Conference on "The Role of Khmer Women in the Conservation and Promotion of Mother Tongue” at Tra Vinh University

TVU) – July 19 2017, the conference on "The Role of Khmer Women in the Conservation and Promotion of Mother Tongue” was taken place in Tra Vinh University (TVU) by its Gender and Community Department. Ms. Thach Thi Dan, TVU Vice Rector attended the conference.



The conference attracted around 100 participants who were managers, researchers, lecturers and students. 15 out 19 papers have been selected for the conference’s summary record. There were many viewpoints about the status of using the native language of the Khmer in the context of urbanization and cultural exchange.   


Dr. Ho Xuan Mai coming from Southern Institute of Social Sciences said: “The conference’s theme is new and practical as Southern Khmer language is at risk of falling into oblivion.”  


 “Khmer language has to be considered as a compulsory subject. And the contests of eloquence, singing and story telling in Khmer language should be organized to promote the use of native language”, said lecturer Ta Phia Rinh, Soc Trang Teachers’ Training College.


Vice Rector Thach Thi Dan highly evaluated the thoughtful discussions and opinions which clarified the role of Khmer women in preserving and promoting their mother tongue and pointed out the shortcomings existed to be improved.



Vice Rector Thach Thi Dan delivers her speech at the conference


 Participants present their presentations at the conference 





























By Diem Thuy 

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