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Camp Cambodia Pre-TEFL Quiz


   

You are about to embark on an international cultural exchange programme like no other. Your Camp Cambodia odyssey has it all. You will spend 4 days and nights volunteering at the Cambodian Wildlife Sanctuary, immersing yourself in elephant, other wildlife, forest conservation and teaching English to students at the local village school. You will spend another 4 days and nights at a Cambodian village homestay, restoring a historic school and delivering volunteer English lessons to students in the village. The weekends will be yours to enjoy and explore Phnom Penh and Seam Riap.

We will soon be sending you your pre-departure information and your login instructions to your FREE internationally accredited, 120 hour TEFL/TESOL certification course. After the completion of your teaching practicum in Cambodia you will receive the 120 hour, internationally accredited, in class, TEFL/TESOL certification which is your passport to earning money as a travelling English Teacher (TEFL/TESOL) in countries throughout the world.

Before we give you access to your free TEFL Certification course you must complete the 10 questions below (don’t worry if you don’t know the answers you can google them!) and agree to adhere to the dress code policy laid out below once you are in Cambodia. You must remember that you are soon to be a guest in Cambodia; the culture in Cambodia and throughout South East Asia is very different to Western culture. In South East Asia, people dress more conservatively than most people in the west dress. It is important to remember to cover your shoulders and knees so as not to offend the local Khmer (Cambodian) people or their customs.
 
Cambodia Quiz!
When you have completed the 10 questions below please email your answers in Word Document format to Philip@SummerCampThailand.com

N.B. By submitting your answers and then subsequently receiving the FREE online TEFL/TESOL certification course you also agree to adhere to the dress code explained throughout these pages.

1. What is the capital city of Cambodia?
A. SIHANOUK VILLE
B. SIEM REAP
C. KAMPONG CHAM
D. PHNOM PENH

2. Which one is Cambodian currency?
A. Kip
B. Baht
C. Riel
D. Krona

3. What is a Cambodian traditional dance?
A. Apsara Dance
B. Chhayam Dance
C. Ballet Dance
D. Modern dance

4. Which religions do most of Cambodian people adhere to?
A. Muslim
B. Christianity
C. Buddhism
D. Hinduism

5. How many Cambodian consonants and vowels are there in Cambodian Language?
A. 33 consonants ,24 vowels
B. 35 consonants,23 vowels
C. 33 consonants,23 vowels
D. 23 consonants,33 vowels

6. What is staple food for Cambodian people?
A. Corn
B. Wheat
C. Rice
D. Cheese

7. What is an official Cambodian language?
A. Filipino
B. Cambodian
C. French
D. Khmer

You will be volunteering and staying at the Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary for 4 days and 4 nights. Please watch the “Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary” video below and answer question 8 in your own words.
 
Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary video: 

8: What is the mission or purpose of the Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary and what are your thoughts on the subject matter?
 
At the Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary you will be doing the same volunteer tasks you see our friends from “Reach Out Volunteer” performing in the “Volunteer Holiday in Cambodia” video below. Please watch the video and answer question 9 in your own words.
 
Volunteer Holiday in Cambodia:

9: As a Camp Cambodia Volunteer at the Cambodian Wildlife Sanctuary you will be expected to work as part of a team with your fellow volunteers. Daytime duties can range from teaching English in the local school, working with and for the Elephants and other wildlife at the sanctuary, planting trees, plants and vegetables etc. You will be provided with 3 delicious and health meals per day at the sanctuary and In the evenings you will kick back and enjoy with your new best friends. You will have your own bed in a dorm style room equipped with mosquito nets.
 
A: Will you be able to commit to this and living at the Cambodian Wildlife Sanctuary for 4 days and 4 nights?

B: Similarly, along with your fellow Camp Cambodians you are scheduled to stay at a Cambodian Village homestay for 4 days and nights and helping out (Teaching English and restoring a village school to its former glory). Are you able to commit yourself to this important project?

10:
A: What are your expectations for your Camp Cambodia Odyssey?
B: How might you be able to make a real and meaningful difference during and even before or after your time with Camp Cambodia?

 
When you have completed the 10 questions above please email your answers in Word Document format to Philip@SummerCampThailand.com

N.B. Re: Dress Code when in Cambodia

The dress code for in-class sessions at the SummerCampCambodia training centres and throughout the orientation is ‘smart casual and comfortable’. The dress code at the placement schools is as follows:

Males:    

  • Long pants or trousers or shorts that cover your knees
  • Camp Thailand Polo T- Shirt with capped shoulders
  • Socks and closed toe shoes

Females:

  • Skirt or dress that covers your knees or longer or Long smart trousers or “Elephant” print trousers or smart shorts that cover your knees
  • Camp Thailand Polo T – Shirt with capped shoulders or blouse/shirt which covers the shoulders and midriff – (no plunging necklines)
  • Closed toe shoes or sandals but no flip-flops

General:    

  • Tattoos should be covered
  • Piercings should be removed whilst teaching
  • A quick-dry towel will come in handy if you are teaching in rooms without A/C

In general, Cambodian people dress very conservatively, and as guests in their schools, it’s important that we adhere to this dress code, in order not to offend. Please note that some schools may have more formal dress codes than others.
 
Important Note about clothing when walking around Camp Cambodia or your host Cambodia city/town: 
 
Please remember to wear clothes that are respectful to the local culture and not offensive to the local Khmer (Cambodian) people - T-shirts that cover your shoulders, shorts that come down to and cover your knees- No bikini's, string vest tops or hot pants allowed. No plunging necklines and if you are wearing tight fitting leggings or slacks you should wear a long shirt or T-shirt that is not tucked in and covers the form of the upper part of your lower body. You will be asked to change if you are wearing any items that would be considered offensive under Cambodian culture. If you are out at clubs or bars in the evening or at the beaches the dress code is more relaxed than what you need to wear when walking around Camp Cambodia or out and about the city/town.