Kheang Leang - NIU - Foreign Languages & Literatures


Kheang Leang

Kheang Leang

EdD, Northern Illinois University, Instructional Technology Student
MSEd, Northern Illinois University, Bilingual Education/ESL
Diploma, Regional Language Centre, Singapore, Applied Linguistics
BEd, Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, TEFL

I started my teaching career as a Khmer language tutor working with many non-governmental organizations in Cambodia from 1991 to 2000. I also taught English at the Royal University of Phnom Penh from 1994 to 2000. In the summer of 2000, I received a Fulbright scholarship to teach the Khmer language in the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) at University of Wisconsin – Madison.

I came to Northern Illinois University in the fall of 2000 and I began designing and creating a Khmer language program for SEASITE, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies’ language-teaching website based here at Northern Illinois University. From 2003 to present, I designed supplemental teaching materials for classroom instruction for teaching Beginning Khmer 1 and 2 and Intermediate Khmer 1 and 2 at NIU. I also designed and implemented testing for Khmer language students at Yale University through the Directed Independent Language Study (DILS) program twice yearly.

Projects and Interests

I designed the Khmer language website for SEASITE, and I am interested in researching how instructional technology can enhance language learning.

Teaching Responsibilities

Beginning Khmer FLST 381 and FLST 382
Intermediate Khmer FLST 481 and FLST 482


Southeast Asian Language Site (SEASITE)

E-mail Kheang Leang
Watson Hall 310
(815) 753-6458