Throughout their schooling, students can choose to follow courses in different modern languages: English, Khmer, Spanish and Chinese (AES), in order to prepare our students for international careers. All EFSR language teachers are native speakers.

English language teaching at EFSR aims to make English a second mother tongue for students. The Lycée Descartes in Phnom Penh, EFSR’s preferred partner for the Lycée, offers an International French Baccalaureate; our linguistic approach prepares our students to enter this International French Baccalaureate stream.

English is taught for 2 hours a week in kindergarten, 3 to 5 hours in elementary school and 4 to 5 hours in junior high school. To further strengthen English language skills, EMILE (Enseignement d’une Matière Intégrée à une Langue Étrangère) has been in place since September 2015. Science and history, for example, are taught in English by an English-speaking teacher, and the learning of English also extends to certain extra-curricular activities led by English-speaking instructors.

Introduction to the Khmer language is also part of the program, with 2 hours of lessons a week from kindergarten onwards, taught by a Cambodian teacher with a national education diploma.

Our teaching The strength of our school is based on an alliance of qualified teachers and motivated students belonging to a multitude of diverse nationalities and cultures As such, our school is a place of learning respect for others and inclusion. Chaque élève est considéré avec bienveillance, dans sa singularité, ses besoins éducatifs particuliers et reçoit ainsi l’attention lui permettant de progresser. L’école a pour but de développer la curiosité intellectuelle des enfants tout en leur fournissant les clefs de compréhension du monde qui les entoure.