As for the trainees, we'll have four of our own students from the advanced course participating in the program. Rithea, our new teacher, will be one of them, and we'll also have Los, Dany and Sarith, who had applied for the teaching position back in July. This training program will prepare them with teaching skills so that they can work at BEA or at another local school in the future. In Rithea's case, her training will be more extensive since she'll be working at BEA. Over the course of the first semester, she'll learn how to set-up, run and evaluate each of BEA's language programs with help from Shally, BEA's head teacher. Rithea will also participate in BEA's online teacher-training program, which will focus on lesson plan design, revision and reflection.
Later on today, I'll be meeting with all the trainees to go through our training schedule for next week, and of course, to assign homework for our first session. I'm looking forward to working with this group of talented BEA students! I know they'll make me proud as usual!
If you're interesting in what we'll be covering during BEA's first teacher-training program, you can take a look at our schedule below. We're hoping that this will be the first of many training programs at BEA!
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The Bayon English Academy (BEA) is an accredited NGO school that provides underprivileged youth with quality English language education in a safe, clean environment in Siem Reap, Cambodia.