Seasons Greetings from The Kingdom of Wonder!

Christmas in Cambodia is always an odd time. Far from friends and family; we spend our days on beaches and in pools, rather than by a fireside wrapped in ugly Christmas sweaters. That does not make it any less festive; Cambodia celebrates Chirstmas in that special Khmer style; with lights adorning commercial buildings, Christmas costume and paraphernalia shops popping up …

Phnom Penh celebrates Water Festival at last

Cover image by Gareth Bright via Al Jazeera Last week Phnom Penh hosted the first Water Festival boat races since 2010 with customary gusto, fireworks, and gambling to celebrate the end of the rainy season and the reversal of the Tonlé Sap river. Crowds down on Riverside were thinner than expected, not a patch on the throngs of old, to hear those who …

We’re Hiring! We are searching for a Recruitment and Marketing Officer

We are hiring! Could you be our next Volunteer Recruitment and Marketing Officer (a Minimum Contract for 2 years) CWF (Conversations with Foreigners) is a conversational English Language Centre in Phnom Penh, providing a unique model of learning and cultural exchange. CWF has been established to raise money for a local NGO, CRDT (Cambodian Rural Development Team). Overview The successful …

English for a Changing Cambodia by Kali Mason

The phrase “TEFL” is thrown around a lot worldwide as the demand for speaking English becomes more popular. So what does it mean for people to speak English in Cambodia? Naisbitt and Aburdene in 1990 said that “the culture of English-speaking countries will dominate”. Now, 24 years later, the landscape of Cambodia, especially the capital Phnom Penh has dramatically changed. …