About me

Hello,

I really don’t know what to write about right now, but I’d like to tell you a bit about myself.

First off, I’m a teacher of English. I work part time at a few universities in Cambodia such as UC (University of Cambodia) and PUC (Pannasastra University of Cambodia). I was born in Kompong Cham province in the ’80s. My parents are farmers and I have some practical knowledge of rice farming. In the early 2000s I left my hometown for higher education in Phnom Penh. I attended my first university at Western University (WU) where I majored in TEFL (Teach English as a Foreign Language). After I graduated from WU, I pursued a master’s degree in TESOL (Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages) at IFL (Institute of Foreign Languages), Royal University of Phnom Penh. I earned my first postgraduate degree in 2011. A few years later, in 2013, I won a scholarship to further my higher education in Australia. It was the Cambodian government’s scholarship under a project called HEQCIP (Higher Education Quality and Capacity Improvement Project). I spent 1.5 years in Canberra (Australia) doing another MA (Master of Arts) degree in TESOL. Thus, my education involves a BA (Bachelor of Arts) in TEFL and two master’s degrees in TESOL.

After my study in Australia, I returned home and resumed my profession as a lecturer of English at UC, and I was offered a position as a lecturer of English at PUC and a few other private universities as well. At UC I teach a number of courses including Advanced Grammar and Usage, Writing Skills, English for Business Communication, just to mention a few. At PUC I handle courses like Introduction to TESOL, Advanced Reading, and Introduction to Second Language Acquisition (SLA).

Now I’m back to Australia for my PhD in Education at the University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia). My research looks at Cambodian university lecturers’ engagement with research and scholarly publication. This time I’m sponsored by the Australian government under the Australian Awards Scholarship.

I wish to be a researcher who helps to represent Cambodian voices.

That’s about all I guess. Thank you for reading this.

Cheers
Kimkong

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