As part of BEA's teacher training program, there was plenty of time spent on how to plan a variety of different lessons, such as speaking, listening, vocabulary and review lessons. In these sessions, the trainees learned that each part of a lesson has a purpose with different types of interactions between teachers and students. After our lesson planning sessions, the trainees were shocked to learn the amount of time and effort that goes into planning a good lesson. They had thought that our school's teachers just walked into their classrooms and taught from off the top of their head!
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.