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Merrimack Language School offers classes in most major foreign languages.  If the language you would like to study is not in the menu, please send us a message by submitting the form at the end of this page or call us at 978-703-1020. We will arrange instruction in the language of your choice. 


We offer foreign language programs throughout the year in six sessions. Each session is 6 weeks long. For each language we offer six levels and beyond, from beginner to advanced and more in a variety of formats from private lessons (one-to-one) to group lessons. Prices vary based on the course’s length and size. 


Group and individual Immersion programs are also available.



Chan, M. has Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, and Master of Management, Human Services and Public Policy degrees from Brandeis University. He has taught, translated and interpreted the Khmer language for a number of years for various businesses and institutions. Mr Chan has also facilitated and expedited intercultural communication including liaising role between UN agency and community groups in Cambodia.  Mr Chan has worked at Cambodian Genocide Project (CGP) at Yale. While working on the CGP, he aided Yale professor Abigail Kuan, acting a primary language consultant in field method on Khmer linguistic structure.

Khmer (Cambodian) Language Classes | 6-week progressive programs
Khmer classes meet once per week for a 2.5-hour lesson.  At each level, the program length is 6 weeks.  We offer levels 1 to 6 and beyond. 
HIGHLIGHTS -- Experienced and qualified teachers, structured teaching, communicative approach, and measurable results.
TEXTBOOK: Colloquial Cambodian. The textbook is not included in the price.

Some of the topics covered in the first two levels:
  • both spoken and written languages are introduced

  •  complete Khmer syllabary

  • proper pronunciation

  • grammar - demonstratives, honorifics, the humble form, pronouns, interrogatives, negation, descriptive verbs action verbs, plural markers, irregular verbs, and conjunctions.

  • time, date and numbers

  • make requests, ask for assistance and discuss daily activities

  • the polite informal style

  • present, past formal tenses, future tense markers

  • simple conversations about everyday activities

There are many textbooks available for Khmer. Teachers do not rely on a single textbook in their lesson plans. Lesson plans are created according to the needs of the classroom, teacher’s experience and the adaptability skills in view of the classroom's changing needs. Lesson plans can be independent of the prescribed textbook, but using a textbook yields the best results for beginner and intermediate students. It’s advisable, though not compulsory, to buy the prescribed textbook(s). Textbooks provide explanatory information that may be useful for a questioning adult student and for homework.
      • March-April Session  ( begins week of March 6, ends week of April 14)

      • Registration deadline:  February 13

      • Other sessions

SCHEDULE: Thursdays, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Other days available upon request)

Minimum class requirement: 3 students.


PRICE: $300

Many language schools use terms like Khmer Language Programs, Khmer Programs, Khmer Language Courses, Khmer Courses, Khmer Language Lessons, Khmer Lessons, Learn Khmer , Khmer Language and Culture, etc.  Names do not matter. What matters is the knowledge, experience, lesson planning and adaptability skills of a teacher.

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