"People are opportunists," said Im Lim, 45, a French teacher at the Faculty of Fine Arts.
"If they have the opportunity to work to earn a higher salary, they will take that road."
On average, his
students attend language classes at more than two universities at a time because they are unsure which universities will benefit them, Im Lim
said.While the institutions may provide a solid education, "these schools can not guarantee students jobs upon graduation," he
"It's all about the jobs and money."
-Im Lim,Faculty of Fine Arts
"Students have eyes and ears, they see who is getting jobs and what languages are popular," said Im Lim
, who has been teaching French for over 10 years. With years of experience working with the French community in Cambodia, Im Lim said that students who study second or third languages can go in many directions, such as working for international NGOs, tourism or university research.
...From his observations at the university, few students are studying French, said Im Lim of the Faculty of Fine Arts.
But studying the language in Phnom Penh could work toward students' advantage, he
"If a student asks what is the best language to learn, I suggest French first and then English," Im Lim