Acquiring language skills for the international community
English curriculum support
1. Development of English teaching materials and implementation of classes that can be used by non-English speaking teachers (EiF)
Project period: 2010 – 2013
With the aim of developing the English language skills of local students, especially speaking and listening skills, through a radio English education program, the project produced teaching materials and conducted pilot classes in collaboration with BBC Media Action and local teacher training school instructors.
Target schools for the pilot class :
More than 2,400 students from the first to third year of junior high school in 15 model schools selected from Preah Vihear, Stung Treng, and Phnom Penh.
Decision made to introduce the program into official textbooks in 2014; classes to begin in junior high schools nationwide in 2018.
2. Development of a national junior high school English curriculum
Project period: 2015-2016
In response to the decision to transfer the EiF program focusing on Speaking and Listening to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, the Ministry requested support for the development of a new junior high school English textbook that covers the remaining four skills of Reading and Writing.
The project was completed in 2016 and started in 2018.
The textbook was completed in 2016 and started to be used at junior high schools nationwide in 2018.
3. Development of national high school English curriculum
Project period: 2019-2020
After the completion of the transfer of the national junior high school English curriculum, Kizuna received a request from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports to support the production of a new high school English curriculum.
To develop the curriculum and textbook, an English textbook writing expert was selected from the UK and editors from the trainers in the National Institute of Education, Ministry of Education, Youth. It also trained local writers selected with open recruitment through the project.
In addition, in anticipation of the difficulty of orienting teachers throughout the country to the new textbook due to Corona, ICT-based training materials were also produced.
The project will be completed in 2020 and will be operational in high schools nationwide from November 2021.