he Australian Center for English inaugurated a Law and Business English course
which will be taught to selected students from the Phnom Penh Faculty of Law and
to officials at ministries.
US Chief of Mission Charles Twining made a
speech at the opening. After greeting the students in Khmer, French and English,
Twining told them: "Law is the basis of civil order and progress. "Without law
there is only chaos and anarchy. It is important that Cambodian students have
access to various world languages. It helps to expand understanding of the body
of law world-wide."
Twining thanked the Dean of the Faculty of Law for
The US government is providing funding through USAID, and
the Asia Foundation.
Hillary Kammerer, a teacher with ACE, has organized
the curriculum and will supervise the school over the next eight months. Four
months of the course will focus on legal language, and four months will be spent
teaching business English, she said.