Some Cambodian students are afraid to ask the questions or force out their opinion to other people. It might be difficult if you are a teacher and you teach the students but they do not say what they do not know or understand. It usually happens with small groups of people who are under the age 18. They have different feeling about this situation like feel afraid, shy, or nervous.
I used to be in this situation when I was in high school. I feel shy to ask the questions or tell the teachers what is my wondering. I thought that is embarrassing to me in front of my friends when I told someone what I did not understand. When I become a college student and a teacher, I understood what is the challenge of someone teaching you or other people when they do not ask questions or are afraid to say what they do not know. That is difficult for teacher to teach students who are afraid to find out what they do not know.
However, most students are brave enough to tell teachers or somebody for solving their problems. In addition, that helps them a lot to improve themselves. So they learn and get more knowledge from their problems. Finally, I hope that not just only Cambodian students, but all people should force out and tell someone that can help you to fix it and improve yourself.
Sothy is a graduate of Pouck High School in Siem Reap Province and a Tchey School alumni. He is currently a student will enjoy at Pannasas Tra University and teaches English to 5th and 6th students at Tchey School. He continues to study technology through the Ponheary Ly Foundation. If he could go anywhere in the world for a visit, he would go to Australia to see the opera house.