Learn4Life currently has providing English lessons for up to 450 students. Our main, centre is situated in Siem Reap closest to town. We have three classrooms running from 7:30AM to 9PM Monday to Friday with 10 qualified teachers teaching on the premises with their TESOL/EFL teaching certificate. Photos of the centre can be found in the photo gallery.
Hourly lessons begin from 7:30AM through to 9:00PM Monday to Friday. The English classes start in the morning and finish late at night as these are the times the average worker has free for study. Many work long hours during the day so either need to study in the morning before work or in the evening after work. The day time classes often suit other workers on night shift or with flexible hours such as tuk tuk drivers etc. However the very early and late sessions are the most popular times.
There are 4 terms per year, each running for 10 weeks.
The class sizes are kept to a maximum of 30 students. We believe these number of student allow the teachers to form a relationship with each of the students and so do the giving instruction. Most classes (except the most popular time of early evening usually have a maximum of 15-20 students).
Who are the students
The students attending Learn4Life English centre are people of all ages from 15 years of age up, who are often working 6-7 days a week, 10-12 hour days. They have very little time, if any, for study to advance their employment opportunities and along with this dilemma, earn such small wages they often cannot afford many of the fees for extra training. So they find themselves trapped, working almost every waking hour, yet never earning enough money to make ends meet, let alone having any left over for further education, to break free from the poverty cycle. Many of these young adults carry the added burden of supporting their large extended families in the villages. We are also happy to work closely with others NGOs that sending their sponsoring students in our centre. Also if there is any sponsor students we are please to coorperate with.
Meet Our Teachers
Our teachers come from a variety of backgrounds and countries. Most are university graduates with a formal teaching qualification allowing them to teach English as a foreign language, like TEFL, TESOL, ESL, CELTA etc. Others bring with them years of experience in their chosen professions. All our teaching staff are giving up their valuable time to help Cambodian students improve their English skills. They are dedicated to the students and Learn4Life and work long hours to ensure they are prepared for their daily lessons and lesson planning. Our teachers are the bedrock of our organiasation, without them we simply could not function. Thank you for all your hard work and helping Cambodian students.