ACE Ta Khmao Campus is Open for Enrolment

Responding to increasing demand for high quality English language teaching services, the Australian Centre for Education (ACE) is opening a new campus to serve those in Chak Angre, Chbar Ampov, Ta Khmao and nearby neighbourhoods. 

ACE was established in 1992 by IDP Education nationally, to provide English language teaching services to those working with the United Nations peacekeeping forces (UNTAC) in preparation for the first general election in Cambodia in 1993. ACE later made their services available to the general public, and also provided English language classes to thousands of Cambodian government officials as part of the Australian government human resource development assistance to Cambodia between 1994 to 2002, in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Kampong Cham, Sihanoukville and Battambang. 

For 28 years, ACE has been a leader in the provision of English language teaching in Cambodia and Southeast Asia. 

Currently, ACE operates five campuses - soon to be six with ACE Ta Khmao - in Phnom Penh and in Siem Reap, catering to more than 25,000 Cambodian and international students of more than 30 nationalities. 

At the celebration of IDP and ACE’s 25th anniversary in Cambodia, during the 3rd Global Alumni Convention (GAC), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.E. Dr Prak Sokhonn, stressed the importance of education and the international exposure Cambodian graduates bring back to develop Cambodia. 

“I am proud to acknowledge the important role that our fellow Cambodian alumni have made in terms of their various contributions in our nation building process. From access to countries across the globe, they have brought home their hard-earned knowledge and work experience. Their precious networks have created multiplier effects and made positive changes to the lives of our people. The Royal Government is pleased and gratified to have many of them at the frontline marching to the same tune, all for the noble goal of transforming their homeland into a place where they can be proud to raise their own children”, said HE Dr Prak Sokhonn in his official opening speech at the GAC hosted by IDP. 

“The Global Alumni Convention is in fact supporting the Royal Government in this generation’s nurturing process. Once again, I applaud the organizers, especially IDP and ACE, for the excellent arrangements, and congratulations on your 25th anniversary in Cambodia this year”, he added. 

HE Dr Prak Sokhonn opening the 3rd Global Alumni Convention and Celebration of IDP & ACE’s 25th Anniversary in Cambodia (1992-2017)

ACE offers world class quality English classes through its English for Children (aged 8-10), English for Young Learners (aged 11-14), General English (teens and adults) and Advanced English programs.

The Advanced English programme is designed for those preparing for study or scholarships abroad, emerging leaders, business executives, managers or entrepreneurs who require advanced English communication skills. It also assists those from government and civil society organisations who need professional English and upskilling classes for specific needs.

IDP Education was originally established by the Australian Government in 1969. Listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and part-owned by 38 Australian universities, IDP Education today is a world leader in international education and student placement services operating in more than 30 countries with more than 130 offices helping students from around the world enrol into quality schools, colleges and universities in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland. 

IDP is also a co-owner of the IELTS (International English Language Testing System), the world’s leading high stakes English proficiency test recognised by institutions around the globe, in conjunction with the British Council and Cambridge Assessment English.  

“ACE was named among the best four language educators globally at the PIEoneer Awards Ceremony in London, in 2018. This reflects our on-going investment into improving quality and our commitment to education excellence”, said Ashley Irving, ACE Principal. 

The new campus is located in Chak Angre commune, bordering Kandal province’s Takhmao town in building 786 along National Road 2. 

Teachers and students have chosen to name the new campus ‘ACE Ta Khmao’ as it will cater predominantly to students from the Ta Khmao area, according to Ashley. 

Mr Ashley Irving, ACE Principal, delivering a speech at the ACE Graduation Ceremony

“With English as the main language for education and business, I appreciate the role ACE plays in building the English language proficiency of our Cambodian students. To better prepare them for the future and to be internationally competitive, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport has introduced English language classes from primary level within our national education system”, said Minister Dr Hang Chuon Naron when inaugurating the CamTESOL English language teaching conference in February.

HE Dr Hang Chuon Naron at the official opening of the 17t CamTESOL Teaching Conference in February 2020.

HE Dr Hang Chuon Naron at the official opening of the 17t CamTESOL Teaching Conference in February, 2020

“Institutions founded by Australia, including the Australian Centre for Education (ACE), have played a pivotal role in promoting and providing English language training in Cambodia. For over 28 years, ACE has equipped Cambodians with the English they need for their jobs or studies abroad, including in Australia. I’m very pleased to witness the growth of the Australian Centre for Education in Cambodia, including the opening of a new campus in Ta Khmao”, said Australian Ambassador Pablo Kang. 

Australian Ambassador Pablo Kang and IDP & ACE Country Director Mao Sreng at ACE Tuol Tom Poung Campus in January 2020

“Over my 20 years at IDP Education and ACE, there have been some exciting milestones. Opening ACE Ta Khmao campus is definitely one of those. This new campus enables us to provide quality education to even more students and help them realise their individual dreams for the future by connecting them to international education opportunities”, said Mao Sreng, Country Director of IDP Education and ACE. 

“ACE Ta Khmao campus is going the be the sixth and largest ACE campus in Cambodia, equipped with world-class facilities and the latest education technology to improve students’ learning outcomes and experience”, he added. 

(left to right) IDP and ACE Country Director Mao Sreng, former Australian Ambassador Angela Corcoran, MOEYS Secretary of State Youk Ngoy and IDP Education CEO Andrew Barkla, at the official opening of ACE Tuol Tom Poung in 2016

For further information or to enrol at ACE Ta Khmao, or any other ACE campus: 023 231 100/ 085 809 589 / 015 360 846.

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