Our team is composed of 10 professional teachers who are all certified, experienced and passionate about their work.
The mistresses, assistants and sport teacher are all French. Most of them are even French people.
As for the language teachers (french, english, cambodian), they all teach in their mother tongue what provides an excellent teaching quality, in written as in oral expression, but also a precious cultures knowledge for each language.
The Montessori classroom (3-6) is led by a francophone certified Montessori guide, and two francophone Cambodian assistants.
Laurène is French. After an inspiring career in business, Laurène developed a strong wish to help children to acquire the skills and values necessary to face today’s challenging world. Her experience in education started in 2015, at the Lycée Français of Toronto, Canada. She began working with 2-3 year old children and then with students aged 5-6, integrating educational activities which provide individual attention to the children. She strengthened her experience with the proven Montessori Method, joining the Canadian Montessori Teacher Education Institute and Downtown Toronto Montessori School.
In December 2017, she earned the Early Childhood Montessori Teacher Certificate; an international degree certified by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE). After her certification, she worked in an eco-school in Costa Rica, with another Montessori Teacher from the United States, creating material and implementing and introducing Montessori activities for the 3-6 year old children.
Since joining EFB in September 2018, she is delighted to work with our students and enthusiastic about seeing their outstanding progression.
Lina joined the team of the EFB in October 2014. She is an alumnus of the Net Yang High School, Battambang and the French Institute of Battambang, where she has a degree in French language (DELF B1 – Diploma in French language studies).
After being a volunteer teacher in the NGO “Task Battambang” and a Khmer teacher for foreigners in Battambang, Lina decided to put her enthusiasm and professionalism at the service of the EFB.
Nareth Prak joined the EFB in September 2015 as a Montessori assistant.
She has very good command of the english language and has taught english in a private school in Battambang since 2013.
Nareth studied at the University of Management of Battambang (UME,) and then worked for 4 years at the Cabaret Vert, one of the top hotels in Battambang, serving an international clientele, including a large number of francophone speakers.
Her long term goal is to work in the education sector, with an emphasis on young children. Hence, she joined the EFB, putting her energy and motivation to serve the educational goals of the EFB.
She continues to take French courses to improve her competency level and benefits from a continuous training program in the Montessori pedagogy, which will give her the necessary skills and competencies in early childhood education.
PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL
For the primary school and seventh grade, we have two french government certified teachers as tutors to provide structure and support to the children as they progress in their course work (CNED):
Céline is French and comes from Alsace. Initially, she obtained a Masters in Politics and Law in the artistic field, in order to be a lawyer. However, along the way she discovered the enjoyment of teaching and decided to become a teacher instead.
She then taught in French and international schools in Djibouti and in Egypt, in CP and CE1 classes, and she provided targeted support in French for kindergarten and elementary classes.
She also committed her time to an adult literacy project in Djibouti for 6 months.
This fabulous adventurous career gives her the opportunity to teach various kinds of students, to explore different pedagogical and didactic theories and to discover many cultures.
What’s more, her professional experience enables her to explore her other passion, photography (https://djibouti2015.wordpress.com), for which she has won many awards and that she loves to share with her students!
Marie-José is French. She worked in France for about ten years, teaching French, History and Geography. She also graduated in FLE, which enabled her to share French language and cultural practices.
She has now been working abroad for four years. She has worked in Peru, Mexico and Nepal. In each of these countries, she taught in different primary and secondary schools, to students with very different French levels.
In the British School of Kathmandu, she was in charge of the French program, through which she taught both native French speakers and students of French as a Foreign Language. She was also a CNED teacher for many French students.
Her different roles have been very enriching and enabled Marie-José to develop several abilities. As a teacher, she gives each student a valuable place in the class in order to make every student feel good and know the importance of their contribution to class learning. She loves working on collaborative projects, for example with theatre and writing, two of her passions and wonderful ways for students to express and develop themselves.
To accompany each children to its best level, these teachers are helped by assistant who are specialized in French teaching as a foreign language. Thus, they can particularly sustain the non-french speaking students:
Anna comes from Tarn in France. After studying Psychology and French Literature, Anna was passionate about the idea of sharing what she had learnt with young people and decided to teach. She graduated in CAPES and then in German aggregation, then taught for 5 years in middle and high schools and in the Chambers of Trades and Crafts.
Anna is also an insatiable traveler and then decided to explore the world, particularly by bicycle (she went from Roubaix to Amsterdam, rode the French Atlantic Coast, from the Pays Basque to La Rochelle and from Nantes to Orléans…). Following this adventure, she taught in Germany and Tanzania.
She joined the EFB team in September 2018, where she works as Elementary Assistant and as Teacher of French as a Foreign Language for students aged 4-11.
Elisabeth is French. She has taught a variety of curriculums to students of different ages and nationalities for several years.
She has supported students in their learning of FLE, English, Spanish and general courses. Through this, she has experience of many methods and is very used to working with the CNED tools.
In addition to her pedagogical skills, she is keen to build good relationships with students and their parents.
Thus, enthusiastic and dynamic, she is fully invested in the improvement of learning and school life.
These teachers specialized in teaching French as a foreign language are also teaching FLE to pre-school children in order to prepare them to enter the primary school in the best conditions.
SPORT AND LANGUAGE LESSONS
In addition to their teachers, our students follow sport lessons with a certified teacher:
François is French and comes from the Pays de la Loire region. A specialist in teaching sports, he holds qualifications in Sports Science (STAPS) and Swimming Teaching (BEESAN). François also holds a Masters in Education and Teaching (MEEFA).
He started teaching in France and then in Djibouti, where he experienced many situations and encountered many tools for helping students improve their performance in sport.
François loves to explore new fields, new challenges, cultures and people, as his passions show: humanitarian commitment, trekking, photography and book writing.
They also have the opportunity to follow language courses with certified native teachers:
Bonny is from the UK and completed all her qualifications there. She holds a BA in Drama, Applied Theatre and Education from the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, an MA in Cultural Studies from the University of Leeds, and a CELTA qualification in English language teaching.
She first came to Cambodia in 2013, to work in arts education at Phare Ponleu Selpak and now lives in Battambang with her husband and their daughter.
Since working at Phare, Bonny has taught theatre as a freelancer, lectured in English Language and Literature at the University of Battambang, and currently teaches English language and IELTs preparation classes at ACD School. She joined the EFB team in September 2018.
As a parent of a bilingual (soon-to-be trilingual) child, Bonny is passionate about the importance of harnessing children’s capacity for and enjoyment of language acquisition, through authentic and creative activities.
Khoeub Sreyroth is Cambodian and she is from Battambang.
She graduated her Management but she also has 18 years of teaching experience.
In EFB, she teaches khmer to the students who want to improve in the language of Cambodia.
It also to be noticed that, thanks to her wild range of abilities, Khoeub Sreyroth has recently been promoted as the Headmistress at POVONG Primary School.