Workshop on SEAQIL Goes to Schools: Compiling Language Teaching Techniques from Cambodian Teachers

As we have already known that education, in recent years, has evolved in leaps and bounds. Due to its changes, a number of various teaching techniques have emerged. Aiming to compile language teaching techniques from language teachers from Southeast Asia countries, SEAMEO QITEP in Language (SEAQIL) conducted Workshop on SEAQIL Goes to Schools (SGTS). The workshop was conducted in collaboration with Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Kingdom of Cambodia, from 4 to 9 September 2017 at Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL), Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The workshop was actually a part of SGTS workshop series which was planned and conducted by SEAQIL since 2014. However, it was the first one held by SEAQIL at the Southeast Asian countries and it will be followed by the SGTS Workshops in other countries until 2018.

There were 30 teachers with various language background such as Chinese, English, French, Korean, Japanese and Thai language, took part as the workshop participants. They  did not hesitate to write their language teaching techniques they uses as they believed it was the right chance to reveal and share their best practices on foreign language teaching with other colleagues. To ensure the achievement of the workshop’s goal, significant knowledge and techniques on how to write good practices in language teaching were exposed by resource persons from IFL-Royal University of Phnom Penh and SEAQIL.

During the workshop, issues such as policy related to language teaching in the Kingdom of Cambodia, policy of SEAMEO QITEP in Language and overview of the SGTS in Indonesia, and latest trends on language teaching were also discussed.

“This workshop helped me a lot, providing necessary information on latest trend in foreign language teaching”- said Sos Rovy, an English teacher from Russey Key High School, Phnom Penh. His opinion was seconded by Peng Chanpanny, teacher from Toul Sovanaram Secondary School, “This workshop provided good practical examples”. Chap Vikrant, an English lecturer from Royal University of Phnom Penh, underlined, “It’s both my honor and pleasure to be part of the workshop. It has been a joyful and meaningful experience. It’s always great to learn and share from my colleaques as well as SEAQIL”.

The workshop was conducted on the premise that shared language teaching techniques and strategy will enhance and enrich teachers’ knowledge and skills. On completion on their workshop, participants submit drafts of their good practices on foreign language teaching.

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The workshop on SGTS was officially opened by the Secretary of State for Minister of Education, Youth and Sports of the Kingdom of Cambodia, H.E. Yuok Ngoy and attended by Dr Bambang Indriyanto, Director of SEAQIL, Mr Suong Savath, Director of Information, SEAMEO Office and ASEAN Affairs Department of MoEYS Cambodia, Mr Soam Ratana, Vice Rector of Royal University of Phnom Penh and many distinguished guests from the MoEYS of the Kingdom of  Cambodia.

Workshop participants write their language teaching techniques based on their own experiences

Workshop participants write their language teaching techniques based on
their own experiences

 

A group photo session of the resource persons and participants of the workshop

A group photo session of the resource persons and participants of the workshop

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