This class is for students who can already speak and understand "survival" or "home Khmer." No previous knowledge of written Khmer is required for the course. Students will learn the basics of reading and writing as well as formal speaking. Topics covered include folk tales, Buddhism, and news media. This class is the first in a two-semester sequence (along with Khmer 100B). Class participation makes up the majority of the grade for this class. Students are expected to attend all classes (4 days per week) and come prepared to participate in each class.