1. General Information
1.1 Welcome speech from the Director
Welcome to the Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL) of the National University of Battambang (NUBB)
IFL, consists of five core units; the Department of English, Department of Korean, Department of Thai Language, Department of French, and Department of Chinese Language and Literature. It is the leading foreign languages center in the Northwestern region of Cambodia.
In the era of internationalization and globalization, the ability to use foreign languages is crucial in connecting people around the world. This is especially important when operating at the international level. In Cambodia, the need for well-educated people with a strong background in the field of foreign languages keeps increasing from day to day. IFL is dedicated to providing professional foreign language tuition to an international standard using both native and non-native speaking educators. Most of the foreign lecturers are funded by the respective governments of their home countries. Many of IFL’s Cambodian Staff have studied overseas.
Future plans include offering Japanese to those involved in the field of international affairs.
Receiving educational materials, technical and human resource support from national and international partners such as Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA), Royal Thai Embassy in Cambodia, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), Confucius Institute of NUBB, Embassy of China, Embassy of France and international universities for our language programs helps the IFL Team provide students with quality language education and at the same time shape their attitude and behavior so that they can perform well in all kinds of working environments. As a result, our graduates are ideally suited to work as effective language teachers in both private and public schools, translators, staff of national and international institutions, as well as to pursue further education abroad.
I would like to warmly invite all of you to join us in serving our community and country.
Nhean Voithna, Acting Director
The Institute of Foreign Languages of the National University of Battambang was established in 2008 with the goal of providing foreign language skills training to students for contributing the improvement of the quality of education, research, business, communication and tourism in the northwestern region of Cambodia. The Institute of Foreign Languages has five departments comprising English, Korean, French, Chinese and Thai. In addition, the institute also offers part-time courses in English, Korean, Chinese, French and Thai.
For more than 10 years of providing the training, the Institute of Foreign Languages has trained many foreign languages to students with quality, excellence and ethics for the community as well as society as a whole. This great achievement exists under the five crucial points of the Institute of Foreign Languages. First, there are qualified curriculum in line with the national qualification framework and responded to the current and future developments of technology and labor market. Second, there are professors of both Cambodians and foreigners with specialized abilities and skills in the field of education; third, there are classrooms equipped with electronic devices. In particular, there are two modern language halls to facilitate learning and teaching activities. Fourth, there are scholarships and student exchange programs to abroad. Fifth, there are study visits both in the country and outside the country.
The Institute of Foreign Languages is one of the leading institutes in foreign languages training and research in
line synch with national and international standards.
- Educate and teach students at all levels of foreign language skills and research with high quality and efficiency to meet the needs of the labor market.
- Research and develop curricula in accordance with national and international standards to meet current and future labor market needs, to promote the living standards of students after graduation.
- Contribute to social development through cooperation with local authorities, relevant institutions, NGOs and partners as national and international universities.
1.5 Strategic goals
Strategy 1: Revise and develop curricula to reach high standards by receiving both national and international accreditations through cooperation with public and private organizations and national and international universities as partners.
Strategy 2: The research conducted by teachers and students through cooperation in partnership with public and private organizations and partner universities have to publish their research results for use by the market.
Strategy 3: Organize training programs to develop the capacities of teachers, officials and staffs to increase the efficiency of their abilities and works based on the annual operational plan of the Institute of Foreign Languages.
Strategy 4: Monitor and evaluate the management, communication, cooperation, teaching and learning of teachers, officials and staffs on a regular basis with high efficiency and responsibility.
1.6 Managerial Structure
2. Bachelor Programs
2.1 Bachelor of Arts majoring in English Literature
2.2 Bachelor of Arts majoring in Korean Literature
2.3 Bachelor of Arts majoring in French Literature
3. Part-time Courses of Foreign Languages
3.1 English Language
3.2 Chinese Languages
4. Scholarships and Study Visits
The Institute of Foreign Languages always focuses on the quality of training and builds relationships with national and international institutions in order to offer our students scholarship opportunities and study visits at famous universities abroad including the Kingdom of Thailand, Indonesia, Republic of Korea and other European countries.