“… it is a stepping stone to build up my confidence and communication skills. “
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I started working with Aii Language Center in March 2020 as a Marketing intern. On my first day, I got a warm welcome from everyone and got an introduction of my role from my supervisor. Due to the coronavirus and the lack of staff, I switched to another department and work with ICES Cambodia Office, which offers a cultural exchange program service. Now I am working with an expat who is a senior international relations officer. Under her supervision, I learned a lot about problem-solving skills.
I have such an amazing time working with her because she is very open-minded and we can share and express our ideas freely. Moreover, my English has also improved through having communication with her every day. Part of my job is dealing with students’ parents which is quite challenging for me. However, it is a stepping stone to build up my confidence and communication skills.
I would like to thank Aii Language Center that gave me this great opportunity to be trained and improve myself.
– Kimlang Em, Intern
“I soon discovered that beyond the four walls of Aii is a heart that is always ready to take someone in.”
Day 1 and still and counting…
Two weeks after arriving in Cambodia, I found myself employed as an ESL Teacher at Aii Language Center. Flustered and unfamiliar with Khmer streets, I remembered the flurry of my first day when I got lost on my way to work. When I finally arrived at the campus, the shrill of the first bell rang and the Campus Director was waiting in the office. I tried mustering a calm facade while beads of perspiration betrayed my anxiety of coming in late on the first day. To my relief, the campus director was gracious and understanding when I tried to explain the series of unfortunate events on that day.
My first day rolled into months and the few faces of my students I met grew to a hundred and more. I found myself looking back after almost two years in Aii. A lot of things have happened. From my first potluck day to the first Christmas school party, I realized that Aii has grown on me. I began to look forward to checking the attendance of my students whose names have twisted my tongue to knots. I started talking about my students incessantly. How excited they were making a parrot out of recycled plastic. How thrilled they were when they first cooked pasta at home with the recipe I gave them. How their parents raved about the cards they made in school for Valentine’s day. These little triumphs I have as a teacher, were all but a small part in the most fulfilling days I have at Aii.
As an expat who tries to find a home away from home, Aii has become one. To my delight many of my fellow Filipino teachers have made Aii their home too for many long years. I soon discovered that beyond the four walls of Aii is a heart that is always ready to take someone in. Well, everyone.
– Hannah, Aii Teacher
“Since the first day I started working here at Aii Language Center, I know this is the right place for me because Aii is a place where I am given an opportunity to explore myself and work with a dynamic team from diverse backgrounds.”
After graduating from the University, I got a mixed feeling of excitement and frustration. I am very excited as I have just passed another step of my life but suddenly I felt nervous too when I started thinking about my future, job and financial stability.
As a fresh graduate, I felt a bit nervous to apply to a big company because I might be considered inexperienced. However, my ambition and passion for education keep reminding me to follow what I love, so I decided to apply at Aii Language Center. To my surprise, I was selected to work at a place where I always admire and dream to contribute my skill, which is Aii Language Center.
Since the first day I started working here at Aii Language Center, I know this is the right place for me because Aii is a place where I am given an opportunity to explore myself and work with a dynamic team from diverse backgrounds. Everyone supports one another like a close-knit family. The most special thing about working here is the value in my work because I am one of the driving forces that shape thousands of Cambodian students.
There was a time that I was going to give up applying for the position that I am working today. But I kept telling myself every day that one day there will be a place where they recognize my qualification. So here I am today working at Aii Language Center.
I got so many NO as a response, but I kept believing in myself that one day I will get a YES, and I was right!
– Sreymao Saing, Aii Content Writer
“Aii is one of the most influential institutes in Cambodia and I’m proud to be part of it.”
Working at Aii since 2016 was a great experience for me. Aii is like a home to me. From 2010 to 2012, I was a part-time student in the GEP program. I met great teachers and gained a lot of knowledge from them. In 2016, I came back to Aii as a Teacher Assistant. During that time, I still studied at a university without much experience about working or teaching students. However, I was given an opportunity to become one of the teachers at Aii. In 2018, I applied for the main teacher position as I have graduated. Aii is one of the most influential institutes in Cambodia and I’m proud to be part of it.
– Sreyna Eang, ESL Teacher
“I feel that I am working with professionals that I can learn from and that they push me to take on new and challenging opportunities.”
I’ve worked in a number of schools over the years, doing a variety of things, and finally, I’ve found that working at Aii is the place for me. I feel that I am working with professionals that I can learn from and that they push me to take on new and challenging opportunities. It is the most meaningful workplace I have ever worked in. People are intelligent, fun and responsible. Everyone is supportive and willing to provide their help and experience to accomplish my goals. Every team member has a smile on their face. This is a great place to work. I am treated with respect, given daily encouragement, and support since the first day until now.
-Vicheka Ly, ESL Teacher