Young Leaner Program (YLP) of Cambodia-ASEAN International School is uniquely designed for students aged from 6 to 12. The program is achieved by relating their English language learning to broader educational goals with direct connections to other content-based subjects such as natural science and social science. YLP provides students with interactive and investigative learning classroom, and hand-on experiences through scientific and up-to-date lessons and relevant classroom activities.
The program also engages children in a variety of fun learning experiences using a wide range of English language skills through many creative, educational and fun activities and themes. YLP recently organized a “Spelling Bee” competition for young learners with the aim of providing students an opportunity and a platform to showcase their vocabulary and spelling skills. On May 10, 2018, YLP organized a “Spelling Bee” competition aiming at offering a challenging platform for students to showcase their vocabulary remembering capacity and spelling skills.
Eng Youkin, 10-year-old, earned his championship after three intensive rounds of challenging his counterparts. Before the competition started, he appears to very confident which reflects his readiness and well-taught in classes. The first runner-up was 8-year-old, Va Mongkul Panha, who amazed the judges and audiences with his spelling skills. “Parallelogram” he spoke into the microphone with that confidence “I spell, P-A-R-A-L-L-E-L-O-G-R-A-M.” The second runner-up of CAM-ASEAN Spelling Bee was 11-year-old ,Faisal Zarfrul, who credits his achievement to a love of books and his good memorizing skills.
After the competition, the first runner up, Va Mongkul Panha, was asked about how he felt. He said “I am happy with the result, and thanks to my teachers who helped me prepare myself for the After the competition, the first runner up, Va Mongkul Panha, was asked about how he felt. He said “I am happy with the result, and thanks to my teachers who helped me prepare myself for the competition.” With the positive feedback and recognition from parents, CAM-ASEAN’s Young Learner Program is proud to continue organizing a variety of competitions for students.
CAMBODIA-ASEAN International School’s Young Learner Program provides students with the interactive and investigative learning environment and hands-on experiences through scientific and up-to-date lessons and relevant program activities. In the globalized generation, it is important for students to boost their scientific discovery and knowledge at an early age. We strongly believe that the benefits of learning science for young kids are enormous as it helps our students develop their critical thinking skills and to analyze his or her own reasoning.
Apart from including Science subject in YLP curriculum, we want to create amazing learning experiences that can inspire and motivate children to learn and explore more on their own.
On March 23rd, 2018, CAM-ASEAN International School organized a study tour to Kids City which allows young learners to explore an amazing science gallery and to have some fun at the same time. Students are amazed and astounded exploring a bicycle ride on a wire, a ball floating in mid-air, exhibits on light, sound, gravity, electricity, and other experiments
On Saturday, September 22, 2018, CAM-ASEAN Young Learner Program organized a trip to the Royal Palace, one of the most splendid historical places in Cambodia. Students were given a chance to understand and learn about the history of the place, the civilization of Khmer empire and the amazing architectural design that portrays the Cambodian culture and society.
We observed that this educational trip offered students a chance to build a closer relationship with their classmates, understand more about Cambodian culture and create a connection between what is happening at school and in the ‘real-world’. During the trip, students were intrigued by the large complex with many different buildings including the Silver Pagoda, Throne hall, Moonlight Pavilion, Khemarin Palace and other buildings. Students were also led by our professional tour guides to provide students with accurate and complete information about the Royal Palace. Cambodia-ASEAN International School Young Learner Program is proud of the opportunity to groom your children through enabling them to practice their social skills and critical thinking abilities outside of the controlled class setting.
Reading is no doubt one of the most important skills in learning a language. However, reading is also notorious for being boring and challenging for most language learners. Despite the obstacles, students must acknowledge the importance and benefits that reading holds, and learn how to thrive in reading.
By Vou Phengkuy
Among many benefits of reading, exposure to new vocabularies and how they are used in context is extremely useful for learners. Learning new words in isolation, even with example sentences, will not guarantee a full understanding of those words unless learners are exposed to it regularly in context. In fact, reading offers this kind of exposure. Additionally, reading is also an interesting way to learn idioms and word collocations. For instance, the Reading Advantage course book always includes idioms after each reading passage, along with explanations as well as further examples on how they are being used in other circumstances; thus, not only can students understand words on the line but also have a deeper insight on how to use them correctly. On top of that, reading is beyond argument one of the most crucial way in helping students increase their general knowledge. No matter how fluent students are in speaking or how competent they may be in writing, a great speech or piece of writing would not be possible without good content. With both attentive reading on course books’ materials, which usually include extracts from an extensive range of topics, and active outside reading, learners should be able to improve their general knowledge, produce great content in speaking and writing, and at the same time become more autonomous in learning.
With all these benefits reading has to offer, learners must also recognize ways to make the most benefits out of reading without forcing themselves on it. First of all, reading in class may be boring since readers do not have control over the text they will be reading, yet this should not drive learners away from reading. Language learners must develop the habit of reading outside of class. If students find reading alone to be boring, try reading the same books with a friend or join a reading club. This will give them more purposes to finish a book, as well as provide them platform to discuss and share their thoughts on the book. It is also worth mentioning that readers must choose the right book to read. It is a good idea to start off with genre that is of the readers’ favorite. Also, it is essential to notice that readers should choose a suitable text/book to match their level. It is not advisable for readers to choose texts, which are too difficult for them, in hope of learning more new vocabulary. This will not only waste the readers’ time, but also demotivate them from reading. Reading can only be beneficial if learners actually understand the text. It is also wise for readers to always find time to incorporate reading into their daily habits, whether it is just a 15-to-20-minutes read a day. With advance technology these days, learners can easily read short articles, news, and blogs while surfing the Internet even when they are commuting or eating during lunch break.
To sum up, reading is one of the best ways for learners to master a language. With the mentioned benefits of reading above, students should always make time for reading if they wish to better their English proficiency.