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RMIT English Worldwide sponsors teachers at CamTESOL conference
In late February, Rachel Holthouse, CEO of RMIT Training and Lynda Beagle, Deputy Director of the REW Melbourne Language Centre attended the 8th annual CamTESOL conference in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
A record 1500 people attended the conference themed, 'Language and Development'. This topic was discussed with local Cambodian teachers and educators, and English teachers from the region by presenters from around the world.
REW was well presented at the event and sponsored 10 Cambodian teachers to attend the conference in addition to delivering presentations. Ms Beagle, along with Jane Bywaters, Program Manager for English Language Programs at RMIT Vietnam, presented a workshop on 'Providing a Framework to Learn New Words – Vocabulary Acquisition'.
Staff from RMIT Vietnam also presented at this event, highlighting the REW curriculum which was also favourably mentioned by Seamus Fagan, Director of the University of Newcastle's English Language and Foundation Studies Centre during his EAP presentation.
Ms Beagle said the conference was an amazing feat of organisation, assisted by a large team of volunteers.
“I'd encourage any teacher who is interested in holidaying in South East Asia to think about combining tourism and TEFL so they can attend CamTESOL in the future”, she said.
CamTESOL is a significant ESL event on the Australasian calendar. It provides REW with the opportunity to demonstrate its commitment to the region and its expertise in English language programs which are suited to students studying in Asia.
REW is a division of RMIT Training, a company wholly owned by RMIT University.
REW works closely with global industry, international universities and institutions, and foreign government organisations to provide a range of tailored English programs and assessment.
One of the most successful of these has been Aviation English, which is delivered in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Russia.