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Partnership with ACE – Australian Centre for Education

Creating Pathways – International English education for Cambodian students.

Step 2 Foundation has joined forces with the Australian Centre for Education (ACE) in Siem Reap- Cambodia to provide advanced certified English learning to children in grades 6-9 in Svaychey English school 

ACE a global accredited English School in Siem Reap. It is part of the global IDP education organisation. IDP was established in 1969 to represent Australian education overseas. IDP owns and administers EILTS English language testing in conjunction with the University of Cambridge ESOL examinations, giving children the opportunity to qualify for university entrance in Australia, UK, USA, and Canada. They have over 100 student offices in more than 30 countries.

The ACE program is an initiative of IDP education and was launched in Cambodia in 2009, as a result of an identified need to provide English language learning at an international qualification level to students.

The aim of the program is to develop English writing and speaking knowledge and skills. Without the ability to speak and write English, it is impossible for students to get a job or go to higher education in Cambodia. Without the right education young students are trapped in the poverty cycle with little hope of a better life. Education is the only path to equality.

This is a wonderful opportunity for 46 of our students from our village in Siem Reap (Svaychey) to join the global English learning program. The program will commence in January 2020. Teachers from ACE will be working with English speaking teachers in Svaychey School to test students in years 6-10 to grade current level of language proficiency and introduce a curriculum to further develop the student’s language skills.

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