The BEA kids in the Basic and Pre-Intermediate EFL courses are getting ready for their poster presentations this week, or in teacher-talk, their "task-based projects." Presentation week gives the students a chance to use both their language and artistic skills, as well as to learn how to manage their time, delegate tasks and work as a team. For these presentations, students prepare a role play and design a poster to support it. The Basic students have to choose a type of store, and then script dialogue between a shop assistant and customer at that store. The Pre-Intermediate learners have to prepare dialogues between tourists and locals, and use their own hand-designed maps to role play giving and receiving directions. The kids have had since Monday to prepare their posters and dialogues, so they were in a bit of a frenzy to finish up last-minute details before they present their work on Thursday and Friday.
The Bayon English Academy (BEA) is an accredited NGO school that provides English language education, leadership, and job skills programs to underprivileged youth from well-trained teachers in a safe, clean and professional environment in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Nicole is BEA's director.