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Teaching Experience in Cambodia

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Teaching Experience in Cambodia.

 

When I think back to life changing moments, boarding that 747 on a cool August morning in Boston is among the most definitive. I have always had the desire to explore this small world, intrigued by opportunities that enable such exploration. Teaching turned out to be a great way to travel the world and make some money. Beyond that, it is a job where you can make a positive impact in another person’s life. No matter how I rationalized it, teaching abroad seemed like the right decision to make. And with one blink of the eye, I was landing in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, grabbing my luggage and driving through the dirty streets, wide-eyed and ready for the adventure.

 

After doing the research on how to go about teaching abroad I chose to work with a company named LanguageCorps Asia(www.languagecorpsasia.com).

Read more at http://languagecorps.bizbuzzweekly.com/2010/10/18/teaching-experience-in-cambodia/

 

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LanguageCorps Asia TEFL / TESOL Alum Student Founds Fair Trade Fashion Company

LanguageCorps Asia TEFL / TESOL Alum Student Founds Fair Trade Fashion Company | Teaching English in Cambodia | Scoop.it

LanguageCorps Asia TEFL / TESOL Alum Student Founds Fair Trade Fashion Company.

 

One of the most common questions we receive at LanguageCorps Asia is what kind of careers teaching English abroad can lead to. Many people decide to teach English in a foreign country as a gap year adventure, and then with the help of a unique, distinctive resume, go on to diverse careers in a variety of different fields.

 

One former teacher, Jacob Daniels, founded a fair trade fashion company called Cambodian Threads.

 

The company sells handmade, fair trade silk crafts produced by the Hengs, a family of artisans who work out of their home studio in the Island village of Prek BongKong, Cambodia.

 

Daniels and his staff then use proceeds from sales to fund educational development projects in Prek BongKong and other rural Cambodian villages.

 

Read more at http://www.languagecorps.com/blog/languagecorps-alum-founds-fair-trade-fashion-company/

 

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Cambodia Facing Literacy Challenges

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Cambodia Facing Ongoing Literacy Challenges.

 

Cambodia’s literacy has improved over the past decade, but key challenges remain for girls, the rural poor and minorities, education experts say.

 

According to government figures, the literacy rate stands at about 70 percent. But that may only be basic literacy, where another ability, functional literacy, is harder to define.

 

Still, education experts say that still leaves 30 percent of the population without the ability to read or write, though that percentage could improve as the younger generation goes through school to learn to read and write.

 

Ministry of Education officials say they count a total enrollment of 3.2 million students, with about 607,000 in urban areas and more than 2.5 million in rural areas.

 

“This gathering of students at school means it is serving literacy,”...

 

Read more at http://www.voanews.com/khmer-english/news/Cambodia-Facing-Ongoing-Literacy-Challenges-128470623.html

 

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We Can All Learn A Bit From Shackleton

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We Can All Learn A Bit From Shackleton

 

I just finished reading Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing. Usually I find non-fiction kind of dull. But man, this was different. So different that I had to write about it, because Shackleton’s story is one that all of us wanderers can relate to and learn from, on some level at least. And so, without further ado, welcome to the first edition of the LanguageCorps Book Club!

 

Heralded as one of the great adventure tales of our time, Endurance is the story of a strange little fella named Ernest Shackleton, and his quest to become the first man to cross the Antarctic continent by foot. His ship, “Endurance” becomes lodged in impassable ice, eventually sinking and forcing the crew to abandon ship. What follows is an incredible story of leadership, willpower, and ultimately, survival...

 

Read more at http://www.languagecorps.com/blog/we-can-all-learn-a-bit-from-shackleton/

 

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Awkward American Traveler in Cambodia

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A Day in the Life: A LanguageCorps TESOL Classroom in Cambodia.

 

It is LanguageCorps Asia pleasure to introduce an exerpt from our teacher Margaret Ulrich, currently teaching English abroad in Cambodia.

 

RePosted from her blog “Awkward American Traveler”, which you can Check out here: http://awkwardamericantraveler.wordpress.com/

 

Any idiot knows what happens when you assume. So why do I keep feeling like the only ass here?

 

My latest blunder came from teaching at an orphanage. I assumed I’d be teaching little darlings. But I was what, class? Very good, kids, I was wrong.

 

Part of our training for the LanguageCorps certificate included two weeks of student teaching. For three of us who stayed in Phnom Penh—some moved to either Thailand or Vietnam—we were assigned to teach at an orphanage called SSD.

 

Read more at http://www.languagecorps.com/blog/a-day-in-the-life-a-languagecorps-tesol-classroom-in-cambodia/

 

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Cambodia Attracts Female Students

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Cambodia Accessible Education Attracts Female Students Back to School.

 

A dream of going back to school has come true for 23-year-old Van Sarem. Now she sits in the front row of her grade 8 class at a new secondary school in Sre Ang Krong commune by the Se San River in Ratanakiri province, excited and delighted to be back learning after a five-year absence since she finished primary school in 2004.

 

“My dream has come true now,” she says with a beautiful smile. “I am so happy that I have a chance to come back to school even though I am older. And my parents support my return to school.”

 

Sarem is from one of the poorest families in Sre Ang Krong village. When she finished study at the local primary school, her family did not have the money to send her to the nearest secondary school, which was more than 20 km away. She dropped out of school...

 

Read more at http://khmerviews.com/accessible-education-attracts-female-students-back-to-school/

 

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Teaching English in Cambodia TEFL / TESOL and Teaching Job in Cambodia with LanguageCorps Asia

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Teaching English in Cambodia TEFL / TESOL and Teaching Job in Cambodia with LanguageCorps Asia

 

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