Since its founding more than two decades ago, the Australian Centre for Education has evolved into one of the Kingdom’s top choices for English Language Training
IDP Education established the Australian Centre for Education (ACE) in February 1992. In the 22 years since, the school has grown to become widely considered as the leading provider of English Language Training (ELT) in Cambodia, and a leader in the provision of academic English and pre-departure programs.
ACE provides ELT and testing to more than 10,000 students per year from young learners aged eight and upwards to government employees, embassy staff, corporate executives and students who are preparing to study abroad. The teaching take place across three campuses; two in Phnom Penh and one in Siem Reap.
ACE is a truly international ELT school, with students from over 18 countries studying there. Anastasia Kurova, an ACE student from Russia explained that “the reason I chose ACE is simple. My friends advised me and they were right without any doubt – this is the best place to study!”
ACE leads the delivery of high quality ELT in Cambodia and the region and carries out this mission by maintaining an active professional development program for its staff, including facilitating the international CamTESOL Conference, and through making decisions based on empirical evidence of student achievement.
ACE is accredited by the National ELT Accreditation Scheme (NEAS) of Australia. ACE, Phnom Penh Samdech Pan was the second ELT school outside of Australia to be granted this status while ACE Siem Reap and ACE Santhor Mok were the third and fourth respectively.
Graduates from the ACE General English Program (GEP; Level 12, with an overall IELTS score of 5.0) are widely accepted in Cambodia as meeting minimum requirements for employment in an English-speaking environment. ACE’s English for Academic Purposes Program (EAP) is highly regarded in the local education and corporate communities. EAP provides students with the essential skills necessary for English-language functionality for work or study to an international standard.
ACE has responded to the rapidly developing ELT needs in Cambodia with a focus on corporate English in preparation for ASEAN Economic Integration in 2015. The ACE Business English Program provides practical language skills for those who require a high level of English for their workplace while the English for Specific Purposes Program (ESP) provides language skills for more specialised purposes.
ACE is also the leading provider of IELTS Preparation Courses and ACE GEP Level 12 graduates receive a free IELTS test. It is the world’s most popular high stakes English-language proficiency test with two million tests taken in the last year. Over 8,000 organisations trust and accept IELTS as a secure, valid and reliable indicator of true to life ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation.
ACE has recently introduced innovative new schemes including the ACE Lecture Series, which invites prominent speakers from prestigious overseas universities to give presentations on contemporary subjects to local and international attendees.
As an Australian-owned business, ACE is immensely proud of its role in providing ELT to many thousands of Cambodians since 1992 and the respected place it now holds in the Cambodian community and ACE has been greatly privileged to welcome the resident Australian ambassador to jointly open each of its new campuses. The staff and students of ACE wish everyone a Happy Australia Day 2014!