UCLA’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies, the consortium partner with CSEAS as a Title VI-funded National Resource Center for Southeast Asia, recently posted two articles about the ongoing collaboration between the two campuses in offering Distance Learning Khmer and Distance Learning Burmese. Both languages are taught at UC Berkeley by South & Southeast Asian Studies Department language instructors Frank Smith (Khmer) and Kenneth Wong (Burmese), but can accept students from UCLA as well, who attend remotely (even before all campus instruction went online!). The Khmer classes are also open to students at UC Irvine. The instruction of Khmer is partially supported at UC Berkeley by the consortium’s Title VI federal grant, while the Burmese language course is fully supported by these federal funds.
May 6, 2020