Empowering teachers is part of BEA’s mission to help improve English language teaching throughout the country. Cambodian teachers often have little access to resources, such as how to plan lessons and how to make their own localized materials. Most textbooks available in Cambodia are for a western audience, which makes them not very useful for Cambodian teachers and students. This is especially true for writing textbooks -- the skill that is most often passed over in language teaching. After designing and testing all of our materials in the BEA classroom over the past three years, we’re now ready to share them with other schools. By the end of this year, we’ll also be able to release BEA’s first writing textbook of all the lessons and materials we've used in the BEA classroom. It'll be available to download from this section of our website.
Resume Writing Lesson Plans and Materials
Since BEA opened its doors in 2010, Nicole, BEA’s director, has been running numerous research projects with some focusing on the acquisition of writing skills in a second language. Her research projects have revealed that Cambodian students are very receptive to a variety of teaching methods, and the use of such methods has helped students become fluent in both spoken and written English in a relatively short period of time. BEA students that start at the beginner level can reach the intermediate level in less than two years!
In the lessons for teaching resume writing, you’ll see the results of her research in lessons localized for Cambodian teachers that can be adapted to different teaching contexts. Through discussions, writing and presentation, students learn not only writing skills, but also valuable presentation skills that are necessary for job interviews. BEA's unique approach to language teaching has helped over half of our students find employment in the tourist industry! It is our hope that the materials below will provide other Cambodian teachers with a fun and exciting way to approach resume writing in their classrooms.