G2K has been open for nearly 4 months and it has been quite a journey! After a lot of research we started to put the curriculum together. We recruited our teachers through workshops and were fortunate to take on some Khmer literature graduates. We spent 3 months last year training the teachers. The methodology here is based on teaching English as a foreign language. So, we’ve taken the techniques that have been working for years in teaching English and adopted them to teaching Khmer as a second language. It works! The teachers had practice classes initially and have been learning as they go with constant observation from our trainers. The school is growing in numbers as we add classes and the feedback is great.
We are about to train 5 more teachers too. It’s a fun place to work and learn.