TESOL Graduation Ceremony, October 26, 2012, CJCC
TESOL GRADUATION CEREMONY
Speech by CEO, NTC Group
Date: October 26, 2012
- Mr. Chea Thilay, General Director of NTC Group and madam
- Management team of NTC Group
- TESOL Graduates
- National & International Guests
- Ladies and gentlemen,
Today on behalf of the NTC Group, management team, staff and trainers of all operations and on my behalf, I have the great honor of expressing my profound thanks and warmest welcome to the honorable presence of Mr. Chea Thilay, General Director of NTC Group and his wife, and I would also like to take this opportunity to thank and warmly welcome national and international guests, TESOL Graduates, teachers, trainers and ladies and gentlemen.
NTC Group is an institution that is committed to being one of the leading, educational communities in Cambodia. It is locally and internationally recognized for the formal and non-formal education that is being offered to Cambodians and non-Cambodians, in partnership with the Ministry of Education Youth and Sports for the development of human resources in Cambodia. Now, NTC Group has its own potential human resources of 2,000 employees with more than 35, 000 prospective students.
Sovannaphumi Training Center(STC), established in 2008, is also a service of the NTC Group. Since then, the center has achieved a high reputation, and has instructed more than 2000 trainees and helped them be more prepared for the challenges of life.
The Courses under the STC operations are as follows:
1. TESOL Level K, which mainly focuses on teaching language to children;
2. TESOL Level A, which importantly focuses on teaching language to young adult and adult learners;
3. Diploma in English Studies;
4. Diploma in Business Studies;
5. Diploma in English for Foundation Studies;
6. And Technical Writing.
Ladies and gentlemen!
The TESOL Training Program is an Intensive Methodology Course of Language Teaching of Sovannaphumi Training Center which is made up of 105 hours of classroom lessons excluding the Practicum which is conducted close to the end of the course. This course focuses on the following 5 key areas:
1. Teaching professionalism,
2. Teaching psychology such as cognitive process, mental phenomena, student development,
3. Teaching concepts,
4. Teaching techniques, and
5. Lesson planning.
Besides the courses just named, we are planning to provide more TESOL services (both on-campus and off-campus) relating to the expansion of our TESOL Training Program purposefully to contribute to the strengthening of language teaching careers for the betterment and convenience of learners. In this sense, Sovannaphumi Training Center can fully share the responsibility of teacher education development in Cambodia, which is the front line workforce of the country.
- Honorable Guest!
- Ladies and gentlemen!
Because of these benefits being received by our trainees and students as well as the country as a whole, 22 promotions of TESOL Training Program and 03 promotions of Diploma Program have been successfully run so far. However, without the students and trainees’ reliability, punctuality, and cooperation, the programs would not be smooth and prosperous.
What has made STC TESOL Training Program more reputable? It is accredited by INTERNATIONAL TESOL ACCREDITED AUTHORITY. That’s why it is very helpful and recognized not only in Cambodia but the whole world. STC TESOL Training Program has trained not only Cambodians but also some other nationalities such as Singaporean, Pilipino, British, Malaysian and American trainees who are dedicated to work as English Teachers in Cambodia and around the world.
Beloved audience! Because of such quality and ethical achievements, presently, we have trained 2000 trainees of different nationalities as mentioned, 81.5 percent of whom are employed throughout the country as teachers.
Last but not least, in the connection to this event, I would like to say “congratulations” to all of the trainees of the TESOL training program.
Finally I would like to wish you all success with your future endeavors and as Malcom X, a famous speaker in America, said, “Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”
Thank you very much for your attention!