We keep our classes small, with a maximum of 13 students in each class. This helps students have a more personal learning experience, and also for our teachers to ensure that all students are making progress.
We offer 4 main study options:
KickStart Khmer Basics (afternoons for 2 weeks, or Saturday mornings for 10 weeks)
Full-time (mornings for 5 weeks)
Part-time (2 afternoons per week for 10 weeks)
Evening (2 evenings per week for 10 weeks)
We also offer:
Short courses on a variety of topics
Cultural orientation for individuals or groups/ teams
Bespoke courses for short-term teams
See Our Courses for more information about each study option and our teaching Levels.
Why study at G2K
G2K offers a comprehensive learning program developed by language professionals, and our teachers are highly trained in our own teaching approaches. Our students also participate in regular class-based activities and an end-of-class assessments to check progress.
Our class-based study offers incredible value and consistent results, and many organisations make study at G2K a requirement for their new international team members.
We offer excellent customer service, and have a dedicated Customer Services Team available to assist existing and potential students. We also work closely with many organisations as their language partner, offering reliable teaching solutions, whether students join our existing classes, or have bespoke training needs.
Our students love us!
We aim to make learning fun and engaging and out students learn well – that’s why most of our students find us through recommendations from their friends, colleagues or their employer.
When you choose G2K, you join a community of learners from all over the world. Our students have a wide range of backgrounds and reasons for being in Cambodia, and many make useful contacts and lasting friendships.
We operate a social business model, with any profits re-invested in developing and growing our team and what we are able to offer our students. We aim to be an excellent and respectful employer, and offer generous financial, healthcare, social and time-off benefits to all staff.
Gateway to Khmer is registered as a school with the Ministry of Education, Youth & Sport (#2781) and as a business with the Ministry of Commerce (#00021814). We have strong ethics, have appropriate financial policies and oversight, and pay all required taxes.
Who studies at G2K
Everyone is welcome at G2K. Our students come from all over the world, and have a wide variety of roles in Cambodia. While most work for NGO’s, schools, and church/ mission organisations, others work for international agencies, private businesses or simply have a personal interest in learning Khmer.
We aim to make our teaching available to all, regardless of background, ability or native language.
Our approach/ IPA
G2K focuses on listening, speaking, pronunciation and culture throughout all levels, and we believe our students learn better, faster. Our core programme develops and builds on students’ skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing as they progress. We start with speaking and listening, with a strong focus on pronunciation to enable students to settle and begin communicating as soon as possible. Students will progress to the other core skills as their proficiency grows.
International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)
Khmer has the largest actively used alphabet in the world, and uses many sounds that are not common in other languages. G2K uses the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) as a framework to assist teaching and learning of these sounds. Students do not need to know IPA already, and it is used until Level 4 only.
What is included
Simply, everything is included!
Our prices include all materials, class-based tuition, homework, access to our online resources, any activities/ trips during class time, and your end-of-course assessments.
We also organise social activities at various times throughout the year, which are generally open to all students (past and present) and their families, at no extra cost.