Back to school – English Class
The 2013-2014 academic year has started! In the second installment of this ‘Back to School’ blog series, we bring you a sneak preview of what English teaching maven, Chim Seng, has planned for the year ahead.
PEPY’s English classes are about much more than language proficiency. Chim Seng encourages students to arrive at answers through discussion or contemplation, rather than simply waiting to be told. He wants his students to develop the critical thinking skills that will be crucial to their success in the future.
What do you have planned for the year ahead?
“I try to make something that is interesting. I will connect [my students] to students outside of Cambodia to improve their English and leadership. I will include more lessons to improve the students’ ability to speak English independently. And help them to be good at writing and listening. I will work closely with the government teachers to exchange experiences with one another for improving our teaching in PEPY classes and government classes.”
Tell us more about your students.
“My students are very interested in writing letters for their friends outside Cambodia. They are very excited to see their friends reply to them. In PEPY classes, the students are very happy to learn and come to class regularly. My students said they are happy to come to PEPY class because they have a chance to practice, play games, draw, and color. The students are proud when they saw their achievements in PEPY English class on the wall and they are very happy to achieve more in class to show to their classmates.”
What hopes do you have for your students?
“I hope my students will pass more exams in the government classes and PEPY class. The students love reading English books to improve their English. I want to see them be brave students in school, able to speak independently and the last one I want my students to be good at thinking critically through their practice in English class.”
Like Chim Seng and his students, we are looking forward to an exciting year for English Class. To support our work, check out our all-new PEPY Presents, where you can see exactly how your investment will support these students.