Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - BBC Welcomes First Cambodian Student



BBC Welcomes First Cambodian Student

BBC Welcomes First Cambodian Student

BBC English, the language teaching arm of BBC World Service, has welcomed the first

ever Cambodian student to its Summer School in London. He is Kang Peng Li, a radio

producer with the English Service of the Voice of the People of Cambodia, who is

one of 150 students at this year's school.

Kang Peng Li has worked for Cambodian radio since 1982. He produces a 15 minute news

program which is broadcast twice daily.

His strip to the three-week summer school was made possible after a visit to Cambodia

by BBC producer Jill Graham. She was in Cambodia to promote BBC English teaching

courses and advise on making English teaching programs for radio. She also co-produced

the beginners English course 'Step by Step' for broadcast on Cambodian radio.

The summer school is organized by BBC English, currently celebrating its golden jubilee,

in collaboration with the English Speaking Union and International House, and is

being attended by students from a record breaking 52 countries. They come from as

far a field as Albania and Argentina, Sierra Leone and South Korea, and include a

Bulgarian actor, a Serbian ballerina and a Moldovan politician, all eager to improve

their English either to advance their careers, for travel or for general interest.

The aim of the Summer School is to teach English to non-native speakers with a working

knowledge of the language. In the evenings and at weekends students have the opportunity

to visit many places of interest around Britain and see more of the British way of

life.

MOST VIEWED

  • Municipal hall releases map detailing colour coded Covid risks by commune

    Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng released an official map detailing the red, yellow and dark yellow zones within the city under the new lockdown orders for Phnom Penh announced on April 26. The designation of red, dark yellow and yellow corresponds to areas with high,

  • Inter-provincial travel ban lifted; Phnom Penh and Takmao not exempted

    The government on April 25 decided to lift the inter-provincial travel ban and the closure of tourist attractions across the country, effectively immediately. The travel ban and closures of all resorts were imposed on April 6 and 17 respectively in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19,

  • Phnom Penh unveils rules for post-lockdown transition

    The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration issued a set of detailed guidelines for the seven days to May 12 after the capital emerges from lockdown at the onset of May 6. In the 14-page document signed by municipal governor Khuong Sreng released on the evening of May 5, the

  • Phnom Penh, Takmao lockdown extended for another week

    The government late on April 26 announced an extension of lockdown in Phnom Penh and adjacent Takmao town in Kandal province for another seven days – or longer if residents do not comply with Covid-19 preventive measures and the community outbreak does not subside – until May 5. According

  • Gov't mulls extension of Phnom Penh, Takmao lockdown

    The Inter-ministerial National Commission for the Control and Enforcement of Lockdown held a video conference meeting on April 25 to review a draft document on the extension of lockdown in Phnom Penh and adjacent Kandal province’s Takmao town. The meeting was chaired by Minister of

  • Gov’t issues guidelines as lockdown nears end

    The government has issued a five-page set of instructions to be enforced when the three-week lockdown of Phnom Penh and adjacent Takmao town in Kandal province ends on May 6. According to an announcement signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on May 4, the instructions cover a