Free English Classes - ABOUTAsia Schools


Free English Classes

The Need

Student learning in class

At present, the Cambodian government makes little provision for an English curriculum in its primary schools. We believe that learning a new language should start at an early age; ABOUTAsia Schools English Program provides this English curriculum for students aged 6 to 14 years, during the formative years of language ability.

The Program

We currently employ full-time Cambodian English teachers who teach 50 free English classes daily, and supply curriculum textbooks and assessments to all the children on our program. At the end of the program, students have the opportunity to sit a paper from the Cambridge ESOL General for Schools Exams, to measure their aptitude against the Common European Framework.

The Impact

With the tourism industry dominating employment opportunities here in Siem Reap, learning English from a young age is key to future job prospects in the town. It is a ticket to a more prosperous and opportunity-rich life.


English teachers training course

In addition to providing local teachers with employment, it is also part of our vision to create a community of Khmer teachers who are equipped with the training they need to build a culture of professional development, and improved standards of teaching and learning.


Teachers receive ongoing mentoring and support from the English Program Manager, both on a one-on-one basis and through group training sessions. The focus is on training the teachers to become independent practitioners who can work together to improve education.


Some of our teachers also have the opportunity to study at university thanks to generous sponsors. This enables them to develop their own education, before returning to the classroom and sharing their new knowledge. If you would like to find out more, please contact

Meet our teachers and find out about the classes they teach.