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dicey eye
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« on: November 26, 2012, 06:43:57 AM »

Are there any English Language schools in either Kampot or Kep.
List of names and contact numbers if there are any.
Also, are there enough people that want to learn to speak English to support a school that supplies that service in the Kampot/Kep area
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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2012, 03:56:10 PM »

Dont want to be smart Dicey

Lots would love to learn English,

but dont have the money to pay !!!
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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2012, 12:08:58 AM »

Yeah, the big question is are there enough people in Kampot/Kep that will spend 50 cents an hour to learn to speak English from a couple of seasoned Native English Speaker teachers.
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2012, 11:18:10 AM »

Sponsoring by native English or other Barangs business owners in Kampot or Kep, Could help the Cambodians that like to learn English, And this will help the business owners in the future, To find English speaking staff-members.

Just my touch&idea, Or am I dreaming   :clueless:
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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2012, 09:27:51 AM »

Great idea Frans.
food hygiene, english language, spot of computer literacy.
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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2012, 09:24:51 PM »

Just returned from 3 days in Kampot - reconnaissance mostly, talked to many locals, appears that the so-called English language schools there have no native English speakers on staff. that translates into very weak English speaking skills among students.
A quite lovely, laid-back community. Pleasant ambiance.
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2012, 09:39:59 PM »

I agree about Kampot Pip. The only thing that seeps disturbingly into the back of my mind was that some years ago a European gentleman, (after much globetrotting research), elected Kampot as the town to set up his death by appointment euthanasia clinic. I've always wondered what settled him on THAT particular town?

Anyway he was shooed out of town before his first Nembutal tourists bussed in.

(NB to our nutters: this post is not to be taken as an implied personal opinion on the right to self extinction - just why Kampot, of all places, as a site).
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« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 04:41:59 AM »

To quote Sam Peckinpah's 1969 masterpiece, The Wild Bunch", "A nice day to die".
Maybe Kampot is a nice place to die?
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« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 08:05:13 AM »

Actually Roger Graham aka "Dr Death" was American-from Paradise ,California.
And someone did top themselves while he was setting up shop-a woman flew out from England after visiting his website and OD'd in a guesthouse down the road though he claims it was nothing to do with him.

Incidentally he passed away a couple of years ago in Sri Lanka of his own hand-had been suffering from some kind of stomach cancer for several years....
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« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 09:09:01 AM »

Thanks Daddy for the correction that he was an American.  Still love to know why he thought Kampot was THE place to build his "exit facility"?

If you were a friend of his, condolences re his ill health and death.
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« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 09:11:32 AM »

There are three Universities in Kampot and to the best of my knowledge, all offer English language courses for adults and may have some Western teachers on staff at any given time. In addition there are a number of established schools (e.g. Newton Thilay and Vattanac) in Kampot providing English courses for children. Some of these too may - Vattanac currently does - have some Western trained teachers on staff.  Chumkriel Language School has approx. 300 hundred students studying English and taught by Khmer teachers however the school has a steady stream of volunteer Westerners who stay for varying lengths of time and again may or may not have a background in teaching. I believe that rates of pay offered to employed Western teachers in the schools and universities is around $5 to $6 per hour. In addition, there are perhaps thirty self employed Khmer teachers in Kampot providing English language courses for all ages either out of rented premises or in their homes. I know of one barang English teacher who has been running a small school in Kampot for the past couple of years but given the rate of change here,  there may well be others here that I am not aware of. I don't have any useful information about Kep.

www.tinykampotpillows.com/    
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