Teaching 2

December 10, 2008 at 2:45 pm 1 comment

My dad asked for a synopsys of what it is i do at the school and although it’s difficult to say just yet since i’ve only been teaching for 2 days (today, Wednsday, is a holiday – “Human Rights Day” – and a day off) i emailed him the following summary:

I work m-f, from 4pm to 8pm, teaching 4 classes. In one class i teach with someone else, in the other 3 i am alone. Each class has about 12 students, from 18-23 years of age. They know a little english already but the idea of the course is to improve their prononciation and way of speaking rather than focusing on grammer like most English schools in Cambodia do. I will teach based on a book we were given, incorporating a lot of group work so that they will have many opportunities to practice their English with one another, and i will also create games which will allow them to practice their listening skills. The course lasts 10 weeks.


And this post is a good opportunity to show off this photo of myself and some other volunteers taken from a fellow volunteer’s blog.


The older couple on the top right are Eli and Bertha. They are in their 70s, from Canada, and have been married for over 50 years. Next to them is Brad, he’s 23 and from New Zealand. To his left is Kim, she’s also in her 20s and from New Zealand. To my left is another Kim. She’s in her 30s, from Boston, and has been traveling and volunteering for nearly 5 years. On the bottom left is Laura (20s) from Austrialia, Manuel (24) from Austria, Leah (26) from Australia, Barbara (62) from Maine, and Cat (30) from Wales. Not in the photo are 3 other volunteers, Lee (50s) and Allena (20s) from Austrialia, and Lulu (23) from Zambia.


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First day of teaching Mr. Cambodia

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. GS  |  December 12, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    Hi, Yelena!
    What kind of games do you think out to unleash tongues?


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