Education is simply defined as the process of teaching and learning or acquiring information. Learning can be occurred everywhere and everyone can be teachers of someone with curiosity to learn.
Here are my education journey from primary to universities. In 1990 I went to a primary school in the village called Tanay Primary School. Two-room building was built from wood with thatching roofs, water leaked whenever it rained. There was only one teacher who taught two classes in that time.
From 1996 to 2003 I stayed at Veal Meas Monastery as I went to Hun Sen Veal Renh High School where I gained my secondary and high school education.
On 03/11/2003 I attended Regional Teacher Training Center in Takeo province where I was trained to be a teacher of English-Khmer. Staying in Takeo for two years, I felt great as I learned a lot from many students who were from four different provinces – Takeo, Kampot, Sihanouk and Kep.
In 2006 I went to the University of Management and Economics where I graduated with Bachelor's Degree of Education in Teaching English as a Foreign Language in 2009.
In 2008 I won a scholarship to study a long distance education course on Certificate of Community Management Course from Thai-German Institute, Thailand; which was funded by European Commission and Friedrich Naumann Foundation Fund.
After graduation from University of Management and Economics in February 2009, I kept thinking about Master’s Degree. But I did not want to go to local universities in Cambodia because it cost me an arm and a leg and it was said unqualified certificates. So I tried to search for scholarships – internet surfing, googling and newspapers; I sometimes went to Phnom Penh to listen to scholarship orientations from Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, and the USA.
Luckily in July 2010, I won a scholarship for my Master’s Degree to studying at the Indonesia University of Education in Bandung City, Indonesia.
In 2015, I was selected to study an Online Teacher Training Course, under U.S. State Department Scholarship, which was on Pedagogy and Practices for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL Methods) from American English Institute, University of Oregon, USA
In December 2015, I finished a Graduate Certificate which concentrated on Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Foreign Language Teaching (FLT) from the University of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. It was under Higher Education Quality Capacity Improvement Project Scholarship.
In August, 2016 I was invited to participate in 2016 East Asia Pacific E-Teacher Alumni Seminar with the theme NNEST Empowerment through Reflective Practice in Manila, the Philippines.
Now I am attending Professional Development Programme in English Language Teaching Methodology for Cambodian Master Teacher Trainers from 19 September - 28 October, 2016 at Regional Language Centre, Singapore.
Thanks very much for reading my story!