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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.

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