lesson
Description of Khmer language developed by NIU's Center for Southeast Asian Studies
- Khmer phrasebook
Travel phrasebook with basic Khmer words and phrases.
- Khmer phrases for travel
Simple words and phrases with sound files
Sets of Khmer vocabulary flashcards
Reading & Writing
- Khmer alphabet
Introduction to Khmer script
Explanation of Khmer writing system
- Khmer Writing System
Video explanation of Khmer writing system
- Intermediate Cambodian Reader
E-book with intermediate-level readings and glossaries
- Cambodian System of Writing and Beginning Reader with Drills and Glossary
PDF file of Cambodian textbook from 1970. Now in public domain.
- Khmer script
Information compiled by UN Working Group
Listening & Speaking
- Spoken Khmer
Links written phrases in English with their equivalents in spoken Khmer
Useful phrases for healthcare providers with video.
- Study Khmer
Video clips of Khmer alphabet
- Cambodian School
Video recordings of an instructor guiding viewers through an online textbook
Cartoon in Khmer
Song with subtitled lyrics in Khmer and transliteration underneath
Online Course Materials
- Southeastern Asian Studies at NIU
- Series of Khmer lessons on YouTube
- Introductory Khmer lessons
- FSI Cambodian Language Learning Materials
News & Media
- Khmer Links
Extensive list of Cambodia media outlets and cultural organizations from the University of Hawai’i
- Radio Free Asia
Regional news in Khmer
Weekly English language newspaper
Links to streaming television stations
- Facebook Group: Learn Khmer
Online community of Khmer language learners.
- Khmer Chat Forum
Searchable Chat forum about Khmer Language
Arts, Films & Music
- Cambodian Living Arts
Nonprofit organization promoting Cambodian art and supporting Cambodian artists
- Cambodian Cultural Profile
Information about Cambodian history, culture and community with emphasis on health-related issues.
- Kantrum playlist
Kantrum is a popular folk music played by the Khmer in Isan, Thailand, near the Cambodian border.
- National Museum of Cambodia
Khmer Art History with glossary and photos
The UI Main Library Film Collection
The UI Main Library offers extensive media collections in various languages. To find films, please visit the UI Main Library website and follow these steps:
1. Select "advanced search"
2. Scroll down to "Limit Search to:"
3. Choose your specific language and
4. Choose "Video-all" for "format."
Language Media Center (LMC)
For more language-related holdings, please also check the Language Media Center Catalog.
To borrow materials from the Language Media Center, please contact the LMC, 120 Phillips Hall.
Iowa City Public Library Catalog
The Iowa City Public Library holds materials for several less commonly taught languages. Please check the catalog by typing the name of your language.
International Writing Program (IWP) Writers
To view a biography and/or writing sample of each participant, please visit the IWP's website and find the participant via the search function.
Scholarships to Study LCTLs
- Critical Language Scholarship
Scholarship for intensive language study during the summer.
For more information on how to become a consultant for ALLNet, or if you are a UI faculty/staff member or student who wishes to study critical or less commonly taught languages (LCTLs), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org