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Published May 13, 2022, 7:00 AM

by Manila Bulletin

Closing ceremony of the English Language Training-Intermediate Level for Cambodian Senate personnel

ENGLISH LESSONS Philippine Ambassador to Cambodia Maria Amelita C. Aquino is joined by deputy director general of the Cambodian Senate Lok Chhay and Filipino teacher Teodoro Ariel Publico in handing over a certificate of completion to one of the Senate personnel

A total of 18 Cambodian Senate personnel successfully completed the English Language Training (ELT) – Intermediate Level program sponsored by the Philippine Embassy in cooperation with the Cambodian Senate. The three-month long program held its closing ceremonies recently at the Senate building in Phnom Penh.

In her remarks, Philippine Ambassador to Cambodia Maria Amelita C. Aquino emphasized the importance of learning the English language in the globalized world. As Cambodia chaired the ASEAN and hosted several international meetings, including inter-parliamentary conferences, the training would benefit Senate personnel who would be interacting with various nationalities. She noted that the cooperation between the embassy and the Cambodian Senate contributes to strengthening the two countries’ people-to-people ties.

BREAKING BARRIERS The graduating class with the Deputy Director General Lok, Ambassador Aquino, Mr. Publico, and the Cambodian Senate and embassy organizing teams

The Philippine Embassy has been sponsoring English language trainings for Cambodian Senate personnel since 2015. Program instructor Teodoro Ariel Publico, a Filipino national and teacher of English as a Second Language (ESL) at Paññasastra University of Cambodia, said that the program had been instrumental in the continuing professional development of Cambodian Senate personnel.

The Philippine Embassy has been sponsoring English language trainings for Cambodian Senate personnel since 2015.

Cambodian Senate deputy director general Lok Chhay shared his appreciation of the Philippine Embassy for improving the English speaking skills of Senate personnel through this program. He further expressed hope that cooperation with the embassy would continue, especially in offering similar capacity-building/training programs for Senate personnel.

www.phnompenhpe.dfa.gov.ph

(Photos courtesy of Phnom Penh PE)

 
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