Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Cambodian Students of Aloha
UH, Campus Center, Room #203B
Khmer Language Level 2
Course Period: Semester: Fall 2009 (August 8 – December 12, 2009)
Time: Saturday, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mr. Utey Uch
Mr. Richard (Sovann) Ung and Mrs. Angela (Pisey) Ung
Mr. Sophan Seng and Mrs. Leakhena N. Seng
Mr. Son Le
Topics: This course will cover a text book “Khmer Language Grade 1” and basic conversations.
Course Description: This course is designed to review the consonants and vowels that were taught in Khmer Language Level 1. In addition, it describes how to build words and sentences by using the consonants and vowels properly. Students are introduced to the basic conversations for everyday living. These conversations are focused on sentences to be used with family, at shopping center, and traveling. Also, students will learn some Cambodian culture and history. Learning Approaches: In addition to free registration, students receive handout (learning material) for free of charges. Students are encouraged to speak Khmer in class. Students to receive an assigned homework after each class session.
Although this class is designed for continuing students who have participated in Khmer Language Level 1, it is welcome to the beginners also. For the beginners, we have at least one assistant teacher in every class to provide extra help to them.
Expectation: Students are able to use consonants and vowels properly in building sentences, communicate with family and friends in Khmer language (simple writing and speaking), and learn some Cambodian culture and history
Course Outline Session Date Topics Home Work
1 August 8 Introduction
Review Consonants and Vowels
No home work
2 August 15 Chapter 1: Greetings Consonants and Vowels Due
3 August 22 Chapter 2: Family members Chapter 1 Due
4 August 29 Chapter 3: What to do today Chapter 2 Due
5 September 5 Chapter 4: Visiting family and friends Chapter 3 Due
6 September 12 Review Chapter 1 to 4 Chapter 4 Due
7 September 19 Quiz 1 Chapter 1 to 4
8 September 26 Chapter 5: Day, month, year
No home work
9 October 3 Chapter 6: Traveling Chapter 5 Due
10 October 10 Chapter 7: At home Chapter 6 Due
11 October 17 Chapter 7: At home (Cont.) Chapter 7 Due
12 October 24 Review Chapter 5 to 7 Chapter 7 Due
13 October 31 Quiz 2 Chapter 5 to 7
14 November 7 Chapter 8: Holiday in Cambodia No home work
15 November 14 Chapter 9: At shopping centers Chapter 8 Due
16 November 21 Chapter 10: At hospital Chapter 9 Due
17 November 28 No Class (Thanksgiving)
18 December 5 Review chapter 8 to 10 Chapter 10 Due
19 December 12 Quiz 3 and Class Evaluation Chapter 8 to 10
Assessment Methods: Class will be evaluated through
- Class participation 25%
- Quiz 1 25%
- Quiz 2 25%
- Quiz 3 25%
References: Khmer Language, Grade 1, 1996.
This class is arranged and initiated by Cambodian Students of Aloha. Thanks to University of Hawaii that provide a class room for us. Thanks to Mr. Sophan Seng and Cambodian Students of Aloha who help administrate and communicate with University of Hawaii. Thanks to Cambodian American Buddhist Association of Hawaii that provide study material to this class.
Prepared by Utey Uch
Saturday, July 4, 2009
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The Five Fundamental Precepts:
(i). PANNATIPATA VERAMANI SIKKHAM PADHAM SAMADIYAMI:
I vow to myself not to take the lives of other living beings
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I vow to myself not to steal
(iii) KAMAYSU MESASARA VERAMANI SIKKHAM PADHAM SAMADIYAMI: I vow to myself not to have unlawful sex
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Annual Khmer Buddhist Rituals and Direction of CABAH
- Bon Makha Puja in March conduct in the full moon day of 3rd lunar month to commemorate the day of 2,500 Bhikkhus (they were all enlightened and directly ordained by the Buddha) met fortuitously on the full-moon day, and Sakyamuni expounded the PATIMOKHA, the rules of the order at the Veluvana temple.
- Bon Chol Chnam Thmey (Sangkran) or Khmer New Year in April conduct in mid-April, Buddhist New Year based on lunar calendar of 5th month. Khmer New Year festival allows everyone to concentrate on the experiences of past year life to sort them out as precious lessons for the new coming year. This occasion also celebrate Khmer Tradition including traditional games, folk dances and other performances.
- Bon Visakha Puja in May conduct to homage and honor the Sakyamuni Buddha’s Birthday, Enlightenment, and Parinibbana on the full moon day of 6th lunar month.
- Bon Chol Vasa in July conduct to support the Buddhist monks for his 3 months of rain-retreat or Buddhist Lent to fully study and practice the Dhamma.
- Bon Pchum Ben Day in September conducts to remembering relatives who have passed away as well as to earn merits for themselves by observing Dhamma and offering materials to their parents, elders and pure people such as Buddhist monks.
- Bon Chenh Preah Vasa or Pavoranakam in October conduct to appreciate the fulfillment of Buddhist monks and laypeople who completed their 3 month rain-retreat practice of the Dhamma.
- Bon Kathina Dana or Saffron Robes Offering during October conduct to offer Saffron Robes to Buddhist monks who have successfully graduated their 3 month rain-retreat of Dhamma practices during Vasa. This offering is limited by an exact time because laypeople can conduct only one month counted from the first day of Buddhists out of Lent.
- Money-Flower Gathering or Fund-raising in December conducts to raise fund to use for community improvement as well as help those destitute conditions, poor families and orphans in
Bon Chol Preah Vasa or Buddhist Lent Day is one of the Sangha’s days that laypeople and monks have always gathered to vow and determine to stay in the temple to strictly practice meditation during full 3 months of Lent. Board members of Cambodian-American Buddhist Association of Hawaii (CABAH) would like to invite members and guests to come join our important Cambodian Gathering of Chol Preah Vasa Day or Buddhist Lent Day on the following schedule:
- Arrival of all participants and guests at Cambodian Dhammaram Temple or Dhammaram Asrama: Worship Triple Gem, observe five precepts, offering food to the monks, meditation and dedication merits for well-being of all beings.
: All participants have lunch together.
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