Travel: In Search of Lost Roads 4

Part Four: The End of the Road in Kompong Cham After riding through old rubber plantations, hiking up sacred mountains, and wandering around ancient temples, all I could think about was a big, juicy hamburger. We headed to Mekong Crossing, Kompong Cham’s only Western bar and restaurant, and I got…

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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 various Vietnamese cities. Khmer440 reports: This is a how a…

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No Vacancies for the Aesthetically Challenged.

From this advertisement in last week’s Cambodia Daily we can deduce that Phnom Penh’s ‘ASEAN UNIVERSITY’ is currently recruiting ten new teachers, but by casting our eyes over the person specification it seems obvious that they have set their standards optimistically high. If you have a wealth of teaching experience,…

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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 even to the extent of bothering them more than they…

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Teacher of the Week: Lee from England

Lee: I’ve never been interviewed before except by the police 440: It’s OK; I’m not working for the Dept of Homeland security. So Lee, you’re sitting there looking very suave and sophisticated with a beer in your hand and your top two buttons casually undone..how long have you been teaching…

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