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The Strange Case of SITC


A firm funded largely by Singaporeans and which runs a chain of private education centres?is on the verge of financial collapse in Vietnam. The Singapore International Teaching Consultancy (SITC) has had to close at least seven of its branches in…

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From the horse’s mouth – New World vs ELT


By now everyone is aware of the feud between the well established ELT Institute, and the newly arrived New World Institute. It’s a battle royale, the prize being the lucrative business of Cambodia’s academia. Within 440’s Forum, there has been…

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A Departing Head Teacher Speaks Out

As Head Teacher of SITC Phnom Penh since it’s opening in September 2002 I have dealt with many western teachers. Well over a hundred in fact! It’s been my job and desire to help them as much as I can…

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Another Brick In The Wall


“Wrong, Do it again! If you don’t eat yer meat, you can’t have any pudding. How can you have any pudding if you don”t eat yer meat? You! Yes, you behind the bikesheds, stand still laddy!” Problems: Discipline That song…

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