Paul Mahony, country director for IDP (right) with the ACE staff team who received the award (from left): Savino Sfregola, Louise FitzGerald, Mao Sreng, Chan Srey Touch, Um Bun-than.
The ACE English language school has been recognised for its contribution to English
education in Cambodia.
The school was presented with the IDP Education Australia award for efforts to improve
the professional development of English language teachers in Phnom Penh. In 2003
the school's professional development program provided training allowing almost 100
teachers to upgrade their skills. Teachers trained by ACE teach 3000 students within
the school and reach countless others in the wider community. "The ACE professional
development program is a response to a recognised need for capacity building in the
English language teaching sector," said Louise FitzGerald, Director of ACE.