Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Catching up--in Karen!

If you are working with a Karen student from Burma, there are some materials available online that may be of interest to you. These books, dictionaries and newsletters are all downloadable--most are free. Almost everything is in Karen; few things have been translated. (The Karen Proverbs book has been translated and it is a lot of fun!).

There is a selection of articles and short publications for adults, as well as a collection of children's stories and newsletters. You won't understand it, but if your student has been itching to read something in her own language--or wishing her kids could--this is the place you've been looking for.

Also worth noting, on the left side of the screen, there are downloadable Karen fonts and a Karen keyboard layout for anyone who has a computer but wishes to write in Karen and not English.

For the downloadable materials, go to Drum Publications. To learn more about Drum Publications and their mission, click here.

Want to learn a little Karen language? This part of the Website teaches basic phrases and it uses sound. Enjoy!

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